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Half Shell Oyster House

2500 13th Street, Gulfport, MS 39501
+1 228-867-7001
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“oyster sampler” (60 reviews)
“oysters orleans” (17 reviews)
“cheese grits” (32 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2500 13th Street, Gulfport, MS 39501
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Excellent service, great oysters, charming location. Highly recommended. Location is not too far from I-10 and very close to the gulf. Parking was close by too.

Thank SLC_Atlanta
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

That about sums up my recent visit to this classic Oyster House. If you are driving into Gulfport on 25th Ave., you will see a large billboard on the right advertising the Half Shell Oyster House 1 1/2 miles ahead on the right. Do stop!...More

Thank Joe G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

ask for shelby she is awsome!!!! i eat here all the time i love this place if your on vacation WELCOME to crooked letter, and please eat here so you dont think we suck because other places are mostly a disapointment

Thank tonybrothr
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Cajun oysters are the best. Just as good if not better than New Orleans. Quaint, brick building. Awesome server named Chelsea I believe. We had four martinis. Not one of them were filled. This just looks bad. Like we were served a half drank...More

Thank CarolynInCT
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Best steak I’ve ever had. I never get steak at a seafood restaurant, but someone recommended it. Absolutely delicious. I had the ribeye. The sauce on top was amazing. My boyfriend had the filet topped with the shrimp. Both steaks were the best. Highly recommend...More

Thank Erin G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Oyster samplers was great. Charbroiled were the best . Redfish orleans was delicious, new potatoes yummy. Save room for dessert cinnamon bread pudding and banana foster cheesecake made for a wonderful meal.

Thank 4,034,651
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and service. I loved the crab cakes and sweet potato crepe brûlée. I plan on going back the next time I’m in town.

Thank marcevans70
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Half Shell Oyster House lived up to its number 1 TripAdvisor rating. Since the charbroiled oysters were gluten free, we ordered a dozen. They were awesome. My wife had the Royal Reds and I had the Seafood Stuffed Portabella. Both were excellent. Our server...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was excited to try the top-ranked place in Gulfport. Their lunch menu is a less expensive & lighter version of dinner ( keep this in mind as the dinner portions are huge & rich, such as the shrimp and grits ) so you could...More

Thank Fantom_Gormay
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great meal and good service. The food was delicious and plentiful. The seafood was fresh tasting and it was not a long process. We were tired from a full day of fishing and wanted great food but not to sit for hours. And this place...More

Thank mweathers07
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Questions & Answers
Darian K
12 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.
3 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
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
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2500 13th Street, Gulfport, MS 39501
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Gulfport
  • Phone Number: +1 228-867-7001
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