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Half Shell Oyster House

€€ - €€€American, , Seafood
34761 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Suite 104, FL 32541-3594
+1 850-842-4788
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good11%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“oyster sampler” (16 reviews)
“redfish” (15 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00 Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
34761 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Suite 104, FL 32541-3594
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Heather took great care of us!!! The food and ambiance were fabulous!! Will def come back! The oysters were amazing...raw and steamed!!! Salmon was spectacular too. Try for yourself!

Thank Roam234142
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant impressed me so much. The food was so flavored and the customer service was amazing. I was skeptical about this restaurant after I read some negative reviews but it was the opposite. The food was so good that I am planning to go...More

Thank Luis C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The oyster sampler starter is perfect. New Orleans and chargrilled both outstanding. Add a side salad and a cold draft, nice meal.

1  Thank DeavBBQ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited the location in Biloxi Mississippi and LOVED it! The raw oysters were very fresh and sweet ! I have no complaints other than the gumbo . It was so bland and plain. Gumbo is supposed to be robust and filled with flavor...More

1  Thank wendynknox
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our 1st stay in Destin!! It was my 10th wedding anniversary the night we went 10/25/18. Our server was Rick he was AMAZING and funny and very laid back!! We also talked Alicia who was very nice and my husband watched Trevor who...More

1  Thank Angela Neal M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are in Destin and have not been to this restaurant, you have miss one of the best! We had the seafood pot pie, sweet potato creme brûlée,and seafood gumbo and all were excellent.

1  Thank jack0987
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Omg don’t miss this place! Husband had oyster Orleans and Bienville...he said they were awesome! I had the half shell salad and crab bisque. So yummy! Kids meals were eaten up quickly! Our server Ben made our special noodle request happen for our autistic daughter....More

1  Thank ILimplant
Reviewed 8 October 2018

I tried Half Shell for the first time last weekend and I was really impressed with the Bienville oysters. They were phenomenal!! I also tried the stuffed mushrooms which were just okay for me. The asparagus was also good. The children's portion are large. My...More

1  Thank Dionne M
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

First of all the service was fantastic. Bri was our waitress. She was Very helpful in her referals of dishes. She recommended the surf n turf. It was an amazing dish. It was a filet topped with a crab cake. Im old fashion so it...More

1  Thank TimAlison T
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

You must indulge yourself and try the seafood at Half Shells Oyster House in Destin FL. The Royal Red shrimp is the freshest and tastiest you will ever have. The service is great as well. Ask for Heather. She is friendly and take excellent care...More

1  Thank allenegnor
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant 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, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34761 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Suite 104, FL 32541-3594
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin
  • Phone Number: +1 850-842-4788
  • E-mail
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.
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