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The Half Shell Oysters & Seafood

108 Montague Street, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada
+1 902-634-8503
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (28 reviews)
“paella” (5 reviews)
Closes in 17 min
12:00 - 21:00 Hours
Seafood, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
108 Montague Street, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Really disappointed in the service here. Was greeted well but when the server was given different information from coworkers her attitude changed dramatically. Really inappropriate for the customer service to be so negatively effected by the inner workings of the restaurant. Then waited about 20min...More

Thank Alexandra C
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch while travelling through Lunenburg. Great view. Started with oysters, followed by a bowl of chowder. On the pricey side but Seafood was tasty and fresh and well paired with some local beer. Service was friendly and attentive. Great spot.

Thank Carol Y
Reviewed 27 July 2018

We had to choose a restaurant today to take our 4 friends from out of province to for lunch in the afternoon. Absolutely perfect choice with a great view of the harbour, incredible seafood, and the service was spot on. We had the Tower (seafood...More

Thank KimC2380
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Good selection of food and good atmosphere. Servers are also prompt and courteous. All around good experience. Been here a few times and same each time.

Thank keithbeneteau
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Lunenberg is a terrific waterfront town, and definitely worth the drive from Halifax. Several restaurants other than Half Shell were recommended to us, but we chose it because of the menu which we previewed before we arrived. We sat at the outdoor bar which we...More

Thank beeperVancouver
Reviewed 22 July 2018

We have been here a few times and it's now one of our fave places in Lunenburg. Casual, with excellent food and drinks and genuinely kind service. True Maritime hospitality.

Thank Sonia T
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

We had a fantastic dinner while watching boats in the harbor. Chef Celina prepares the most amazing Scallop Carbonara! Great selection of wines by the glass, everything reasonably priced. Service was attentive and professional. If you sit at the bar, you can watch the food...More

Thank Marcia S
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

Holy seafood! On tour and with only an hour and a penchant for fresh Nova Scotia seafood, we saw this great outdoor bar and patio and picked two seats at the end of the bar with a great view of the harbor. Flags flew, ships...More

Thank kalamakid
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Sit at seafood bar or out at picnic tables on deck... a "small plate" restaurant, so you order a few plus drinks... beautifully prepared... very chic presentation without fussy service or attitude... well, I mean, you are at picnic tables. In a party that doesn't...More

1  Thank david M
Reviewed 6 July 2018

We had dinner plans at another place, but stopped here for a while before and had the nicest time. Great people, drinks and appetizers. The meals also looked fantastic, but we had pre-planned another place. Next time will do dinner here!

1  Thank mabsva
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 108 Montague Street, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Southwest Nova Scotia  >  Lunenburg
  • Phone Number: +1 902-634-8503
**We are opening June 1st for the 2018 season** Outdoor restaurant in the heart of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Serving up the freshest local seafood you can find for lunch, dinner and late night. #eatyourview
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