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Half Shell Oyster House

2500 13th St # 1, Gulfport, MS 39501-1913
+1 228-867-7001
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (290 reviews)
“voodoo shrimp” (32 reviews)
“cheese grits” (32 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2500 13th St # 1, Gulfport, MS 39501-1913
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Reviewed 6 days ago

First a word about our server, Stephanie. She is special, very friendly, knowledgeable and engaging. Her suggestions were right on target. We stopped in Gulfport on our way to Texas and Half Shell was a great choice. The blackened redfish was delicious. The sweet potato...More

Thank marilyno35
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff and food here is the best. Even though we had multiple challenges with our meal our experience with stellar. It is not the mistakes, its how you correct them.

Thank Jason W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food! We have eaten here many times. This visit, we had the grilled snapper and grilled shrimp. All of it was outstanding. The service was very attentive and friendly. I think the server's name was Dana or Jenna. She was excellent.

Thank C J x
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food. Great bar. Excellent service. Fresh wonderfully prepared seafood. Always a good choice. Right downtown gulfport. Near the casino and Jones park.

Thank Theresa P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere is a little more fancy/stuffy for families with small children, though children are welcome. I would suggest going on a dinner date with your spouse or friends, rather than trying to keep kids tangled and interested without making a huge fuss and mess....More

Thank haydenjanis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped at this restaurant for Oysters only. Our server, Kelli, was delightful and very helpful. I do not know how she carried the heavy plates up and down stairs. There is a great selection of oyster appetizers, both cooked and raw. The oysters were...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unreal selection of great seafood served the way you can only hope to get it !.. A selection of oysters that does not stop.. name it they got it

Thank dore_teichman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i have eaten at other locations of this chain, but this is my favorite. The vibe was very relaxing and quiet on a weeknight. The food is always delicious. I had a ceasar salad with grilled shrimp then we shared the chocolate dessert. Everything was...More

Thank a39350
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Outstanding lunch- chargrilled oysters and oysters Bienville; crab cakes with fried green tomatoes; bloody Mary; voodoo shrimp po-boy; everything was outstanding. great menu options-salads, sandwiches, soups, appetizers, entrees, so many seafood items.

Thank covingtonLouisiana
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had seared tuna and the pecan crusted fish.. both excellent dishes. Our waitress was friendly and helpful and knew the selections well. A "must try" is the smoked tuna dip for an appetizer..

Thank Claude13023
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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
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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 St # 1, Gulfport, MS 39501-1913
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Gulfport
  • Phone Number: +1 228-867-7001
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