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Half Shell Raw Bar

231 Margaret St, Key West, FL 33040-6639
+1 305-294-7496
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
231 Margaret St, Key West, FL 33040-6639
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife had an itch for raw oysters on the half shell. We saw this restaurant while we were out walking and decided to come back for dinner. It is a very casual place... tables are picnic tables with benches. But it was clean and...More

Thank Richard D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Stopped in for happy hour, everything was perfect. Cheap drinks, great oysters, peel and eats, and the homemade jalapeño poppers were awesome. Whole bill was under $40 and the service was fast and friendly. Will be back next March!

Thank Robert P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Half Shell for dinner on a Sunday night. Food, service great!! Our waitress was prompt and efficient. Refills on soda right away. The peel and eat shrimp was awesome. Our meals were tasty and prepared well. Would rather go here then anywhere else...More

Thank Jessica K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped for happy hour and had a fabulous waitress named Claire! She was very helpful and accommodating with my friend's food allergy.

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

Thanks for the nice words about Claire our servers and staff are as important as our food. We appreciated your visit....

Reviewed 1 week ago

We often enjoy lunch at Half Shell... If the harbor's not to crowded we'll dock the boat after a productive morning fishing and enjoy the freshest fish you can imagine... They'll happily prepare your fish and the cost is very reasonable. The bar staff is...More

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

Thanks for the visit we appreciate customers like your group...

Reviewed 1 week ago

I was very disappointed with our experience at the Half Shell Raw Bar. I suggested to my friends we eat there after spending the day at the Dry Tortugas. The place was filled with people who appeared to be enjoying their food. I ordered the...More

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

We wish you brought your comments about your sandwich and fritters to your server attention we would have corrected everything on the spot. Our Key Lime pie recipe has not changed since 1972 and the same cook has been making it for 20 years. Our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

we are big fans of the whole croce key west empire and believe that of all his locations this one has the best happy hour specials the food is served fast, and chilled when it is suppoed to be and hot when it is supposed...More

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

We always say if something is not right please let your server know or ask to see the manager. We can fix almost anything so that you leave 100% happy. We try to bat a 1000 but sometimes come up short. Your fries are no...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I actually ended up at the Raw Oyster just by chance! I really wanted to try Conk Fritters in Key West and was looking on the boardwalk for a restaurant that sells them. At first I walked into the restaurant right beside them to be...More

Thank arodger1
BobbyK528, General Manager at Half Shell Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We appreciate your visit and taking the time to write a review. We pride ourselves on our service as well as our food. Thank you for your visit....

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great raw beer, fresher than fresh fish, and good prices and happy hour. Came here after a day of boating and I was not disappointed. Didn't love the smell of tobacco around the bar but sat far enough from it that it was ok. Would...More

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

Thanks for the review, the only place where smoking is permitted by law is our outside patios. We guess that you were sitting close to the patio at the bar and the smoked drifted in. Sorry about that......

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a cute, touristy place right on the harbor walk area, overlooking the marina. We’d been here before and enjoyed it but the food was better than anticipated. The conch fritters were tasty, but ask for mustard sauce instead of ketchup they serve on...More

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

Thanks for the visit and review we all try to make our customers experiences pleasant at 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
USD 15 - USD 35
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
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
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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