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Shrimp Boat Grill

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Seafood, Eclectic
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1020 Bloomingdale Ave, Brandon, FL 33511-6260
813-571-5858
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Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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  • 124
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Cool place, great service, good food

Sat at bar waiting on table. Was very busy/crowded! Bartenders were amazing! Sat outside on patio was cozy with heaters blazing. Very crowded inside so happy with patio! Man playing music was great! Server great! Food was plentiful, hot and very good. Glad we went! Btw. Put salt and pepper on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Berges1
via mobile
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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219 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Sat at bar waiting on table. Was very busy/crowded! Bartenders were amazing! Sat outside on patio was cozy with heaters blazing. Very crowded inside so happy with patio! Man playing music was great! Server great! Food was plentiful, hot and very good. Glad we went! Btw. Put salt and pepper on tables. We were all borrowing from other tables from... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Around,very good certainly not what you expect from a store front restaurant. The shrimp is excellent. Oysters are always fresh. And I don't have more characters to make this 100.

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Riverview
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This unique restaurant has a selection of original dishes, full bar, and casual atmosphere. We had Stuffed Flounder and Seafood Thermidor. Both were very good but the Seafood Thermidor was the standout. Shrimp Cocktail was over a half-dozen well chilled shrimp on ice with cocktail sauce that had just the right amount of spice. Margarita had fresh juices, not a... More 

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Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The Shirmp Boat started out strong with interesting specials and a fun environment...each time we go it seems to slip a little more. Service is slow and not very attentive. The atmosphere is not very "clean" looking..especially the ladies restroom. We ordered 2 of the shrimp specials and neither was notable. We will give it another try..great location hope it... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This is a great restaurant, food is fresh and I enjoyed my meal very much. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who is looking for outstanding friendly attentive service and wonderfully cooked food.

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Leawood, Kansas
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102 reviews 102 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We were looking for another seafood restaurant before we left the Tampa area and found this one listed in our hotel. Shrimp Boat is a casual relatively inexpensive seafood restaurant located in a small shopping area. They also provide options other than seafood. They seem flexible if you want to deviate and make choices other than what is listed in... More 

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Valrico, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We have been going to this restaurant for many years and were delighted when they outgrew there old location and moved to the Bloomingdale area. The meals are unique and prepared with attention to detail. I've had about everything on the menu but my favorite is the coconut shrimp. As a party of six this time, we all had delightful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The food was great ... liked the sesame tuna appetizer and the calamari ... my husband enjoyed the shrimp cocktail and the tuna entrée ... Tara the bartender was very nice ...Enjoyed the ginger cucumber dring ... We will definitely go back

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Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We had friends come in to town for an event at the Fairgrounds so we had to pick a restaurant in Brandon. The menu led us to the Shrimp Boat Grill with the promise of Ipswich Clams. These have always meant "belly clams" to us. Unfortunately to this restaurant it was clam strips like everywhere else. Luckily the waiter had... More 

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lithia,Fl
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We have been to the shrimp boat twice in the last month. Service was great food was fresh and delicious! I felt like I was back home. I was leary to try the fried clams, but I am glad that I did. The crab fried rice was also delicious. My husband loved the selection of craft beers. You have got... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1020 Bloomingdale Ave, Brandon, FL 33511-6260
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Brandon
  • Phone Number: 813-571-5858

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Eclectic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?