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Half Shell Raw Bar

) #78 of 320 Restaurants in Key West €€ - €€€ American, , Seafood
231 Margaret St, Key West, FL 33040-6639
+1 305-294-7496
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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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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1 - 10 of 1,914 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Went by for a happy hour. You get a dozen oysters for $9. That is the best deal in town by far. Drinks are half price.

Thank Canesbiggdogg
Reviewed 2 days ago

For the price, there are so many other nearby restaurants that serve better prepared food than the Half Shell Raw Bar. Our dinner was sad overall, lacking proper seasoning and was also overcooked. It just didn't compare for the money to other local places. They...More

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is one of my absolute favorite places to eat in Key West. Everything on the happy hour menu is AMAZING except the fish dip. You will not be disappointed!

Thank Renee S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I ate 4 dozen oysters during Happy Hour. They were that good. We're going to try to make it back again before the end of our trip.

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

We are glad that you took advantage of the best happy our in Key West. We have been shucking Happy Hour oysters since 1972..

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wish I knew how the actual food is, but after sitting for 15 to 20 minutes we left. This is after I got up to look for a server. When I asked for a manager I couldn't get that either. Turrible service, hope their food...More

Thank ral299
BobbyK528, General Manager at Half Shell Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hate to hear, sounds almost impossible with us are you sure you were at the Half Shell Raw Bar???

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Listen. This location is beautifully quaint. To be in key west is a magical mystery in itself. Bu if you can find this place down by the docks, then come in here for exquisite oysters on the half shell and oysters Rockefeller are to die...More

Thank Laurie G
BobbyK528, General Manager at Half Shell Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We appreciate your review thank you for your visit with us...

Reviewed 6 days ago

My brother recommended this raw bar for the great food. We took the oysters and the shrimps. For a pound of shrimp at $ 14.00 their special I got to stuff myself. For dessert we had to try Key lime pie which was very tasty....More

Thank Joanne W
BobbyK528, General Manager at Half Shell Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your visit and review...

Reviewed 1 week ago

The service is great, and the Oyster happy hour specials are amazing. We had raw oysters and a plate with 3 different kinds of baked oysters. We even came back a second night for round 2 because it was so good the first time!

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

Thanks we think we have some of the best servers in Key West they are as important as our food is. We appreciate your business.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Over the years I have visited Key West this place has been good. This restaurant is located off Duval down Caroline.

Thank BobBobBobBob11061
BobbyK528, General Manager at Half Shell Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We try to keep our prices as low as possible but we do use fresh seafood which is more expensive then the frozen type that many other places use.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited the Half Shell Raw Bar with friends one evening whilst staying in Key West for a week. Having decided on fresh seafood we decided that this looked like a place to try based on the reviews we had read, and what a good...More

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

Thanks for taking the time to write a review we appreciate it....

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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, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 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
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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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