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Half Shell Raw Bar

231 Margaret St, Key West, FL 33040-6639
+1 305-294-7496
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“oysters” (502 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
231 Margaret St, Key West, FL 33040-6639
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Best bar! Laura is the best bartender in the whole wide world. She makes this place great! We never wanted to leave.

Thank daisydoll2
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My favorite is the buffalo shrimp! VISIT during happy hour for great prices. Add a rum & coconut drink!

Thank Pamela U
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great afternoon, stone crab and oysters with Laura setting the very UP attitude at the bar. Super service, great fun playing stump the music with Laura.

Thank jsl1956
BobbyK528, General Manager at Half Shell Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

You must have had one of the first orders of Stone Crabs of the season, glad that you enjoyed everything. Laura is special....

Reviewed 5 days ago

When in Key West eat where the locals eat Trish our server was awesome she recommended some items that were absolutely delicious service was great great atmosphere and amazing drinks

Thank Al s
BobbyK528, General Manager at Half Shell Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review we appreciate your business and the nice words about our server Trish....

Reviewed 6 days ago

raw bar is always one of my stops when i go to key west they haven't change a thing. i've been going to key west for over 20 years. LOVE IT

Thank Donna M
BobbyK528, General Manager at Half Shell Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks we like who we are, we like to keep it simple with fresh local seafood and that Key West atmosphere that you have trouble finding anywhere in Key West...

Reviewed 1 week ago

I wasn't feeling so great after a night of fun and Laura came to the rescue. She went out of her way to make sure I got her special cure, kept my husband's beer full, and provided great service and conversation. Another great experience at...More

Thank Lindsey L
BobbyK528, General Manager at Half Shell Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Laura has created a lot of hangovers but the best bartenders know how to cure it with the hair of the dog..Thanks for the review....

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food , great service, go to bar ask for Laura❣️ A must for your bucket list while visiting Key West‼️

Thank Rixgirl317
BobbyK528, General Manager at Half Shell Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks, Laura is one of many of our great staff who makes the Half Shell what it is....

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner Oct. 9th,2017. We were one of 3 tables in this great restaurant. Food was really good, sat next to the water at the edge of the Marina, really enjoyed it. But they are concerned that we the Tourists aren't coming back, it...More

Thank Gridiron66
BobbyK528, General Manager at Half Shell Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your post, with great customers like yourselves the Half Shell will be back better the ever in a short time.

Reviewed September 14, 2017 via mobile

Superb place that is not totally overrun. Great and simple seafood place. Hogfish so so good! Really fun and casual. We are 7 different restaurants key lime pie while there and this was the best!

Thank Jeff H
BobbyK528, General Manager at Half Shell Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

You got us right simple seafood and the best Key Key Lime Pie.

Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I went here for dinner on a whim and loved it so much we came back a second time. Staff was super friendly and I loved the atmosphere. Very key west! We ordered oysters, beer battered shrimp (amazing), lobster tail❤️❤️ and the...More

Thank Meg D
BobbyK528, General Manager at Half Shell Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We would love to have you visit us on your next trip to Key West, thanks for the review

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Sherry M
September 15, 2017|
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Response from BobbyK528 | Property representative |
Yes we are we opened with our full menu last Friday
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$15 - $35
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
Local cuisine, Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 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
  • E-mail
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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