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Half Shell Oyster House

2500 13th St, Gulfport, MS 39501-1913
+1 228-867-7001
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Closes in 7 min
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2500 13th St, Gulfport, MS 39501-1913
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Reviewed today

This is our second visit to Gulfport and we immediately when to Half Shell Oyster House. Just a really neat atmosphere with wonderful food. We had their Voodoo Shrimp as an appetizer and for dinner we had their Filet Orleans. Wonderful!!! You have to try...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank sandrcooper
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice selection of beer and wine, we had excellent service, but the seafood stands out. Oysters on the half shell were as usual, maybe not as plump as some. What I don’t understand is why they just come with cocktail sauce and horseradish, where’s the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank TTWindom
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There's a reason this restaurant is No# 1 in Gulfport! The sweet potato brûlée is a must. We went at lunch and found plenty of free parking nearby. All four of us had different dishes, and we all came away bragging about the qualities of...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Raymond112
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great lunch and even better service. We were there with a group of 8 during a very busy lunch crowd. The service was especially good and the food was great as always.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Dave B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

They know how to cook fish . Great lunch with a healthy fish option is hard to beat. Oysters Orleans are not to be missed.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Paradise394849
Reviewed 2 days ago

It was quite possibly the best meal that I have ever had!! I got the seafood sampler with the sweet potato brulee and my husband got the ribeye which was also amazing. The service was fantastic. The wait was supposed to be 25 minutes and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Lori C
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I just completed our second visit to Half Shell Oyster House in Gulfport Mississippi. GREAT FOOD! We had the Filet Orleans. Recommended sides of Sweet Potato Crème Brulee and Cajun Boiled Parmesan & Garlic Fried New Potatoes. YES, two sides of potatoes...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank RSC-Indianapolis
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoy eating here, like the girls say their 2nd favorite restaurant. Fish was cooked a little to long but, other than that everything else was delicious!!! The oyster sampler, you can't get just one!!! We tried voodoo wings, Herb Encrusted Grouper, Blackened Fish with...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Penny G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and great atmosphere. Oysters seemed fresh. Oyster Rockefeller was awesome. Shrimp and grits were on point.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank olemiss38
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited recently based on the recommendation of a colleague. Had a wonderful seafood meal and would gladly return. Lovely setting; good service, very good seafood...

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Kim T
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June 15, 2018|
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Response from JohnM9812 | Reviewed this property |
this restaurant is in a two story building in downtown Gulfport Mississippi on the corner of 25th avenue and 13th street. It was never a house, always a business since the time it was built in the early 1900s.
Darian K
November 11, 2016|
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Response from 431kevinf | Property representative |
Hello, I'm sorry but we do not accept reservations. We do have a call ahead program that will shorten your wait time but it may not be available at all peak times.
Michael L
September 1, 2016|
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Response from Rparish0619 | Reviewed this property |
While it does look "high end", jeans are fine. I have never really "dressed up" when going to eat here.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2500 13th St, Gulfport, MS 39501-1913
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Gulfport
  • Phone Number: +1 228-867-7001
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