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Half Shell Oyster House

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About
We feature fresh fish and seafood specialties. Original recipes from teh Gulf South. We also have a wide variety of other options including steaks, chicken, pastas, poboys and more. Of course our specialty is Oysters which we cook 6 different ways.
PRICE RANGE
US$10 - US$30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You couldn't ask for more friendly and helpful staff. The prices were very reasonable and the royal red shrimp was out of this world. The restaurant gives you the feel of a high dollar restaurant at very reasonable price.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank bigrevvv
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great waitress, Bree, knew the entire menu. Impeccable service and seafood. Only minis, frozen fries!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Charles J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I selected this restaurant for the menu and New Orleans ambiance. I had a very well made Old Fashioned made with Elijah Craig to start. We started with a half dozen Oysters Bienville. Definitely worth it. For dinner I had the seafood sampler (fried) and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank James C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I stopped in for dinner on our New Year’s trip to Destin. We got right in and the restaurant was clean, staff was friendly, and the atmosphere was very welcoming. We ordered the royal red shrimp for an appetizer. I know that...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank slverdoe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first visit to this restaurant and we will definitely return on future Destin trips. The Royal Red Shrimp were delicious. Manager Nick was very friendly and informative about call ahead seating and weekly Royal Reds special.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ARKLA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited New Year's Day, 2019. We had the tuna dip, which was great! We each got seafood...fried shrimp, seafood pot pie (a new favorite) and seafood pasta. Each dish was good and sides were good, as well. It is a new favorite! We go to...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank carolhR5503ZY
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Out of sight good!! General manager, Matt was very friendly & our service couldnt have been better. Ask for Rick. These people will treat you right!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank MarieTaunton22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stopped in for the first time for dinner. The atmosphere is great: good Cajun and Zydeco music playing, well furnished and clean. Although my wife will tell you it was a bit chilly inside. Prices are about average for the area...between...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Larry T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staff was more concerned with staffing needs instead of customers. Food was so so. Would not return to restaurant

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank lwilliams626
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the oyster sampler dish, just enough to fill you up without stuffing you up. The service started out missing but improved after the drinks came. Certainly worth returning for, as there is a lot on the menu worth trying. Enjoy 😎

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Bret F
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