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Half Shell Oyster House

) #1 of 198 Restaurants in Gulfport €€ - €€€ American, , Seafood
2500 13th St # 1, Gulfport, MS 39501-1913
+1 228-867-7001
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (275 reviews)
“voodoo shrimp” (31 reviews)
“cheese grits” (32 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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2500 13th St # 1, Gulfport, MS 39501-1913
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A group of us stopped by. Has the Seafood Platter for $26 that had oysters, crab cake, shrimp, and a fish. We did it fried and shared with husband along with bowl of gumbo that was very tastey. Some had the raw oysters and they...More

Thank austinite1982
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I attended a conference in biloxi and took my wife to half shell oyster house for lunch. The cakes were nice more crab than cake dense very nicely prepared. I had grilled red fish it was prepared very well fresh with side of sauteed veggies....More

Thank E7548GRmikep
Reviewed 1 week ago

In Gulf Port for a couple of days and enjoyed our seafood dinners so much we ate here both nights while in town . Reasonably priced food and drink and the staff is very knowledgeable and professional . We'll definitely make this our go to...More

Thank Jzmhc
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here for an early dinner on a Thursday with my mom and daughter and was seated without reservations. We got the portabella mushrooms stuffed with shrimp and crab and the royal reds (shrimp). Both were generous portions and delicious. The kids' menu was...More

Thank Anastasianylon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WOW, what a find in Gulfport. I had another seafood restaurant recommended but on the way, spied Half Shell and that described exactly what I wanted. I had the advantage of being a solo dinner so elected to sit at the bar where the chef/cook...More

1  Thank Sandy H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quaint yet informal decor. Picked because of Trip Advisor rating. Wise choice. Seafood gumbo was excellent; as were the entrees. The Seafood Sampler comprised best or close in every category. Fried Oysters we're fine, tender and tasty, even though June is not an "r" month....More

Thank Crnola
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food, lots of options. Excellent service and good wine selection. I highly recommend the grilled seafood sampler. Great way to try a variety of local seafood.

Thank srs2teach
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been to Half Shell many times and have never had a bad meal or experience. Great seafood, fresh raw oysters, and maybe the best grilled oysters around. The beer is always ice cold and the service is great. We've been to most every seafood...More

Thank Dave-n-KC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the area and wanted a good dinner restaurant. The Tripadvisor folks rated this very high so we checked it out...and was not disappointed. The restaurant cooks oysters in so many different ways and it all comes out delicious! Also had the poy-boys which were...More

Thank gwevans
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in here about 4 on Sunday and was seated immediately. The food and service by Erin our waiter was great. We had the oyster sampler and all 4 where great. Crab cakes, shrimp and fish where all wonderful but I'll be back for...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Darian K
Do you have to make a reservation to get in?
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
What is the dress attire for this restaurant ?
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.
Is this restaurant kid friendly??
2 August 2016|
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Response from Tony_15_108 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, early is better the late evening crowd drink more and is louder.
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Restaurant Details

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