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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” (510 reviews)
“oyster shooters” (29 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 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 3 days ago

Had lunch with some old friends there, and the food was really good. So glad to see doing well after being gone from the Keys for over 30 years.

Thank EileenO123456
BobbyK528, General Manager at Half Shell Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks, A few of our staff were here at the Half Shell when you were last here and some of our recipes are from when we opened in 1972...

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

So what it is picnic table style. Conch fritters are the bomb. House salad fresh. Love this place. Prices are reasonable. Easy to park. Always a stop when I am in town.

Thank Sheg
BobbyK528, General Manager at Half Shell Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks, we appreciate your review and visit to the Half Shell...

Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the happy hour prices. One lb. of beer steamed shrimp $17, a dozen raw oysters $10 and $3 house whites. We went for happy hour, but this ended up being our dinner meal. The place was packed on a Monday but we found...More

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

We appreciate your visit and business glad that you liked our Happy Hour we have had the best Happy Hour since 1972

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a pound of stone crab claws. they said Jumbo, but were 5 to a pound, I didn't argue, they were delicious, just on smaller side. Hogfish was prepared perfectly, side of fresh vegetables that were cooked like someone who loves veggies. NICE. Fun place....More

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

Thank you for your review we happy that you enjoyed your time at the Half Shell.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is on the water overlooking the marina. Very informal, people were having a good time. The stuffed red snapper was quite nice, as was the seafood platter. Recommend avoiding the Cuban bread.

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

Thanks for your visit and review we are a liitle confused about your Cuban Bread Comment. Our Cuban Bread is baked fresh everyday locally. Then again some people just do not like Cuban Bread....

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went yesterday and sat at a table and had amazing service and excellent food. We went back today and sat at the bar. The food was still great, but the service was awful. She had us get our own menus, we couldn't get her...More

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

Thank you. These are the type of reviews we need to see. We will bring your experience at our bar up with the bartender. Sorry about your treatment and we appreciate your business

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an incredible place to stop. Great happy staff. Lisa, Greg, Michelle and Joe behind the bar will make you happy that you stopped in. Ivon and Milo will serenade you while they shuck your fresh oysters. The happy hour is fantastic with a...More

Thank Pilgrimpower
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 thanks for the nice words about our staff. They make the Half Shell Special....

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We sat at our table and watched a young couple in a small boat catch mangrove snapper just 10 feet from us. Food and service was very good.

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

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I go to this place with anticipation every time I go to the Keys. Happy Hours of all kinds of shellfish are not only delicious, but reasonably priced. One of my favorites in Key West.

Thank shayshay321
BobbyK528, General Manager at Half Shell Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you, when you realize that we serve fresh local seafood our prices are reasonable. We try to keep our prices as low as possible. Thanks for the review..

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We REALLY wanted to eat here, but happy hour had to do! We got to hang out with Lisa today who makes a MEAN Cuba Libre'! If you are gonna stop here you HAVE to eat it raw! GET yourself some oysters and clams and...More

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

Sounds like you did it right...Raw Oysters, Buffalo Shrimp & Clams thanks for the review and visit

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Sherry M
15 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, View
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
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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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