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Half Shell Raw Bar: Fish
In Key West you need to eat fish. ( At least this was true before the oil spill of 2010)
Here is another old original fish restaurant with a fine location in the heart of the Historic Seaport.
There are a few tables out on the small porch, over the water, with a view over the boardwalk and the fishing port.
While having a delicious crab cake salad, we saw big fish in the water below the porch, gathering for a snack. There is a fish snack dispenser close by. Amusing for tourists.
Half Shell Raw Bar: Traditional Key West- Laid Back and Low Key
You'll find this traditional Key West establishment situated along the docks of Land's End Village. Decor: THOUSANDS of license plates adorn the walls. Floors are wood plank, tables are wooden picnic tables, windows are wide open and a breeze wafts through if you're lucky. The service is very wam, bam, thank you ma'am. Which is fine, as it's to be expected in such a low key, casual restaurant.
Order yourself a cold beer and then another and then another to keep cool and hydrated as you await your food.
Favorite Dish: Those I was with ordered tons of raw oysters and clams and such... they sucked them down, so they must have been good. I started with their crab meat gazpacho. Which WOULD have been good if it didn't have a hair in it. :-( This was very distressing for me. I sent it back of course and said no thanks to a replacement. Server was a bit bi-polar but she took care of the situation promptly. I then had a conch ceviche which was spicy, unique and good. No hair. THANK GOD. You can order things like conch fritters, fried fish and chips and such here.
Half Shell Raw Bar: Popular Eatery
I haven't been here, because Bob doesn't care for Raw Bars as a general rule, although he does like raw oysters. I understand that this building was once a shrimp packing building.
From the Raw Bar they have
Bucket of Steamers
Peel 'n Eat Shrimp
Beer Steamed Shrimp
Stone Crab Claws
Favorite Dish: Entrees include:
Fried Seafood Combo
Broiled Seafood Combo
Half Shell Surf & Turf (1/2 rack BBQ and skewer of shrimp)
Garlic Combo (Crab Shrimp, Clams and Mussels steamed in white wine and garlic butter)
Half Shell Raw oyster: The place for shellfish
It can get pretty busy in the evening as its seems to be popular. The oysters are huge , and it has a great atmosphere , right on the waterfront.
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