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Half Shell Oyster House

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2500 13th St # 1, Gulfport, MS 39501-1913
+1 228-867-7001
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our first time thru Gulfport and the menu at this restaurant caught our attention first thing. We shared the royal reds and the oyster sampler for appetizers and we were delighted with both. Two thumbs up for variety of oysters. They were phenomenal. I got the Mardi gras special and my boyfriend got the surf and turf. Our steaks were... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Went here last minute and enjoyed being seated right away. Very inviting decor and atmosphere. We had steaks shrimp and salads and all were very good no fairly priced.

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Atlanta, GA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Half Shell in Gulfport and the food was average. Had the Redfish Orleans which was OK. Large portion of fish with crab and shrimp on top of it, but it was an oily mess. The most spectacular thing was the jalapeño hush puppies. Also had the shrimp and crab dip which was kind of bland. The service was... More 

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Saucier, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place for celebrations. They have a great selection of oysters on the menu. The seafood is heavenly especially the fried shrimp. If your not in the mood for seafood they also offer a wide variety of steaks, hamburgers and chicken. The atmosphere is festive. The servers or friendly and helpful.

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere, just like you'd expect in the south. Good food and items are unique if you want to try some new

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Richmond, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently took family to the Half Shell Oyster in Gulfport, MS for dinner celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary. We had been several times before. Our first visit was a great success. Our most recent visit was a disappointment. Drinks were good, service was good, and entrees, other than oysters were good. When you go to a place called Half... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just ask for Kelly for a great experience. She's got it down, professional courteous, and knowledgeable. Just take your time enjoy the atmosphere and soak up the really great food, and deserts. I've been here more than 10 times and it's always the same GREAT

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a win! Loved the ambiance. Ordered blackened red fish with asparagus! Best asparagus ever!! Great house salad (blue cheese tasted homemade).Was surprised it did not come with bread... Grilled chicken sandwich had a good flavor but a bit dry. Service was great! Would definitely recommend this place!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food. Very fresh fish. I eat at Half Shell on a regular basis and to date have never been disappointed! Both restaurants, Gulfport and Biloxi, are equal as far as service, quality and food! This is a restaurant you do not want to miss if you are visiting the beautiful Gulf Coast!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Grand as always. Look forward to next trip. Is that long enough. Not sure why you have a minimum but that is your business

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?