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Half Shell Raw Bar

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Seafood
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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“oysters” (516 reviews)
“oyster shooters” (30 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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231 Margaret St, Key West, FL 33040-6639
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Reviewed yesterday

This place was rocking. We went there on Saturday night, and was told we had about a half-hour wait. Instead, we found a seat at the bar. The bartender/server took good care of us there. We had a dozen raw oysters, and they were delightful...More

Thank Richard19651965
Reviewed yesterday

Get here for the scenery and order the Buffalo Shrimp. Don't let ANYONE tell you that you can find better Buffalo Shrimp ANYWHERE else on the island. There is no comparison.

Thank kathyh264
Reviewed yesterday

This is agreat place to grab a bite to eat, have a few cocktails. Try and sit by the dock so you can watch the ships sail in and out.

Thank Hansel S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I stopped in while visiting Key West. I have never tasted such good flavor and quality as their oysters. The waitress said that they are local oysters. My next trip to Key West, I’ll definitely be eating here again!’ Thank you!!

Thank K F
Reviewed 2 days ago

Just had several beers here, did not have dinner. We had two bartenders, Shaun and Teddy. They were both top-notch and worked their tails off with a great friendly vibe in the place. Next time here we will try the food, looked excellent!!

Thank nemahavalleyhvac
Reviewed 5 days ago

I first ate here 30+ years ago and even though its much larger the food was still great. Seafood was very fresh, wait staff still friendly and fast. I love their oysters and still think they have the best. Their shucker is excellent too. No...More

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

We have a few staff members who have been with us 30 years plus. It is because of customers like you and our staff that we continue to shuck....

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A group of us stopped in before a boat trip and all of us had something different, steaks, broiled seafood platter, fresh & fried shrimp, mussels, steamed oysters. Service was very good, the bloody Marys were nice & spicy. It's an open air bar with...More

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

Thanks we have been Interesting since 1972 we appreciate your visit and taking the time to write a review.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First of all, kudos to our bartender Michelle! She was very polite, attentive and friendly. We had the garlic oysters that were great and shared the lobster dinner. And the key lime pie was pretty amazing. Nice view as well. And those two guys shucked...More

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

Thanks for your visit to the Half Shell and the kind words about Michelle...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great happy hour! Laura is a great bartender! She's the friendlist bartender ! Don't miss out on this place!

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

Thanks for the nice words about Laura....

Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed snapper and lobster tails. You could tell that the food was fresh and the staff was very friendly. Will go back next time we're in Key West.

Thank TravelBug1453
BobbyK528, General Manager at Half Shell Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review we appreciate your time to write....

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Questions & Answers
16 December 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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.
Sherry M
16 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
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 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, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, 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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