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The Half Shell

) #8 of 77 Restaurants in Saint Simons Island €€ - €€€ American, , Seafood
504 Beachview Dr, Suite 1-A, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-4740
+1 912-268-4241
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“butter cake” (47 reviews)
“oysters” (167 reviews)
“ceviche” (12 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 21:30All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
504 Beachview Dr, Suite 1-A, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-4740
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a great time here (we sat outside) and the food was great. We had the blackened shrimp basket with sweet potato fries and the Crab BLT burger. The shrimp basket was great and seasoned very nicely. The crab BLT Burger was surprisingly great...More

Thank TheFitmiss
Reviewed 4 days ago

From the Oysters Frederica, to the freshly grilled snapper, our lunch was really enjoyable. Friendly service. Relaxed atmosphere. Reasonable prices. A highly recommended place to dine!

Thank Noleman
Reviewed 4 days ago

While living on the island this restaurant exchanged owner's and theme's many times before The Half Shell took over. Now it is the regular hang-out for so many locals because the owner's are invested in you satisfaction, they get to know you by name and...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

We ate here with our retriever in the outdoor seating. For an appetizer, we ordered the kalamari - Very Good!! I had the ribeye steak and my daughter had the fried shrimp - both were delicious and perfectly prepared. I had heard good reports on...More

Thank Cheryl H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Incredible meal of blackened mahi and bacon-wrapped green beans! I was on a business trip and after spending $34 at a chain restaurant the night before, it was such a treat to spend $20 (including a glass of wine!) and enjoy really really great food!

1  Thank CCarlsonD
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I along with some friends eat there often. I ordered the oysters and shrimp and wife got the same. My friends got snapper and shrimp...I have never been disappointed at any time when dining there. The chef, Conner and bartender Niles are...More

1  Thank Steve S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had never been to an establishment before where they all split tips. We were seated, waited on and served by at least 5 different, enthusiastic, positive people. Our crab cake, shrimp and salad was very fresh and tasty. Then came their World famous Butter...More

1  Thank Gagolfer6
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This local restaurant specializes in oysters, but its other seafood entrees are also quite good. It is located in the heart of the village.

Thank MDunham7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was treated here for lunch by a dear friend that lives on the island. I thought the food was wonderful! I had a salad with strawberries and soft shell crabs - delish!!!! Also had a lovely glass (OK, two) of a very nice white...More

Thank salsatraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We hit the Half Shell for dinner on a Thursday night. The place was busy but they got us in pretty quickly. The restaurant is small and seating is cramped. The server was attentive and quick and the food overall was good. The crab cake...More

Thank Jennifer B
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Questions & Answers
Adayna B
11 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from rankchef | Property representative |
Yes. Depending on when you would like to come, we have 3 tables beside each other that would work for your party. What date are you looking at?
12 March 2016|
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Response from rankchef | Property representative |
Yes. Mon-Thu 5-6, Fri-Sun 4-6. Half off draft beers ($1.25-$3.00), house wine ($2.50) and well liquor ($2.50).
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Wine and Beer
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 504 Beachview Dr, Suite 1-A, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-4740
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Golden Isles of Georgia  >  Saint Simons Island
  • Phone Number: +1 912-268-4241
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