Half Shell Oyster House

2325 University Blvd, Tuscaloosa
(205) 860-7001

Recent Reviews

Michelle Sanford

We always love Half Shell! We always get a dozen raw and the dozen sampler. We

Jenny Lind Beech Pitts

Great service, food and drinks!

Candice Fowler

Amazing staff and delicious food!

Brianna Wagoner

We really liked the oyster sampler. The Mahi mahi, filet, and redfish were all very good.

Emily Roberts

Just dined here for the first time and it was a wonderful experience! Nice atmosphere with great music. Staff was very friendly. The food was great and there’s something on the menu for everyone, even if someone doesn’t like seafood. Prices are a little high for some items, but well worth it. Give this a try when you’re in/near Tuscaloosa!

Al Harquail

This it the first time I've eaten here and was wonderful. Large menu, even through COVID. The waitress was very knowledgeable about the food. I always find a menu question to see how well they know the job. Will definitely be back.

Diana Mădălina Man

Great staff at Oydter House Tuscaloosa and delicious food. The waiter was very nice and helped me a lot in choosing the best out of the menu. I could test for free 1 half shell oyster and the 2 soups of the day, before choosing what I want to order. Very nice gesture. ?

Misty Seale

My husband and I went with another couple there for dinner tonight and the service and the food was absolutely amazing! Steve, our waiter was great! He was helpful and very friendly. Could not have asked for a better experience.

Jake Apperson

Food was amazing! Nice on the inside and very cozy place for a pair of couples that went together. Steve was our server and provided some of the best service we have had in a very long time. We will be back for sure.

LaShawn Peterson

The food was good and the waiter was good and our waiter was helpful in making that happen

Bridget Ball

Celebrating another 21st birthday!!! We were skeptical that we would have another Dillard Chophouse but “NO”!!! There were two late, but we were greeted and we found our party. Our waitress Stephanie was AWESOME!! Then the food was delicious. We loved the atmosphere as well. Going back soon.

Kamala W.

This is a great place to eat and the food was just awesome. Our waitress Stephanie was just amazing, she went above and beyond to make sure my family and I were satisfied.

Susan Duckworth

This is one of our favorite places. My husband LOVES the oysters, the filet is divine, but my favorite is the almond encrusted chicken. Our son loves the kids options, more options than usual. Great service and rarely a long wait.If you like sweet and tangy drinks, try the pink pearl martini. Sweet tooth? Chocolate mousse cake is yummy!


Each time I've went to Half Shell I always sat in the bar area. There seems to be a little wait near dinner time for the main seating but, lunch time isn't a crowded. Of course you can't really go wrong with oysters, raw or grilled. The Half Shell salad is a fav and the blackened redfish is also good.

Blake Bulman

Blackened salmon was okay. Skin needed a good sear. Appetizers were decent. Fried oysters were good. Asparagus was in a saucer with way to much sauce. The sear on the fish and the juicy asparagus is why rating not a five. Server was fabulous. Atmosphere I love.

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