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

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  • 86
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 11
    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
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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Florida
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Been passing this Restaurant on 192 for years and it never had an appealing look so it was never considered until yesterday, 8/15. We walked in and did not feel welcome, "How many in your party" was the extent of the communication. The waiter was inept. Took 10 minutes to get our water and another 10 minutes to get the... More 

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Melbourne, Fl.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

I used to consider Shells a very good restaurant but after my recent visit have changed my mind. I found the food , drinks and service to be only average . my grilled Tilapia had a "fishy " taste consistent with fish that is not fresh. the server didn't return to followup, so I was not able to report the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I love shells they are consistently good,,fresh fish, great food, wonderful staff fast service, great specials

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I usually avoid going to seafood restaurants in beaches, as normally they are expensive and bad. I was thus very happy to find out that I was wrong in the case of Shells. The staff was very nice, the food very fresh, with affordable prices. My son in law had the frog legs and was very happy with them. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Visiting from Maryland, wanted to have a seafood night. The server made our experience great. She joked around a bit and was very knowledgeable of everything. We asked a lot of questions about food, beer & wine. The food was great. I was only a little disappointed in my crab cake that came with my meal. It also came with... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food and drink were good, but they might need to augment their staff. It took forever to get the food and forever+1 to get the bill. I'd certainly give an additional star if it weren't for that.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Wonderful...wonderful food..the shrimp scampi is my favorite..very fresh and homemade..the staff is super nice and very talkative...would HIGHLY eat here if u come to visit. .i live here..😆..lucky me...i eat there at least once a week...lol

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Brevard County, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Went with a large group and, where some other restaurants have failed with such a large group, we found the service to be fantastic! They really went above and beyond to make sure our dining experience was exceptional! Food was wonderful.. our group opted for many different choices but I went with Shrimp & Grits- yummy! Salad was an add-on... More 

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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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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 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?