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Shells Seafood Restaurant

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1490 W New Haven Ave, Melbourne, FL 32904-3904
321-722-1122
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 74
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Spot on

Because we fish and have access to seafood freshly caught we rarely go out to seafood dinner places. We were traveling to the keys and stopped in Melbourne for an overnight. The front desk suggested Shells and we were not disappointed. It was the best clam chowder we have ever eaten! The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
OnancockRealtor
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Onancock, Virginia
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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Onancock, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Because we fish and have access to seafood freshly caught we rarely go out to seafood dinner places. We were traveling to the keys and stopped in Melbourne for an overnight. The front desk suggested Shells and we were not disappointed. It was the best clam chowder we have ever eaten! The portions were large - needed to take home... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My wife and I visited with another couple - we'd heard good things about Shell's so we wanted to try it ourselves. The food was so-so...along the par with Red Lobster. The atmosphere isn't the greatest - reminds me of Denny's. The service was very good, but overall not a very good seafood spot, especially when considering the proximity to... More 

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North Attleboro, MA & Sebastian, FL
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We went on a Sunday with friends who are frequent patrons of Shells. Since we were so pleased, we have been back a few more times, and have been pleased everytime. The Sunday specials were great and came with a generous salad. I had the blackened Tilopica, shrimp pasta, which were all delicious. The coleslaw has mandarin oranges, yummy. Our... More 

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Top Contributor
235 reviews 235 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This is a simple restaurant with simple food..We found the food to be tasty. My fish was excellent. Clean bright and friendly atmosphere. We will go back.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

In September we went for lunch at shell's, the food was terrible,pasta with clams was soupy and with some cut up clams, clearly from a can. I sent back and ordered fried calamari, well the calamari over fried and very small. The manager agreed that the whole dinner was a disaster...

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Holly Ridge, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

heard great things about food , went nice place staff good but the food was very bland and was more designed for a advanced pallet and taste buds. Will not return as pricey for food quality.

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Melbourne, Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

First visited Shells some 13 years ago. Over the years I have gone on occasion, I have lived in Melbourne, near it for the last 10 years. At times it was hit or miss. I stopped going last year, had a really bad experience. But, time goes on. We went this month on a whim. I wanted fish, and to... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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224 reviews 224 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This place is well located in the hear of shopping and hotels. It is not fancy, but is extremely clean and the wait staff is just fantastic! The Clam Chowder is not to be missed, it is some of the best I've ever had. If you like spicy shrimp, the Rocket Shrimp are for you. The portions are very generous... More 

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Bagram, Afghanistan
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64 reviews 64 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We had never heard of this restaurant. While shopping in BestBuy, we spoke of wanting to get a bite. The salesman there immediately recommended Shells. We both love seafood, it was close, so we jumped on the bike and headed over. What a pleasant surprise! The staff were very attentive; the food was fresh and delicious; there was plenty of... More 

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Bella Vista, Arkansas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We have seen the ads on T.V. and felt it was worth checking out. The only drawback is that the restaurant is located on Hwy. 192/5th Ave/New Haven/Strawbridge, which is very congested during the week' much easier to navigate on Sunday evening. This is an old style Florida Family Restaurant; it is NOT glitzy or luxurious. The booths are large... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1490 W New Haven Ave, Melbourne, FL 32904-3904
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Brevard County  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: 321-722-1122

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 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?