Half Shell Raw Bar, Key West

4 out of 5 stars 4 Reviews

231 Margaret Street Lands End Village 305.294.7496

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    Half shell raw bar, Key West
    by Martinewezel
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    a glimpse at the atmosphere here....
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    Half Shell Raw Bar: Fish

    by Martinewezel Written Jan 8, 2011

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    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, Key West

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    Half Shell Raw Bar: Traditional Key West- Laid Back and Low Key

    by sunlovey Written Sep 14, 2005

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    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.

    a glimpse at the atmosphere here....

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    Half Shell Raw Bar: Popular Eatery

    by grandmaR Written Jul 16, 2005

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    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
    Gulf Oysters
    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)
    Fisherman's Platter
    Butterfly Shrimp
    Grilled Shrimp
    Stuffed Shrimp
    Broiled Scallops
    Cracked Conch
    Seafood Kabobs

    Half Shell Raw Bar at night

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    Half Shell Raw oyster: The place for shellfish

    by easterntrekker Written Feb 9, 2009

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    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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