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“Never again” 2 of 5 stars
Review of On The Half Shell

On The Half Shell
4500 HIGHWAY 17 BYPASS SOUTH, Murrells Inlet, SC
843-651-1296
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Ranked #47 of 111 Restaurants in Murrells Inlet
Price range: $5 - $5
Cuisines: American, Bar, Grill, Chicken Wings
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner
Description: Great food, Great Prices, Great Service. Entire menu is $5.00! Come Check out On The 1/2 Shell
Greenville, South Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Never again”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We went there last night for the first and last time. Over an hour after ordering we finally got our food. We did get our bacon wrapped scallop appetizer right away then nothing. We ordered 6 oysters on the 1/2 shell and they brought 12. Waitress said we can have 12 and I said we did not want to pay for 12 she said that was fine. She came back a couple mins. later and said she had to take 6 back and did so right in front of us (were they gonna re-serve those) now we waited an hour for this you'd think they'd have given it to us as we were still waiting on main course. Clam strips were obviously pre-frozen, fries were soggy and fried grouper so-so. They offered us nothing for the almost total 2 hrs. it took to get out of there.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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OnThe H, Manager at On The Half Shell, responded to this review, July 20, 2013
Our customer experience is very important to us and I am very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your time at On the 1/2 Shell. If there is anything we can do to make it up to you please let me know.
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English first
Las Vegas, Nevada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“treated like a rich uncle”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

family went there almost 2 yrs.ago ( had a restaurant.com coupon ). The fellow in charge was a wiz. 9 of us ordered different items & he wrote nothing down, went to the next table & did the same for ba party of 6. All the food arrived timely & not a mistake was made ( same with other table, I asked )Bar was nothing special but everyone loved our time there & the food was really good. Highly recommend & we're going back in a few months

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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OnThe H, Manager at On The Half Shell, responded to this review, July 20, 2013
Thank you so much for this review! I'm so happy to hear that you had such a great time! I hope you'll come back soon! P.S the wiz kid is still here and still sharp as a tack!
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151 reviews 151 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
“Great service. Good food. Cheap new jukebox.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013 via mobile

Lots of games from ping pong to indoor shuffleboard to foolsball. The food is pretty good and pretty cheap. Drink prices are the norm for the area. We stayed longer than we planned and will be back.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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OnThe H, Manager at On The Half Shell, responded to this review, July 20, 2013
We are very happy that you enjoyed yourself! I hope to see you soon! Thanks for the review!
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Denmark, South Carolina
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180 reviews 180 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
“Cold beer, shrimp, oysters, and great staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

One of best places to cool off after the beach trip during the summers. Go for lunch or early dinner. If you like to peel your own shrimp, or desire raw oysters on the half shell you can't go wrong. They have specials on these certain days of the week. Plus tacos. The locals are friendly and conversational. The staff is great. Plus you can smoke.

  • Visited July 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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OnThe H, Manager at On The Half Shell, responded to this review, July 20, 2013
Thank you for this review and I'm sorry for the delayed response to it! I hope that since beach weather is here we will be seeing you!
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Fairfax, Virginia
1 review
“Great local hangout with excellent service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

We stumbled upon this place and had a great meal. Friendly atmoshere, good food, and attentive servers. Sally and Erika were awesome! Highly recommended.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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OnThe H, Manager at On The Half Shell, responded to this review, July 20, 2013
Thank you for this review! Sally and Erika will be happy for the shout out! We hope to see you again soon!
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