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Half Shell Oyster House

2500 13th St # 1, Gulfport, MS
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Ranked #1 of 200 Restaurants in Gulfport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
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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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Acadiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Dined here twice over the weekend. Exceptional food both times, good service one day and off the chain service the next time. Even if you have to sit at the bar, try to get Misha, she is exceptional. High praise to the oyster shuckers who worked as hard as autotrons and the oysters slid off the shells perfectly. An absolute... More 

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Tylertown, Mississippi
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We stopped by here on our way to Biloxi. We had the Shrimp Orleans. It's a twist off of BBQ shrimp. It was great. Also had the oysters Orleans. Also very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Diner here twice over the weekend. Exceptional food both times, good service one day and off the chain service the next time. Even if you have to seat at the bar, try to get Misha, she is exceptional! First night had half dozen charbroiled oysters, I got bacon and pecan crusted redfish with asparagus with Gorgonzola butter, excellent! My husband... More 

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Lebanon, Tennessee
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We were visiting an aunt and uncle, he us in a nursing home with Alzheimer's so we wanted to take her out to lunch - she chose and we were very happy with her selection. Great food, good atmosphere reasonable prices. I would say that the only negative is the available parking and access for the elderly who have mobility... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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283 reviews 283 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

While visiting Gulfport several friends came over from Fort Walton Beach for the day. We decided to have a late lunch at Half Shell since it was very close to where we were staying. The restaurant is close to the water but doesn't have a great view of the Gulf. The waitress was very friendly and talkative. Two of us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Everything we ordered was delicious .... Will definitely come back when in the area !!!! Excellent service also

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Hickory, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

During a recent visit to Gulfport I dined at the Half Shell in Gulfport on two different dinner occasions. My first visit was on a Sunday evening around 6 pm with a friend. The restaurant was not crowded at all. I opted for blackened red fish served with a lemon aioli. It was perfectly seasoned with just the right amount... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We took my husband for his birthday. We were seated rather quickly but we arrived at 4:30 pm so we would get good service before the evening crowd. Then we were totally ignored as were many other tables around us. No drinks not even saying hello just dumped at a table and left us. The food is excellent so we... More 

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Gulfport
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We are regulars at Half Shell in Gulfport, MS. We are treated fantastically by the managers, especially Jesse, the servers and our darling server Kelli. Once a week we meet several residents from the Armed Services Retirement Home whom we met at Half Shell about 3 years ago. Kelli is always our server!! The food is delicious and the people... More 

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Florida
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273 reviews 273 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
239 helpful votes 239 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We really enjoyed our meal here. The crab bisque was very good...could have been a little warmer. Loved the Royal Reds!! I was a first for me and they had a great flavor. The restaurant was very nicely appointed and very very busy!

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Additional Information about Half Shell Oyster House

Address: 2500 13th St # 1, Gulfport, MS
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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