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“Good choice”

Half Shell Oyster House
Ranked #1 of 253 Restaurants in Gulfport
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
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Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Good choice”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

Great service, tends to be pretty busy as the good food is no secret with the locals as well as those coming to the Gulf coast for a vacation. We were told 30 min wait for a table and got one in half the time. Food is well prepared and prices are on par for the area.

  • Visited July 2012
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Slidell, Louisiana
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Gulf Coast seafood”
Reviewed September 21, 2012

The service and food was great. Because of our party of eight we had to wait 10 to 15 minutes to get a table. The service was great. We were never rushed. The seafood was well prepared and very good. We will return.

  • Visited September 2012
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Jasper, Georgia
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239 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Nice Steak in Restaurant Specializing in Seafood!”
Reviewed September 17, 2012

My daughter and I had dinner at this restaurant and really enjoyed the food. The atmosphere was a bit loud due to a large party next to us but it was a Saturday night so to be expected. We started out with Crab Claws (sauteed instead of fried). Though they were good, I wish we would have gotten the old fashioned fried ones.. The caesar salad was good and for an entree my daughter ordered the seafood pasta which she said was okay but I ordered the Filet with crabcake and lump crab meat on the filet. It was awesome! The other side I had was cheese grits. Could not eat all of those but didn't leave a bite of the filet with crab meat and crab cake. It was a great size portion for me - a 6 oz steak and a small crab cake. The service was very good as well. We ordered a bottle of wine and the server came back and refilled our wine for us throughout the entire time. I would highly recommend this place. Since my daughter lives in New Orleans she has lots of choices for seafood pasta so she said she would have chosen my meal instead next time.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank loribledsoe
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Atenas, Costa Rica
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301 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
“Very Good Food and Atmosphere”
Reviewed September 16, 2012

We had a party of six on a Saturday night so the place was quite busy. We stepped up to the bar for about 15 - 20 minutes before we were seated. The staff shucking oysters were very friendly and offered us a taste of the oysters.

Overall the food and service was good and the prices were reasonable. We would recommend this place. Speciality is oysters and seafood.

Visited September 2012
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Thank rrodriguez2016
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Kenmore, Washington
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53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Bustling place with good seafood”
Reviewed September 14, 2012

Great selection of southern style seafood and cusine. The oysters are terrific. It is a noisy, bustling atmosphere and clearly a favorite amoung locals and tourists. Great service.

Visited September 2012
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