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Half Shell owners opening new steakhouse in Downtown Gulfport

By February 2017, the owners and operators of Half Shell Oyster House plan to transform the former Lookout Seafood & Steaks location into The Rackhouse Steaks & Spirits. (Photo source: Facebook) By February 2017, the owners and operators of Half Shell Oyster House plan to transform the former Lookout Seafood & Steaks location into The Rackhouse Steaks & Spirits. (Photo source: Facebook)

A new steakhouse is about to call Downtown Gulfport home. By February 2017, the owners and operators of Half Shell Oyster House plan to transform the former Lookout Seafood & Steaks location into The Rackhouse Steaks & Spirits.

"The building has great character, with exposed brick and beautiful beams," said Bob Taylor, owner of Half Shell Oyster House and Gulf Coast Restaurant Group. "We plan on enhancing the original features by adding new lighting and classic contemporary décor."

Taylor said The Rackhouse will feature wet- and dry-aged Prime and Choice cuts of steak. Other menu items may include lamb, veal, brisket, game, lobster and fresh fish dishes.  

The name Rackhouse refers to a building where bourbon barrels are stored and aged, so it only makes sense that they also plan to offer an extensive selection of bourbon, wine and other spirits.  

Taylor expects it to take 90 days to remodel the space, develop the menu, and hire about 80 employees.
 
"We are thrilled to embark on this new project, just blocks from where we started Half Shell Oyster House," Taylor said. "This community has been very generous to us, and we look forward to providing another premier restaurant destination. We vow to provide the same level of freshness, quality and service that people have come to expect from our brand."

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