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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” (287 reviews)
“voodoo shrimp” (31 reviews)
“cheese grits” (33 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 1 week ago via mobile

I had the redfish orleans and it was delicious! It may have been a bit overcooked but flavor was amazing! I had the turnip greens and sweet potato Creme brûlée. They were all delicious! I also had an oyster sampler and were they to die...More

Thank Meagan C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the ambiance and decor. Food was very tasty. Gumbo was lukewarm, but still very good. The blackened redfish was wonderfully prepared and some of the best I’ve ever had, as was the broccoli. Grits were runny and the cinnamon roll bread pudding was ok....More

Thank DoMorrow
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the Shrimp and Grits, best I have ever had, our guest had Blackened Redfish stuffed with shrimp and large chunks of crabmeat, "best he ever had", hubby had Royal Reds and clarified butter, good but, we had better ones at Lil' Ray's couple...More

Thank neontlnurs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was okay service was good atmosphere was fine a little bit pricey Easy to find right on the main strip right close to the ocean

Thank Tkdan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a delicious meal! The 4 of us loved it so much we actually went back the following night to try something different and for everyone to again experience the DELICIOUS sweet potato creme brulee that has to be the best side dish I have...More

Thank WDWfan81
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This fine place has loads of character, and the food is truly delicious. Despite that, it is very reasonably priced, with good-sized portions. It is very popular and so consider making a reservation. The wait staff were fantastic – friendly, courteous and quick; we love...More

Thank Brian J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good food service was good also. We would go back for sure. Great location easy to find. Can't wait to go back.

Thank Martha C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've eaten at the Biloxi Half Shell several times; but this was my first visit to the Gulfport Half Shell restaurant. I was very pleased by the experience. The atmosphere was conducive to business, family meal time, or just a quick gathering of friends. As...More

Thank klhpcola
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There were four of us, my husband and I had not been before. I am not an oyster lover...raw! But I had the sampler and they were ok. I think that my next try will​ be fried!! Then I can decide if I will ever...More

Thank U3513MNlaurap
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is consistently delicious. This is where we brought our out of town friends who wanted good seafood. Everything on the menu is delicious and rich without being overpowering. Highly recommend the friend green tomatoes, seafood stuffed mushrooms entree and shrimp and grits....More

Thank mslov777
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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
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, 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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