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“Great service, pretty good food” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Half Shell Oyster House

Half Shell Oyster House
125 Lameuse Street, Biloxi, MS 39530
228.432.5050
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Ranked #3 of 202 Restaurants in Biloxi
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Deep South
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128 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great service, pretty good food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Nice restaurant with excellent service -- at least it was for our recent Sunday brunch -- with great atmosphere. Wish the food had equalled our service. The restaurant brags about its world famous oysters but my wife said her fried oysters were only mediocre. That's the way I felt about my crab cakes, and my daughter said her Uptowner sandwich (allegedly ribeye) wasn't even up to that standard. The beer battered fries were pretty good, though. We'll give it another try next time we're on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, but there are some other places we need to check out first. (An aside: First time I've been to the Coast since a month after Hurricane Katrina. It's made a great comeback; remarkable, really, We'll be back.)

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Jackson, Mississippi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Yummy Oysters!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

We were only in Biloxi for 2 nights, but ate here twice. If we had a 3rd night in Biloxi, we would have selected the Half Shell Oyster House for another meal.

The fish selection was delicious. However, the oysters couldn't be beat anywhere. We had fried, chargrilled, and the platter of each of their 4 oyster selections. WOW!

Great wait staff..so courteous and efficient.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boca Raton, Florida
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305 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Maybe it was an off night”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012 via mobile

We went here on a reccomendation from the Beau Rivage on a Monday night. All three of us ordered the fresh grilled Mahi Mahi. One of us got a Ceaser salad with the fried potatoes, one got the half shell salad for $2 extra and the potatoes and the other got the seafood gumbo and house salad.

No bread served and we had to ask for bread which came stale. The caeser salad was fair as was the half shell salad. House sald was adequate. Seafood gumbo was rated as good. The fish was a small portion. My brothers fish was one ince by 8 inches and they gave him more. The fish was only fair snd tasted like it was frozen fresh. The potatoes were way to greasy and we got fries which were better. Entrees were $20 each. We rated this a 3 stars based on expectations and we were being generous.

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Pat1980
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“Half shell has some really good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

What can I say. Half shell is one of my favorite places to eat. Make sure you tell the wait staff not to serve a dish before you are finish the other dish.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Leesville, South Carolina
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“Phenomenal food, nice atmosphere, reasonable prices”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

We were driving from TX to SC, wanted seafood. Finally tripped over this place in Gulfport, MS. No standard issue fried shrimp, but husband had a filet mignon with a smoked gouda cream and a few shrimp... $26. Stunningly good. I had an amazing seafood pot pie - crawfish, crab and shrimp in a pot pie. Also stunningly good. $14 or so. Skip the grilled asparagus and the Bloody Mary - they're not up to their other stuff. We don't do oysters, so no clue whether they are good or not. Our service was excellent, but we were there pretty early - about 5pm. Got all this, plus drinks, for about $60 - just a hair over what we paid at Applebee's the night before and so worth it! Highly recommend.

  • Visited December 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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