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On The Half Shell

American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Grill
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4500 Highway 17, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576-5028
+1 843-651-1296
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time at On the Half Shell. It's your typical sports bar with pub fare. My major drawback was the food for our party didn't come out at the same time. Was 11 mins from first meal to last delivered to table. Kitchen and staff apologized but still an issue.

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Chatham, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent raw oysters! They were very fresh! The she crab soup was absolutely delicious. Our waitress was cheerful and helpful! We will definitely be back! Thanks!

Thank SaraMarko
Syracuse, New York
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67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice sports bar that provided really good food and cold drinks. Busy place as the final four games were on but staff was efficient and food was served promptly. Would return again. Friendly staff and friendly customers.

Thank jpc0398
Keene, New Hampshire, United States
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99 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

started off with a sticky floor - not a good sign. We went for the oysters on the half shell, but ended up having a lunch entree as well. I had the half shell 'burger' which was a seafood / shellfish mixture. I was sick for a day after. Oysters were good though.

Thank Ann B
Vicksburg, Michigan
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great lunch of scallops here. With fries and Cole slaw it was a really good lunch. Will go back next time we are in the area.

Thank Candeverm
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

OK I was not sure... But I will be back. Shrimp, fries, steaks, scallop, service everything 5 star. Westley was our server, drinks for 5 apps food right on. Friendly and very good all the way around. Kick back and enjoy your time. The prices are not to be beat. Get off the view of the inlet and enjoy the... More 

Thank Mandy C
Surfside Beach, South Carolina
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

One Wednesday night in Late January my husband and I were out about and needed to eat. I said hey lets try on the half shell ...my friend said it was decent food. Now let me preference. I am a culinary professional , but I also don't have ridiculous expectations. If I am going into a bar situation I just... More 

Thank Sugaf
Beamsville, Canada
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We come to Surfside Beach every year and we always eat here first. We enjoyed the food and atmosphere. This time was different wings were over cooked and dry. Both the boneless and regular were tasteless. The scalps were good and the shrimps weren't too bad. The music is very loud and you need to sit away from the bar... More 

Thank Gary M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Took a coworker/friends to Half Shell on Friday night for cocktails, apps etc. as we've always had a fondness for this particular spot being local for the last 11 years. Total bill came to 78.70. Perfect! Well worth the cost for cocktails for 4. Left the waitress Meghan a 15 dollar tip as well I should have. Total amount for... More 

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Mt Pleasant, United States
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

This is a local dive bar. The place is very worn and not that clean inside. The beer and drinks seemed very reasonable. The food is very cheap as well. I order the cheese steak sub and the wife ordered the scallop basket. The food was just OK. Like I said - this is definitely a local dive joint. Cheap... More 

Thank Chad K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$5
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Grill
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4500 Highway 17, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576-5028
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Murrells Inlet
  • Phone Number: +1 843-651-1296
Great food, Great Prices, Great Service. Entire menu is $5.00! Come Check out On The 1/2 Shell

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?