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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: Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 180
    Excellent
  • 79
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Family gathering

Great service, food! Lamarl was extremely welcoming. He explained the specials and was very accommodating. Grouper, cheese grits, shrimp poboy, coconut shrimp, and crab bites were are favorites! Make sure you have a salad with their home made dressing and eat plenty of their warm bread. A great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
cceater
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, food! Lamarl was extremely welcoming. He explained the specials and was very accommodating. Grouper, cheese grits, shrimp poboy, coconut shrimp, and crab bites were are favorites! Make sure you have a salad with their home made dressing and eat plenty of their warm bread. A great casual place for lunch or dinner. Enjoy.

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1 Thank cceater
Brandon, Florida
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60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went during the week and found this a wonderful expereince. Not Exceptional, just very satisfying. Great, friendly service, nice menu selection, subtle lighting and well cooked and served items. Was there room for improvement? Perhaps, but I was completely relaxed and satisfied by this expereince. Would seem to be a great date location for diner. Bravo!

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1 Thank jrtravers
Evansville, Indiana
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in the Tampa area for a couple of days. Found this restaurant on Trip Advisor and tried it out first night. It was so great we went back for dinner the second night too! It is an unassuming location on the corner of a strip mall. The food is wonderful and waitstaff great. Had a delicious Sangria and... More 

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1 Thank Lynnette L
Knoxville, Tennessee
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100 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good menu with lots of options. Service was excellent. Love the bar and outside eating area. Get there early or be sure to call ahead.

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1 Thank bfcantwell
Valrico, Florida
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of our favorite spots in Brandon. Hidden in a strip mall but should have a huge sign pointing it out so that more people could enjoy the experience. We have tried almost everything on the menu and have yet to be disappointed. We visit at least once a month if not more.

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1 Thank robertsG6500KS
Valrico, Florida, United States
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We eat here about 4 times a year. The food is freshly prepared and served hot. Beverages are typically very good and refilled in a timely manner. I like having the choice of eating outside, they have fans when it's warm and heaters when it's cool. The lighting and ambiance is just right. They have a pianist there regularly who... More 

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1 Thank Debbie C
Orlando, Florida
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for lunch today because of the ratings and reviews posted, we are not local. The good things: The restaurant appeared clean, not many people, about 1/4 full, we were seated immediately and waitress was there within a minute or two, friendly staff, a hot loaf of bread was brought to our table (tasted great). The food was... More 

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Fort Lonesome
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63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been a regular customer for about five years now. Love the ceviche, corn crab chowder, weekend prime rib, lunch time prime rib sandwiches and burgers and of course all the seafood. Table of six on Friday night...enjoyed the happy hour cocktails and prime rib dinner. Ordered baked potatoe w/sour cream and chives. Potatoe was served with chopped green onions,... More 

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1 Thank Gloria W
Sun City Center, Florida
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

The Frau had shrimp florentine, and I had shrimp and grits. Both were excellent. The service was very good, the ambience was pleasant, and the food was well prepared, unique, and delicious.

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1 Thank Donald W
Valrico, Florida
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We have lived around this place for awhile and just never chose to eat there. We went last night to try it out on New Year's Eve. We were pleasantly surprised! There was a wait (I would suggest calling ahead during busy times) so we sat at the bar. We decided just to eat there as well. The service was... 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, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?