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Half Shell Raw Bar

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231 Margaret St, Key West, FL 33040-6639
+1 305-294-7496
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Latham, New York, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

a nice relaxing way to end your day and start off your evening! the food was incredible, staff was friendly and happy hour prices were amazing

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Thank Molly U
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Becky was wonderful. Food was great. I always like coming here. Thanks for a wonderful time. Will come back again.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We get to Key West a couple of nights a year and always have a meal at the Half Shell. Good selection of fresh catches and all the raw bar items you'd expect. Good prices and a friendly staff.

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Kokomo, United States
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went just for the raw oysters. They were quite good, but a bit expensive. Lots of outdoor seating right on the waterfront. We only had appetizers, but everything we tasted was delicious

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Thank Cheryl P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place and Laura was awesome friendly and helpful made our morning! Great view ! Fish and chips fresh out of the fryer as good as it gets! Heather the bar tender was great as well and fantastic!.

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Marine City, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Came to try the conch chowder. Really yummy! Cool vibe, very casual. Picnic Tables. Great specials. Off the beaten path from DuVal Street

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BobbyK528, General Manager at Half Shell Raw Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for finding us and enjoying your time with us. More 

erie, pa
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158 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

At the end of long day touring Key West we just needed to kick back, relax with glass of wine & oysters on the half shell. Perfect!

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BobbyK528, General Manager at Half Shell Raw Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your taking the time to write a review we appreciate your business. More 

Birmingham Alabama
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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The raw bar is just one of the places you must try. Stone crab claws are available now and through mid May and are just about the most perfect seafood ever. It's a busy place and quite lively late afternoons into dinner time. Good selection of craft beers and a great location on the wharf. Also love their tartar sauce... More 

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BobbyK528, General Manager at Half Shell Raw Bar, responded to this review

Stone Crabs and Cold Beer we are glad that you dined with us More 

Juneau, AK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 325 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wife and I stopped here for lunch upon arrival in Key West on the last day of November 2016. She was famished and I wanted to scope out the area since our departure point for the Fort Jefferson excursion was the following day, allegedly nearby. It was off season and the place was about empty. We were quickly seated by... More 

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BobbyK528, General Manager at Half Shell Raw Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments we are always working on keeping the pigeons away and try everyday in a humane manner More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here on a local's recommendation looking for seafood and especially conch fritters. The conch fritters were basically hush puppies (although not bad hush puppies) but the small pieces of conch inside were all but inedible (rubbery). My wife ordered the conch chowder and it was the same. The conch pieces were rubbery and tasteless. Although my meal (Fried... More 

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BobbyK528, General Manager at Half Shell Raw Bar, responded to this review

In general Conch is a acquired taste sorry that you did not enjoy your Conch More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $35
Cuisine
American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 231 Margaret St, Key West, FL 33040-6639
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: +1 305-294-7496
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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