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Half Shell Oyster House


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Bar, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings

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Sponsored by: Half Shell Oyster House

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Ambience
1. Ambience
"With a New Orleans vibe, there is something for everyone"
Chris W
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2. Quality
2. Quality
"food well above average and nice setting in heart of Biloxi action"
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3. Service
3. Service
"the placed was packed, but we were treated like royalty"
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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
American, Bar, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and I really enjoyed our dinning experience. Atmosphere, food, and our waitress all 5 star. From the oysters, bloody Mary, red fish with shrimp and house sauce, the sweet potatoes (lerd, they were good) to my rib eye with blackened season and sauce........excellent.......this...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank markgH1470MV
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Reviewed January 14, 2019 via mobile

We celebrate a lot of special family events at Half Shell. This is one of our families favorite restaurants on the coast. The food is always excellent and never disappoints. They always go above and beyond with service and the food. As someone in the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank suzannepY3633XX
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great food. Had a steak that I could cut with my fork. Good service. A little pricey but well worth it. would highly recommend.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Tracy M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brooke was our waitress... she was Excellent! My wife enjoyed the stuffed portabellas... I had Redfish... and we both had the Oyster Sampler which I felt put Dragos to shame... Both my wife and I would reccomend the Half shell Oyster house.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank U9425DQdaveg
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Half Shell has long been a must visit place for us. After a number of years we have never found better when it comes to the oysters, raw or grilled and royal reds. On this visit we upped the quantity on both and made...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

the food is excellent, and you must get the Oysters. They serve them 6 or 7 different ways. We had a wonderful dinner. The wine list is pretty impressive, along with their dinner specials. We had a great waiter, Peter. He answered all our questions,...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank southern l
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The oysters are all amazing. I recomend trying the sampler, so you can taste them all! The creme brulee sweet potato is probably the best side I've ever had, and the royal reds were also great.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Andrew R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place - service was average. Ordered the Trio- Oysters to compare the chargrilled w/ Adventures. They were good, but Adventures much better

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank djohn1226
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is possibly the best seafood we have eaten in a long time. The charbroiled oysters were outstanding-clean, fresh, and perfectly seasoned. The blackened redfish, Redfish Orleans, and fried shrimp and oysters were outstanding. Service was impeccable-prompt, friendly, and attentive. Food was seasoned just right...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank bonniemfishing
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate dinner at the Half Shell Oyster House and it was fantastic. I have enclosed some pictures. I had the Oyster plate with 4 different recipes of oysters, sorry, do not remember what it was called, but you will recognize it as one of...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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March 27, 2017|
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Response from 431kevinf | Property representative |
Absolutely, we are open normal hours on Easter Sunday, in fact we normally open the doors a little before 11 just to get folks in and seated if there's a line outside.
March 15, 2017|
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Response from 431kevinf | Property representative |
You can see the water from the right spot in either location, however in both locaations we are a couple blocks off of the Gulf, so the view of the water isn't the best.
February 22, 2017|
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Response from carviana v | Reviewed this property |
No, they do not. I just called yesterday. They can have you on the list, but no for reservation. Just so they know you will be coming and they will call ya to remind you. However on the weekends that are busy, you will wait... More
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