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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%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (505 reviews)
“oyster shooters” (29 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
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 2 days ago

I have to say the oysters were good. However, it went downhill from there. The main meal was average at best and not worth the price. Living in Florida I know what good seafood should be and this was not it. On the bright side,...More

Thank Johnnie E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the moment we entered until the moment we left the service was poor, the food was overprice with very little sea food and lots of “filler” or sides. The servers will up sell you in a heartbeat but not tell you the cost until...More

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

Sure does not sound like us at the Half Shell, Your server knows the our prices and should have told you. We pride ourselves in our service sorry if you had bad service. I wish you would have asked for the manager so we could...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Of course it‘s not only good for fish, they serve also good steaks, but the fish was perfect. Besides this you‘ll have a great view and a nice staff.

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

Thanks for your review we appreciate your business...

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went with a BOGO coupon for a happy hour and we wanted to each get a glass of wine, 2 for 1 right? Wrong. The waitress said the same person had to get the 2 for 1, so since we were both going to...More

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

Our BOGO program is petty much the same as all other BOGO programs in Key West. Sorry that you did not like your discount we really do not get many complaints about our BOGO program most people appreciate the discount.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been going here for over 12 years. Drove down just to eat here with friends. Have had fabulous seafood here always. This visit I had horrible seafood. I’m born and raised in the Keys and still live there. I know what good seafood is. I...More

Thank bridget888
BobbyK528, General Manager at Half Shell Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Please do not be embarrassed for our waitstaff. The items that you mentioned we have been serving for years. Wished you would have let your server know that you were not happy. We never have all your items mentioned so wrong. We try to do...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant looked weathered by appealing by its location on the water and in the shopping area. It has both indoor and outdoor seating available. We sate our lunch outside to watch the people activity as well as what was happening in the marina right...More

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

Thank you for the review and your visit to the Half Shell we like happy customers...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looking forward to half shell raw bar. Went at happy hour. Shrimp was $17.50 a pound. That was the half price for happy hour. Oysters $10. Not much of a happy hour. Apparently market price has gone up a bit. Disappointed.More

Thank Brewdog82
BobbyK528, General Manager at Half Shell Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

First thanks for your visit...But the shrimp price you stated was for a pound of beer steamed shrimp our Happy Hour price is $17.50 the menu price is $29.99. Our Happy Hour Oysters are $10 per dozen the menu price is $17.99 per dozen. We...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food at Half Shell Raw Bar is outstanding. They have Happy Hour from 4:30 to 6:30 every day which is a very good deal. Drinks are half price so it makes it a very inexpensive place to go have a few. We had the...More

Thank 215michaele
BobbyK528, General Manager at Half Shell Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your nice comments, Kimberly along with all of our staff makes the Half Shell what we are. We do have a rewards program for our staff when their names are mentioned on Social Media..Thanks for taking the time to write a review....

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first visit to Halg=f Shell Raw bar. Great little joint. Raw bar is awesome. Great drinks. A bit pricey though, but gotta expect that in Key West somewhat for seafood. Oysters were fresh and tasted great. We sat right along the waterfront near the...More

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

Thanks for visiting us, we try an keep our prices as low as possible but we serve only fresh local seafood so our prices are a little higher then those places serving frozen seafood.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After visiting Key West for the past 11 years, I always wanted to have dinner at the Half Shell. My husband and I usually would stop in for a cold beer but never dinner. This trip we made sure we did just that. We were...More

Thank NJSusan-7
BobbyK528, General Manager at Half Shell Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

That is okay we will be here the next time you visit, thank you for taking the time to write a review...

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Sherry M
16 September 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
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
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Groups, Local cuisine, 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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