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“Nice place but the food is lacking.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Half Shell Oyster House

Half Shell Oyster House
125 Lameuse St, Biloxi, MS 39530
228.432.5050
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Ranked #3 of 189 Restaurants in Biloxi
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Gautier, Mississippi
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216 restaurant reviews
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103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
“Nice place but the food is lacking.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

I like the old renovated building and the great view. The music and acoustics prevented coherent conversation. Most of the staff is very friendly. We were disappointed with the food, though. The charbroiled oysters tasted okay but were very small just like at the Gulfport restaurant. But there is an oyster shortage so I'll leave that alone. My wife's shrimp and grits with Lazy Magolia bbq sauce sounded good. It wasn't. She only ate half and didn't want a to-go box. My Voodoo Shrimp poboy tasted pretty good but the shrimp were cold. This isn't a bad place but they have some improving to do before they can compete with all the good restaurants in town.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Illinois
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19 restaurant reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Will definitely go back”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

Great food and reasonable prices. I had the catch of the day which was speckled sea trout. Grilled with 2 sides for $16.00. My wife had the bbq shrimp with 2 sides for $18.00. 'Both were excellent, plus I had a bottle of O'douls for $3.00. Two beers, a glass of wine, and two excellent meals for $50.00. Hard to find these kind of prices where we live in Destin. We plan on going back on our next trip through Biloxi.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Yamhill, Oregon
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“Yummy Oysters”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2011

Great plump gulf oysters. After raw they have 4 delicious hot styles.

try the sampler and then go back for your favorites. Also some good local draft beer.

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McComb, Mississippi
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“Great place to eat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

The food was wonderful. The service was average, but not bad enough to distract from the meal. If you like spicy taste and a good martini, please try the Cajun Oyster martini it is a must try. The charbroiled oysters are the best I have ever tasted.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“If you like Oysters... you've been here already!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2011

Gooooooooooooood fooooooooooooooooood! Nestled in the heart of Biloxi this place raises the bar for good, fresh seafood!

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