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The Half Shell

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Bar, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly

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About
We're a casual, family friendly restaurant with contemporary coastal American cuisine. Follow us on Facebook & Instagram!
PRICE RANGE
$10 - $25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, International
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I have been to the Half Shell several times. I had to write another review today because it was excellent. We ate outside and had the fresh grilled flounder and it was amazing. Just wonderful. I also had the blue crab cakes and they were...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank South691
thehalfshellssi, General Manager at The Half Shell, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for your review! We look forward to serving you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was recommeded to us, so we tried it for dinner. We arrived early, so didn't have to wait for a table, but we waited a long time for the food to arrive. The food was good, but not outstanding.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank TravelGrandma10
thehalfshellssi, General Manager at The Half Shell, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

I am sorry it took awhile to get your food. We work very hard on getting the food out in a timely manner. Please give us another shot to make this up to you and thank you for your review.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Looked forward to a nice dinner here on our weekend getaway. The atmosphere is nice and cozy. A bit loud but festive. The waiter was ok... a bit dry. Husband’s crab cakes and bacon wrapped green beans were great! The beef fillet was just ok-...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank LoveTravel751104
thehalfshellssi, General Manager at The Half Shell, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

I am so sorry to hear that you were not completely satisfied with your visit. We strive to give everyone a great experience and service. I would love to talk to you more about your visit so we can improve. if you would please email...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Half Shell was hopping on a warm evening during spring break. It came recommended to us and was obviously popular. The environment is very fun, and it is family-friendly. It’s reasonably priced with good food and good service.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Lauren M
thehalfshellssi, General Manager at The Half Shell, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Spring is definitely a busy time on the island! I am glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I had lunch on Sunday (but they're not open for lunch most days). I had fish tacos that were really good but if I ordered again I would ask for the sweet chili sauce on the side because it was a little...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Wendy C
thehalfshellssi, General Manager at The Half Shell, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We love our sidewinder fries and are happy to hear that you do, too! Thank you for sharing about your dining experience and hope you can come again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Half Shell was my first stop on the island. Yummy oysters on a half shell, and the tuna tacos were different but AMAZING. I wish I'd had room for dessert, but will have to save the butter cake for another day.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank CaptainPandora
thehalfshellssi, General Manager at The Half Shell, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We're so happy to hear we were you first stop and that you enjoyed everything! We hope you'll visit again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ate here with friends and chose the crab cakes. I was very happy with my choice - absolutely delicious! Some of the best crab cakes ever. Everything was good, service was not excellent, but good. My friends ordered the tuna tacos and were very...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank pitterpat000
Blake M, Owner at The Half Shell, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are sorry for any confusion during your dining experience and any impression of bad service. The Tuna Tacos are one of our more polarizing menu items--you either love them or don't, due in large part to the raw sushi tuna, Asian slaw, and open...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Got a mix of shrimp and oysters. The shrimp were smallish but the oysters were good sized. I was half satisfied...but everything tasted good.More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Nathan M
thehalfshellssi, General Manager at The Half Shell, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We are sorry to hear you felt your shrimp did not live up to your expectations; we pride ourselves on our fresh seafood options and sometimes sizes vary. We wish you had expressed your frustrations during your visit so that we could address the issue,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I were traveling with 50 other seniors, visiting the Golden Isles. St. Simons was our first stop. We were staying at the Ocean Inn and Suites (fabulous hotel) and the Half Shell was just a block away. After reading all the great...More

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank MaryannF650
thehalfshellssi, General Manager at The Half Shell, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for your business and we're glad you enjoyed your stay on SSI! Tom is great and we appreciate that he sent you our way and that you enjoyed your dining experience! Please come again soon!

Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

Always wanted to visit St Simons Island, so one night visit. Oysters Frederica and House salad for me, requested salad as appetizer, they came together. Oysters were good, could have been delivered hot. Husband had Blue Crab BLT, served warm and sidewinder fries were hot....More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank WRIGHTTRAVE
thehalfshellssi, General Manager at The Half Shell, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We are sorry that your appetizer arrived with your entrees--we try to stagger things as much as possible but mistakes do happen. We certainly hope that you do decide to give us another chance to give you a great experience.

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Adayna B
April 11, 2017|
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Yes. Depending on when you would like to come, we have 3 tables beside each other that would work for your party. What date are you looking at?
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olddocpossum
March 12, 2016|
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Yes. Mon-Thu 5-6, Fri-Sun 4-6. Half off draft beers ($1.25-$3.00), house wine ($2.50) and well liquor ($2.50).
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