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Half Shell Oyster House

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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6555 Hwy 98 West, Suite A, Hattiesburg, MS 39402
+1 601-296-7901
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service was outstanding! Fried shrimp cooked to perfection. We shared an appetizer, crab and lobster dip, it was full of crab and lobster. It was bubbling hot and delicious. My daughter had seafood pasta. She loved it. I was going yto try it but she inhaled it!!!! I would highly recommend this place.

Thank Arquita K
Shreveport, Louisiana
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108 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

We went to the Half Shell Oyster House on the recommendation of local friends and regret our decision. My husband and I both had the Seafood Pasta which contained shrimp, crawfish and mushrooms. The Cajun sauce was average at best and the shrimp were the smallest I have ever seen in a restaurant dish. They were sized around 90-100 per... More 

Thank Dee J
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The service is always good and the food is excellent. I have dined there on several occasions and I have tried many of their different dishes. Every dish was delicious. Their char broiled oyster sampler platter is fantastic! Don't go there without trying it.

Thank Scotty C
Monroe, Louisiana
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

From the staff, to the Oysters the quality was Superior and taste was exceptional. If I am in Hattiesburg Mississippi this is where I will be eating.

Thank b52computers
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Very friendly staff!! All the food here is great! You will not be disappointed! The oysters (any version) are amazing as well as the shrimp & grits. This visit we had the Royal Reds which were delicious and the Seafood Stuffed Portabellas which were fabulous! This restaurant is one of our favorites!

Thank sassy3fan
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Going on what others had said this is a good place to eat, I tried it with some friends. I ordered the shrimp and grit and I will tell you I won't order them again. Two other friends that were with me they ordered that also and I told them I have had better. There was bacon fat in the... More 

Thank Donna S
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We had a rehearsal dinner there - was a little disappointed that with plenty of notice we were still not given tables together for the entire party. The food is good, but pricey.

Thank jamione
Edmond, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

From beginning to end, our entire party enjoyed our evening....the food was delicious and the atmosphere was very relaxed and pleasant. Good service as well.

Thank Marjorie D
Franklin, Kentucky
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We just had one of the best meals ever here. The oysters were extremely fresh and ice cold. Shrimp and grits were fabulous !

Thank ljkentucky64
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We decided to meet family at half shell for lunch because I love oysters. We got the char grilled oysters for an appetizer & they were wonderful. I ordered the fried oysters & garlic butter potatoes. They were awesome. Because it was my birthday I got a free dessert. I chose the chocolate pie. It was wonderful & enough to... More 

Thank Joyce G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
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: 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?