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“Fantastic fresh seafood skillfully prepared”

The Half Shell Oysters & Seafood
Ranked #12 of 49 Restaurants in Lunenburg
Certificate of Excellence
Description: **We are opening June 1st for the 2018 season** Outdoor restaurant in the heart of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Serving up the freshest local seafood you can find for lunch, dinner and late night. #eatyourview
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Description: **We are opening June 1st for the 2018 season** Outdoor restaurant in the heart of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Serving up the freshest local seafood you can find for lunch, dinner and late night. #eatyourview
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Lunenberg is a terrific waterfront town, and definitely worth the drive from Halifax. Several restaurants other than Half Shell were recommended to us, but we chose it because of the menu which we previewed before we arrived. We sat at the outdoor bar which we loved because we could watch the staff cook and plate the food, and stay out of the sun. My husband was so pleased with the 6 oysters, and sauces, and his mussels. My tacos were fabulous. I watched the scallop linguini being made and served, and wished I could order it, too, but my appetite is not that big. Everyone around us loved their meals. The prices are fair, and the service is perfect. They have another restaurant that shares their deck overlooking the bay. Both places have the “108” address so we were able to see the other menu and preparation, but you order and pay for it before you get it. Everyone at both places commented on how thrilled they were with their meals. The beverage choices were perfect—We loved our beer.

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Reviewed 22 July 2018

We have been here a few times and it's now one of our fave places in Lunenburg. Casual, with excellent food and drinks and genuinely kind service. True Maritime hospitality.

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Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

We had a fantastic dinner while watching boats in the harbor. Chef Celina prepares the most amazing Scallop Carbonara! Great selection of wines by the glass, everything reasonably priced. Service was attentive and professional. If you sit at the bar, you can watch the food prep - the kitchen staff was moving as fast as they could!

Thank Marcia S
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Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

Holy seafood! On tour and with only an hour and a penchant for fresh Nova Scotia seafood, we saw this great outdoor bar and patio and picked two seats at the end of the bar with a great view of the harbor. Flags flew, ships motored and the sun shone. But nothing was better than the super busy staff smiles and seafood platter with fresh oysters, scallop, steamed NS lobster and crab. With a nice chill bottle of Tidal Bay white blend by Lightfoot & Wolfville out of New Bretton, we devoured the delicious creatures and thoroughly enjoyed our time doing it. Forget all the other packed to the rafters half hour wait places. Make this your go to. Let them know if you are a bit rushed they will accommodate.

Thank kalamakid
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Sit at seafood bar or out at picnic tables on deck... a "small plate" restaurant, so you order a few plus drinks... beautifully prepared... very chic presentation without fussy service or attitude... well, I mean, you are at picnic tables. In a party that doesn't want the precious little plates? You can order fish and chips, etc, from the resto sharing the deck with this place.

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