The Half Shell Raw Bar is truly a taste of Old Key West. With great drink specials and seafood so fresh they catch it daily, you can't go wrong. Located in the Historic Seaport of the Key West Bight, this historic fishhouse is as close to the ocean as it gets.
Come in during happy hour and get 25 cent oysters. So succulent and fresh, they melt in your mouth like butter.
The restaurant's $12 Po Boy's with old-fashioned Cuban bread are filling and flavorful. My friend Deanna and I cut ours in half and swapped. The fried grouper was tangy yet refreshing dipped in a garlic and lime aoili. This was my first time trying fried oysters, and I have definitely become a lifelong fan. So soft and moist, I was always surprised to bite in and find delicious oyster underneath the not-too-crispy crust. I preferred to not dip them in anything and just enjoy the natural flavor of the dish.
Now, I must admit I don't like coleslaw so I didn't try it, but I hear Half Shell has some of the best on the island. For those that want something heartier than just a sandwich, the restaurant offers combination platters with generous sides. They also have great calamari and conch fritters.