Half-Shell Raw Bar

Dockside, casual seafood dining at this Key West landmark.

Half Shell Raw Bar - on docks of the Historic Seaport.

Half Shell Raw Bar – on docks of the Historic Seaport.

Key West’s Half Shell Raw Bar, a.k.a. the Half Shell, is a Key West institution.

Roll up your sleeves at this very casual eatery. Guests are seated at picnic tables and benches, and order from the menus hanging throughout the restaurant.

The rawbar items are excellent, clams and oyster and such. The cooked food is just as good with fresh shrimp, stone crab, lobster, fish, and more served simply and straight-forward. Food is served in baskets & paper bowls and is reminiscent of a New England crab house.

Location: Historic Seaport (at the foot of Margaret Street).

Half Shell Raw Bar Restaurant Menu

  • From the Raw Bar

    Gulf Oysters – 1/2 doz. 5.95, 1 doz. $10.95
    Steamed – 1/2 doz. 5.95, 1 doz. $10.95
    Garlic Oysters – 1 doz. $11.95
    Middleneck Clams – 1/2 doz. $5.95, 1 doz. $11.25
    Steamed – 1/2 doz. 6.95, 1 doz. $11.95
    Bucket of Steamed Clams – 1.5 doz. $16.95
    Raw Bar Sampler – 2 raw oysters, 2 raw Middleneck Clams & 1/4 lb. peel ‘n eat shrimp – $9.95
    Key West Peel ‘n Eat Shrimp – 1/2 lb. $11.95, 1 lb. $21.95
    Key West Beer Steamed Shrimp – 1/2 lb. $11.95, 1 lb. $21.95
    Key West Beer Steamed Shrimp – 1/2 lb. $12.95, 1 lb. $22.95
    Stone Crab Claws (Seasonal Oct. 15 through May 15) – $Market Price


  • Starters

    Conch Chowder – cup $3.25, bowl $4.25
    Buffalo Wings – $7.95
    Conch Fritters – $6.95
    Onion Rings – $4.95
    Conch Ceviche – $9.95
    Fish Hooks – Battered strips of onion and jalapeno deep-fried and served with spicy ranch dressing – $6.95
    Buffalo Shrimp – $9.95
    Calamari Rings – $6.95
    Oysters Rockefeller – $7.95
    Oyster Sampler – 2 Oysters Rockefeller, 2 BBQ Oysters, 2 Garlic Oysters- $


  • Baskets

    Fish & Chips – $10.95
    Shrimp & Chips – $10.95
    Oysters & Chips – $10.95
    Chicken Fingers & Chips – $8.95


  • Salads

    House Salad – Mixed greens, cucumbers, sprouts, cherry tomatoes topped with homemade croutons and served with a choice of dressings: Blue Cheese, Ranch, or House Vinaigrette – Small – $3.95, large $6.95
    Jumbo Crab Cake Salad – Fresh cake loaded with blue crab and Old Bay seasoning served over our house salad – $12.95
    Hummus with Grilled Pita – Chickpea and tahini spread served with Kalamata olives, Feta cheese, and grilled pita – $9.95


  • Lunch Plates

    Fresh Tuna Salad – $10.95
    Fried Fish – $11.95
    1/2 Lb. Hamburger – $6.95
    -add cheese – $0.75
    Oyster Po Boy – $11.50
    Grouper Po Boy – $13.95
    Jumbo Crab Cake – $12.95


  • Entrees

    Shrimp – Grilled (Skewered and grilled with garlic butter, white wine, and lemon juice) or Fried (Jumbo shrimp breaded and served with cocktail sauce – $16.95
    Stuffed Shrimp – Jumbo shrimp stuffed with blend of crab meat and spices, broiled with garlic butter, white wine, and lemon juice – $18.95
    Scallops – Broiled or Fried half pound of sea scallops served with tarter sauce – $16.95
    Fried Oysters – 1/2 pound of select shucked oysters breaded, deep-fried and served with tarter sauce – $16.95
    Seafood Combo – Broiled (Skewered Shrimp, scallops, and dolphin in a white wine, garlic butter and lemon juice) or Fried (Shrimp, scallops, and dolphin deep fried & served with cocktail sauce) – $20.95
    Florida Lobster – Seasonal August through March – $Market Price
    Fried Fish Dinner – Catch of the Day – $15.95
    Seafood Kabobs – Two skewers of fresh tuna, scallops, shrimp, red and green peppers and red onion served grilled with garlic butter, white wine, and lemon butter – $19.95
    BBQ Baby Back Ribs – Full rack of baby back pork ribs rubbed with spices and baked with our tangy BBQ sauce.


  • Sandwiches

    Fresh Tuna Salad – Tuna salad swerved on Cuban bread with lettuce, tomato, and pickle – $10.95
    Fried Fish – Fresh fish of the day served on Cuban bread with lettuce, tomato, and mayo – $11.95
    1/2 Lb. Hamburger – Ground sirloin grilled and served on a Kaiser roll with lettuce, tomato, and pickle – $6.95
    -add cheese $0.75
    Oyster Po Boy – Fresh fried oysters served on Cuban bread and topped with lettuce, tomato, and mayo – $11.50
    Shrimp Po Bo – Fresh Fried shrimp served on Cuban bread and topped with lettuce, tomato, and mayo – $11.50
    Grouper Po Boy – Crispy fried grouper served on Cuban bread and topped with lettuce, tomato, and mayo – $13.95
    Jumbo Crab Cake – Fresh cake loaded with blue crab and Old Bay seasoning baked and served on a Kaiser roll with tarter sauce – $12.95


  • Sides

    Corn on the Cob – $2.00
    Red Potatoes – $1.50
    Steamed Green Beans – $2.50
    Rice Pilaf – $2.50
    French Fries – $2.00
    Cuban Bread – $1.25
    Coleslaw – $1.25
    Dill Potato Salad – $2.25