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On The Half Shell

American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Grill
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4500 HIGHWAY 17 BYPASS SOUTH, Murrells Inlet, SC
+1 843-651-1296
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North Carolina
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Different special each day for Happy Hour. Shrimp, wings, scallops and oysters at .50 each and beer specials make this a good place to visit. The swai fish is great. More of a bar atmosphere but the food is good. Stop in and try it out.

Thank Chieflawdawg
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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64 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for dinner with friends. Had 3 orders of little neck clams steemed in garlic and butter. Outstanding. Also great fried calamari. Highly recommended.

Thank ncampo864
Rayland, Ohio, United States
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73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Went there on a Monday when their daily special is fifty cent oysters, however you want them. Happy hour starts at 4 PM and you get some great deals. Everyone was very friendly and accommodating. Definitely a place to check out.

Thank Billy S
Fort Oglethorpe, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We saw the menu and mostly positive reviews online and thought we'd give it a try. First, the atmosphere was horrible. It smelled and looked dirty. It looked more like a poolhall/arcade with a bar. If you are looking for a more upscale place, or even authentic, folksy or quaint, this is not it. The food was greasy, very small... More 

Thank Laura W
Dunbar, West Virginia
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We had shrimp, raw oysters, crab cakes, hush puppies were tasty, best value in the area, cute little local bar and restaurant.

Thank pjs1960
Buffalo, New York
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111 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We came in on a Sunday and ate at the bar outside on a nice Sunday. The staff are friendly and service was good. The food is inexpensive and plentiful, for example a dozen oysters shucked for 15. We had drinks, apps, dinners and for a lot of food and drink we still got out for around 100. You could... More 

1 Thank billbuffny
Chatham, New York
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140 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We had purchased a voucher from Restaurant.com for this place, knowing that we had to use it for lunch. When our party arrived, almost all the seats at the bar were taken, but the restaurant section was empty. The menu was simple, but with a lot of variety. Three of us had "The Stacker," a crab cake on mashed potatoes... More 

1 Thank marigail
Travelers Rest, South Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Best price period. But we come back because the food is great consistently. No better deal anywhere.

Thank ashley86792016
York, Pennsylvania
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93 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

I found out about this restaurant on restaurant.com & am so glad I did. While on vacation in Surfside S.C. we went here for a late lunch. It is a small restaurant/bar. The food was fantastic, the service was great. It certainly is a hidden gem in S. C.

Thank cthemome
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Love this place, great food, great service, good prices and great entertainment....BUT they have different places to sit in this little place for different specials....the place isn't that big and when you go you have to sit in certain places for certain specials, not sure who came up with this idea, but they need to re think it FAST.....we went... More 

1 Thank karkel59

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$5
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Grill
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4500 HIGHWAY 17 BYPASS SOUTH, Murrells Inlet, SC
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Murrells Inlet
  • Phone Number: +1 843-651-1296
Great food, Great Prices, Great Service. Entire menu is $5.00! Come Check out On The 1/2 Shell

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