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On The Half Shell

4500 Highway 17, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576-5028
+1 843-651-1296
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (30 reviews)
“mashed potato” (2 reviews)
“quesadilla” (4 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Grill
4500 Highway 17, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576-5028
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been a couple of times now and have tried several of the items on their menu. I can highly recommend the bacon wrapped scallops and what they call The Stack which is fried mashed potatoes topped with a crab cake and that is...More

Thank chinarose725
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went here solely because of the catchy name and I am glad I did. It is about 100 yards off the highway so passing it is easy to do, but don't. The owner, Mickey, is a young guy from Rhode Island and he believes...More

Thank JohnBC79
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Atmosphere was cozy and welcoming. Jason was a very friendly server, made us feel right at home. We asked the owner, Micky, to bring us whatever he felt would impress us. We were overwhelmed! We started with a bowl of mussels in a spicy tomato...More

Thank Bloom1600
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Nice restaurant with good eats and good prices. Service was good enjoyed eating there.lots of parking and room inside.Great happy hour menus. Menus not very large and have differnt menus different days.

Thank ljoerg
Reviewed 16 December 2017

I was so surprised - the food was excellent. Why was I surprised? From the outside and inside it looks like a typical beach bar, pool table, loud music etc. But every item we picked from the happy hour menu was excellent. Oysters, clams in...More

Thank CindyR213
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

We were invited by a friend to join him for the Oyster Roast. My husband and I love oysters prepared anyway: fried, stewed, roasted, charbroiled... after paying for the meal we were lead back to this long table scattered with holes for placing oyster shells...More

Thank CathyP1953
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Talking about a happy hour . On the half shell is the best . All the food we had was delicious from grouper bite ,buffalo shrimp, oysters on the half shell to peel and eat shrimp . Beer was teeth cracking cold and the staff...More

Thank CFI1985
Reviewed 10 October 2017

I think that their food is just so so. I ordered flounder, and it was rather greasy, and the fries were soggy, but, warm. They used to allow smoking, and it seems that the walls, still have the lingering smells. They do offer some specials...More

Thank barbarahB2890EB
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

We both had oysters and they were Good at the price. It would be a fun place for a group to watch a game.

Thank Twosailers
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

The Half Shell has great food at great prices. On of the best Happy Hours in the area. You will find us there most Tuesdays!

Thank Richard H
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Esther B
15 November 2017|
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Response from CFI1985 | Reviewed this property |
We met other people there . They were seated when we arrived . I saw no greeter at the door . How ever staff was friendly and prompt to take our order. It is a local hang out , which often times means good food and drink .
22 July 2016|
Response from Deborah C | Reviewed this property |
Don't know about that sorry! I think just happy hour prices on food but could be wrong.
22 July 2016|
Response from Cockyone7 |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 5
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Grill
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4500 Highway 17, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576-5028
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Murrells Inlet
  • Phone Number: +1 843-651-1296
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Great food, Great Prices, Great Service. Entire menu is $5.00! Come Check out On The 1/2 Shell
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