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Shells Seafood Restaurant

1490 W New Haven Ave, Melbourne, FL 32904-3904
321-722-1122
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Ranked #31 of 360 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Scipio, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

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
32 helpful votes 32 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 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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Novi, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This is the third time I came here, and the scallops made me ill. I'll be back again, but probably won't order this anymore. If you stay at Fairfield inn in Melbourne, show them your hotel key for a free cup of chowder.

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

I am sorry to hear that you became ill. I assure you that we use quality seafood and keep a small amount to keep our seafood as fresh as possible. We do run out of items because of this but we would rather be out than serve inferior product. Once again I apologize and would like you to ask for... More

Highland Village, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Let me preface by saying that I always came to Shell's and loved the beachy atmosphere. Don't get me wrong, it is still beachy but there used to be barrels of peanuts with shells on the floor and it was casual and fun. It has been remodeled. Very nice booths, carpeting etc... No fun T shirts or peanuts. Food was... More

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Orlando, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My friend and I stopped by here for dinner. We were pleasantly surprised. My friend had the fried grouper with lobster sauce. She said it was excellent. I had the salmon (sockeye) It was delicious. Our waitress Gail was outstanding. She was very pleasant and attentive. If you are in West Melbourne check it out. You will not be disappointed.

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Palm Bay FL
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

My son and I LOVE the seafood stew they offer as well and there calamari. Delicious. Never had better clam chowder. A clam is every bite. Wonderful.

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Melbourne, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The seafood was great, the staff was very helpful kind and friendly. The chowder is the best I've had, better than Cape Cod! The food came out right on time, very attentive staff, always checking back. The fish was prepared perfectly. Then the desert! They offer a chocolate covered gelato called a Tartufo. Its a special offering that they don't... More

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