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Shells Seafood Restaurant

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1490 W New Haven Ave, Melbourne, FL 32904-3904
+1 321-722-1122
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • Food
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good p-lace for Seafood

Shells is sometimes excellent but some of their dishes are a bust. The Fish Dip and Soups are excellent and the regular fried fish platters are very good. Check the specials offered daily some are also very good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Harry R
Sebastian, Florida
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Sebastian, Florida
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63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Shells is sometimes excellent but some of their dishes are a bust. The Fish Dip and Soups are excellent and the regular fried fish platters are very good. Check the specials offered daily some are also very good.

Thank Harry R
Aiken, SC
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Seafood Pasta plate was well seasoned, but I thought the pasta was overcooked and a little 'mushy'. The seafood portion was generous and tasty. Service was good on a Friday early evening and for 3 people, dinner and drinks was about $65.00. I will return to try some other menu items!

Thank hardworking19
Chippewa Bay, New York
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227 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found Shells Seafood Restaurant on Tripadvisor and after reading the many positive reviews, decided to give it a try. We were not disappoint, I had the cold shrimp appetizer, one half pound on nicely sized shrimp, they also offer one quarter pound. I then had a very nicely prepared fish dinner with steamed vegetables and rice. Our server melanie... More 

Thank stephen t
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wouldn't have reviewed Shells because it's one of those restaurants that's "always there", BUT it was great last night. I rate it on the important things: 1. food 2. service 3. ambiance, 4. sometimes $ The kicker this time was the steamed Virginia oysters. OMG. It was like eating butter! Smooth, fresh, done right! Kayla was our server: she... More 

Thank Vera L
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been going to this restaurant for 20 years when in town. Used to be a lot better quality of seafood, but still isn't too bad. Good happy hour too.

Thank Robin L
Ottawa, Canada
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Seated promptly. Nice seating - we had a booth. Service was nothing less than THE BEST. We shared some clam strips - super fresh, crisp, hot. Partner had shrimp basket which he really enjoyed. Coleslaw (mayo type) was fresh. I had the large serving of haddock (no grouper available by the time we arrived) and it was large. My only... More 

1 Thank Elizabeth S
Hamilton, Ohio
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love the seafood and coleslaw, use to be one of many in the south but this locally owned one still has all the great dishes.

Thank teetermom
West Melbourne, Florida
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103 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been here several times and enjoy it every time. My wife always get the shrimp skewers and she loves it. Her mother orders the fried shrimp. They are crispy and a nice size. I enjoy the shrimp and grits. Most of these items you can find on the early bird menu. If you haven't been here you must... More 

Thank CarySargent
Orlando, Florida
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103 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While we have been here before without any issues, this visit was different... The dining experience was fine. We were greeted promptly and our order taken in a timely manner. Our food came in a timely manner and tasted great. Our server was very nice too. But... 3 of us came down with food poisoning later that night. The common... More 

4 Thank Bob A
Brevard County, Florida
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200 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice pasta dishes. Shrimp Diablo is wonderful. Many fresh catch fish choices available. Average prices. Salad and bread al-a-cart - separate pricing - not included in meal. Full bar available. Exotic drinks often featured. Early bird specials. Horrendous parking lot. Oftentimes, a long wait for a table. Friendly staff and servers. Nice variety of tasty appetizers - buffalo shrimp,... More 

1 Thank Rita S

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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: +1 321-722-1122

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 18
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?