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Our Inspiration

The combination of an Oyster Bar and Hot Dog style restaurant is common in the area around Dothan, AL (known as the Wiregrass). Midwest Georgia has great restaurants of many ethnicities (Mexican, Chinese, Japanese, etc.) and good food from different regions of the U.S. (New York, Philadelphia, Texas, etc.).  We opened the Half Shell to provide the people in this area a taste of “L.A” (Lower Alabama).

The Half Shell is locally owned and operated by Natalie and Blaine Pitchford of Newnan, GA. They have three children (Baylin, Kathryn and Gage).  The idea of an Oyster Bar and Hot Dog Shop came from Natalie and Blaine growing up in Wiregrass.  

In addition to our world-class dogs and oysters, we also have an incredible selection of delicious fried seafood dishes such as shrimp, fish, scallops and more. If BBQ is more your hankering then our succulent pork, chicken and beef platters are sure to make you happy. Check out our extensive menu, we’re sure you’ll find something you like! Can’t go out? Use DoorDash to order delivery right to your door.

Our store hours are Monday through Saturday 11am-9pm, closed Sunday’s. We hope to see you soon!

  • Interior of restaurant
    Newly remodeled interior!