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Half Shell Oyster House

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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Food
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Atmosphere

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings

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Menu

OYSTERS
We take pride in serving only the finest quality, hand selected Gulf oysters. We continually shuck them throughout the day to provide you with the freshest oysters possible.
$17.0
Oysters Combo
The Best of the Best Combination of three Charbroiled Oysters, three Oysters Bienville, three Oysters Rockefeller and three Oysters Orleans
Half Dozen $7.0
Dozen $13.0
Oysters on the Half Shell
Gulf oysters freshly shucked in-house
Half Dozen $8.5
Dozen $16.0
Oysters Orleans
Charbroiled over an open flame and basted with our spicy New Orleans style smokey cajun sauce
Half Dozen $8.5
Dozen $16.0
Charbroiled Oysters
Half Shell’s signature oyster, charbroiled over an open flame with our unique butter, garlic and herb sauce
Half Dozen $9.5
Dozen $18.0
Oysters Bienville
Topped with an herb, mushroom, crab, shrimp, bacon, and Italian bread crumb mixture. Topped with Parmesan cheese and baked
Half Dozen $8.5
Dozen $16.0
Oysters Rockefeller
Topped with fresh spinach, cream cheese, herbs and Pernod then baked and finished with Parmesan cheese
STARTERS
$11.0
Fried Green Tomatoes & Crab Cakes
Fried green tomatoes layered with blue crab cakes. Served over lemon aioli and topped with fresh lump crab meat ravigotte
$8.0
Tempura Battered Asparagus
Tempura battered and fried asparagus, drizzled with a soy glaze and served with wasabi ranch and sriracha chili sauce
$8.0
Voodoo Shrimp
Gulf shrimp fried golden and tossed in our sweet and spicy Voodoo sauce
$12.0
Blue Crab Claws
Fresh Gulf Blue crab claws hand-breaded and fried golden. Served with cocktail sauce
$9.0
BBQ Shrimp
Large Gulf shrimp sautéed in a New Orleans style spicy garlic BBQ sauce. Served with sliced French bread. Prepared peeled and ready to eat!
$11.0
Royal Reds
A half pound of Cajun boiled large Royal Reds served hot with drawn butter. These deep water shrimp have a sweet lobster like flavor
$8.0
Spinach Artichoke Dip
Creamy spinach and artichoke dip served hot and topped with diced onions, tomatoes and shredded Parmesan cheese. Served with fresh toasted pita chips
$8.0
Voodoo Wings
Fresh all white meat boneless wings, fried golden and tossed in our unique sweet and spicy Voodoo sauce.
$9.0
Seafood Stuffed Portabella
Portabella mushrooms stuffed with lump crab meat, shrimp, minced chipotle peppers, roasted red peppers and spinach. Grilled and served with lemon aioli sauce
$10.0
Blue Crab Cakes
Homemade lump crab meat cakes with minced chipotle peppers, seasonings and a crisp pankocrust. Served with lemon aioli sauce
SEAFOOD
Served with choice of two sides (Shrimp & grits served with one side)
$21.0
Royal Reds
3/4 of a pound of Cajun boiled large Royal Portabella mushrooms stuffed with lump Gulf shrimp sautéed in a spicy Orleans style Reds served hot with drawn butter. These deep water shrimp have a sweet lobster like flavor
$25.0
Seafood Platter
Heaping portions of fried shrimp, fried oysters and a crab cake. Served with cocktail sauce
$17.0
Fried Shrimp
Gulf shrimp hand battered and dusted in seasoned corn flour and fried golden
$17.0
Seafood Stuffed Portabellas
Portabella mushrooms stuffed with lump crab meat, shrimp, minced chipotle peppers, roasted red peppers and spinach. Grilled and served with lemon aioli sauce
$14.0
Seafood Pot Pie
Shrimp, crawfish, crab meat, corn, peas and carrots in a traditional pot pie filling with a crisp buttermilk crust
$19.0
BBQ Shrimp
Gulf shrimp sautéed in a spicy Orleans style buttery BBQ sauce. Served with sliced French bread. Prepared peeled and ready to eat!
$16.0
Shrimp & Grits
Cheddar cheese grits topped with shrimp sautéed with shallots and our Southern Pecan BBQ sauce
$23.0
Fried Oysters
Fresh Gulf oysters hand breaded with seasoned corn flour and fried golden
STEAK, CHICKEN & PASTA
Served with choice of two sides (Pastas served with one side) Add a topper to your steak for an unbelievable taste combination!
$26.0
Big Easy Surf & Turf
USDA Choice 6 oz filet served over a home made crab cake and topped with bernaise sauce and fresh jumbo lump crab meat
$24.0
Filet Orleans
USDA Choice 6 oz filet cooked to desired temperature and topped with shrimp sauteed in our homemade spicy Orleans sauce
$15.0
With Grilled Shrimp $17.0
Pasta Half Shell
Fresh chicken breast grilled and tossed in alfredo sauce with sundried tomatoes, capers and artichoke hearts. Served over linguini
$24.0
Ribeye
Fresh 13 oz USDA Choice Ribeye seasoned and chargrilled to desired temperature and topped with Orleans butter
$24.0
Filet
8 oz USDA Choice tenderloin seasoned and chargrilled to desired temperature
$17.0
Seafood Pasta
Fresh Gulf shrimp, lump crab meat and crawfish sauteed with portabella mushrooms, shallots,garlic and seasonings. Tossed in our homemade creole seasoned alfredo and served over linguini
$15.0
Almond Encrusted Chicken
Fresh chicken breast coated in chopped almonds and seasonings, sauteed and drizzled with roasted red bell pepper aioli sauce
$15.0
Chicken Half Shell
Fresh chicken breast grilled and topped with an alfredo sauce with sundried tomatoes, capers and artichoke hearts
$13.0
With Grilled Shrimp $15.0
Chicken Alfredo
Fresh chicken grilled, sliced and tossed with our homemade creole alfredo sauce. Served over linguini
FISH SELECTIONS
Served with choice of two sides
$18.0
Bacon & Pecan Crusted Redfish
Fresh Redfish from the Gulf, coated in crushed pecans and sauteed. Topped with chopped bacon and orange beurre blanc
$18.0
Grilled Yellowfin Tuna
Sashimi grade Yellowfin tuna seasoned and grilled to desired temperature. Served with lemon aioli
$20.0
Paneed Flounder
Fresh Flounder paneed with Parmesan flour, smothered in a citrus dill cream and topped with jumbo lump crab meat
Market Price
Fresh Fish Of The Day
Your choice of any of our fresh fish selections seasoned, grilled and served with lemon aioli
Market Price
Fresh Fish ala Esplanade
Our daily fresh fish seasoned and grilled then topped with jalapeno lime Hollandaise and a fried artichoke salad
SOUP AND SALAD
Dressings: Ranch, Bleu Cheese, Honey Mustard, 1000 Island, House Vinaigrette, Italian. are homemade in house daily
Side $6.0
Entrée $9.0
Half Shell Salad
Spring mix, Romaine, avocado, goat cheese, roasted almond slices, chives, tomatoes and shredded carrots served with our signature roasted garlic balsamic house dressing
$10.0
Almond Chicken Salad
Fresh chicken coated in chopped almonds and spices. Served over a salad of spring mix, Romaine, sliced red onions, roma tomatoes and mixed cheese. Served with your choice of dressing
Side $4.0
Entrée $7.0
Caesar Salad
Romaine hearts and croutons tossed in a creamy Caesar dressing. Topped with shredded Parmesan cheese
Side $4.0
Entrée $7.0
Garden Salad
Mixed Romaine and Spring mix, Roma tomatoes, red onions, Monterrey Jack and cheddar cheese
Cup $4.5
Bowl $7.5
Seafood Gumbo
Shrimp, crab and crawfish in a dark file roux, topped with white rice
SALAD TOPPERS
add to any side or entrée salad
$2.5
Grilled Chicken
$3.5
Almond Encrusted Chicken
$4.0
Grilled or Fried Shrimp
$7.0
Grilled Tuna
$8.0
Fried Oysters
BURGER, SANDWICHES AND PO-BOY
Served with choice of one side. All po-boys served on fresh French bread and dressed with lettuce and tomato
$12.0
Blackened Tuna Sandwich
Blackened Sashimi grade Yellowfin tuna cooked to desired temperature and served on a Kaiser roll with lemon aioli
$9.0
Classic Rueben
Corned beef, sauerkraut, 1000 Island dressing and melted Swiss cheese served on marbled rye
$11.0
The Uptowner
Sliced USDA Choice ribeye topped with sautéed
$9.0
The Downtowner
Choice ground chuck seasoned and charbroiled to desired temperature. Topped with sautéed portabella mushrooms and onions with melted Provolone cheese,. Served on a Kaiser roll
$9.0
Chicken, Bacon and Swiss
Fresh chicken breast seasoned, grilled and topped with crisp bacon and choice of American, Swiss or Provolone cheese. Served on a Kaiser roll
$8.0
Cheeseburger
Choice ground chuck seasoned and charbroiled to desired temperature with choice of American, Swiss or Provolone cheese. Served on a Kaiser roll
$10.0
Oyster Po-Boy $12.0
Shrimp Po-Boy $9.0
Voodoo Shrimp Po-Boy
Gulf shrimp fried golden and tossed in our sweet and spicy Voodoo sauce
$11.0
Combo Po-Boy
Half Fried Oysters, and half Fried Shrimp
ADD ONS
add to any entrée
$4.0
Jumbo Lump Crab Meat & Bernaise
$2.0
Rockefeller Topping
$3.0
Bienville Topping
$4.0
Crab Cake
$4.0
Grilled Shrimp
DRINKS
Coke
Diet Coke
Sprite
Lemonade
Mr. Pibb
Barq's Root Beer
Iced Tea And Coffee
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood
FEATURES
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Ate with a business group of ten for dinner. Not one complaint from anyone. They prepared my filet just the way I like it! They gave us plenty of time to visit and enjoy our dinner!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank mrsjackson2009
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Chargrilled oysters for fabulous!! Service was great as well!! If you are looking for an extensive menu at great prices this is it!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank treysutton
Reviewed 6 days ago

My favorite place for great oysters, Royal Reds, & seafood in general. Great casual atmosphere. Great bar & drinks. Food is wonderful. I highly recommend!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Debbie B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fresh seafood prepared in a excellent manner. Every reasonable prices for the quality and quantity of food. Very good variety of food for most tastes. Ate the free standing establishment. We were told that the one in a casino was more pricey. Will definitely go...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Pat_FMacroIsland_FL
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Superb all around visit and we are going to alter tomorrow travel arrangement to go back tomorrow and sample more “delicious-ness”! We started with the chargrilled oysters but Jennifer informed us, since we were newbies, that we should try the Oysters Orleans. I don’t know...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 695dougn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When we come to Gulfport, the kids plan to go to Sunday Brunch here! One of us always tries the special. Oyster sampler platter for an appetizer. Chocolate Explosion for dessert! Always great service and delicious food with a casual/upscale vibe.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank elizabethverret
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I only come to half shell for these Oysters! The best! I sit at the bar and watch the Oyster shuckers prepare them with such delicacy.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank GoPlaces35472843896
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is our second visit to Gulfport and we immediately when to Half Shell Oyster House. Just a really neat atmosphere with wonderful food. We had their Voodoo Shrimp as an appetizer and for dinner we had their Filet Orleans. Wonderful!!! You have to try...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank sandrcooper
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice selection of beer and wine, we had excellent service, but the seafood stands out. Oysters on the half shell were as usual, maybe not as plump as some. What I don’t understand is why they just come with cocktail sauce and horseradish, where’s the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank TTWindom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There's a reason this restaurant is No# 1 in Gulfport! The sweet potato brûlée is a must. We went at lunch and found plenty of free parking nearby. All four of us had different dishes, and we all came away bragging about the qualities of...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Raymond112
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bobbiem725
16 June 2018|
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Response from JohnM9812 | Reviewed this property |
this restaurant is in a two story building in downtown Gulfport Mississippi on the corner of 25th avenue and 13th street. It was never a house, always a business since the time it was built in the early 1900s.
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Darian K
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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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