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Key West Half Marathon

Posted on January 9th, 2016 Key West Events

The 18th Annual Key West Half Marathon & 5K Run held January 17, 2016
Participate in The Key West Half Marathon® in Key West, Florida. Race through Key West’s historic Old Town and waterfront areas January 17, 2016, during the annual Key West Half Marathon®. Set to begin at 7 a.m., the sporting challenge takes place on a flat, fast 13.1-mile half-marathon course in the scenic island city. Location of this year’s run is the Key West Historic Seaport at the foot of Margaret Street. The 5K Run will follow right after the start of the Half Marathon.
Now in its 18th year, We have had participants from all 50 States and 14 countries, including Denmark, Italy, Germany, Great Britain, Canada, Mexico, Switzerland, Brazil to name a few to compete in Key West’s balmy January climate.

Expo/Packet Pick-Up:
Saturday, Jan. 16
12pm to 7pm
Outside the Half Shell Raw Bar at 231 Margaret Street
Start Line:
Corner of Caroline Street & Grinnel Street – Less than a block from Packet Pick Up location
Near Margaret Street & Caroline Street – also right near the Half Shell Raw Bar

Pasta Specials Offered all day and night at the Half Shell Raw Bar – Saturday, January 16, 2016 starting at 11am – Close. Price: $11.95 includes salad and garlic bread. They will also offer $5 Bloody Mary’s and Mimosa’s Race Day ONLY starting at 7 am.

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Once again after all these years the Half Shell Raw Bar is proud to Sponsor Team Rum Runners Offshore Racing the local team from Big Pine Key at this years Super Boat International 34th Annual Key West World Championship. The fun and excitement is happening November 2nd thru 9th.

The Half Shell will be hosting a special meet & greet Happy Hour with the crew and their boat P4-22 Date & Time to be announced…Stay tuned for more info & events






































































































Photo of Key West Fish MarketThe Half Shell Raw Bar is going Florida Lobster Crazy. On Thursday, August 6th, we are celebrating the first day of Florida’s 2015 Regular Lobster Season (August 6th through March 31st). We’ll be featuring  a la carte Broiled Florida Lobster Tails (6 to 8oz average) – Dine In Only.  For the remainder of the week, we’ll also be featuring 10 daily specials made with fresh, local Florida Lobster [raw bar & regular menus will also be available].

Featured Specials….

  • Lobster & Corn Fritters
  • Lobster Bruschetta
  • Lobster Bisque
  • Lobster Reuben
  • Lobster BLT
  • Broiled Twin Tails
  • Baked Stuffed Lobster
  • Lobster Oscar
  • Lobster Pasta
  • Lobster Thermidor

The Half Shell Raw Bar’s Florida Lobster Specials will start on Friday, August 7th as soon as the first Florida Lobsters hit our docks, make their way through our Half Shell Fish Market (conveniently located inside of the Half Shell Raw), and into our kitchen.  You won’t get better Florida Lobster prices for the rest of the season so get to the Half Shell and enjoy a great lobster-infused week.  See you then!

Florida’s Mini Lobster Season happens on July 29th & 30th. Bring your legal tails and we will do all the cooking; $13.95 per tail per person and the price includes two sides. There will be plenty of beverage specials along with the coldest beer in town. Come by boat and pull up right behind the Half Shell Raw Bar at the Key West Bight Marina located at the Key West’s Historic Seaport.


Come celebrate the Half Shell Raw Bar’s “Grand Reopening” on Friday, July 4th inside the Half Shell Raw Bar. We’ll have special giveaways on purchases and the best Key West prices on your favorite local seafood.  Stop in from 11 am to 6 pm and get your Key West “Pink Gold” Shrimp, Grouper, and Oysters for your July 4th BBQ.  Oh, and don’t forget the Key Lime Pie for dessert..

Watch the Half Shell Raw Bar on the Travel Channel! Catch the Season Finale of Bizarre Foods America with Andrew Zimmern (aired Monday, May 26th at 9pm) as he shares his experience at the iconic Half Shell Raw Bar!  See Episode
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photo of a mint julep beverageIt’s Derby time! Join us for the 140th Kentucky Derby celebration, Saturday, May 3rd, as we provide complimentary (pre-race) Hors d’oeuvres such as cold cuts & cheese platters, peel & eat shrimp, smoked fish dip, derby meatballs & derby dogs! Traditional Mint Julep & Grey Goose Oaks Lily drink specials will be served all night long. Television coverage starts at 4pm & daily Happy Hour runs from 4:30-6:30.