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“Good food at a decent price”
Review of Half Shell

Half Shell
Ranked #84 of 1,510 Restaurants in Memphis
Price range: $6 - $47
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: A Memphis institution, the original Half Shell opened in 1973 on the northwest corner of Poplar Avenue and Mendenhall in east Memphis. Ten years later, in order to have more space, we moved across the street to our current location at 688 S. Mendenhall. On February 12, 2003 our first expansion took place with the opening of The Half Shell at Southwind, located at 7825 Winchester Road in southeast Memphis. The Half Shell has won numerous awards in The Commercial Appeal, Memphis Magazine and The Memphis Flyer, including first-place awards for Best Seafood for 2017-18. As a proud member of the Memphis community, the Half Shell supports and participates in a wide variety of charity events, such as Soup Sunday, the Empty Bowls Project and Cirque du CMOM. Come and experience our award-winning cuisine, featuring fresh seafood and New Orleans-inspired fare.
Reviewed October 9, 2012

The Half Shell has been around forever. They are consistently good. I had the gumbo and it was better than I remembered. All their Po Boy sandwiches are tasty. For those who are looking for good grub late at night the kitchen stays open until 2:00 am

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Reviewed September 11, 2012

It wasn't bad; it wasn't great. I would go back if in the area. Server was good. Seemed like there were several regulars in there that knew each other. Nice bar area.

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Reviewed August 30, 2012

It is a very casual place. They have excellent fish and sea food. I have been there more than once. It is always good. Prices are in the middle range. They also have steaks and specials.
Very good service.

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Reviewed August 23, 2012

Can't beat Half Shell's soup, and they serve a mean po'boy. There vegetables tend to be on the over-seasoned/salty side. The service is adequate every time I've gone. So I go in expecting it to be not very fast.

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Reviewed August 16, 2012

Love this place! Good for a relaxed dinner or a meeting place for a group of friends. Menu is good as well as wine selection. The service is always good as well.

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