One of my favorite restaurants, best gumbo in NOLA, The Half Shell On The Bayou


Oyster Bar & Grill

The best gumbo in New Orleans is at the Half Shell on Bayou Rd! No need to try to convince me otherwise,because it taste just like my Momo’s and she’s was the best, but passed away. I have tasted a many bowls since Hurricane Katrina took her home from her ultimately stopping her from ever cooking again.

But right now I’m writing about the best gumbo at the Half Shell on the Bayou!😋⚜

The Half Shell on the Bayou, located in the 7th Ward/Bayou St. John area of New Orleans is a seafood restaurant servings some of the freshest and tastiest New Orleans favorites, offering daily lunch and happy hour specials. The Voodoo Oysters and gumbo are customer favorites. If you are craving oysters the Hslf Shell is the place to come! Chargrilled, fried, or raw on the half shell, the best high quality, plump, flavorful oysters in New Orleans are served at the Half Shell. I highly recommend that you stop in to get your cravings satisfied.

As I mentioned the Voodoo oysters are a local favorite, well let’s say all who partake of the succulently deliciousness, like hello the oysters are great alone, but the chef amps it up by adding blue cheese and bacon….lort yassss! Yum, talk about a mouth explosion!

A black owned, husband and wife team business are serving up great food, service and ambience that only can be found in New Orleans. The couple and staff are very welcoming, nice, hospitable and engaging, most of the customers establish friendships with them.

The mouth watering New Orleans menu is priced just right for the locals. The Half Shell on the Bayou is a family friendly space with lots of beautiful artwork representing our New Orleans culture. Also catering to the grownups they offer a hott poppin happy hour with great drink and menu specials. On certain nights you will find a live DJ or Jazz band. Great location with an outdoor patio to host an event or watch the games.

I can’t wait to go back to get me a big bowl of gumbo, a couple dozen oysters and a few cold glasses from the happy hour menu and just pig out listening to jazz on the patio


I’ll actually be at the Half Shell on Bayou Rd on June 21st hosting an entrepreneur networking event sponsored by Reuben Detiege of WSBN. I’m hoping I do not have to remind him to have gumbo as a offering for our guest… I need a bowl of gumbo like now, I hope I can wait that long…geez

The Half Shell on the Bayou will not disappoint your senses.

Catering Spread for WSBN Networking Event

New Orleans BBQ Shrimp

Voodoo Oysters




Wed4:00 – 11:00 PM

Thu4:00 – 11:00 PM

Fri11:30 AM – 11:00 PM

Sat4:00 – 11:00 PM

Sun12:00 AM – 8:00 PM

2517 Bayou Road, New Orleans, LA

70119, USA +1 504-558-4403

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