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We're a casual, family friendly restaurant with contemporary coastal American cuisine. Follow us on Facebook & Instagram!
PRICE RANGE
$10 - $25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, International
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, 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, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thought that this was going to be just a bar with fish sandwiches and an excuse to serve food with the alcohol. But the food was surprisingly good. Much better than most. Even their tossed salad was better than i expected - a great peppercorn...dressing. My tea glass never got empty - great service. I'd go there againMore

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 20 October 2022

Enjoyed the plentiful fried shrimp and the tasty Lemon Drop Cosmo cocktail. Nice patio if the weather is as lovely as it was the night we visited. Staff very young though eager.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 13 October 2022

Great seafood, sat outside and service was great. Hostess could use a little more happiness in her life. Don't sit by sidewalk with a post near by - could smell the dog urine...ugh

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 7 October 2022

"No reservation policy" but worth the wait for a table. I love the pork chop and bacon wrapped green beans...hubby loves the broiled oysters and spinach salad.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 15 September 2022 via mobile

Food was fantastic! Service was great! Pet friendly outside seating. They were very pet friendly which meant a lot to us at we were traveling with our pet. Bacon wrapped green beans were delicious.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 29 August 2022 via mobile

Had the crab cake and fried oysters and they were very good. I’ve been here a few times and I was never disappointed. The crab stew is good too!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 22 August 2022

After some thoroughly shocking and extremely frustrating attempts to eat out on Jekyll, we decided that we needed to just leave that Island and stick with Brunswick or St Simons....and we were not disappointed any further. We decided to eat here for my wife's birthday...dinner and it was all good. Our server, Lindsay, was on top of everything and never missed a beat. Everything we had was superior, from the crab cake appetizer, the Caesar and House Salads, to the entrees of (more) Crab Cakes/Grits and Flounder. Everything was cooked perfectly, everything was fresh (nothing out of a box/bag), seasoned extremely well and the entire place was reminiscent of, ohhhh, let's say 2019? You know, back when smart people ran restaurants, hired great people and the place was full? That's how this place and, from what I saw, all eateries on St Simons were. Packed, having fun, plenty of staff working their butts off and enjoying it, too. I want to thank everyone at The Half Shell, you do a great job.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 18 July 2022 via mobile

waited an hour and a half to get a table, one more hour seated, the dishes all arrived with hiccups, in the end they forgot one and immediately recovered bringing it cold and completely frozen, we pointed out to the waitress that annoyed she didn't...answer anything either an apology and deducted it from the bill, as a chef of the mochielin group I was ashamed of them, dirty and unkempt place.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 14 July 2022 via mobile

GREAT good. The oysters are on point!!! The vibe is laid back and causal. They are dog friendly and were very accommodating. You must visit if your in the area!!!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 24 June 2022

We had a great time - we had to wait a bit for a table but ended up at the bar and that was fine - get the oysters, so good!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 12 June 2022

Just happened to luck into this place. Iguanas was super crazy busy with a 2+ hour wait, so strolled around to find another seafood restaurant and we snagged their last indoor table at that particular time. We had excellent service, delicious food. The special crab...crusted mahi-mahi was $36, fish sandwich $21, Shrimp plate $19 came with one side, Mahi Mahi dinner $20. About average prices for downtown ST. Simons Island. Definitely recommend!!!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 11 June 2022

Went there on a suggestion from a friend OMG the best blue crab in bacon wrapped green beans... delicious.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 6 June 2022

But of a long wait, but worth it. Excellent, attentive server. Good calamari, fried oysters, shrimp. All 4 in our party enjoyed it. We did order the cole slaw and it was not good to us, got fries instead.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 3 June 2022 via mobile

We never miss The Half She’ll because it never disappoints. Great food and service. It will always be our first stop when visiting SSI.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 30 May 2022 via mobile

We went there for the crab cakes and the oysters. The waitress said that the crab cake was lump crab meat and not shredded. She also said that fried oysters were medium sized. The crab cake was shredded crab and we were told that the...reason they don’t keep it as lump crab meat is there would be shells in it.🙄. I guess they should have contacted every other restaurant that knows how to make a lump crab meat crab cake to find out why they don’t have shells in theirs. The fried oysters were only slightly larger than a quarter and very heavenly breaded. The crab bisque was non-traditional with a kick, but very good. The onion rings and the butter cake for dessert were also very good. Nevertheless, we would not go back.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Michiela N
1 March 2022|
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Response from gsurocks6X | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure if they accept reservations but I know they can seat 6 pretty easily.
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Adayna B
11 April 2017|
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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?
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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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The Half Shell is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5