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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
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 30
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Outstanding Grouper

My husband and I dined here on Mother's Day. I'm glad I called one hour before arriving and made a reservation. The place was packed!!! People were outside waiting. We only had to wait about 10 minutes before we were seated. The calamari (fried) is to die for!!! We wanted lobster but the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
micheleCampVerde_Az
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camp verde, az
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camp verde, az
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My husband and I dined here on Mother's Day. I'm glad I called one hour before arriving and made a reservation. The place was packed!!! People were outside waiting. We only had to wait about 10 minutes before we were seated. The calamari (fried) is to die for!!! We wanted lobster but the couple that was seated just before us... More 

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Bill W, General Manager at Shells Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank You Michele Sorry that the Lobster supply didn't last I'm glad you enjoyed the Grouper with Lobster Sauce it's one of my favorites More 

Pulaski, VA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

Found this spot by searching here on TripAdvisor. Good choice. Good was good. Only drawback is there aren't many non-fried, non-pasta choices. But everything we had (frog legs, dozen shrimp, kids pasta & shrimp) was delicious.

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Bill W, General Manager at Shells Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank You very much Glad you enjoyed your visit with us More 

Melbourne, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We went to Shell for dinner this week and were pleasantly surprised. The restaurants has a tropical fish motif is clean and pleasant. We both had the Shrimp pasta with a salad and a drink. The salad was rather large and served with a slice of warm garlic bread. The Shrimp pasta entrée provided a generous portion of pasta with... More 

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Melbourne
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

They advertise an oyster special on Thursdays. I visited them last month on a Thursday and asked for the oysters. I was told they ran out of oysters. So last Thursday I called them on the phone and asked if they had oysters. I was assured they had plenty. The skies had opened up to a tremendous downpour but I... More 

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Bill W, General Manager at Shells Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

I am sorry that oysters were not available for you. We keep a limited supply of fresh seafood on hand and sometimes we do run out. We would rather run out of a fresh product than never run out and serve you old product. More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Sautéed Calamari was in a perfect red sauce, not to spicy and very flavorful. The oysters Rockafeller were huge and juicy. Steamed shrimp were very fresh. A hidden gem.

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Thank You we think our calamari is one of the best around and the secret is we use a fresh not frozen Calamari from the Northeast Coast More 

Daytona Beach, Florida
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145 reviews 145 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Food was greasy and expensive. Oysters on the half shell were good but way overpriced. I am also tired of restaurants using religious seasons to sell food. Mardi Gras was over 40 days ago and they are still celebrating it as though the death and resurrection of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ means nothing. This is an affrontry to... More 

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Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We went here based on other reviews and were wowed by the high quality freshness of the dinners we each ordered. There are Many seafood specialties that are not fried and many offerings for those who don't care for seafood. My daughter cannot have high fat content due to recent gallbladder surgery and the food here was not a problem!

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

There for the first time. You walk in and are attended inmediately. The place is nicely kept and is quite spacious. No wait time. Courtesy is the first atraction. The attendant was very helpful. The food was brought on a expected time frame. Presentation and quantity was superb. The tastiness and novelty were a solid A+. THE PRICE is within... More 

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cdrewcweb
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I know, people don't come here for the fees. But but that was the first thing I had a salad luck. The tartar sauce is amazing too. I'm now enjoying my fried shrimp and my husband is enjoying his fish and chips the coleslaw is delicious and has Mandren oranges and we're very happy we came.

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Onancock, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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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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
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 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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