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Half Shell Oyster House

2500 13th Street, Gulfport, MS 39501
+1 228-867-7001
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Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“oyster sampler” (59 reviews)
“cheese grits” (32 reviews)
“oysters orleans” (17 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
2500 13th Street, Gulfport, MS 39501
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you're looking for a "nice" place to go for great food - the Half Shell is for you. Really really good food, reasonably priced. You can be dressed nicely or casually in this fine restaurant. The food and service make it worth the trip.

Thank David V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Atmosphere laidback classy. The staff are wonderful. The Oysters are fresh. The wine selection is wonderful. The Seafood pasta was delightful.

Thank Sleeper2012
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere, good service and great food! Must have the oyster sampler for an appetizer. I could eat this for my entree. The crab and corn bisque is to die for! Good gumbo, too! Hubby and I share a seafood sampler platter. We liked it...More

Thank Darlene W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service, menu and location was excellent. Red fish and Gumbo rocked! The menu has something for everybody but features local cuisine. Ample parking and adjacent to local craft brewery just around the corner!

Thank David M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a good meal! The seafood stuffed mushrooms hard to pass up and chargrilled oysters great. Have yet to be disappointed in the many visits. If you like greens try theirs as a side! The sweet potatoes are like a dessert. As Louisiana natives, we...More

Thank nhprescott
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The oyster sampler was amazing and I enjoyed the charbroiled oysters the most as the ingredients compliment the oysters best. The blackened redfish and my chosen 2 sides of sweet potato creme brulee were absolutely delicious. This is a place I would bring my parents...More

Thank WCWCL
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would recommend this restaurant. The oyster sampler was excellent, variety was good and the taste superb. Service was very good and the staff was attentive. A good selection of beers on tap. Grilled grouper was cooked to perfection. Only down side was that their...More

Thank eht82
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you like fresh Gulf seafood expertly prepared and served by a friendly, enthusiastic staff this is your place. The Gulfport branch is located right by the beach. We had the oysters on the half shell (delicious and a bargain at $15.50 for a dozen),...More

Thank A A W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Coming from Maryland, I had a heightened sense of seafood appreciation. This place took it to a new level. Fantastic food, great prices and I never saw shrimp and oysters so big. Went 3 times in 3 days.

Thank emdee570
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First visit to this location was on a Friday Night around 8 pm. Wait was only about 15 minutes. Excellent service from our waiter and the manager stopped by our table to check on us as well. Many seafood options on the menu. Everyone in...More

Thank Darrell W
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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.
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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.
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jmcalpin81
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
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
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
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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