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Half Shell Oyster House

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2500 13th St # 1, Gulfport, MS
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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  • 241
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  • 92
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 10
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  • 7
    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
Most recent review
Great food-

We always eat here at least once during our yearly stay-I think the food was the best ever this trip-I am happy to report they are expanding into the building next door-

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
BigRedHorse
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Shreveport, LA
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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383 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Shreveport, LA
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

We always eat here at least once during our yearly stay-I think the food was the best ever this trip-I am happy to report they are expanding into the building next door-

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
162 reviews 162 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

De-lish! The gumbo was to die for and only $9! The charbroiled oysters were amazing. They service was imbecile. Had a great time, I'll definitely be back!

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Houston
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Highly recommend the Oyster Sampler!! A dozen oysters: 3 Charbroiled, 3 Oysters Bienville, 3 Oysters Rockefeller and 3 Oysters Orleans. Also tried the VooDoo Shrimp which were HUGE and served in a sweet/spicy sauce. Really good. Shrimp & Grits was, uh, OK. S&G is an acquired taste and this is the Half Shell Oyster House's spin. Not bad at all... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

On our vacation in Gulfport we actually came to eat here twice, we liked it so much! Delicious food, lovely atmosphere. There were people in jeans and t-shirts, and dresses and suits (lunchtime) so very flexible for dress. The waitstaff was warm and welcoming, certainly delighted to hear we were back for a second visit so soon after our first,... More 

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

This is our top choice for some fine dinning. I have never had a bad thing to say about the Half Shell or have I had a bad experience here. The staff was very receptive and accommodating to our wedding party of twelve. I will be eating here again and again.. love it.

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Laurel, Maryland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Best oysters on the ENTIRE Gulf; but try the seafood pot pie and the sweet potato brule for unique flavors you will never forget. Service is tops and price-value ratio is extraordinary. Do go to this one-of-a-kind eatery. Better than NOLA - and we love NOLA - & so much easier on the $$.

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Calgary, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

In two weeks between New Orleans and the Gulf Coast we ate over 20 dozen oysters. These were the best. Raw and grilled topped every other place. Pretty casual place and not pricey. Great place to go with our daughters.

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Mississippi
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

We have been many times & have never been disappointed. The sevice is good & timely even when they are extremely busy. I have only been to the one in Gulfport but I hear the others are good to. They have a great variety if dishes but not so many that they become overwhelming.

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Gulfport, Mississippi
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This restaurant not only has delicious food, but a friendly and efficient staff. We took some out of town guests and everyone had a different entrée, and we were all pleased. Oysters and seafood pasta are personal favorites. The atmosphere is unique - casual, as well as interesting. Fun to sit at the bar near the oyster shuckers! Would recommend... More 

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Excellent restaurant with a wide variety of oysters and the service was great with a great restaurant

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2500 13th St # 1, Gulfport, MS
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Gulfport

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
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?