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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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Tampa, Florida
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85 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Hubby and I went to Half Shell raw bar yesterday for Happy Hour. Oysters were very fresh and schucked right at the bar. Very flavorful! Great prices for libations too. We also enjoyed the Hogfish platter. Loved the bartender, Lori. She is a hoot!

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Livermore, California
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were not and sweaty and tired. Totally forgot about lunch while we were d going the tourist thing. Got back on the Old Town Trolley to go back to our room. The stop before ours was at the seaport area and we saw this ace and jumped off. So glad we did. Clams on t he 1/2 shell....Yum! Local... More 

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

We are so happy hat you found us and enjoyed the Half Shell, thanks for taking the time to write a review.... More 

Fort Myers, Florida
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've been visiting Key West since I was a kid and have enjoyed many of the great food offerings the island has to offer. This past week I brought my young family to the island for the first time to enjoy some of the things I have such fond memories of from when I grew up. The Half Shell Raw... More 

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

Thanks for such a stellar review. I will make sure to let Trish know how much you appreciated her service. We are a family restaurant and do our best to keep all our customers happy regardless of their ages. More 

Morganton, North Carolina
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Buffalo shrimp quite tasty. Waitress a little huffy - but September is slowest month of the year so maybe she was just having a bad day. Very large, so no waiting ..... Lazy Way shops close by so shopping is within walking distance.

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

Thanks for the review. I apologize for the huffiness of your server. We are known for our excellent service. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place, amazing food, and spectacular service. We visited twice this week. Teddy was a fantastic bartender. Drinks were perfect, made great recommendations and served quickly. Will absolutely come back again every time we come to key west and may be back a few times before we leave this week.

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

Thanks for the stellar review. I will make sure to let Teddy know how much you enjoyed his service. Hope to see you again on your next visit. More 

clearwater
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been coming to the Half Shell Raw Bar for over 18 years. It's always my first stop when I get to the island and it never fails to satisfy. The beer steamed shrimp and the Rum Runners are legendary. The service is always good and the prices are more than acceptable. Do yourself a favor check out this... More 

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

Thanks for the kind words. Can't wait to see you on your next trip. More 

Shelby Twp
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was very good. Their seafood was fresh and the staff was very friendly! Would defiantly recommend.

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

Thanks for the great review. Glad you enjoyed your time with us More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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75 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We hit the place for lunch and sampled the oysters in both raw and fried format. They were super fresh, plump, and just delicious. Our friends had the local fish special which as also very good. The only thing we did not like was the Cruzan voodoo bucket. As described, a scary 32 oz rum drink, but turned out to... More 

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

We do have a great homemade key lime pie. Thanks for the great review. Hope you come and see us again. More 

Framingham, Massachusetts
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch during our visit to Key West. Saw that they has good ratings for oysters on TA. Had the fried oysters and chip plate and a dozen raw oysters and they were great. Gulf oysters are very meaty and buttery. My friends had the tuna burger and snapper caesar and both were large portions. Frozen margarita went... More 

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

Thanks for the great review. Glad you enjoyed your time with us More 

Sullivan, Illinois
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate lunch here after a day of exploring Fort Zachary Taylor. They seemed a little busy and our server a bit overwhelmed but she was perfect. Our meals were fairly priced and the conch chowder was delicious. I've dinned at this restaurant twice now and have not been let down on either occasion.

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

Thanks for the stellar review. Can't wait to see you again. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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, 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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