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Shells Seafood Restaurant

1490 W New Haven Ave, Melbourne, FL 32904-3904
321-722-1122
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Ranked #17 of 358 restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Melbourne, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Excellent Blue point oysters. Warm friendly service. Small plates for Seniors and very reasonably priced. Staff very knowledgably about the fish they serve.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

The overall appearance of the place was something out of a saved by the bell episode complete with 80s music. Our waitress complained about her arm hurting to put cheese on our pasta and was not attentive at all with refilling drinks. She had a poor attitude and never smiled. Our pasta had maybe a couple of pieces of seafood... More

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Jonathan C, Manager at Shells Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi! Thanks for your honesty and we regret that you had a less than superior experience. We strive for excellent service, bountiful portions, and the best tasting seafood around in a welcoming atmosphere. We hope you will give us another try! More

Dallas, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We had a fantastic meal at a decent price. Our waitress was a young lady (I think her name was Chelsea) who was very attentive to our needs and very friendly. Best food we have had at a restaurant in this area. You get your money's worth on the portion sizes. We were very pleased with the food, service &... More

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Jonathan C, Manager at Shells Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and we are so glad you had a great experience. We pride ourselves in our larger portions, pricing and most importantly: taste! We hope to see you again soon! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Absolutely the best food, service and price of any restaurant we have tried the past 5 days here. We had fried shrimp, scallops, cod and clam strips. Most amazing slaw ever. I doubt we will try anyone else tomorrow!

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Jonathan C, Manager at Shells Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Derrick, We are so glad we could satisfy your whole family! That is our goal as we provide the best fresh seafood around! We hope you enjoyed your stay here in Florida! More

Oxfordshire
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91 reviews 91 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Brilliant meal, great choice of properly fresh fish, cooked in a variety of ways and a lovely waitress. I especially liked tying fish I'd never heard of before, explained and described well by our hostess. There are also two sizes of the fresh fish, at two prices which was perfect for me as I didn't have a huge appetite that... More

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Plantation, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Okay, we used to have a Shells in Ft Lauderdale but it closed. So when we were in Melbourne and we saw Shells we were comfortable going there. Hubby had linquini and shimp, I had the lobster pasta and daughter and hubby had a 1lb Snow Crab leg dinner for $20 each. Kids had chicken finger dinner. Food was really... More

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Cape Coral, Florida
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119 reviews 119 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Our seafood dinners were delicious! My husband's shrimp pasta dish was loaded with shrimp. My fish was topped with lots of shrimp and scallops. The cup of clam chowder was thick with clams. Service was good and the prices very reasonable. Although not on the water, the atmosphere is very nice. I would recommend this restaurant for a great, casual,... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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73 reviews 73 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food tasted good and it is a fair price. Server was friendly and the food came out fairly quickly.

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Chicagoland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

They had $3.00 drinks all day. That included drinks like Pina Coladas. The drinks tasted great. The happy hour from 4 pm - 6 pm has several specials. We loved the shrimp pasta. Reasonable prices and good service!

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Howey in the Hills, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

In Melbourne, a great place to have seafood. Atmosphere was great. the draft beer is in a small glass, maybe 12 oz, I recommend you order bottle beer instead of draft. I will go back to this restaurant the next time I'm in town. Causal dress, shorts ok.

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