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The Half Shell

504 Beachview Dr, Suite 1-A, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-4740
+1 912-268-4241
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (162 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
504 Beachview Dr, Suite 1-A, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-4740
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fun atmosphere with friendly staff. James was the best! He went out of his way to make us feel welcome and he was extremely helpful in regards to menu. Glad I ordered the crab cake blt! Phenomenal!

Thank rosie0512
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We have eaten here twice now and have had good experiences. James, our waiter, was fantastic and made the experience that much better. Everything we have ordered has been very good. Not out of this world but very tasty. I would recommend it over some...More

Thank Trey W
Reviewed 3 days ago

Love splitting their huge burger and sharing an appetizer to peel and eat shrimp(chilled not hot are the best).

Thank BlanchesBeachouse
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We have eaten at The Half Shell on several occasions over the years on vacation and loved it. This time was not our favorite! Everything seemed over cooked . Crab cakes were almost burnt on the outside and the bacon wrapped green beans ( usually...More

Thank famfunadventures
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is one of the best restaurants on the island. Great food, friendly staff and amazing bartender Brian. Get there early because there is normally a wait.

Thank Jimmy W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was great. I recommend the oysters Frederica. Staff was great also. Grits were also great. πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹β˜ΊοΈπŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹

Thank mpilgrim25
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a must!!! Where to start..... we had a party of 8, 4 adults and 4 children, they dont take reservations but we got lucky and arrived as a large party was leaving. Even if you end up having to wait, it is...More

Thank Brittany E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Chelsea was GREAT from the time she greeted us until our departure. We wanted a light lunch and she led us through the menu and made wonderful suggestions. Our food was very good. We both had salads with either Crab Cake or Blackened Shrimp. Both...More

Thank James L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing, really enjoyed the enviroment. Excellent food, great service and kind staff. The fish tacos were really good, the hamburger is amazing.

Thank Scott L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They specialize in oysters. The oysters are great. However, the menu is over priced for the amount of food you get. Other restaurants in the village are just as good and you get more food for the price.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Questions & Answers
Adayna B
April 11, 2017|
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Response from rankchef | Property representative |
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?
March 12, 2016|
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Response from rankchef | Property representative |
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant 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
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 504 Beachview Dr, Suite 1-A, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-4740
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Golden Isles of Georgia  >  Saint Simons Island
  • Phone Number: +1 912-268-4241
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