Half Shell Oyster House will make their Birmingham debut in early 2020

Oysters on the half shell at Half Shell Oyster House
Oysters on the half shell. Photo via Half Shell Oyster House, Tuscaloosa.

First Automatic Seafood & Oysters and now this? Lakeview is about to be THE place in Birmingham to get oysters. Learn about the two new Half Shell Oyster House locations coming to Birmingham.

To me, there is nothing as tasty as good seafood. Since I first had fresh oysters down in Florida, I’ve had them again and again every chance I get. So, you can see why I am excited to try Half Shell Oyster House!

Half Shell Oyster House

Interior of Half Shell Oyster House
Interior of Half Shell Oyster House. Photo submitted.

Half Shell started in Gulfport, Mississippi in 2009. Due to their legendary charbroiled oysters, Half Shell quickly rose to fame in Mississippi. Since then, they have expanded to eleven locations throughout Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, and Louisiana.


Expanding to Birmingham

Future location of Half Shell Oyster House
The future home of the Half Shell Oyster House. Photo by Nathan Watson for BhamNow.
  • Where: 608 29th St. South in Birmingham and 218 Main Street in Trussville
  • When: Lakeview: January 2020; Trussville: Summer 2020

Due to their success in the South, Half Shell has decided to expand to Birmingham. Since Lakeview is so popular, Half Shell decided to make their Birmingham debut in that district. Additionally, Half Shell Oyster House is looking to hire around 140 people to staff their new location.

In addition to their Lakeview location, Half Shell plans to open a second Jefferson County location in Trussville.

“We’re very excited to be bringing the Half Shell brand to Birmingham, I’ve spent some time in Birmingham and I think our unique mix of Southern /Orleans style seafood will be very well received.”

Kevin Fish, Vice President of Operations & Human Resources

More than just oysters

Bacon Pecan Redfish at Half Shell Oyster House
Bacon Pecan Redfish at Half Shell Oyster House. Photo submitted.

In addition to their famous oysters, Half Shell serves a ton of great food. For instance:


  • Soups: Seafood gumbo; Crawfish, Crab & Corn Bisque
  • Seafood: Shrimp & Grits; Fried Shrimp; Shrimp Orleans
  • Fish: Redfish Orleans; Herb Encrusted Mahi; Bourbon Maple Salmon
Big Easy Surf and Turf at Half Shell Oyster House. Photo submitted.

However, these aren’t even half the dishes at Half Shell! For a full list, check out their menu.

“We specialize in fish, oysters, shrimp but have something for everyone from great steaks, chicken, pastas and salads. We have a very affordable lunch menu and offer a great Sunday brunch too. Additionally, we have an extensive wine by the glass list, a premium selection of bourbons and a very popular unique selection of specialty drinks”

Kevin Fish, Vice President of Operations & Human Resources

Are you excited for Birmingham’s newest oyster house? Let us know by tagging @BhamNow!

Author: Nathan Watson

Tennessee native who fell in love with Birmingham during college. Graduated from Birmingham-Southern College in 2019. Passionate about Birmingham and its continued growth.