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“Great FRESH Seafood and wonderful service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Half Shells

Half Shells
5800 Legacy Drive, Suite C2, Plano, TX
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Ranked #44 of 741 Restaurants in Plano
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
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McKinney, Texas
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Great FRESH Seafood and wonderful service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

Visited on a Wednesday night with a party of 4 and expected to find a fairly empty place as it was mid - week.Wrong! The place was almost full of happy looking diners, we soon found out why.
Promptly seated and given waters & menus. Specials of the day were on a board and sounded interesting. When we started to ask about the specials & menu items, our server offered to bring out samples for all of us to try. Wow! THAT rarely happens. The Lobsters bisques & Clam chowders sold us as did the Oyster "Nachos". ! We each had a cup of the chowders. I ordered the Stuffed Sole entre (with shrimp & crab) - It one of the BEST! Very tasty and ample portion. Others had.the seared Salmon and assorted dishes.
Watch out when you order the dessert as our Bread Pudding was HUGE and very tasty also!
Everybody was very pleased with the food and the service was prompt & not hurried even though the place filled up quickly as evening went on.
We will definetly return and I encourage everyone to patronize this great find!

  • 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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Cary, NC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Oysters at their finest!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

Staff is awesome....food even better! Always fresh and tasty. Try the specials on the chalkboard. Always different and creatively prepared.

Visited October 2012
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DFW
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Consistent food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

This is one of my favorite value-priced seafood place. Most everything in their menu is quite tasteful. My favorite menu item so far is the Honey Chipotle Shrimp Tacos and both my husband and I love the Cream of Roasted Jalapeno Soup. We've had a few of the chaulk board specials and these are typically very good also. Only drawback is its location within the Shops of Legacy makes finding parking tough, especially on weekends. Once there, though, it's fun to take a stroll along the shops and park/lake area when the weather is nice. During the summer, the Shops of Legacy many times provide live music for all to enjoy.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Dallas, Texas
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Been going for years.........”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

.......... it's one of those places where you gotta get your fix. FISH TACOS does it for me.

Cobb salad w/ shrimp is goood. The Gumbo's can be hit or miss. Red beand and rice is always consistant. The menus is balanced and the chaulk board specials are typically a good value.

Never had a problem w/ service as we typically go early, sans the crowds.crowds. Ask about the "No Schmucks Policy." Half Shells is a brand via Fish City Grill. See menu via link below:

http://fishcitygrill.com/index.htm

Enjoy!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Littleton, Colorado
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14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Good Value - wonderful experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

had a late breakfast/early lunch on a Sunday morning. Stood in line somewhere else and decided to give this place a shot....We were very happy with our meal...wish we could have sampled many of their other items.. They were featuring Hatch green chiles in many of their recipes. Had deep fried chiles with a creamy dip ...could have just eaten that - it was wonderful. Had a oyster po' boy and another special crusted fish meal...both were great. The waiter responded very well to special requests for more green chile as add ons to the meals even though they were not listed on the excellent menu.. ..Would go back again to try some of the other choics ...happy hour items looked great...

  • Visited September 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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