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“Great place for oyesters...”
Review of Half Shell Oyster House

125 Lameuse St, Biloxi, MS 39530
228.432.5050
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Ranked #2 of 179 restaurants in Biloxi
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Lawrenceville, Ga
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“Great place for oyesters...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

The Half Shell is a great place to enjoy oysters---fixed the way you like them. New Orleans born char broiled oysters are a MUST TRY---grilled in the shell, with butter ladled on generously to cause the grill to flame up over the edge of the oyster, with parmesan chesse on top--heaven.

In season (about November to April), a must try is the Royal Red oyster. Caught by shrimpers in cold water at 2400 feet deep in the Gulf, they are sweet, succulent--almost tasting like a lobster.

There is a very good selection of other seafoods and steaks, served with an attentive staff and smiles for everyone. Shrimp, oysters, and crab dominate tshe menu (since you are on the Gulf coast), and you can't go wrong with any of them. (Crab stuffed portabella mushrooms--grilled to perfection.)
There are two bars you can sit at, always busy--with one of the bars on the top floor, and three short flights of stairs to get there.

Crowded up to about 7:30 by locals, even during the week, and a long wait on Friday and Saturday. WORTH THE WAIT!!!!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Roswell, Georgia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Overrated and very poor service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

Our waiter was obviously not happy with management and his role as waiter. He was inattentive, got our drink order wrong and blamed it on us. Then the salads and soup came out and about 30 minutes after we finished them, we had to ask where our entree was. It finally came and was not hot . Only when we were presented the check, did the waiter say, " thank you for your patience". At this point he was not sure he would get a tip. But he did, as we try to overlook problems in the kitchen. Will not return

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Short detour so worth it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Hubby found this online while en route -- I wanted to keep driving but to appease him we exited and headed toward beach. Only one block off main "drag"...easy to find.... We ordered an assortment of appetizers and there was not a crumb left! Superb Voodoo shrimp! Awesome salad with goat cheese--so creamy and scrumptious! Servers were attentive and friendly. If going for dinner, would suggest getting there early as the restaurant filled up quickly. Highly recommend!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Excellent Lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I was recently in Biloxi for a business and I asked about a dozen locals where I should eat. Pretty much everyone told me to go to Half Shell Oyster House. It did not disappoint; I highly recommend this place.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Great dinner option.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We were staying at the Beau Rivage hotel and wanted to find something different outside the "Baloons and fireworks" type of atmosphere provided by the hotel and its casino.

I had done a little research before and decided to try this place, even though the receptionists at the hotel had no idea (or did not want to give advise, whichever). I am happy we made that decision. There was a wait time before we got a table for four, but it was reasonable. We got a nice table upstairs and truly enjoyed our dinner. Soem appetizers to start with, and the I asked for the specialty of the area, the Royal Reds. I cannot recommend them enough. Extremely tasty and well served, I was in heaven. My friends has other plates, but we were all in agreement this was an excellent choice, much better and affordable than going into one of those overpriced and average quality restaurants inside the hotel/casino.

Go there, you will not regret it.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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