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Half Shell Oyster House

6555 Hwy 98 West, Suite A, Hattiesburg, MS 39402
+1 601-296-7901
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (38 reviews)
“creme brulee” (3 reviews)
Closes in 15 min
11:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6555 Hwy 98 West, Suite A, Hattiesburg, MS 39402
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great atmosphere. Staff was okay. Large TVs to watch the game...LSU & MSU were playing, so a very big deal for us. Spacious and clean. Yes I'll go back! The food was great!! Steak (medium rare) was tough though... but they took it away and...More

Thank aleighc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived on a Monday night and had about a 10 minute wait.The wife had a salad with grilled chicken and it was very good.I had the seafood gumbo and it was really good.No heavy salt aftertaste which is usually the sign of a bad to...More

Thank OverTheUnder
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hattiesburg is a small town and even smaller to find good food. There are probably two places to get fresh seafood and great steaks. Well, Half Shell has both. Actually, I believe their steaks are better than "the other place". Very nice wine menu as...More

Thank marklE143YF
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

The food and service were great. We had a party of 7 and all enjoyed different dishes. I had the shrimp, sweet potato creme brulee, and asparagus. We had to wait about an hour for a table. We were offered a free appetizer for our...More

Thank MsMarlie
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

I've dined here many times and have never been disappointed. Restaurant is always clean. The servers are always super polite, professional, and helpful - but not too bothersome. The food is freakin amazing. Seriously. My absolute favorite is the "Fried green tomatoes and crab cakes"...More

Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent cuisine. Oysters of the half shell. Great variety and fresh. Royal red shrimp was excellent. Blackened grouper for entree very good. Wonderful service. Overall very appealing and great experience. Very quick service as well.

Thank 911walterv
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Lunch menu entrees are priced from $8 to $13 with 16 selections to choose from. The Hattiesburg restaurant is located right by Hwy 98 west and is a lovely building. We ordered the $13 crab claws starter to share which was piping hot and more...More

Thank Teresa L
Reviewed 17 July 2017

We had a family brunch here today. First of all, service was great. I don't remember her name, but she was very attentive, and helpful. I had the potpie, and the soup of the day. It was excellent. In fact 3 out of 5 of...More

Thank mrlasvegas2u
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Love this place. Lot of seafood to choose from. Price is $$$. But it's worth it. The seafood Gumbo was delicious. The lamb lollipops were expected. The blackened Grouper was phenomenal. Great ambience. Family friendly place to eat. Recommend highly.

Thank Khondker_Islam
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Half Shell Oyster Bar was voted the best Seafood restaurant in the Magnolia State in this year's Mississippi Magazine. I can see why. Try the secret menu item the Mardi Gras Steak, which is a filet topped with crab meat, a fried green tomato, Cajun...More

Thank akt85
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Velma R
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Response from Lin H | Reviewed this property |
Yep, it's the base of their menu. Ate there for lunch today. Yummmmmmmm
Velma R
19 July 2017|
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Response from Donna S | Reviewed this property |
Not that I know of.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6555 Hwy 98 West, Suite A, Hattiesburg, MS 39402
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Hattiesburg
  • Phone Number: +1 601-296-7901
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