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“More conch, less fritter”
Review of The Conch Shack

The Conch Shack
Ranked #58 of 443 Restaurants in Key West
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $12
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Fast Food
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: When you visit The Conch Shack, you're in for a true Key West experience. Located on the 100-block of the world-famous Duval Street, pull up a stool street side and grab a bite and watch the scenery walk by. You never quite know what you are going to see any given day. Experience our "Best Ever" Conch Fritters, island renown flat-top burgers, hand-cut Island Fries, and a Maine Lobster Roll that would make New Englanders proud.
Sao Paulo, SP
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“More conch, less fritter”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

I went based on recommendations. The fritters were terrible, need more conch and less fritter. no taste at all. The fish was very oily, but the fries were excellent.
They are cash only.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank MGaia
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Warren, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Fantastic fritters”
Reviewed April 17, 2013

Was in the keys for another visit and wanted to try conch fritters. I went to the Conch Shack but he wasn't open and I got to talk and watch him prepare his work area before opening for business. It doesn't look great from the outside but it is. The cook wore gloves, changed after handling money, was very friendly and the fritters were absolutely delicious. I didn't have anything to compare since this was my first conch fritter but I can tell you the flavor, the texture, and the lemon aioli dipping sauce was FANTASTIC! I will go there on every visit.

  • Visited April 2013
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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Cracked Conch!”
Reviewed April 17, 2013

If you love conch and want it cooked fresh for you in the Keys then come here. The Cracked Conch & Fries is wonderful just lightly battered so you really get the flavors. and a really good size server to boot. We got The crack Conch and a order of conch fritters to go and it fed 3 easy and left overs to snack on. Don't let the little front area fool you into thinking this is just some shack. well it is but it is a shack with a great owner and chef that really try to please you. BTW while waiting we found there is more seating it the back in a little almost garden area. that was peaceful so do not turn away if you see the bar like seats taken out front.

  • Visited February 2013
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Niceville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Enjoyed the food!”
Reviewed April 16, 2013

This a small place with four bar stools to sit in, however, don't let that stop you from trying their food. It's freshly made to order, so, you have to wait a few minutes for your food.

We had the seafood platter and cheeseburger which are very good. Most of the food are fried, and heavy on carbs and oil.

They don't accept credit or debit cards. Cash only.

  • Visited April 2013
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Alexandria, Virginia
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“Best Conch Fritter on Key West island”
Reviewed April 16, 2013

The best conch fritter... and a tasty vegie burger. The regular cheese burgers are good too. And they have the coldest and cheapest beer on Duval.

  • Visited March 2013
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