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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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  • 297
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  • 105
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 13
    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
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We spent the weekend in the Gulfport-Biloxi area and went to half shell,oyster house based on reviews on trip advisor. So glad we did. Food was amazing! Randy was a perfect waiter! Great oysters.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Geismar, Louisiana
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Geismar, Louisiana
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

We spent the weekend in the Gulfport-Biloxi area and went to half shell,oyster house based on reviews on trip advisor. So glad we did. Food was amazing! Randy was a perfect waiter! Great oysters.

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Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

The Half Shell Oyster House is a Gulfport tradition - I came here originally based on TripAdvisor reviews and was delighted I did. The food and service are superb!

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Jackson, Mississippi
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53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed a meal with a group of 8. The wait staff was attentive without being intrusive. The spinach artichoke dip and blue crab claws were excellent. The bacon and pecan crusted redfish was outstanding. My experience overall was very good. I was also very pleased to hear that Half Shell Oyster House will be opening a location in the Jackson... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We stopped here based on reviews on Trip Advisor and Yelp. Half Shell Oyster House did NOT disappoint! The food was awesome and the service impeccable. The oyster sampler should not be missed, as well as the créme brûlée sweet potatoes. Yummy!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Great cheese grits and shrimp dish! My landlubber husband enjoyed his steak and potatoes while I enjoyed the wonderful seafood. Local ambience is nice. Very good service even though we arrived shortly before closing.

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Atlanta, GA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

My family ate at the Half Shell on a recent trip and loved it. My husband had the oyster martini, raw oysters and the oyster/shrimp po'boy. He loved all but he like my voodoo shrimp po'boy slightly better. The cheese grits were wonderful! I would definitely eat here again! We also had great service from Michelle T.

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chesapeake
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I travel to Gulfport quite a bit. There isn't a visit that I don't stop to eat here. Whether with a crowd or by yourself this place can handle it. They just expanded and have more seating now plus another bar. Even if you don't like oysters, do yourself a favor and get the Oysters Orleans! These oysters with their... More 

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

I've been eating at Half Shell since it opened, both lunch and diner. The grilled oysters and other oyster dishes are the best. I also love the luncheon tuna plate. I've not had a bad dish here. Service is adequate, the original venue in downtown Gulfport reminds me of Boston sea food restaurants. Prices are reasonable. Overall. Really great place.

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Came with girlfriends for lunch on an impromptu trip...we had the New Orleans bbq shrimp appetizer which was divine! Our waitress (sorry I cannot remember here name) was so very helpful and knowledgeable about the menu. The royal Reds were wonderful!

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Wiggins, Mississippi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The sweet potato creme brule is a must have! So delicious. I also recommend the bacon pecan crusted redfish. Great service, and atmosphere.

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Additional Information about Half Shell Oyster House

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

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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: Entertaining clients, 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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