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Half Shell Oyster House

2500 13th Street, Gulfport, MS 39501
+1 228-867-7001
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“oyster sampler” (60 reviews)
“oysters orleans” (17 reviews)
“cheese grits” (32 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2500 13th Street, Gulfport, MS 39501
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Oyster samplers was great. Charbroiled were the best . Redfish orleans was delicious, new potatoes yummy. Save room for dessert cinnamon bread pudding and banana foster cheesecake made for a wonderful meal.

Thank 4,034,651
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and service. I loved the crab cakes and sweet potato crepe brûlée. I plan on going back the next time I’m in town.

Thank marcevans70
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Half Shell Oyster House lived up to its number 1 TripAdvisor rating. Since the charbroiled oysters were gluten free, we ordered a dozen. They were awesome. My wife had the Royal Reds and I had the Seafood Stuffed Portabella. Both were excellent. Our server...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 4 days ago

I was excited to try the top-ranked place in Gulfport. Their lunch menu is a less expensive & lighter version of dinner ( keep this in mind as the dinner portions are huge & rich, such as the shrimp and grits ) so you could...More

Thank Fantom_Gormay
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great meal and good service. The food was delicious and plentiful. The seafood was fresh tasting and it was not a long process. We were tired from a full day of fishing and wanted great food but not to sit for hours. And this place...More

Thank mweathers07
Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I went here for some late night eats and thankfully this place was open. We visited this place on 2/8 at 10:22pm. We decided to sit at the bar. We started off with drinks. I ordered a Caribbean Long Island which was...More

Thank Chelss215
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had broiled grouper, and broccoli on the lunch menu. The wife had the stuffed portabella mushroom. The grouper and broccoli was excellent. The portabella was good. We ate on a Friday at 1:30p. Friendly staff and no waiting. Nice inside with Murals and other...More

Thank Frozensummer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Historic building, appetizers are amazing, great spin on Oysters, fair drink prices and some of them are unique. Really good service, decent prices, fair size portions. Solid place for seafood, drinks and atmosphere.

Thank Jeremy H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent redfish with bacon and pecans, seafood pasta, gumbo, oysters on the half shell and grilled were perfect. A great experience for us out of towners. Broccoli and sweet potato great.

Thank Sheryl J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for a late lunch and the restaurant was not crowded. Staff welcoming and attentive, but not overly so. Ordered the fried green tomatoes and crab cakes and the shrimp and grits. Both meals were delicious. We will return.

Thank lrpayne2016
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Questions & Answers
Darian K
11 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.
2 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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2500 13th Street, Gulfport, MS 39501
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Gulfport
  • Phone Number: +1 228-867-7001
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