A Memphis institution, the original Half Shell opened in 1973 on the northwest corner of Poplar Avenue and Mendenhall in east Memphis.Ten years later, in order to have more space, it moved across the street to it's current location at 688 S. Mendenhall. On February 12, 2003 our first expansion took place with the opening of the Half Shell at Southwind located at 7825 Winchester Road. The new and improved model features an open kitchen, an oyster bar, and a beautiful patio. The Half Shell has won numerous awards in Memphis Magazines and The Memphis Flyer, including Gold and Silver awards for our fresh seafood and awards for Best Late Night and Most Underrated. We have also been voted Best Seafood by the Germantown News for the past six years. As a member of the Memphis community, the Half Shell supports and participates in a wide variety of charity events such as The Blues Ball, Zoo Rendezvous, Madonna Circle and Chocolate Fantasy, and we have been voted Best Specialty Item at Soup Sunday five years in a row. In 2007, we were also crowned Grand Champion at Pink Palace's Oscar Night. Come and experience Memphis' best kept secret with plenty of great food and fun for all ages.