The Half Shell started out as a very small place with a few tables and a bar.  A fun little "joint"  where you could get oysters, shrimp, hamburgers, hot dogs and really cold beer.   It had the atmosphere of an old Panama City Beach "dive" with walls covered in dollar bills signed by customers.  The cooking line was right behind the bar, so your bartender was also the cook.  Customers from that time still talk about the "old place."


On November, 1st 1996 we moved to our current location.  We also moved over a thousand dollar bills that had been stapled to the walls.  That tradition continued for several years and the money was later donated to St. Jude Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital in Birmingham.


On November, 1st  2007, we opened another room we call “The Other Half,”  that gave us a little more space for live entertainment.  


Our menu has expanded over the years,  so please check out the menu page before leaving our site.  

Thanks so much to all of our loyal customers!!!


Located in the Southland Village Shopping Center


Our hours are: 

11:00 am – 9:00 pm  Monday – Wednesday

11:00 am – 10:00 pm Thursday – Saturday
Closed Sunday


Original Staff


Some of the original crew