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Half Shell Oyster House

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2500 13th St # 1, Gulfport, MS 39501-1913
+1 228-867-7001
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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102 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Came here for the oysters, but ended up intrigued by the shrimp that came from the gulf right there beside us. Maybe we'll get the oysters next time because I hear they are the best you can find. This is located on a cute little street, close to the water, close to hotels, and down just a bit from a... More 

Thank Emily S
East TN
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170 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Food was quite good and fresh tasting. A local place with a excellent reputation. Prices are moderate and fine service given.

Thank alvis-f
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Half shell has great seafood and great place to take customers. We had several oyster samplers and the main course of fish and crabmeat was fantastic. Each dish is around $25 but well worth the money. The lobster bisque was outstanding.

Thank Greg W
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ate here with three friends. We ordered the oyster sampler tray to start. They were so good.... I am already thinking about a return trip just to eat more oysters! For my meal I had a oyster and shrimp poboy that was average.

Thank lolalu
Fort Myers, Florida
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414 reviews
281 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had to send my Oystwers back as they were cold. All food served tongiht was not served hot at all, felt it had been sitting under the lights for a while. Spend a lot of $$$ on just a fair meal. Not sure if I will return for a while, maybe try somewhere else next time.

Starkville, Mississippi
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My parents and I drove to Gulfport this morning and spent the day shopping. Of course while we're at the beach, seafood is the only option! Lunch was delicious and the service was great. We tried the charbroiled oysters. They weren't the absolute best ones I've had, but they were pretty good.

Thank Taylor M
Gulfport, Mississippi
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried this place for the first time.The food was great and service good too.The charbroiled oysters were not the best I've ate but were very good.We went around 4:00 pm so it wasn't crowed and got our food quick.

Thank Gene S
Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife ordered the grilled tuna with a salad and asparagus and it was excellent. I ordered grouper and was served what I believe was tilapia - but am sure it was not grouper. The ambiance of the restaurant was wonderful.

Thank LogicalThinker
Gulfport, Mississippi
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We live in Gulfport and the Half Shell is a favorite! The chef there does marvelous specials with fish and appetizers. There is always something new on the menu in addition to the tried and true favorites. I LOVE the royal reds! They have a terrific filet topped with crabmeat. It's so tender you can cut it with a fork.... More 

Thank music678
Picayune, Mississippi, United States
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had a night away from kids and ate here for dinner. The atmosphere was perfect. I recommend sitting upstairs. It's more intimate and less noisy. Our waiter was very attentive and the food was great! My husband had the seafood pasta and I had an oyster po-boy. I would have given this place a five but... More 

Thank Edie F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2500 13th St # 1, Gulfport, MS 39501-1913
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Gulfport
  • Phone Number: +1 228-867-7001

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?