We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Half Shell

€€ - €€€
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
7825 Winchester Rd, Memphis, TN 38125-2365
+1 901-737-6755
11:00 - 03:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun 11:00 - 02:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 03:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

59 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 59: English reviews
Level Contributor
68 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were back in Memphis area & our friend who drove us had recommended The Half Shell. We Really enjoyed the lunch - food was Very good & so was the service. Nice atmosphere, as well.

Thank David H
Bartlett, Tennessee
Level Contributor
210 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wife and I wanted something different. Drove all the way fro Bartlett to Winchester to an old standby of mine that I used to frequent when I worked on Hacks Cross. Half Shell kinda depends on what crew is cooking and serving. Last night our server was about the best I have had in years. Nice guy, super attentive, nice... More 

Thank mjlarivi
Memphis, Tennessee
Level Contributor
34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Invited to the Winchester location today for lunch. Ordered lunch fish meal of day amberjack (grilled) with side of Italian spinach. Fish cooked until tasteless shoe leather; had to try to cut with knife. Not being familiar with amberjack, I just researched on the web. The Half Shell amberjack meets none of those juicy, tasty standards. Had I not been... More 

Thank gwlj
Lake City, Georgia
Level Contributor
133 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Good place for soup and salad and sandwich. Gumbo ok, not much seafood. Fresh salad and the shrimp poor boy reported to be good. Service ok.

Thank CAGjr
Level Contributor
10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

For date night, we went to Half Shell because I really wanted oysters. We sat at the bar. I have to say that the bar staff was very friendly and engaging. Our drinks were excellent! I ordered the oysters and they were fantastic! After trying grilled oysters at different places, I have concluded that Half Shell has the best oysters... More 

Thank Keitra L
Level Contributor
57 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

I visit the other location pretty regularly and have always had GREAT service and good food. My husband and I went to this location because he was in this area on business. To say it was disappointing would be an understatement. The waiter was TERRIBLE. He had some tables outside that he seemed to take fairly good care of. But... More 

Thank Msmarra74
Danny S, Owner at Half Shell, responded to this review

We're so sorry to hear about your unpleasant experience at The Half Shell. Please contact our General Manager, Mark Schielke, at (901) 737-6755 so we can get more information and try to rectify the situation. More 

Level Contributor
161 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Wife and I stopped in for dinner. Place was busy but not crowded. Waitress was prompt and courteous. Food..the Amber jack sandwich was OK but the fish was about one third size of Bunn. The onion rings were limp...needed a 0late and knife to eat...not good. The club sandwich was good and steak fries were OK. Have stopped in here... More 

Thank eronpickard
Memphis, Tennessee
Level Contributor
57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

Both of us had the grilled chicken salad. Some of the cranberries and walnuts tasted old. Crowded at 11:30 on a Wednesday.

Thank Linda U
Level Contributor
57 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

My wife and I have eaten here multiple times but this is my first review. If you're in the area and want seafood you won't go wrong by selecting the Half Shell. Not once have we had a bad experience. Great food, service, and atmosphere.

Thank T M
Collierville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015

I was really looking for some decent seafood. Had driven by this place a few times so we decided to give it a try. Wait staff was friendly but slow, not busy, just slow. The food was ok, but you can find better seafood even here in Memphis without too much effort. Keep looking

Thank Big B

Travellers who viewed Half Shell also viewed


Been to Half Shell? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7825 Winchester Rd, Memphis, TN 38125-2365
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: +1 901-737-6755

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Half Shell staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?