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Half Shell Oyster House

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2500 13th St # 1, Gulfport, MS 39501-1913
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Houston, Texas
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here to eat on our way back from a family vacation in Destin. This place was excellent! The waiter was very friendly and offered honest suggestions on what to eat, and was great with the kids. He brought them fruit to snack on while they waited for their entrees. Atmosphere was great, small and quaint. My husband had... More 

Thank Jennifer D
Coral Springs, Florida
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reading reviews of many restaurants we chose this one and were genuinely pleased. Gumbo perfectly spiced with tons of shellfish. Oyster sampler superb. Fried combination plate let us substitute extra shrimp and oysters instead of grouper. Shrimp had a very metallic taste but everything else was excellent. Sweet potato brûlée went from side to dessert with ease. Excellent service!

Thank Lori M
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While the blackened red fish, stuffed portabello mushrooms and cheese grits were outstanding, the sweet potato creme Brule stole the show. The BEST sweet potatoes I have ever had.

Thank Nathan H
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I absolutely love raw oysters. I'm not too fond of cooked ones. Half shell definitely changed my mind. My husband will not stop talking about their bread pudding!

Thank Rparish0619
Sanibel Island, Florida
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56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While driving west across the country, we were thrilled to find the Half Shell Oyster House in Gulfport. Living on the Gulf Coast in SW Florida, we have an appreciation of well prepared seafood, not some over hyped and over priced establishment. The Half Shell never fails to deliver excellently prepared dishes with the focus on oysters, shrimp anf local... More 

Thank BrittSBL
Gulfport, Mississippi
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our 'go-to' place for lunch or dinner. We've gone there with large and small groups and they've always accommodated us! Any time there was a problem, staff always bent over backwards to make it right! Wonderful food!

Thank Miriam B
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recently visited the Half Shell Oyster House in downtown Gulfport with my sister for dinner. We were quickly seated, and our server was prompt and attentive throughout the meal. My sister ordered the Seafood Sampler, which was a generous portion of fried shrimp, oysters, grouper, a crab cake and jalapeño hush puppies. She ordered a side of fried okra... More 

Thank Barb G
Mobiile, AL
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

must visit. great orleans oysters. freshest fish. perfectly cooked veggies and bread just moved here and bar has view of the hard rock guitar! memories

Thank roblomb2004
Mandeville, Louisiana
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being from New Orleans we felt like we were in NO the way the restaurant was decorated. I ordered the Grilled oysters which were okay, Ceaser salad which was great and redfish dinner which was okay. Waitress was very nice and place was very cute but food was okay.

Thank PYAS
Murphy, Texas
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The oysters are fabulous, fried shrimp was not as good but not bad. The service was not great at all especially for a higher end restaurant. From the seating hostess, to the bartender to the waiter. None were friendly. I would suggest the manager work on some training for the employees and this would definitely get an excellent review from... More 

Thank Candy M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Seafood, Bar
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
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 # 1, Gulfport, MS 39501-1913
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Gulfport
  • Phone Number: 12288677001

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?