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Half Shell Raw Bar

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231 Margaret St, Key West, FL 33040-6639
+1 305-294-7496
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Waveland, Indiana
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stopped in for late lunch with wife. Had pink shrimp cocktail which were great. We chose fresh grouper poor boy sandwiches. Sandwichs were excellent they were served on Cuban bread. Ordered potatoe salad as my side. Probably best I ever ordered out.would definitely recommend this place, a local recommended this place to us. After dinner walked out by wharf and... More 

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Thank roadstardave
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Michael ( busman) was doing a fabulous job! Enjoyed our waitress, Amy also! Loved atmosphere! Food very tasty and plentiful ! Will come back again.

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Thank speckledspider
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited The Half Shell Raw Bar for dinner after our trip on the Yankee Freedom to Dry Tortugas. This restaurant was in walking distance from where the boat docked. They have a great happy hour menu - I had the beer steamed shrimp and my husband dined on the oysters. Both were delicious! This was a fun restaurant with... More 

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Coldwater, Michigan
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Eat dinner in here great sea food and drinks. Right by the ocean for great view during dinner. can go wrong

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Thank Jon H
Banbridge, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had dinner here recently. It was beautiful. I had a stuffed fish it was amazing my husband had hogfish it was beautiful. Will definitely be back

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Thank 945siobhan
St. Thomas
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We LOVE this place....it was the best lunch we had on our vacation! The seafood was awesome and the portions were generous!! We will definitely be headed here again when we go back in October.

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Thank quasty32
BobbyK528, General Manager at Half Shell Raw Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review we appreciate your visit.... More 

Hudson
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91 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for lunch with a fishing buddy. Oysters and Hogfish were great. Service was fast and friendly. Local craft brews were an added bonus. A bit spendy but hey it's Key West.

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Thank Joseph C
BobbyK528, General Manager at Half Shell Raw Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for checking us out, we keep our prices low but when you use fresh local seafood prices have to go up slightly. More 

London
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Started with happy hour raw bar. Appetisers and drinks a bargain. Main course was a little disappointing as portion size was small. Lovely location on patio edge next to water.

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Thank C T
BobbyK528, General Manager at Half Shell Raw Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for enjoying our Happy Hour.... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really good happy hour and very casual atmosphere. Great place to park car or scooter and explore from there.

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Thank Linda S
BobbyK528, General Manager at Half Shell Raw Bar, responded to this review

We are glad that you enjoyed our Happy Hour thanks for the review... More 

Chestertown, New York
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They have some tables that overhang the water and many tables with a great view of the water. My shrimp basket had small shrimp that were butterflyed and cooked to the point of being rubber. The fresh catch sandwich that my wife ordere was very good.

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Thank csquared49
BobbyK528, General Manager at Half Shell Raw Bar, responded to this review

Please next time please lets us know if something is not cooked up to yours standards. We can fix it right then and there.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
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, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Kids
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?