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Shrimp Boat Grill

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1020 Bloomingdale Ave, Brandon, FL 33511-6260
813-571-5858
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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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
Always delicious

We are regulars at the Shrimp Boat now. Have been there about 15-20 times and have always received friendly and fast service. The food is the best that I have had at any restaurant in the greater Tampa region.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We are regulars at the Shrimp Boat now. Have been there about 15-20 times and have always received friendly and fast service. The food is the best that I have had at any restaurant in the greater Tampa region.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We have been regulars at the shrimp boat for longer than it has been open. Just ask Sharon. We've recently moved, I've recently retired so we've not been to 'the Boat' for awhile. A new frient of ours was havng his 66th birthday. I suggested the Shrimp Boat. So a car load of retired/semi retered people headed to Brandon from... More 

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Brandon, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I have eaten delicious meals at the Shrimp Boat for lunch, for dinner, for Category 4 (marvelous 4-course tastings—if you haven’t tried it you should), and now there are other adventures to enjoy! Each month there are beer tastings paired with amazing food—we’ve been to the last two and our only question was “When is the next one?” Well--the answer... More 

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Sun City Center, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

They use ipswich clams which are more favorable than cedar key, Florida ones. Also, the talapia Parmasian cheese was very tasty. Service was excellent. Artisan bread yummy. 5 stars for food.

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Bradenton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Based on TA, we tried it out and are glad we did. Scallops with crab fried rice were decadent. The crab and corn chowder was a meal and delicious. Service was wonderful. We will return!

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Brandon, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Shrimp and scallop were awesome. Mango frozen daquiris were yummy! Would most def recommend. Our waiter was very attentive and the bar staff was very good about helping us decide on a cocktail. Will def be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I have eaten here now 3 times. Every time the food has been outstanding. I have been in Tampa twice this year and have asked many where the best seafood place is and they always say drive to clearwater or eat at the shrimp boat. The shainghai tun is in itself one of the top 5 dishes i have ever... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Went to a different restaurant for a birthday dinner that was unable to attend to us. I phoned Shrimp Boat and was pleasantly surprised with their friendly service and ease of accommodating such a large party on short notice. The food was good service was great!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I went to the Shrimp Boat upon reading TripAdvisor recommendations as I was visiting the Brandon area. I was very impressed with the restaurant, service was prompt and professional and the menu was extensive. The focus is clearly on seafood, so I ordered the special appetizer (smoked fish pate) and a plate of Calamari. Both were well done, the smoked... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Upon reading some of the other reviews of this place, we ventured in for what turned out to be a fabulous dinner! The seafood au gratin was outstanding, and going with the side of grits was a perfect pairing. Even though it's usually a lunch menu item, Hayley (our awesome server) asked the kitchen if they would make us shrimp... More 

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Additional Information about Shrimp Boat Grill

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

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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, International
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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