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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%
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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 October 2017

Came to St Simons for the first time and asked where to go get great oysters. The Half Shell was recommended by many people we spoke to so we went there a Sunday late afternoon. It is a very casual place with outdoor seating and...More

Thank catx
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Shrimp & Oysters, Crab Cakes and Calamari were all delicious! Cozy and fun environment - recommend for dinner.

Thank Mizleslie5785
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Crab BLT sandwich was unique and they served it with little green beans wrapped in bacon, my spinach salad however, needs some help, like nuts and slices of red onion.

Thank Lollypop
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

I ate by myself on the patio (which was pretty full) and the server was very attentive and nice. They have a nice selection of cheap wines and cocktails and fresh seafood. I had the local oysters (raw with shrimp ceviche) and the grilled shrimp...More

Thank JLL2010
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

We went to Half Shell for an early supper so we were lucky to get a table outside. We like to watch the people go by, and visiting with the others sitting there. The best advice we got was to ask George about the food....More

Thank Laura P
Reviewed 27 September 2017

It is a very rustic and casual seafood place. Our table ordered calamari, chilled island oysters, and shrimp. Honestly, I would be shocked if the 1/2 lb of shrimp was a correct weight. The oysters were small, the shrimp portions seemed light and the calamari...More

Thank MDLuvsFood
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

We had so much fun. The service was wonderful. We were seated right away and out drinks arrived within minutes. Appetizer portion size was small compared to prize. Food was delicious! I would definitely recommend! A must visit in the village!

Thank Teresa B
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We ordered take out on Labor Day weekend. The staff was very nice. The food was great. My husband had the shrimp and I had the BBQ shrimp and grits (which were awesome!). We would definitely go visit there again.

Thank Stephanie M
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

5 star food and even better service. You will not regret stopping. I would recommend the pork chops, they melt in your mouth. All the aides we had were delicious as well.

Thank Riley A
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Ate here twice during a five day visit. Fresh seafood cold beer and a wonderful dessert afterward. Will come back for sure!!

Thank Mike H
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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|
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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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