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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%
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“oysters” (28 reviews)
“paella” (5 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 21:00 Hours
Seafood, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
108 Montague Street, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Great local seafood and local wines, friendly staff and incredible views. All, set in a positively charming town!

Thank PandK2011
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Grabbed lunch here one very hot afternoon. Had a variety of the oysters and the chowder and scallop pasta dish. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is relaxing. A lovely spot to spend a quiet afternoon eating wonderful local fare!

Thank James G
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Our server was lovely and her service was friendly and prompt. We had mussels, oyster, fish tacos, and the lobster club. Everything was superb. Only outside seating and we lived that. Recommend!

1  Thank Halifaxvoyager
Reviewed 19 July 2017

sweet little oyster bar with a view of the harbour but with the patio abutting it's sister Fish Shack, it is very noisy with the exhaust fans and loud music.

Thank inuitbaby
Reviewed 13 July 2017

It was a bright, sunny day and the patio looked so inviting overlooking the harbour. This place certainly has the location! We ordered the seafood platter to share. We had a long wait even though we were the second table to arrive for lunch. When...More

Thank Daverblond
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Had lunch with a friend we ordered the lobster sandwich and fish tacos. I think the lobster sandwich was great value and was delicious!

Thank hicynthia13
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Was so happy to find this place. Adorable courteous staff, quick service and wonderful creative selections. Great for foodies. Favorite restaurant on our visit to Nova Scotia. Also great beer and wine list. Totally recommend the food, drinks and the view. Perfect gem. Totally cool...More

Thank Canamcanuckeh
Reviewed 29 October 2016

We had a bowl of chowder and a beer on an unusually hot day in September. The cooks made our chowder while we watched from the bar. Everything was professionally done despite the crowd and the extreme heat. We love chowder and we both agreed...More

Thank Birgit G
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Excellent intimate spot to enjoy oysters in Lunenburg. Its a small place and it is all outside, which was a challenge the night we went since it was raining. There is a long counter where people can sit and it is covered but the rest...More

Thank Jenn B
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

As a neophyte oyster eater I don't think I could have chosen a better place to explore oysters. Everyone was both knowledgeable and helpful to steer me through "the oyster world". We will be back to enjoy a new culinary delight. Hooked!

Thank caledontraveller
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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
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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