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Half Shell Oyster House

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2500 13th St # 1, Gulfport, MS
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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  • 251
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    Very good
  • 33
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  • 10
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Orleans Oysters!

My first visit, ordered the oyster sampler because I couldn't decide. Ended up ordering another half dozen Orleans Oysters, not sure what is in the recipe but it is amazing. I'll be going back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
T-diddle
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Dayton, Ohio
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Dayton, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

My first visit, ordered the oyster sampler because I couldn't decide. Ended up ordering another half dozen Orleans Oysters, not sure what is in the recipe but it is amazing. I'll be going back.

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South Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Recommended by the front desk lady at the Hampton Inn. Waiter suggested the special, speckled trout, blackened on one side, pecan crusted on the other, served on a grilled cheese grit cake, topped with shrimp and a bacon cream sauce, served with a salad. And one side for $22. AMAZING! One of the best creative fish entrees I've eaten in... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Very busy but the wait was worth it. Very friendly staff that got everything right. food was excellent. local on tap draft beer was great.too.

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Kennesaw
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

Really good food and service. Fresh seafood; chargrilled oysters are da bomb! Children's menu available upon request.

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Plattsmouth, Nebraska
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I had the shrimp dinner served with butter that was advertised as being nearly like lobster; It was delicious as was the sweet potato side. The friends that were with me also enjoyed their meals.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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84 reviews 84 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Had dinner at the Gulfport Halfshell with a business acquaintance. I have often found the parking lot a good indicator of a restaurants quality and popularity in that, if there are no cars there, I'm not going there... Well, the adjacent parking for the halfshell was packed on a Tuesday night and there was a 15 minute wait for a... More 

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Orange, TX
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We have lived and traveled along then Gulf Coast (including New Orleans) for over 20 years and this is some of the best seafood we've eaten anywhere. I ordered the "Big Red" boiled shrimp and was astounded at how tender and delicious it was! My husband ordered the broiled seafood platter and ate every last bite. I also had then... More 

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Stuart, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The oysters were the best I've ever tasted. Don't miss the Royal Reds (shrimp) They were to die for! Also the blackened redfish was delicious. Asparagus with gorgonzola butter and a nice fresh, crisp salad rounded out our meal beautifully. We finished with the bananas foster cheescake, so yummy! The service was amazing. We will be back for sure! Also,... More 

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This place is a must! Great service. Excellent food! There's nightlife in walking distance right around the corner! Call your friends and meet them there!

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Europe
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132 reviews 132 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This was our first time to Gulfport and we really enjoyed our meal. Everything was fresh, flavorful, and filling. Our server was Kelli and she was articulate and very competent. It was nice to be served by someone in the food service business who is polished and knows what he/she is doing. My youngest child tried one of the oyster... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2500 13th St # 1, Gulfport, MS
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Gulfport

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?