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Half Shell Oyster House

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Seafood
2500 13th St # 1, Gulfport, MS 39501-1913
+1 228-867-7001
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (291 reviews)
“voodoo shrimp” (32 reviews)
“cheese grits” (33 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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2500 13th St # 1, Gulfport, MS 39501-1913
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I had the ribeye and it was very good. They had some type of sweet potato side dish that was very good. The people in my group who had oysters said they were good.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great lunch, lot of cars in the parking lot, but plenty of tables ready, seated immediately. I had a dozen Oysters on the half-shell and a bowl of Gumbo. The oysters were the best I have had in a long time and the Gumbo was...More

1  Thank Walt324
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had their seafood pasta with mushrooms and garlic sauce and it was the best I've ever had. I loved the shrimp and the crab meat on the top!

1  Thank Dani C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked in and we’re sat immediately. The decor was interesting nothing I have never seen before. Got there in time for a special on bloody Mary’s and mimosas. Bonus points. Food was good. Service was just average. Oysters were great !

1  Thank MRud1013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great dinner! We had a half dozen Half Shell Oysters and a half dozen Charbroil Oysters as our appetizer and they were delicious! My red snapper was also good, however the portion was a bit small.... Loved their ambiance and the service was...More

1  Thank yumikoc382
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First a word about our server, Stephanie. She is special, very friendly, knowledgeable and engaging. Her suggestions were right on target. We stopped in Gulfport on our way to Texas and Half Shell was a great choice. The blackened redfish was delicious. The sweet potato...More

1  Thank marilyno35
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff and food here is the best. Even though we had multiple challenges with our meal our experience with stellar. It is not the mistakes, its how you correct them.

Thank Jason W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent food! We have eaten here many times. This visit, we had the grilled snapper and grilled shrimp. All of it was outstanding. The service was very attentive and friendly. I think the server's name was Dana or Jenna. She was excellent.

Thank C J x
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food. Great bar. Excellent service. Fresh wonderfully prepared seafood. Always a good choice. Right downtown gulfport. Near the casino and Jones park.

Thank Theresa P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere is a little more fancy/stuffy for families with small children, though children are welcome. I would suggest going on a dinner date with your spouse or friends, rather than trying to keep kids tangled and interested without making a huge fuss and mess....More

Thank haydenjanis
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Questions & Answers
Darian K
12 November 2016|
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Response from Kevin F | Property representative |
Hello, I'm sorry but we do not accept reservations. We do have a call ahead program that will shorten your wait time but it may not be available at all peak times.
Michael L
1 September 2016|
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Response from Rparish0619 | Reviewed this property |
While it does look "high end", jeans are fine. I have never really "dressed up" when going to eat here.
3 August 2016|
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Response from Tony_15_108 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, early is better the late evening crowd drink more and is louder.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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