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Half Shell Raw Bar

231 Margaret St, Key West, FL 33040-6639
+1 305-294-7496
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
231 Margaret St, Key West, FL 33040-6639
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited on our way to the key west express. Lisa was our server and by far the best server we have had vacationing in Florida. The happy hour items definitely hit the spot.

1  Thank Nicole P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This funky Key West restaurant, right on the boardwalk, serves huge portions of seafood at a reasonable price. The “baskets” of oysters and soft shell crabs were more like huge dinners! Very good food in a fun open-air atmosphere, right in the middle of the...More

Thank LizattheLake
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped in for a quick beer on a warm afternoon in Key West. A friend had recommended this place as a must see along the harbor. It definitely has the “old style” feel of a long loved location in Key West....More

Thank HokieInMD
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the raw bar sample plate (I would recommand it) for starter than had the shrimp basket which had a good portion of shrimp. Service is very good. Even though it was a bar there were a lot of families eating in it.

Thank _kathy_worrel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered deliver when everyone was very tied of a day in the sun. The delivery guy was amazing. The food was good. Had the seafood combo app. It was very good...shrimps were very..very small with that app. It was very good. My wife had the...More

Thank Kap1313
BobbyK528, General Manager at Half Shell Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for ordering delivery, the small shrimp on the Seafood Combo appetizer are Popcorn Shrimp they are meant to be small but they are true Key West Pink Shrimp..

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The chief and I had lunch here and hung out for a couple of hours before we headed home. She had the wings and I had the conch ceviche. Both were good and the place is right on the water in key west. What could...More

Thank travelingsteve55
BobbyK528, General Manager at Half Shell Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We appreciate your review thanks...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Patricija was the best, but I bet they all are. We weren't sure this would be a good place for the family, but it was great. We ended up ordering a third dozen of oysters, they were so good. Our waitress was the best we...More

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

Thanks for the review, Patricija along with our other servers do make the Half Shell a special place..

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always a Key West staple! Try the bucket of clams with garlic Cuban bread. Served by the lovely and entertaining Laura.

Thank DZwiebel
BobbyK528, General Manager at Half Shell Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Laura is entertaining to say the least, like many of our staff they are what makes the Half Shell special...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Has a feel that is all it’s own; kind of gives off a dive bar vibe. Service is friendly and attentive. Happy hour deals are not to be missed.

Thank Bulldog92
BobbyK528, General Manager at Half Shell Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We have not change too much since 1972 just gotten a little larger. If you were at the Half Shell in 1972 and visited us today the atmosphere is pretty much the same. We still use the original recipes from 1972...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wanted to visit here for ages, wasn't disappointed. Had a plate of oysters and clams - excellent and fairly good value. Staff were helpful and friendly.

Thank davidjess1608
BobbyK528, General Manager at Half Shell Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your visit we hope you become a regular visitor to the Half Shell

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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, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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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