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Shrimp Boat Grill

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Seafood, International
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1020 Bloomingdale Ave, Brandon, FL 33511-6260
813-571-5858
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12:00 pm - 8:00 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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 155
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  • 72
    Very good
  • 25
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  • 8
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  • 8
    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
Wonderful local restaurant

We have eaten here a few times and it is always good. We will continue to plan date nights here. The sales caramel ice cream is amazing.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
Angela D
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Brandon, Florida
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New York City, New York
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45 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We haven't had to wait for a table there yet. Reading other reviews, I guess we've been lucky. We've tried some of their experimental dishes with unsuccessful results. There's a spicy Tuna dish (the Volcano) for example, that mixes the Tuna with some of their slaw all piled to look like a little mountain. Cute. But the slaw overpowered everything,... More 

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Brandon, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We have eaten here a few times and it is always good. We will continue to plan date nights here. The sales caramel ice cream is amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

They do a great job of providing seafood and meats with a bitt of flair. Reasonable pricing, friendly service - it's a definite winner in Brandon.

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Mc Donald, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I have family that lives in the area and every time we visit we have to eat here. Great seafood and atsmophere. The prices are excellent for the quality/quantity served. We had to wait to get a table only because we needed to seat eight. Everyone enjoyed their meal. The total was only $200 with tax including 2 appetizers, all... More 

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Riverview, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Second time eating here and the food and service were better then the first time. The au gratin potatoes are awesome! Excellent seafood and the drinks are priced reasonably.

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Kuwait
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Definitely not my idea of a full seafood restaurant - more like clams, scallops, shrimp fried 100 different ways. Service and ambiance are nice, but food is mediocre. Bonefish is a better bet for more variety.

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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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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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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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?