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On The Half Shell

American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Grill
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4500 Highway 17, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576-5028
+1 843-651-1296
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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

OK I was not sure... But I will be back. Shrimp, fries, steaks, scallop, service everything 5 star. Westley was our server, drinks for 5 apps food right on. Friendly and very good all the way around. Kick back and enjoy your time. The prices are not to be beat. Get off the view of the inlet and enjoy the... More 

Thank Mandy C
Surfside Beach, South Carolina
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One Wednesday night in Late January my husband and I were out about and needed to eat. I said hey lets try on the half shell ...my friend said it was decent food. Now let me preference. I am a culinary professional , but I also don't have ridiculous expectations. If I am going into a bar situation I just... More 

Thank Sugaf
Beamsville, Canada
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We come to Surfside Beach every year and we always eat here first. We enjoyed the food and atmosphere. This time was different wings were over cooked and dry. Both the boneless and regular were tasteless. The scalps were good and the shrimps weren't too bad. The music is very loud and you need to sit away from the bar... More 

Thank Gary M
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took a coworker/friends to Half Shell on Friday night for cocktails, apps etc. as we've always had a fondness for this particular spot being local for the last 11 years. Total bill came to 78.70. Perfect! Well worth the cost for cocktails for 4. Left the waitress Meghan a 15 dollar tip as well I should have. Total amount for... More 

1 Thank Shannon O
Mt Pleasant, United States
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a local dive bar. The place is very worn and not that clean inside. The beer and drinks seemed very reasonable. The food is very cheap as well. I order the cheese steak sub and the wife ordered the scallop basket. The food was just OK. Like I said - this is definitely a local dive joint. Cheap... More 

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Stillwater, New Jersey
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102 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

We wanted lite fare and we found the right place. Good drinks, sports bar atmosphere. I loved the oyster po' boy- delicious! My husband had the bacon cheeseburger and he said it was delicious. We will definitely go back to this restaurant.

Thank sandytoes64
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Wow! the clams and oysters were amazing. Happened to arrive during happy hour and so cheap! Can't wait to go back!

Thank pattyanne2008
North Carolina
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Different special each day for Happy Hour. Shrimp, wings, scallops and oysters at .50 each and beer specials make this a good place to visit. The swai fish is great. More of a bar atmosphere but the food is good. Stop in and try it out.

Thank Chieflawdawg
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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66 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Went for dinner with friends. Had 3 orders of little neck clams steemed in garlic and butter. Outstanding. Also great fried calamari. Highly recommended.

Thank ncampo864
Rayland, Ohio, United States
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76 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Went there on a Monday when their daily special is fifty cent oysters, however you want them. Happy hour starts at 4 PM and you get some great deals. Everyone was very friendly and accommodating. Definitely a place to check out.

1 Thank Billy S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$5
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Grill
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4500 Highway 17, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576-5028
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Murrells Inlet
  • Phone Number: +1 843-651-1296
Great food, Great Prices, Great Service. Entire menu is $5.00! Come Check out On The 1/2 Shell

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