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The Half Shell Oysters & Seafood

108 Montague Street, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada
+1 902-634-8503
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“oysters” (26 reviews)
“paella” (5 reviews)
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Seafood, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
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108 Montague Street, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada
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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
Reviewed 4 July 2018

we showed up just before closing and they treated us great and the food was amazing and priced just right (maybe even on the cheap side for the quality of both :D )

1  Thank Steve G
Reviewed 29 June 2018

Very good food would highly recommend this restaurant. Service was a little impersonal but efficient. Other servers seemed more personable.

1  Thank Patrick M
Reviewed 25 June 2018

The outside area of this restaurant is ideal for absorbing the atmosphere of Lunenburg from both a street view and a water view. The meals are tasty, reasonably priced, and well presented by staff members who make customers feel welcome. The layout of the deck...More

1  Thank Nelson F
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

The outdoor dining experience with a view of the beautiful harbour should be enough but the bonus of great food and local wines makes it even better. We celebrated our anniversary here and shared the Tuna tartare and the carbonara which were both delicious. Staff...More

1  Thank David M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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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