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Half Shell Oyster House

2500 13th St # 1, Gulfport, MS 39501-1913
+1 228-867-7001
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (286 reviews)
“voodoo shrimp” (31 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 4 days ago

The restaurant is roomy. Being from New Orleans, I think I know good food. I wish Half Shell was in New Orleans. My wife and I have dined there twice. The first time was really good. The second time, last Wednesday evening, was even better....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overall, my wife and I had a great dinner experience here. The food and the service were really good. We will be back!

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location in downtown Gulfport with wonderful service and a great menu and drinks to boot -- highly recommended.

Thank Dan P
Reviewed 1 week ago

There wasn't anything bad about this place, just nothing really exceptional. Wait staff were very courteous and efficient. Salads were good. The entrees were good but just didn't seem exceptional. I ate the Royal Red shrimp which had a nice taste but were very gritty....More

Thank Paladine5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always a great meal. Recommend oysters on the half shell, redfish, fried green tomato appetizer and cinnamon roll bread pudding. Our server was warm and attentive and we had another great lunchtime experience.

Thank 383jettac
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Department of Deliciousness, July 2017 We visited for a late dinner and left with mixed reviews. Everything was good but nothing really stood out. We ordered gumbo, fried green tomato po' boy, catfish, crab cakes and soft shell crab. Gumbo was good but not spicy...More

Thank Limpiaverde
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We met our son, daughter-in-law, and grandson at Half Shell Oyster House for our evening meal while vacationing in Gulfport. Although it was a Saturday evening and fairly busy, we only waited about 15 minutes to be seated. Our server was personable and efficient. The...More

Thank Robin D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only reason I could not give it 5 stars was because we came in late and just had drinks and some appetizers which were very good, as the rating states. So, to be fair I could not rate the dinner. But, I would go back!...More

Thank JimBob1000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten at The Half Shell on several occasions at two of the locations and food has always been top quality and delicious! Service has been consistently good too. Never disappoints. Best raw oysters around. Want to know what's good on the menu? Everything!...More

Thank Marsha T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have enjoyed their seafood several times since moving to the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. I have not been disappointed with the oysters or Royal Reds or crab. Delicious. Only problem I have come across is the asparagus. It was a bit woody, stringy, and...More

Thank sharonburr
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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
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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