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“Fabulous Food and Atmosphere” 5 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, Pub
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Good for: Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dallas, Texas
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Fabulous Food and Atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

Fresh, Fresh, Fresh seafood! Living in Dallas when I am on the coast it is my goal to eat seafood everyday! This was the one of the best meals we had on this trip. Service was good, atmosphere was good. Casual , dressy or anything in between. Don't miss this one if you are in the area!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Jackson, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Nice Ambience, Even Better Seafood”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2013

Hubby and I enjoyed a trip to Half Shell Oyster House during our stay in September. After talking with some locals, it was clear this was one of the places we needed to try. We heeded their warnings of long waits- and they were correct. We went on a Saturday night and people wanting a table had a wait of up to an hour and a half (we went right around 7pm). However, we were told to head upstairs to the 2nd floor bar, and try and grab a seat at the bar, if we didn't mind eating there- which we didn't. At first the bar was full, but after only about 5 minutes of waiting, 2 spots opened up. The bartenders worked tirelessly, not only getting drinks for bar partrons and the waitstaff, but also serving dinner to those guests, like ourselves, eating in the bar area. However, they never missed a beat and were very professional. Hubby ordered surf and turf, with the gorgonzola asparagus and new potatoes. I had the Bacon and Pecan encrusted redfish with a salad (try the house vinaigrette- so yummy!) and new potatoes. Both of us declared our meal the best we've had in a long time. Everything was cooked perfectly and delicious. Hubby tried the key lime pie for desert- said, again, it was the best he has had in a long time. Bill was around a $100- but both of us had a couple glasses of wine, so I think it is an excellent value. We will definitely go back the next time we are in town.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Biloxi restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

My husband and I went out for dinner and drinks and chose Half Shell Oyster House based upon user reviews. We ordered the Filet Orleans with a cup of gumbo and the Almond Encrusted Chicken with the potatoes and asparagus. Everything was very good and our waitress was friendly. Definitely one of the best options in the Biloxi area.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Aubrie B
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Savannah, Georgia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good Food Good Drinks”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2013

Love the atmosphere. Such a chill place to unwind and enjoy good seafood. The drink menu is impressive here. The food never disappoints!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Nashville, Tennessee
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“chargrilled oysters”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2013

I went to the restaurant specifically for the chargrilled oysters, and I was not disappointed. They were excellent. The firecracker shrimp was satisfactory, but the oysters were perfect!

Visited September 2013
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