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American, Bar, Seafood
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Lunch, Dinner
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Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed December 19, 2021

Frozen warmed over food. Terrible. If you like seafood don’t go here. The only positive thing I can say is the beer was cold. I really think it’s a drinking place only.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed October 27, 2021

we have eaten at On the Half Shell several times without incident . The last time we had redfish, oysters and catfish that were fresh and delicious. Tonight our server was very good delivering our drinks, salads and main course out in a timely fashion..........but...the food took a dive. The grouper was obviously not fresh.... it had a foul taste and was rubbery. The blackened spices couldn't even cover it up. The catfish was as if it had been cooked the day before and then warmed up before putting it on my plate. The hush puppies were so hard that I couldn't eat them. The people that put these meals out had to know........won't be back. .More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed December 31, 2019 via mobile

I use to go eat oysters just about every Monday at on the half shell up until 3 years ago and I stopped because the oysters were always full of marsh mud. I Decided to try it Again yesterday and the oysters were some of...the cleanest and best tasting I have ever had. I will be going back next Monday. Kudos to the management for recognizing a problem and getting it fixed.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed July 28, 2019 via mobile

Stopped by for lunch. Pleased with food selection and service. Felt prices were high for location otherwise I would have rated 4 stars

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

Love the food, service and live music. Unfortunately, the place doesn't look very clean or fresh as you would expect it to. As we were walking to our table a waitress was wiping our table with a wet towel she'd just finished wiping another table...with and the feeling it left me was that the table top would be crumb-free but not really clean.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed January 10, 2019

Food was delicious. We had crab fingers and shrimp. Then we had Ribeye steaks cooked perfectly. Service was great. Worth every penny.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

My son and I went here tonight. We were both craving some good Louisiana Seafood. I ordered the half and half with fried shrimp and fish. The shrimp was perfectly fried and delicious. The fish was good but not as good as the shrimp. I...had the sweet potato fries and I enjoyed them. My son had the Crawfish at the Bluff. This is a fried catfish filet topped with crawfish ettoufee. He said it was delicious. Stop by and get some good Louisiana seafood. They have real good friendly service.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed June 25, 2018

Always great food. The seafood salad is really yummy. After a busy day we stopped in after lunch time for a late lunch. They were so nice and accommodating and the food was delicious.

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

We were in town for the night and I stumbled upon this place. I saw they had good reviews so I figure I would try out for myself and I’m glad I did. I got the half shrimp and catfish it was great and the...portions were big you definitely get your moneys worth. I wanted to try the bread pudding but I was to stuffed. It wasn’t too busy and the-staff was very friendly.More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

Local seafood fare well prepared; discount appetizers & some drinks late afternoon. Consistent place. Quality bands too.

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed March 5, 2018

The bar area is nice and we enjoy the live music there.... although it can get pretty loud. The beer is cold and the food is good. I believe they have drink/appetizer happy hour specials most nights ending at 6pm.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed December 23, 2017

This was the worst dining experience I've endured in quite some time. My wife had chargrilled oysters that in her words were horrible. My fried shrimp and oysters were cold along with what I can call refrigerated fries. Waiter was pathetic, he placed my salad...at someone else's seat then just grabbed it and put it in front of me, needless to say I'm not going to eat something that was given to someone else at least fifteen minutes before relocated to me. Waiter never filled drink or even came back to table to see if we needed anything, had to ask for bill three times and then it was basically thrown on table, there was no thank you or anything resembling courtesy. However the most disappointing experience was the utter filth in restroom, sink around faucets actually had weeks of scum built up, this sink hasn't been cleaned in weeks if ever. It was so disgusting that I took pictures of build up since it would be hard for people to believe that an eating establishment actually was so filthy.More

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed November 25, 2017 via mobile

Went out to eat dinner and the food was not great. We got charbroiled oysters and it felt like I was eating a ball of cheese not oysters. We also got a shrimp poboy which was extremely small and had terrible fries. Way too overpriced...for its quality. I got crab cakes which was also not great. They put this white sauce on top making it very sour, nasty! They should learn how to make romalade sauce and top it with that instead. Our waitress Susan was great though. Made this place bearable. Do not recommend.More

Date of visit: November 2017
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Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

Good service. Average prices. Not a fine dining atmosphere. We had the mahi mahi special- the fish was overcooked. Oysters were ok. Not as clean as I like and not the best I've had considering this is a good oyster year but they weren't bad....Our waiter was very good and quite accommodating though for our large group of 8.More

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed September 7, 2017 via mobile

It has been a while since we ate here....in the past I found it to be good food....this time I found it to be just "OK". There was nothing wrong with the food....but there was nothing special about it either.

Date of visit: August 2017
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They do not have balcony rooms at the Half Shell.
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Frequently Asked Questions about On The Half Shell

Yes, On The Half Shell offers takeout services.

On The Half Shell is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4