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The Fish House

1902 W Shell Point Rd, Ruskin, FL 33570
813 641-9451
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Ranked #3 of 50 Restaurants in Ruskin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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English first
Ruskin, Florida
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The locals love this place and now so do I. It is a small, adorable place that locals frequent. The food was fresh and made to order. Tasty, yum!

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Ruskin, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I usually get the soft shell crab and fish sandwich when I come here. The food is cooked perfectly and doesn't take long to go from the grill to your plate. The service is great and the people behind the counter always seem to have a smile on their faces.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Outdoor restaurant with picnic table seating. Come early as lines can get long to order and to pick up at windows. Very popular place for locals and tourists. Limited menu but food is usually very good.

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Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I had catfish, shrimp, baked beans and coleslaw. It was all great! I tried my daughters chicken, fries and potato chips, it was all great food at a very reasonable price. The people were friendly and you get free refills on sweet tea. The only problem I had was I got full before I could try the awesome looking desserts.

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Iowa
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157 reviews 157 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Had a light lunch here after golf based on recommendation. It is just an old shack with two windows for food (one to order, one to pick up). I had shrimp cocktail and cheese grits, and both were great. The place was full of locals at 2pm. I'd certainly go back.

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Tampa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We have been comming here for a few years now. We always get their mullet. We took 3 this time and took them home. When we got home the fish had an overwelming smell of pepper and it smelled a little spoiled. We then inspected the fish and found that there were white little worms crawling in the fish "YUCK"... More

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Tampa, Florida
Top Contributor
166 reviews 166 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

A splurge on a plate of fried seafood is a must in my book. Nothing better when prepared right with fresh wild caught fare. I drove the hour plus round trip to The Fish House with my mom to check it out. The place was buzzing at 5 in the afternoon. On a June day I expected it to be... More

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Fruitland Park, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We had scallops and shrimp. Both were fried with very thin batter. They were great. The okra was also very good.

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I drove (05-31-14) twenty miles (one way) to try the food at this establishment due to the TripAdvisor rating...never again. I ordered the soggy crab/shrimp combo. Both the crab and shrimp were greasy and in need of a bath in Old Bay seasoning. The fries were under cooked (limp) and seemed to be prepared using 10w30 oil.... More

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Chillicothe, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

When visiting Ruskin you may miss out on some amazing seafood if you don't try The Fish House. When we first saw all the cars parked around this area we were confused as to what all the people were doing. Then we ate there and now know that this is a place we will return to every time we go... More

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