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“Seafood”
Review of Half Shell Raw Bar

Half Shell Raw Bar
Ranked #98 of 475 Restaurants in Key West
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$35
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
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.
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

We asked our electric car rental guy where we could find a good raw bar. He recommended the half shell. The raw oysters may have. Been the best I’ve ever had. Fresh, large and cold. We also had catch of day which was good. I definitly recommend the raw oysters!!

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BobbyK528, General Manager at Half Shell Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2018

Our locals are the best advertising for us most of them have eaten here over the years...We appreciate the comments about our oysters....

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Reviewed 29 January 2018

We were in Key West for the half marathon and stopped in the Half Shell a couple of times for drinks and once for lunch. Typical rustic bar in Key West with a decent variety of choices for lunch and a wide selection of drinks...try their Texas Ice Tea!

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1  Thank 854dougp
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BobbyK528, General Manager at Half Shell Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2018

We appreciate your visit and review..

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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Can’t beat the view by the water and the staff is very friendly to dogs (pet friendly seating area) but most items we ordered were just okay.

1  Thank Karen B
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BobbyK528, General Manager at Half Shell Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2018

Sorry that our food was only okay most people love our fresh seafood served in a simple manner....but thanks for taking the time to write a review..

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Reviewed 25 January 2018

This is not fine dining, but who cares! What a great time with friendly staff. Great drinks, the margaritas were tasty and strong!

2  Thank efraiberg
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BobbyK528, General Manager at Half Shell Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2018

You are correct on the Half Shell not being fine dinning we have pretty much stayed the same since 1972.We are what Key West use to be...Thanks for your visit

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Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

Second time my husband and I visited key West and the second time eating at Half Shell. LOVE the peel and eat shrimp (and feeding the leftover shells to the fish in the marina!) oysters on the half shell, and the stone crab claws. Delicious! Great happy hour specials on food too!!

1  Thank Jessica H
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BobbyK528, General Manager at Half Shell Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2018

Thanks you for taking the time to write a review we appreciate your business

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