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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
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
231 Margaret St, Key West, FL 33040-6639
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great beer selection. Food is ok. Big Daddy got the king crab special and several of his mussels didn't open and the king crab leg was still a little frozen. My boiled shrimp were good, but almost cooked too long. I expect better from a...More

Thank sarahays1974
Reviewed 3 days ago

Happy Hour 4:30 - 6:30 pm, daily, gets you yummy options for $5.50, and 1/2 price well drinks and certain beers. Nice selection of Happy Hour options. Four selections and we were stuffed. Lots of activity. Good place to bring a large group of family/friends....More

Thank Kathy D
Reviewed 4 days ago

Half Shell is a great little bar to sit and relax. They have a great staff and an awesome atmosphere. You can't beat Happy Hour. The Oysters are wonderful!

Thank junec35
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a fantastice experience here. We brought our own catch and the chef prepared it to perfection three different ways. Our server Courtney was great too. Her service was friendly and efficient. Would definitely go back!

Thank lisakennedy67
BobbyK528, General Manager at Half Shell Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for the visit and kind words we appreciate it.

Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have been going to Key West every year for 15 years. The Half Shell is the first place we go after checking in and getting our scooters. Happy Hour is great there, half price appetizers, drinks, etc; My wife always gets...More

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

We appreciate your business and thank you for being a customer all those many years...

Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this place!! It's the only restaurant I ate in twice during my stay. It's at the harbor marina close to the hotel I was staying at, so it was easy to get to. It's a real kitschy joint with license plates on the...More

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

Thank you for being a great customer we like customers who understand the Half Shell. We are not white table cloth just old Key West the way Key West use to be...

Reviewed 1 week ago

It was hot and we were hungry. Half Shell Raw Bar was just what we needed for some good eats and drinks. Situated by the boat docks, the open-air restaurant provided a good water view and dining atmosphere. We ordered Oysters - (the largest we'd...More

Thank joonbug72
BobbyK528, General Manager at Half Shell Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review we appreciate you taking the time to write one...

Reviewed 1 week ago

Half Shell Raw Bar has the best happy hour in Key West. All the food and service is excellent. Shrimp and oysters are the specialties. Catch them at happy hour anf they atre vry reasonable.e

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

Glad that you enjoyed our Happy Hour been that way since 1972...

Reviewed 1 week ago

A waiter that was 110% on our side. Topscore Trish (Patricija), topscore! Was here a fem times back in The 90's and The place is exactly as good today

Thank POH55
BobbyK528, General Manager at Half Shell Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for coming back we have not changed much over the years a lot if us were here back in the 90's when you first visited...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food as always had lobster Po boy buffalo shrimp fish spread As always good!! Plan to keep on coming back service and food always good

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

Thanks for the review glad that you enjoyed your visit with us...

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Meals
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
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
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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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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