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Half Shell Oyster House

2500 13th St # 1, Gulfport, MS
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Ranked #1 of 192 Restaurants in Gulfport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Brandon, Mississippi
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The atmosphere was very relaxing and the service was very good. I had the bowl of Gumbo and sweet tea it was good also the prices were reasonable.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We were in Gulfport for the day to spend on Ship Island. We had asked one of the ship workers where a good spot to eat was and he recommended this place. I couldn't agree more. The oysters were outstanding! I had a huge platter of shrimp which was possibly the best I've ever had. Very good service and excellent... More

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coteach
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We were traveling through and asked at the hotel for a good seafood restaurant. This was the recommended place. We are so glad that we took their advice! It was very busy on a Friday night, but we decided to wait anyway. When we did get a table, the service was very good. My salad came out right away. Our... More

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GypsyinGypsum
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I just moved to the area and wanted a good meal my wife had the oysters New Orleans style and I had the snapper both were fresh well seasoned and cooked to perfection. We sat at the bar and had a great time with my new friends William, Tyler and the happiest bartender ever Miesha (hope I spelled correctly)

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United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Loved this place! I had an oyster sampler that had oysters cooked 3 different ways and it was divine! It was very busy when I got there but I sat at the bar without having any wait time.

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Mississippi
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We entered and since we were eating oysters on the half shell we were seated at the bar so we had quick service and could watch the chef grill the oysters which we did not try because we wanted ours raw. The bartender tried to give us a tray of refrigerated ones that had already been opened but we refused... More

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Merritt Island, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Stopped by on a friend's recommendation on our way to Biloxi from New Orleans on the scenic route. My wife and I had the stuffed soft shell crab and it was the best we've ever had. The slaw and remoulade really push it over the top. Definitely going back when in the area.

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North Little Rock, Arkansas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I got to Gulfport on a business trip shortly after noon one day and was looking for some food after checking into the hotel. I asked several employees where I could find some good seafood and every single one of them mentioned this place. So much, in fact, that I joked with one of the employees about being on the... More

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Santpoort-Zuid, The Netherlands
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We were with 6 colleagues for dinner, we had all different fish dishes, all was just perfect and with great taste. We had as side/share dish the specialty oister dish. I had the local shrimp and gritt plate, We came in late, therefore no waiting time and the waitress was very helpfull, great service. For sure we'll go back there.... More

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Pensacola, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

It was a perfect evening! We were seated quickly. The service was fast and friendly. We started with the oyster sampler. Then the seafood stuffed Portobello mushrooms, ending with the fried green tomatoes with crab cakes. Everything was delicious.

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