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Half Shell Oyster House

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2500 13th St # 1, Gulfport, MS 39501-1913
+1 228-867-7001
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the oyster sampler which was amazing! We also had a few other appetizers which were delicious as well! I had the redfish Orleans which was also wonderful! All of the staff was accommodating and friendly. Our server was probably one of the best servers I've ever had. This is definitely the best restaurant in Gulfport. Give it a... More 

Thank Miranda B
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent chain restaurant. Loved the sweet potato creme brule, red fish and oysters. Very good customer service.

Thank lola718
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We haven't been to Gulfport since November 2014 and we always stop at Half She'll we'll let me just say I wasn't disappointed! They have expanded the restaurant and added a pleasant surprise Turnip Greens! Our pleasant hostess Ms. Kelly was the bomb great recommendations I will make sure I am seated in her area the next time. Everything was... More 

Thank pammie20
Mobile, Alabama
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A cousin from Texas and a sister-in-law from Gulfport met us for lunch in Gulfport. I had the seafood stuffed portobello mushroom. It was delicious. Two people had the shrimp and grits. I enjoyed the left-overs. My husband had the royal reds. Everything was really tasty. Our waiter recommended the bananas foster cheese cake with rum sauce. It was really... More 

Thank AnconAnne
Gulfport, Mississippi
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I would only order oysters from here. The oysters are delicious but just about everything else is average.

Thank sangymoon
Amory, MS
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were in town before a cruise and decided to try the Gulfport location. We have been to the Biloxi and Hattiesburg locations and enjoyed them. This location is our favorite so far - this is their original location and seems larger than the others. . It was a Saturday evening and very busy. We only waited about 15 min... More 

Thank leedixie
Houma, Louisiana
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My brother was visiting from Florida where he cannot get poboys so we go to restaurants where he can get them when he's in town. Three of us got shrimp poboys, which were advertised as being "pressed" ..they weren't. They were on cold, dry french bread, no mayo and not at all as pictured online. Later, the manager said they... More 

Thank Debbie Z
Ellisville, Mississippi
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The dinner was fantastic! Service was great! I had the steamed reds with potatoes and my husband had redfish Orleans. Both were fresh and were prepared superbly. Great atmosphere.

Thank forkait04
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81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Last Saturday we did an early Mothers' Day lunch at the Half Shell. Although we live in New Orleans, it was our third meal there in two months. We had the grilled oyster sampler followed by a second dozen of the oysters Orleans. They were very good. I had the crab cake and filet. It was a little undercooked, but... More 

Thank RConstantine
Pearlington, Mississippi
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is incredible! Lots of choice, fresh seafood, wonderful oysters, I can't say enough about the food. I have never had a bad meal here. If you are looking for a nice authentic seafood restaurant, then you found the place!

Thank sd111111

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
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: 2500 13th St # 1, Gulfport, MS 39501-1913
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Gulfport
  • Phone Number: +1 228-867-7001

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?