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ABOUT US

The Half Shell Oyster House has ten locations. The first one opened in the summer of 2009 in Downtown Gulfport, MS and the second in Downtown Biloxi, MS. The charbroiled oysters are legendary and the atmosphere will make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time.  Located in the historic Kremer building in downtown Gulfport, the “Half Shell” or “Oyster House,” as locals have abbreviated it, serves the Southern delicacy freshly shucked on the half shell, charbroiled over an open flame, BBQ, Rockefeller and Bienville. We expanded to Florida in 2012 with the opening of our Sarasota, FL restaurant. Our fourth location opened in Hattiesburg, MS, in February 2013 and our fifth location opened in Mobile, AL in June of 2014. Since we have opened a location in the Hard Rock Casino in Biloxi, MS in January 2015 and Flowood, MS in September 2015. In January 2016 we opened our second Alabama location in Spanish Fort and October 2016 we opened in Lafayette, LA, our first in Louisiana! Our most recent location opened in late May 2017 in Destin, FL.

Our oysters are outstanding, but if you’re not in the mood for oysters, Half Shell has a vast menu with something for everyone, lunch or dinner.  Start your meal with New Orleans style BBQ Shrimp or a Seafood Stuffed Portabella.  The Half Shell Salad with avocado, goat cheese and toasted almonds is great paired with a cup of gumbo.  We feature daily and monthly specials utilizing locally caught fresh fish and seafood. The burgers, poboys and sandwiches are all good too.  Or, try one of our steak or chicken creations like the Chicken Half Shell with Alfredo sauce, sundried tomatoes, capers and artichoke hearts.  Seafood specialties include classic Shrimp and Grits and hearty Seafood Pot Pie.

Whatever you choose, it’ll be served with warm Southern hospitality in a unique atmosphere that complements the food.  Exposed brick walls, wrought iron railings,  unique French Quarter lighting and architecture frame the room.  Each location offers a beautiful and unique setting for your dining experience.  Each of our locations has semi private areas for your party or banquet needs.  Or, just pull up a stool at the long copper bar, order a cold one and watch your oysters be grilled to perfection.

For lunch, dinner or happy hour, Half Shell Oyster House is sure to soon be your old favorite.

Awards for Half Shell Oyster House

Covey Award (Mississippi Gulf Coast Local Award)

- Best Seafood Restaurant - 2001, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

- Best Local Cuisine - 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016

- Best Casino Restaurant - 2015

Sun Herald Reader's Choice (Started in 2013 - Mississippi Gulf Coast Local Award)

- Best Seafood Restaurant - 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

- Best Local Cuisine - 2013 (Award no longer available)

- Best Fine Dining - 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Mississippi Magazine (Statewide Award, MS)

- Top 5 Best Seafood Restaurant - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015

- Top 5 New Restaurant - 2011

- #1 Best Seafood Restaurant - 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017

Hangout Festival - Regional Oyster Cookoff (70 participants)

- Best Gulf Coast Cajun - 1st place Gold Metal

San Leon Oyster Cookoff

- 1st place - Professional Division

Taste of Flowood (Mississippi)

- 1st place - Best Food

Rankin County's Best of the Best Gala (Mississippi)

- 1st place - Best Seafood

"Nappie" Award by Lagniappe Magazine (Mobile, AL)

- Best Poboy - 2015

- Best Chain Restaurant - 2016

 

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BILOXI, MS

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Our second Half Shell Oyster House location opened in downtown Biloxi, Mississippi in May 2011.

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DESTIN, FL

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NOW OPEN IN DESTIN, FLORIDA! Our award winning restaurants are known for local Gulf oysters and variety of Gulf Coast seafood with a New Orleans flare.

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GULFPORT, MS

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Our first Half Shell Oyster House opened in July 2009 in the historic Kremer building in downtown Gulfport, MS.

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FLOWOOD, MS

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The Half Shell Oyster House, which has three locations on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, is expanding to the metro area.

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HARD ROCK, MS

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The Half Shell Oyster House located inside the Hard Rock Casino in Biloxi, just off the gaming floor.

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HATTIESBURG, MS

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Our Hattiesburg, MS location opened on Feb 25th, 2013.

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LAFAYETTE, LA

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Our first location in Louisiana opened October 2016.

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MOBILE, AL

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Our fifth Half Shell Oyster House location opened on June, 2014.

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SARASOTA, FL

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The Half Shell Oyster House on Main has moved to a new location, new name and additions to the menu.

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SPANISH FORT, AL

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Our eighth location opened
January 2016.

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