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Half Shell Oyster House

University and Honore, Sarasota, FL 34201
(941) 952-9400
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Ranked #103 of 844 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Florida
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174 reviews 174 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Conveniently located in a shopping plaza with many other restaurants. First time visiting at recommendation from a friend. Tried it - won't return. The "signature" stuffed portabella mushroom dish was greasy and the "seafood" was unidentifiable. I expected by the title of this restaurant that their seafood would be fabulous. It was mediocre on the dish we ordered. Also the... More

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tampa
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111 reviews 111 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This restaurant is in a nice and convient area located by hotels and not far from the mall. It's a bit pricey for the type of restaurant it is. It looks fairly nice on the outside. The decor on the inside could use some work. I'm not a fan of family styled dining with high prices. The menu looks amazing.... More

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Riverview, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Hey I knew I was in for treat when the hostess open the door an I was still half way across the parking lot. When you enter the door the aroma is most welcoming and the mouth starts to water and you can't wait to order. My waitress was Sam and she was a very cheerful young lady who knew... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We have eaten here several times. Staff is friendly, efficient and effective. They are very courteous and make sure you have what you need. That being said, the food is great. New specials all the time. Drink specials. Fresh seafood. Always tasty. Try the crab Rangoon made right there. Loaded with crab and very tasty. This is one of our... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This was our first time here and I must say, the experience was VERY GOOD. Our waitress (Dee) was exceptionally good. She gave just the right service without being pushy or pesky. I had the lobster rolls, they were very good. My customer had a mixture of fried Oysters and Fried Shrimp. Both were great. We also had Cheese Grits.... More

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Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Best lunch ever! Lobster, crab and corn chowder is amazing! Lobster macaroni Amazing! Wednesday is $10.00 off bottle of wine for lunch, amazing! Service is Amazing! Highly recommend for any occasion!

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Sarasota, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Hign prices for "regular" fare. the Caesar salad was all white and light green leaves - no rich deep green romaine. Cheese grits nothing special. Service, however was good. Had to sit at high top in bar area - noisy and some realy loud regulars at the bar with occasional foul language

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I guess it is a chain restaurant and that is what we got. very busy and pretty noisy. food and service fine but I wouldn't rush back. I like a more intimate atmosphere. seemed popular with families.

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Bradenton, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Perfect Service and Delicious Food!! Took my wife there over the Labor Day weekend and found the staff really friendly and accommodating, we were quickly seated and served in short order. The waiter's recommendations were awesome... I give this little place a 5 Star Rating.... Oh their Martini's are Top Shelf also!!

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Bradenton, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Couldn't imagine that our fifth visit to Half Shell Oyster House would top the previous four. After all, our dinners have always been incredibly tasty and the folks serving us have always been hospitable and make you feel like family (they see you coming and open the door for you). But this visit was exceptionally special. As typical, we ordered... More

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Additional Information about Half Shell Oyster House

Address: University and Honore, Sarasota, FL 34201
Phone Number: (941) 952-9400
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Seafood

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