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“Good location and atmosphere and not in a casino” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Half Shell Oyster House

Half Shell Oyster House
Ranked #1 of 223 Restaurants in Biloxi
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Biloxi, Mississippi
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Good location and atmosphere and not in a casino”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2013

Met some locals here for lunch. I ordered the oyster sampler, the gumbo, and the smoked salmon appetizer. The food was tasty. Our kids ninja'd all the bread off the salmon appetizer when we weren't looking. We enjoyed both the location and atmosphere but i bet its a little dim inside at night. I am scheming for another meal here on our next trip to the coast.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Herndon, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Fine atmosphere/delicious meals/reasonable price”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

The restaurant is located in former bank in downtown Biloxi. Locals love this place. We arrived early on mid week evening & it was already packed. Excellent selection of fish & sides. I recommend shrimp with grits! Wine is superb & reasonably priced.

Visited January 2013
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Colorado
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Too much fixins fixin the fish”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2013

We ate at the bar and enjoyed the excellent service and attention. The oysters were huge, a little too huge for my liking, but they were tasty. Kevil, our shucker, treated us to a sampling of his grilled oysters. Loaded up with butter, garlic , salt and unknown cajun seasonings. They went down well and stayed there 'til morning. It was one nasty gastric distress episode. The same can be said for our other selections, "Shrimp & Grits", "Seafood stuffed Portabello". Here it is more about the coverings (sauces) and additives than it is about the fish. My attitude is, if you enjoy good quality seafood why the need to disguise it.

Visited January 2013
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Houston, Texas
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79 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“DELICIOUS SEAFOOD”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2013

The food and atmosphere are both great. Try the Voodoo shrimp-outstanding! They also have great poboys.

Visited January 2013
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KY
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132 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

Half Shell Oyster satisfied all six diners seeking great tasting seafood with oysters during a recent dinner. If you are seeking tasty oysters you must order the charbroiled oysters, go for the dozen you will not be disappointed. Simply prepared with fresh garlic and a light drizzle of white wine then magically charbroiled these huge, fresh, tasty oysters are worth a visit to Half Shell. If you do not like oysters, then order the tuna. My tuna was perfectly cooked to rare and the steak was so large I took about half of it home. I also ordered a side of the asparagus with cheese, it was good, just a little too much fat in the dish for me. We dined upstairs, the restaurant has character and personality. If you are over 50 you might need to use the flash light app on your phone to read the menu. I am looking forward to a return visit to Half Shell.

  • Visited January 2013
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