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Lobster, Lobster, Lobster

Halfshell(1)The Half Shell Raw Bar is going Lobster Crazy….. On Wednesday August 6th. To celebrate the opening of Florida’s regular lobster season (August 6th through March 31st). The Half Shell will be serving A Ala Carte $14 Fresh Broiled Florida Lobster Tails (6oz. average) Wednesday Only & Dine In Only!  And continuing for the rest of the week we will be offering 10 Lobster Specials everyday along with our famous raw bar selections & regular menu

Tasty Florida Lobster Specials as:

  • Lobster & Corn Fritters
  • Lobster Bruschetta
  • Lobster Bisque
  • Lobster Melt’s
  • Lobster Reuben’s
  • Lobster BLT’s
  • Stuffed Lobster
  • Broiled Twin Tails
  • Lobster Pasta
  • Lobster Oscar’s

The party starts on Wednesday August 6th when the first Florida Lobsters come off our docks and into the Half Shell Fish Market conveniently located inside the Half Shell Raw Bar. The Half Shell Fish Market is open 7 days a week from 11am till 6pm and is open to the public for retail & wholesale business.



The 20th Annual Key West Half Marathon & 5K Run held January 14, 2018

Participate in The Key West Half Marathon® in Key West, Florida. Race through Key West’s historic Old Town and waterfront areas January 14, 2018, 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 20th 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.

The Key West Half Marathon ranks #3 in Runner’s World Bucket List: 10 Destination Half Marathons!

The Key West Half Marathon Ranks #7 in the New Book, The Best Half Marathons in the World, by Steve Kesh!

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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






































































lobster imageLobsterPhoto of Key West Fish MarketThe Half Shell Raw Bar is going Florida Lobster Crazy. On Sunday, August 6th, we are celebrating the first day of Florida’s 2017 Regular Lobster Season.  We’ll be featuring  a $15.00 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 Roll
  • Lobster Bisque
  • Lobster Tempura
  • Lobster BLT & A
  • Broiled Lobster Tails
  • Baked Stuffed Lobster
  • Lobster Pot Pie
  • Lobster Linguini
  • Lobster Newburg

The Half Shell Raw Bar’s Florida Lobster Specials will start on Monday, 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.