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Shells Seafood Restaurant

1490 W New Haven Ave, Melbourne, FL 32904-3904
321-722-1122
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lansdale
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Stopped in Melbourne over-nite on our way from Philly to Key West. We saw Shells recommended in one of the local maps...it was a nearby drive from our hotel,not overly crowded by the time we arrived so service was prompt and attentive. We order conch fritters whenever we see them on a menu and Shells had some of the best... More

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Melbourne, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Had my birthday lunch at Shells today, being from Maine I wanted some clams and possibly some haddock too! The seafood was actually very good, I have no complaints about the food. Our particular server provided the worst service we've had in Melbourne at a sit down restaurant. Once our food came things went downhill. Our server never refilled our... More

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Melbourne, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This restaurant is an old standby on the grounds of Melbourne Square Mall. Originally part of a chain but now locally owned. Extensive seafood menu on a par with Red Lobster. However, the best part of a visit is a bowl of clam chowder! Rich and meaty with big hunks of clam, it is my favorite place for soup

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Melbourne Beach, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

They have gluten free pasta for an additional fee. I had gluten free pasta with clams and red sauce, it was quite good. My husband had mussels and pasta with a red sauce that he also liked. Both were served with a nice green or Caesar salad, and bread for him (they do not have G-F bread). The price for... More

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Melbourne, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I love our local Shells & go there often. Personally, I prefer to sit at the bar, especially when I'm dining solo. I have favorite dishes in every restaurant I frequent, at Shells, it's the Grilled Shrimp which comes with a delicious rice pilaf & I usually get their coleslaw which is excellent. Another dish I choose when I'm really... More

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Scipio, Indiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I've been a fan of Shells for over 15 years from when they had restaurants in the Midwest. While in the area last year, we decided to stop. We liked it so well, visited again, twice, on Sep 9 and 11 during this year's vacation. Be sure to ask for the early bird menu if you visit between 4-6 pm... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Everyone in our party of 9 enjoyed their meal. Our server was excellent and very attentive to our person with special dietary allergies. Good variety of meal choices and relatively inexpensive.

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8 Mile Rd
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The restaurant generally offers a selection of fish (written on chalkboard) then offers the fish blacken, sauteed, or fried. with choice of sides. There are also specials written in chalkboard near the front. We prefer the grouper and tried in the many way offered. Fried and sauteed were the favorites. Fish served from the chalkboard is always fresh cooked through... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Good seafood in West Melbourne. I had a grouper special that was fabulous. My friend had fresh sockeye salmon. On our second visit I had a seafood pasta that had a tasty garlicky light red sauce. Wish I had a Shells near me! Great service too!

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Fresno, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Staying in a local hotel and ordered food for pick-up. Caesar salad was good and very fresh. Grouper sandwich was tasty- nice piece of fish. I was given a slice of tomato and lettuce but lettuce was wilted and brown-could not believe someone would serve it. I specified cocktail sauce and no tartar but received tartar,. Did not get any... More

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