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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Gluten free choices

Good food. Lots of options for gluten free pasta. Cute place and good service. We got to sit outside and it was nice! Food was very different but a nice change.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
Kroos2006
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Good food. Lots of options for gluten free pasta. Cute place and good service. We got to sit outside and it was nice! Food was very different but a nice change.

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Franklin, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Great food and friendly efficient service. Family oriented and clean. Good selection of fresh fish reasonably priced.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Chose this seafood restaurant over others in the area since Dad had always liked it. Forgot that he basically only eats fried seafood, so be aware your other choices can be limited. My mother and grandson both had the fried seafood trio - fried clam strips, fried shrimp and fried haddock. And french fries. I was not that hungry so... More 

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Orlando, Florida, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We went with group of friends after day at the beach. It was pretty close to closing time but waitress welcomed us with a smile and food was delicious. That's more than I can say for most restaurants near closing time waiting on a full table

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camp verde, az
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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Bill W, General Manager at Shells Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 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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Additional Information about Shells Seafood Restaurant

Address: 1490 W New Haven Ave, Melbourne, FL 32904-3904
Phone Number: +1 321-722-1122
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Brevard County  >  Melbourne
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
Average Prices: USD $9 to $18
Cuisine: Seafood

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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 to $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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?