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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 273
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  • 95
    Very good
  • 33
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  • 12
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  • 8
    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
Incredible! The grilled oysters are phenomenal!

Had the grilled oysters and the grilled reddish. Great service with a friendly staff. The best all around seafood restaurant I have ever enjoyed! Highly recommend it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
Michael B
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Lenoir
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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Lenoir
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Had the grilled oysters and the grilled reddish. Great service with a friendly staff. The best all around seafood restaurant I have ever enjoyed! Highly recommend it.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

I was in the area for one evening only, and there were WAY too many options! I went to Half Shell and explained my dilemma to my waitress - I may never be back in the area, so what would give me the best "Gulf experience" meal? She worked with me on a selection of appetizers (some selections not on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Hello, while we were in town visiting we decided to eat here after reading some other reviews. We were not disappointed. They were busy but seated us quicky, we waited around 15 minutes. We were seated on one of the upper levels near a bar. My husband and I with our two children aged 4 and 4 months. We really... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We went there to eat after our grandsons grauduation 23th.of may.They have the best osyters ive ever had any where.You can get them fixed different ways.the food is always good and the service is great.

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Inverness, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Nice oyster bar...not very quiet but lots of fun! Great place for a cold beer and some shell fish! The nautical theme is very attractive! I would recommend this restaurant without hesitation!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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85 reviews 85 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This was a great dining experience. We were looking for seafood. We got a dozen each of fresh raw oysters on the half shell. They were the best that we had come across in the SE for some time. The rest of the meal was really great also. Service was really nice. Must return again.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

was really pleased with the quality of the food and friendly on point service. portions were generous. I barely had room for desert, but was very glad i saved a little space for the keylime pie which was one of the best i had . will def be back for more oyster rockefeller

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Arlington, Tennessee
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Friendly service and tasty food! You get the feeling you are in New Orleans without driving the extra miles. The Oysters were fantastic. You could do your whole meal with oysters and dessert! Check out their menu... and go early because they don't take reservations, but it will be worth your wait!

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Dallas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

You know how sometimes you read reviews, and you think maybe people are exaggerating when they rave about the food? Well, you can trust the reviews about this place because the food was spectacular. Particularly the Oysters on the half shell. Well gee, that's the name of this place, so go figure. The sauce was perfection! There were four of... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I used to look forward to eating here every time I am in Gulfport for business … However, I think tonight was my last visit. I ordered the Royal Red shrimp cocktail for $11. It's was six shrimp, which was fine, BUT I expected them to be deveined and not FIlLED with shrimp poop. I always get a dozen oysters... More 

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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, Families with children, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Doing business
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?