On our way back from Florida, we needed a diversion after driving for 7 hours. We decided to poke up the coast on Rt 17 for a bit. I found the Half Shell on line and we decided it was worth checking out. The host told us the kitchen would not be open for dinner until 4:45, so we walked the pier and milled around some shops for 40 minutes. We got back and the bar area was already filling up with locals. We looked over the menu, although I knew I wanted oysters and my friend wanted shrimp. I ordered the Oysters Brushetta and an Oyster app that was a special. The Brushetta was a batch of 6 oysters covered with brushetta sauce and spinach roasted. The special was a half dozen oysters grilled with bacon, mushrooms and spinach. Both were very unique tastes and I heartily enjoyed them. My friend had the fried Georgia shrimp with sweet potato fries. The shrimp were very fresh and tasty. For less than $40., we had 2 fine meals and a couple of sodas. We were back on the road totally recharged by 6 PM. This was a great discovery off the highway. The 10 mile detour was well worth it both for the great food and the mental break from high speed driving. If you are near St. Simon Island, and I will call I95 near, you should definitely checkout this little gem of a place just off the pier. I think even the most ardent driver will appreciate the break from the road.
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