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Shrimp Boat Grill

1020 Bloomingdale Ave, Brandon, FL 33511-6260
813-571-5858
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Ranked #5 of 265 Restaurants in Brandon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood, Eclectic
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Tampa, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

Have you ever had a good friend who changed trying to fit in with the "cool kids," and in doing so, lost the quality that made him or her so special in the first place? This is what happened to Shrimp Boat Grill when it moved from La Viva Plaza to the current location on Bloomingdale. When you stepped into... More

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Naples, Florida, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Based on other reviews we were expecting the service to be lacking, but we were totally surprised by how accommodating the hostess and waiter (Joe) were! Great service! Nice atmosphere! The fried shrimp was perfectly cooked and non-greasy, the BBQ ribs were better than ones we recently had at a BBQ place! Portions were large, and every item seasoned well... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

from start to finish. Shrimp Cocktail as an app, followed up with a very tasty, succulent Grilled Shrimp platter. The au gratin potatoes are just stupidly delicious. Prices are reasonable. Service was excellent. We'll be back...

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Wimauma, Florida, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Having heard some good things about the Shrimp Boat Grill, we took our granddaughter, who was visiting from out of state, there for a "special" evening. The restaurant was very chilly, so we sat outside. Bad choice! Cars pull up with their lights on right next to the seating area--and then of course, they "click" to lock and unlock their... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The food is great. Make sure you go early or you won't get in! This was the second time we've eaten there. Good both times. Would definitely recommend !

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Tampa, FL
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I have learned over my lifetime that there are differing levels of expectation when it comes to restaurants and good food. We truly enjoy fine dining in independent places and had thought that the Shrimp Boat was one of those places. However, it really is more built for the masses and not "foodie" type folks as it is similar to... More

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Medford, Massachusetts, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I found this restaurant looking for top rated places in Brandon. I have been coming to this part of FL a couple times a year for at least 10 years now, and have eaten in a lot of local eateries. I was more than pleasantly surprised by the quality and variety of items on the menu, and my choice turned... More

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Brandon, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Just in case you wondered--yes, you can still find Lee and Jane in their favorite booth every Saturday ordering the Category 4 meal. You might ask why we order the same thing every time--doesn't it get boring? And the answer is still a resounding NO! This is our weekly adventure! We never know just what Chef will prepare because even... More

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Florida
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I've been to the old location and the new location and prefer the natural light at the new place. The old site was way too dark at lunch! Food however is the same. GREAT! Good coconut shrimp with a different dipping sauce, Piña Colada taste. Yummy! The plain fried shrimp are always cooked to perfection. Tail pulls right off. Service... More

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Loxahatchee, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I checked some reviews about this location not being the same since it moved to a new location but I decided to check it out for myself. The drinks did seem a bit smaller but the food was another story. As noted on my visit to their old location the menu still does not look like anything special but when... More

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