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Half Shell Raw Bar

231 Margaret St, Key West, FL 33040-6639
+1 305-294-7496
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
231 Margaret St, Key West, FL 33040-6639
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and I went for happy hour two days in a row and loved it. Oysters, shooters, peel and eat shrimp and drinks!!! Great staff and friendly locals. We'll be back again!

Thank Katie L
Reviewed 4 days ago

I was craving fresh oysters and this is where we went and I was not disappointed at all!!!! Fast fresh and delicious!!!!! Will definitely going back there and they were selling the cutest tee shirts !!!!

1  Thank rosapetras
Reviewed 4 days ago

Absolutely great find while in Key West! After a long day in the sun, I wanted oysters & beer... You can't go wrong with a name like Half Shell Raw Bar! We had a dozen raw, Rockefeller, garlic cream and even BBQ. I was in...More

Thank memphisjake
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Best happy hour from 4:30 to 6:30!!! Every time we go there we get the cold peel and eat shrimp and the steamed clams soooo good! Super good deals as well for happy hour. We also get beer and it's 50% off. We have gone...More

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

Thanks we appreciate comments & reviews like yours. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit with us...

Reviewed 6 days ago

Oysters are excellent, other seafood not so much, drinks overpriced and water down. Pleasant atmoshphere with soso service, this is a typical tourist trapMore

1  Thank c-hildteth
BobbyK528, General Manager at Half Shell Raw Bar, responded to this review

Obliviously your review is incorrect we do not water down our drinks. A comment like that is just wrong. Could you have been the customer yesterday who asked us to spill some more alcohol into your drink? If you compare our prices to other places...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Half Shell was on my must eat list after seeing it on the Food Network. We went during Happy Hour, mostly shrimp on the happy hour menu which was fine with us. We had Beer Steamed Shrimp, Buffalo Shrimp, Fish dip and Oysters on the...More

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

So glad that you saw us on the Food Network and decided to try us. Sounds like you order the right food thanks for the visit..

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This bar is like a Pub. I ordered a risotto whit lobster. It was good. But i have to eat quickly, because i had a jet Ski tour. I recommend this bar!

Thank Carlos Eduardo F
BobbyK528, General Manager at Half Shell Raw Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for dropping by hope you had a nice jet ski tour...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant is on the water, the fish is fresh, the service good and the ambience grungy. The food and prices are great, give it a try.

Thank m1006
BobbyK528, General Manager at Half Shell Raw Bar, responded to this review

If you mean grungy as Old Key West that is okay, we have not changed much since 1972 we are nothing fancy just good seafood with the original Key West flavor that is missing so much in Key West today.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We own a vacation home in Key West about two blocks from the Half Shell. When we first purchased the home we had a couple of not-so-good-experiences at the Half Shell with family and friends so we did not become regular customers. A couple of...More

1  Thank Cambria5
BobbyK528, General Manager at Half Shell Raw Bar, responded to this review

Seems that you are passionate about your Fish & Chips. Please let any establishment know if you are unhappy with your meal. We are here to make it correct so you do not need to unleash on TA the goal of every restaurant is to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

On our second day we went snorkeling and asked a local where the best fresh fish was near the wharf. She did not hesitate "The half shell". Technically it is - Half Shelf raw bar. We tried it and then proceeded to eat their another...More

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

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

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Will you cook and serve our seafood catch with the sides and drinks at your restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $35
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
Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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
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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.