Half Shell Raw Bar

231 Margaret St, Key West, FL 33040

(305) 294-7496


If you're exploring Key West and in the mood for some amazing seafood, you've got to check out the Half Shell Raw Bar at 231 Margaret St. This place isn't just a restaurant; it's a piece of Key West history. Back in the day, it was a shrimp warehouse, but in 1972, it turned into this awesome seafood spot. It's a real favorite among both locals and visitors, known for its super fresh seafood dishes like Oysters Rockefeller, Clams Casino, and the famous Peel & Eat Key West “Pink Gold” Shrimp.

What's really cool about this place is the vibe. It's totally laid-back and casual. You can kick back at one of the wooden picnic tables or grab a stool at the bar, and just soak in the Key West atmosphere. Plus, it's open every day from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm, so it's perfect for lunch or dinner.

While you're there, you'll get to see local fishermen bringing in their daily catch, and there's always a chance to catch a glimpse of pelicans flying over the water. It's not just about the food here; it's about experiencing the real Key West. So, whether you're a seafood lover or just want to chill out in a place with great views and a cool history, the Half Shell Raw Bar should definitely be on your list of places to visit in Key West.