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Half Shell Oyster House

2500 13th St # 1, Gulfport, MS
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Ranked #2 of 192 restaurants in Gulfport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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La Grange
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We took and extended detour foo the 10 to have a late dinner. It was well work the 15 minute detour. I don't think you'd find anything off the menu that wasn't worthy of the full 5 of 5. The service was extraordinary. The venue was comfortably dark, yet cozy. and the food... WOW!

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We went there for Sunday Brunch because it's ala carte and I could order exactly what I wanted. I had the Crab Cakes Benedict which was just delicious. This is a great restaurant with locations in Gulfport and Biloxi. Everything I have had there has been superb (try their Seafood Gumbo). The prices are reasonable, the atmosphere is great, the... More

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fort oglethorpe
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Everything we ate here was wonderful; however, the oyster sampler was absolutely some of the best we have ever eaten. Service was wonderful and the atmosphere was very nice. We would drive out of the way to eat here again, if we were in the area.

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Mustang, Oklahoma
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Try the Bacon Pecan Red fish and the tuna and get it rare. Also the kids loved the Oysters Orleans. Go at happy hour. Best meal by far on this vacation.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This place was pretty cute and had some pretty good drinks. I had the Coco Runner which was a little sweet but good. I ordered the Shrimp Orleans appetizer for my meal. It was good, but I don't like when places leave the tail of the shrimp on, especially when they say it's "prepared peeled and ready to eat", when... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

Excellent Service, delicious food and the best cocktails! I highly recommend the charbroiled oysters and the raw oysters! They are simply amazing. I can't wait to go back.

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San Marcos, Texas, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

A busy holiday weekend - Saturday night - and we were seated quickly, had great service and had the best seafood pot pie ever -- and delicious gumbo and icy crisp salad! Did I mention the bread? And the appetizer - cajun buttery shrimp! Margaritas were made with fresh squeezed key limes and Mark said the bourbon and water was... More

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Flowood, Mississippi
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Great food. Great service. Reasonably priced. Get there early though by 6 pm on Thursday night it was packed. Fried crab claws and royal reds were great !

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Brandon, Mississippi
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Took my wife there for her birthday and we were very pleased. The food is excellent and plentiful. The service is hard to beat. The prices are fair. We have eaten there several times and have never been disappointed.

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North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We have eaten at Half Shell in Biloxi and in Gulfport. The food at both locations is phenomenal!! Had never had char-broiled oysters before. Ordered the half size (6) and, after sampling those, ordered the dozen! My husband says this is the best place for gumbo hands down. I have never eaten anything here that wasn't fabulous! We always order... More

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