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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, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 315
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    Very good
  • 35
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  • 14
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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
Just abit better than others

Food alittle better than the other seafood restaurants in town. Handled seafood allergies well and good with the kids in our group. Fun atmosphere but the wait was ridiculous even with call ahead seating. Try anything with Royal Red Shrimp!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Eden76
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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Food alittle better than the other seafood restaurants in town. Handled seafood allergies well and good with the kids in our group. Fun atmosphere but the wait was ridiculous even with call ahead seating. Try anything with Royal Red Shrimp!

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Odon, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We ate here on vacation. We got the oyster sampler to start and it was great. My husband and my daughter's friend got the royal reds, I got the red fish and my daughter got a steak. It was all delicious!

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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

I stopped in Gulfport on a long drive specifically for some fresh oysters. When I asked the hotel staff where I should go, they immediately told me Half Shell. I sat in the oyster bar area for my dozen, very fresh Gulf oysters. Nothing to complain about there, they were delicious and the beers on tap were great too. They... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The food was great! Grilled yellowing tuna was awesome! We will have to eat here every trip to the coast!

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Pearl, Mississippi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The food was fantastic. I had the oyster appetizer that was a combination of four different char grilled oysters and the a cup of gumbo. It could not have been any better. The atmosphere was very nice and service was excellent. You will love this restaurant!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Surprisingly good for a touristy seafood chain. Took the Wife. She ordered a shrimp po-boy and I ordered an oyster po-boy. Both were VERY good. I'd gone a previous time an ordered some fish entrée and was disappointed as it was dry tasting. However, the grilled oysters were excellent on that trip.

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Mobile, AL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

As always, we had a great time at the Half Shell. We almost always sit at the bar, the service is good and the shuckers are right there. My wife and I had a dozen raw each and split a brunch entree. We always meet someone new at the oyster bar and this time was no exception. We highly recommend... More 

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Chapin, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Tried the sampler of oysters. All were good ;however, we ordered more of the barbecue and grilled oysters. Surprised me because I'm not a big fan of a barbecue taste. Gotta try the Bloody Mary. Excellent. The fried seafood platter was lacking. ..overcooked for my tastes. Finished with the banana fosters cheesecake. Very light and tasty rum sauce! Would return... More 

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Petal, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

My wife, my girls, and I have been through this area many times over the past several years and we always stop at the Half Shell in Gulfport. The service is always on point and consistent. The food is always of a high quality with no variation. We LOVE this place and always stop in even if it's only for... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We went for dinner and were very impressed. Our server, Raigen, really knew the menu. She told us what were the best items and she was correct. After oysters on the half shell, we had The voodoo shrimp and the Royal Reds. Both were spectacular. We also enjoyed the seafood gumbo. A definite stop in Gulfport

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