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Half Shell Oyster House

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2500 13th St # 1, Gulfport, MS
228-867-7001
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 329
    Excellent
  • 118
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
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
Half Shell

I really like to go there & suggest to many for us to meet there, good service, good food, fun atmosphere.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Dorothy S
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Nuevo Vallarta
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Nuevo Vallarta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I really like to go there & suggest to many for us to meet there, good service, good food, fun atmosphere.

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I stopped here for lunch at 11am. I was sat immediately. The service was very good. I ordered the grilled redfish with a side of pork stock turnip greens. The greens were very good. So good, that I ordered two more sides of it.

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Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Not being familiar with the area, we stepped into this restaurant and were surely glad we did. We were met with a lively, fun atmosphere and seated upstairs in a quaint smaller room. Since we couldn't decide which of the many mouth-watering selections to choose from, we started with spicy Bloody Marys and the oysters New Orleans style, fried green... More 

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Slidell, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Went with friends while visiting the coast. Our waiter was absent and when he did come by he was ugly. We asked him to split our check in two so each couple coulld pay their own which any restaurant will do. Well, by the time he figured out how to do it he brought our checks and threw them on... More 

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Ville Platte, Louisiana
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The oysters were fresh and delicious, and the staff were friendly, efficient and attentive. The drinks were right on target, and the prices were very reasonable!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Slow service. Two of our four orders were incorrect. The check came prior to finishing our meal and we were not asked if we would like coffee or desert. My friend ordered the royal red shrimp which came fully shelled and not deveined. Nothing provided to help clean hands after cleaning her own shrimp. We ordered coffee and no cream,... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Not much for atmosphere, but the food makes up for it. We had the chargrilled oysters (amazing), and seafood-stuffed portobello mushrooms with jalapeno hush puppies. The servers were attentive and gave great recommendations. The portions are large, so share with your friends. Incredible food, and they will "cork" your wine - if you buy a bottle, you can take home... More 

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

They have THE absolute best royal reds!! Went for lunch and had a great view and great service! Love!!!

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Arlington, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

TripAdvisor led us to this restaurant and we were not disappointed. Arriving early on a weekday there was no waiting. We were seated in a newer portion of the building that was recently renovated due to the large number of customers coming here. My wife enjoyed a pink pearl martini ($5.95) which was as pretty as it was good to... More 

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Canton, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We stopped for lunch and enjoyed every minute of our time here! The atmosphere is lovely and quaint and the food was exquisite!! We had the grilled oyster appetizer which was fantastic! The stuffed portobello mushroom were amazing and so was the seafood pot pie!! The sides of cheese grits and sweet potato creme brûlée were outstanding as well!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2500 13th St # 1, Gulfport, MS
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Gulfport
  • Phone Number: 228-867-7001

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?