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Key West Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour
"Explore Key West while hopping on and off at any of our designated trolley sightseeing stops. Visit over 50 points of interest with this all day pass as our expert guides provide live narration and entertainment with stories only locals could tell! Audubon House) LaConcha Hotel (Margaritaville Oldest House Museum) Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center (Fort Zachary Taylor State Park U.S.S Mohawk) Higgs Beach (White Street Fishing Pier West Martello Tower) Southernmost Point (Southernmost House Mansion Upper Duval Street Shopping) Ernest Hemingway House Museum (Lighthouse Museum Bahama Village) Key West Bight (Schooner Wharf
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Champagne Celebration Sunset Cruise
"Key West’s sunset is legendary and every night Mallory Square is full of huge crowds of people who vie for the best place to watch it. Escape this chaos and have the sunset all to yourself on the Champagne Celebration Sunset Cruise. Three champagnes and sparkling wines from legendary French champagne and for an additional fee you can upgrade to the Moët & Chandon Imperial (White Star) champagne or the Moët & Chandon Rose Imperial champagne at wholesale cost.While you sip your champagne snack on the gourmet cheese buffet which includes four delectably rich cheeses surrounded by fresh berries and other fruit that have been selected to complement the champagne. The buffet also includes a locally made smoked fish dip served with crunchy crisps and fresh-baked crusty bread f simply choose from the complimentary selection of six excellent wines – varieties may include cabernet sauvignon
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Shipwreck Snorkel and Wild Dolphin Encounter
"Spend a day in the Florida sun cruising through the perfect turquoise waters that surround Key West on the Echo a spacious catamaran. You’ll board the Echo at the historic Key West Sea Port downtown at the Key West Bight in Old Key West. Walk along the Harborwalk which goes around the water’s edge and leads straight to the Echo’s dock behind Turtle Kraals restaurant. The first stop of your Shipwreck Snorkel and Wild Dolphin Encounter cruise is the wild dolphin playground where you’ll see dolphins swimming
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Half Shell Raw Bar Tips (4)

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.

Martinewezel
Jan 08, 2011

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.

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sunlovey
Sep 14, 2005

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
Gulf Oysters
Clams
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

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grandmaR
Jul 16, 2005

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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Feb 09, 2009
 
 
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Audubon House

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Mel Fisher Maritime Museum

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Getting to Half Shell Raw Bar

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231 Margaret Street Lands End Village

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  • Sunday 11:00 to 22:00
  • Monday 11:00 to 22:00
  • Tuesday 11:00 to 22:00
  • Wednesday 11:00 to 22:00
  • Thursday 11:00 to 22:00
  • Friday 11:00 to 22:00
  • Saturday 11:00 to 22:00

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