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The Half Shell

504 Beachview Dr, Suite 1-A, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-4740
+1 912-268-4241
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“butter cake” (52 reviews)
“oysters” (182 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 21:30 Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
504 Beachview Dr, Suite 1-A, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-4740
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I enjoyed dinner on a Sunday evening at the bar. The two Fellows behind the bar were very attentive. We both enjoyed a dozen raw oysters apiece (supposedly from Virginia waters). For our main meal, my wife enjoyed the grilled mahi, very...More

Thank jmsnss
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We started off with lemon garlic oysters and soup. Delicious! We then split the crab cake BLT and it was also great. Had the one and only dessert, butter cake, which was so rich and moist it could have been a meal. No wonder there’s...More

Thank Krista F
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a 20 minute well worth wait! The food was delicious, ceviche and calamari for starts. Crab cakes were amazing, mahi mahi sandwich delicious, GA shrimp was wonderful!! James was our server— he was prompt, courteous and represented the restaurant well.

Thank TracieLV
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in for lunch at the Half Shell and it didn’t disappoint! We sat outdoors, which was actually quite nice with the sun shining and a gentle breeze. At our table, two of us ordered the crab cakes and the other two had the...More

Thank Member29325
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in for a bloody mary, which was excellent and a light lunch. Half a dozen oysters topped with ceviche, a great value for the price and a cup of crab bisque. We returned that evening for bowls of their soup of the day,...More

Thank Toadhollowtravellers
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first experience with The Half Shell was back in 2014 - you can see my review from then - but we have returned to St Simons for a family reunion and knew we needed to come back to this restaurant again. Well not just...More

Thank WesternNYTravelFrog
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in for happy hour, but sure gawked at the plates of food around us. Nice atmosphere and friendly service.

Thank Laura35014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A cup of Crab Bisque and a dozen raw Virginia Oysters on the half shell perfect for either lunch or dinner. Everything on the menu is delicious, just wanted to hi lite one of my favorite selections

Thank ptbobb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time, but won't be the last. Not sure how I have missed this restaurant but glad we tried it. Had the most wonderful crab cake sandwich-seasoned perfectly and full of crab meat. Do try. it.Hubby had fried shrimp, good just not outstanding. Butter cake...More

Thank Gstrc501
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is interesting that I am reviewing this restaurant as I have just had lunch there with my wife and daughter. The service is great, the appetizers are just the right size. The Oyster Frederica are the best anywhere. Their entrees are well prepared and...More

Thank Jim O
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Questions & Answers
Adayna B
11 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from rankchef | Property representative |
Yes. Depending on when you would like to come, we have 3 tables beside each other that would work for your party. What date are you looking at?
12 March 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from rankchef | Property representative |
Yes. Mon-Thu 5-6, Fri-Sun 4-6. Half off draft beers ($1.25-$3.00), house wine ($2.50) and well liquor ($2.50).
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 504 Beachview Dr, Suite 1-A, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-4740
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Golden Isles of Georgia  >  Saint Simons Island
  • Phone Number: +1 912-268-4241
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