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Half Shell Raw Bar

231 Margaret St, Key West, FL 33040-6639
+1 305-294-7496
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good30%
  • 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 yesterday via mobile

We liked this place so much that we went back a second time before our trip was over. It's not the most cleanliest of place, but it's what you would expect of an open air bar. It was fun watching the boats come and go...More

1  Thank mettahcayenne
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a tremendous time here!! Excellent service, great authentic atmosphere at a place that is almost legendary! The Oysters on the half shell are ridiculously good! MUST EAT HERE if you like oysters...and even if you don't there is plenty to choose from! My...More

1  Thank Gregory B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Went for lunch at the recommendation of the Conch Train Guide JT. Best recommendation. The portions are large and the food was delicious. The waitress was friendly and helpful. Checked with us many times to see that we were okay.

1  Thank NewYorkKmd
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a bustling bar/restaurant right on the water. Delicious raw bar with good prices during happy hours. Stopped there a couple times during vacation. Sat at the bar during happy hours. Bottle of domestic beer for $2.25. I had peel-and-eat shrimp, raw oysters, bucket...More

1  Thank 07Yankees07
Reviewed 4 days ago

I have been to Half Shell's happy hour several times, but this was my first trip for dinner. My guests were looking for a place with strong reviews for stone crabs. We were served on the sand patio outside, where it was quiet and the...More

1  Thank jnoonan2017
BobbyK528, General Manager at Half Shell Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for the review...

Reviewed 4 days ago

If you want fancy plates, tablecothes etc then this is not for you....the food is great and generous portion sizes, served in baskets and disposable trays the waiters are friendly and competent and the atmosphere is very American with TV sports and loud music and...More

1  Thank ast1963
BobbyK528, General Manager at Half Shell Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to write a review...

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went on Valentine’s Day and had a great time. The valet at the hotel recommended this place. Good steak and good food.

1  Thank Jamie T
BobbyK528, General Manager at Half Shell Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks..for a Seafood Restaurant we serve a good steak.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Because tourist season is finally here, I don't imagine any reviews will be read by management ,but here goes! I'd heard that the oysters were really good at the Half shell raw bar. I was really really looking forward to trying them tonight. I ordered...More

Thank Veronicaflora
BobbyK528, General Manager at Half Shell Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

You really do not give us credit we read and answer back 100% of our reviews, we care why do you think we have been in business since 1972. Oysters are salty by nature it is called a Brine different areas, water temperature etc. control...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of my favorite places to eat in Key West. The oysters and clams on the half shell are really good and I can honestly say we have never had anything we didn't like. The wait staff is really nice too. Very friendly...More

1  Thank Oheady
BobbyK528, General Manager at Half Shell Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We appreciate your business and taking the time to write a review...

A TripAdvisor Member
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This bar has the best happy hour deals around. The oysters, shrimp, and beer steamed shrimp are awesome. Going back again soon.

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

We will be looking for you on your next visit, thank you for taking the time to write a review...

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Questions & Answers
30 January 2018|
Response from BobbyK528 | Property representative |
Your rewards had a dollar limit to it. The rules and regulations are printed on your coupon. You are a vindictive customer who verbally abuse the manager. We have thousands of Reward customers who use their coupons the... More
16 December 2017|
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Response from BobbyK528 | Property representative |
Yes have fresh Florida lobster when they are in season. They are delivered to us each morning right off the docks behind our restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 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.
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