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Half Shell Oyster House

€€ - €€€American, , Seafood
2500 13th St, Gulfport, MS 39501-1913
+1 228-867-7001
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:00 - 22:00 Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
2500 13th St, Gulfport, MS 39501-1913
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in for an early dinner on a weekday. Having eaten at the Half Shell in Biloxi before, we knew they had oysters on the half shell. This location is in Gulfport, a few blocks from Island View Resort, where we were staying. The...More

Thank Tina T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first visit to the area so we wanted seafood for lunch. For a starter we order the fried green tomatoes with crab meat. It was excellent! I like a seared rare tuna, but tried the lunch size blackened tuna. Bad choice as...More

Thank howardm34
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were quite happy with the service and our meals. Very short wait and I liked their use of texting to get the table.

Thank FellowTraveler376796
Reviewed 1 week ago

New to the area, still trying to find my way around and always looking for new places to try. Stopped in for a late lunch during the week, not busy and service and food were great. We ordered the seafood gumbo, crawfish, crab and corn...More

Thank Venture199682
Reviewed 1 week ago

Half Shell Oyster House is one of my favorite places to eat in Gulfport. I love raw oysters, ad theirs are excellent! Freshly opened and always at least a "baker's dozen". I have tried many of their appetizers and entrees. The best for me is...More

Thank sheshie2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is always delicious...best on the coast.We go at least once a month. Conveniently located in downtown Gulfport. .Lots of free parking

Thank thatbobkat
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved our evening at Half Shell! It had been recommended by a local friend and it way exceeded our expectations! The service was fantastic, the decor creative and authentic. I fell in love with the Fried Green Tomatoes with Blue Crab fishcakes - divine!...More

Thank karinwellman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch. Atmosphere is great. Service was ok. Disappointed in food. Crab cakes were soggy and lacked flavour. Oyster Rockefeller topping was not nice but the oysters themselves were good.

Thank J7951MTwilliamb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve eaten here several times over the past few years and their food continues to be as good as anything in the Biloxi area. The chargrilled oysters may be the best thing on the menu. The oysters Rockefeller are the second best of their four...More

Thank Jim C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

7 week motorhome trip from Maryland to Vegas and wondering back to Flordia for winter. Stopped in Bay St Louis for a few days. Visited sev et rally places then Oyster time. This is second time in a half shell oyster house and I found...More

Thank Mike M
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Questions & Answers
16 June 2018|
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Response from JohnM9812 | Reviewed this property |
this restaurant is in a two story building in downtown Gulfport Mississippi on the corner of 25th avenue and 13th street. It was never a house, always a business since the time it was built in the early 1900s.
Darian K
11 November 2016|
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Response from Kevin F | Property representative |
Hello, I'm sorry but we do not accept reservations. We do have a call ahead program that will shorten your wait time but it may not be available at all peak times.
Michael L
1 September 2016|
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Response from Rparish0619 | Reviewed this property |
While it does look "high end", jeans are fine. I have never really "dressed up" when going to eat here.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups, Romantic
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: 2500 13th St, Gulfport, MS 39501-1913
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Gulfport
  • Phone Number: +1 228-867-7001
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