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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 - 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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 104
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 13
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  • 9
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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
Great Grits and Voodoo Shrimp!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
amosAtlanta_GA
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Atlanta, GA
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
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Atlanta, GA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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 restaurant reviews
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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5 reviews
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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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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

we enjoyed our dinner. Char-grilled oysters very good. fried green tomatoes & crab cake - very good crab cakes are real crab without a lot of the stuffing mixture. my son had rib eye that was melt in your mouth. I have the fried oysters and shrimp - the shrimp was very very good the oysters wasn't fond of the... More 

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Biloxi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This place is definitely one of my favorite seafood restaurants to eat at whether it's for lunch or dinner. If there's anything I can recommend you definitely have to have their banana foster cheesecake for dessert! The best I've ever had!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Restaurant is upscale looking, but you can dress casual. The price was fair for all items. It is located in town not far from the beach. The food was great. I had to try the oyster martini. It is a Bloody Mary with a raw oyster and horseradish in the bottom. It was terrific. I then had a dozen raw.... More 

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Birmingham
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This Half Shell Oyster House is the original location in a growing regional chain (still closely held), and it really felt like we were enjoying the local dining scene. The seafood was absolutely delicious ... the royal red shrimp were large and sweet and briny as they should be. Oysters on the half shell were wonderfully fresh. They were small... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

With prime location to the beach, this restaurant could slack on quality but it doesn't. Not only does it provide the ambiance, it also provides a wide array of yummy foods. The oyster sampler was scrumptious.

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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: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Large groups, 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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