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Half Shell Oyster House

6555 Hwy 98 West, Suite A, Hattiesburg, MS 39402
+1 601-296-7901
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (37 reviews)
“seafood pasta” (9 reviews)
“creme brulee” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6555 Hwy 98 West, Suite A, Hattiesburg, MS 39402
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Reviewed 2 days ago

After visiting Hattiesburg a lot the last year, this restaurant has had the best meals we have had. Great seafood, everything is not fried, oysters are out of this world, great service, unique dishes, great service. I can't say enough good about this place. Only...More

Thank Lee S
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Great food! Great service! Didn’t even have to wait long to get seated. Our 10 year old even enjoyed his meal for once.

Thank Windy G
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

We went with a friend and had an enjoyable meal. Food was good, service was good and atmosphere was nice. Nothing special but would go again if invited.

Thank Will D
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere. Staff was okay. Large TVs to watch the game...LSU & MSU were playing, so a very big deal for us. Spacious and clean. Yes I'll go back! The food was great!! Steak (medium rare) was tough though... but they took it away and...More

Thank aleighc
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Arrived on a Monday night and had about a 10 minute wait.The wife had a salad with grilled chicken and it was very good.I had the seafood gumbo and it was really good.No heavy salt aftertaste which is usually the sign of a bad to...More

Thank OverTheUnder
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Hattiesburg is a small town and even smaller to find good food. There are probably two places to get fresh seafood and great steaks. Well, Half Shell has both. Actually, I believe their steaks are better than "the other place". Very nice wine menu as...More

Thank marklE143YF
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

The food and service were great. We had a party of 7 and all enjoyed different dishes. I had the shrimp, sweet potato creme brulee, and asparagus. We had to wait about an hour for a table. We were offered a free appetizer for our...More

Thank MsMarlie
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

I've dined here many times and have never been disappointed. Restaurant is always clean. The servers are always super polite, professional, and helpful - but not too bothersome. The food is freakin amazing. Seriously. My absolute favorite is the "Fried green tomatoes and crab cakes"...More

Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent cuisine. Oysters of the half shell. Great variety and fresh. Royal red shrimp was excellent. Blackened grouper for entree very good. Wonderful service. Overall very appealing and great experience. Very quick service as well.

Thank 911walterv
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Lunch menu entrees are priced from $8 to $13 with 16 selections to choose from. The Hattiesburg restaurant is located right by Hwy 98 west and is a lovely building. We ordered the $13 crab claws starter to share which was piping hot and more...More

Thank Teresa L
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Velma R
19 July 2017|
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Response from Lin H | Reviewed this property |
Yep, it's the base of their menu. Ate there for lunch today. Yummmmmmmm
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19 July 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 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: 6555 Hwy 98 West, Suite A, Hattiesburg, MS 39402
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Hattiesburg
  • Phone Number: +1 601-296-7901
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