Half Shell Oyster House, Worth the Wait
My husband and I recently had a day date at this new restaurant, Half Shell Oyster House. Half Shell Oyster House is a Seafood restaurant with New Orleans Flare serving up Gulf Oysters and a variety of Gulf Coast Seafood. The New Orleans influence is evident in the decor, the menu and the overall feel of the restaurant.
Half Shell Oyster House is a restaurant that offers Southern Hospitality and a unique atmosphere that compliments the food.
As we entered into the restaurant, I loved the overall feel of the restaurant. The look of the restaurant reminded me of the French quarter. The mural on the wall near the bar area was beautifully done. A colorful, clean look that added a nice addition to the decor of the restaurant.
The restaurant had a French Quarter feel with the wrought iron railings, exposed walls and architecture. A very unique setting for your dining experience. There was also a wall with shells and wood. I absolutely loved that look.
Below is a gorgeous wall with wrought iron and antique fixtures and antique wooden doors. A clean and classy look.
A great spot to take a photo with your party.
We started with an appetizer, the Oyster Sampler. The Oyster Sampler included 4 different styles of oysters. The Oyster Bienville, the Charbroiled Oysters, the Oyster Rockefeller and the Oyster Orleans. OMG!!
The oysters were beautifully presented. The Oyster Orleans was my favorite of all 4. The others were really good as well.
The oysters are hand selected gulf oysters that are of the finest quality and are continuously shuck throughout the day.
The Bienville was topped with an herb, mushroom, crab, gulf shrimp, bacon and Italian bread crumb mixture that was baked and finished with parmesan cheese. So good.
I loved the herb, seafood mixture that was on top.
The charbroiled oyster was the Half Shell’s signature oyster that was charbroiled on an open flame with a wine, butter and garlic herb sauce.
The Rockefeller oyster was topped with fresh spinach, cream cheese, herbs, baked and finished with fresh parmesan cheese. Yummy and cheesy.
My fave was the Orleans, which was charbroiled over an open flame and basted with their New Orleans style smoked Cajun sauce. A smoky flavor and Cajun spices. Superb.
The Orleans is Half Shell’s Award winning Oyster.
For our entrees, the hubby ordered the Seafood Pasta. This entree included shrimp and crawfish that was sautéed with portabella mushrooms, shallots, garlic and seasonings tossed in a linguine and creole alfredo. Topped with lump crabmeat. A filling dish that was packed with flavor. A great dish. The lunch portion was the perfect size.
I ordered the Blackened Redfish with the lemon aioli and for my side the cheddar cheese grits. The fish was well seasoned and blackened perfectly. I loved the aioli for the fish. The cheese grits were a great choice with the fish. A light choice for lunch. Really good.
We had a little room left for dessert, so we ordered the Key Lime Pie. Key Lime Pie is my husband’s favorite dessert. He loved this dessert at Half Shell Oyster House. A creamy, smooth pie, superb dessert. Nice presentation as well.
Overall the food was superb, the service was first class. The waitress was very knowledgeable and informative. The atmosphere was similar to NOLA which is a place that I love. A perfect place to dine if you want to unwind from a long day, enjoy a nice sit down lunch or enjoy a fun evening with your spouse or friends.
I am already looking forward to the next time we will go back.
The menu offers something for everyone’s palate. So no worries if you don’t like seafood there are other options to meet your needs. Items like Burgers, Poboys, Seafood, Soup and Salads.
Half Shell Oyster House is located at 109 Old Camp Rd, Suite 114, Lafayette, LA 70508. The Hours of Operation are Sunday – Thursday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm., Friday – Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. And Sunday Brunch 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
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