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Half Shell Raw Bar

231 Margaret St, Key West, FL 33040-6639
305-294-7496
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Ranked #135 of 355 restaurants in Key West
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: A Taste of Old Key West! Traditional Key West Raw Bar & great Key West seafood restaurant! Oysters, clams, shrimp, more! A low key restaurant for casual lunch or dinner. Settle down to an informal atmosphere, local characters, great bar and waterfront dining. It's a little piece of Old Key West on the historic Key West Bight.
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Wellington, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

If you like seafood and you're in Key West, this place is a must. It is a staple that I always hit whenever I'm in Key West. Prices are reasonable and the choices on the menu are endless. Oysters, shrimp, stone crabs (in season), fried fish, etc. Drinks are reasonable as well.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We love Key West and usually come at Christmas ! But here we are in July and it's hot !! Lunch time, so we pop into Half Shell Raw Bar. We are greeted by DeAnna ! She was so much fun to chat with and very nice. I asked for the coolest seat in the place ! She took us... More

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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

I'm a vegetarian; my husband loves oysters... I was pleasantly surprised to find a hummus and pita plate on the menu (it was big enough to feed at least 2-3 people). Hubby said the oysters were great and the price wasn't bad. We would go back.

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Bradenton, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Coupon Scoop: Coupons abound for this place! In every magazine/ coupon book on the island are BOGO's on drinks. If you go onto their website you can sign up for their reward program and get $5 coupon off a $15 purchase. Couple that with the BOGO and you've got a cheaper night! Happy Hour Certain Apps are 1/2 priced from... More

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Knoxville, TN
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Their online menu prices are wrong plan to spend $30 per person not including tip food is good but not exceptional traditional key west setting but for the price they should offer 5 star service

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Seattle
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW via mobile

Joe and Michelle are the best bartenders in Key West!! This place has great atmosphere, A++ service and is always worth the trip!! Definitely my favorite!!

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Best raw oysters. Best cold beer, made better with 3 more cold beers. Sit at bar and ask the bartenders to show you their..favorite license plates. So fun, we came every day for a week at happy hour.

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Wayne, NJ
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Our favorite place to eat in the Harbor Area. Tasty drinks, cold beer and fresh clams, shrimp and oysters...what else is better to eat in Key West? Nothing!

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Key West, Florida
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109 reviews 109 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

We love Half Shell Raw Bar. We especially love it for happy hour, you can't beat the prices. Half Shell looks like a tourist trap but its not. The oysters, shrimp, clams are fresh and amazing. Ask for the garlic butter for your bucket of clams. Service is great and fast. Go with an appetite and leave happy.

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Mukwonago, WI
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152 reviews 152 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

Great lively place, fun bar scene, delicious fresh seafood. Open air with huge fans, right on the water. License plates decorate the ceiling and walls. Something on the menu for everyone. Yummy conch fritters and key lime pie!

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