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The Fish House

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1902 W Shell Point Rd, Ruskin, FL 33570
813 641-9451
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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  • 74
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    Very good
  • 5
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A real FISH find!!!

This extremely casual spot is one you could easily miss along Shell Pt Rd. It is outside and you sit on picnic benches. The fish is amazingly fresh, but all prepared fried. We don't usually order fried fish but it is worth a try and the people are great! The shrimp appetizer (not fried) is awesome... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
JeanneK07
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PA
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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122 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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PA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

This extremely casual spot is one you could easily miss along Shell Pt Rd. It is outside and you sit on picnic benches. The fish is amazingly fresh, but all prepared fried. We don't usually order fried fish but it is worth a try and the people are great! The shrimp appetizer (not fried) is awesome and cole slaw side... More 

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Apollo Beach, Florida
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156 reviews 156 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Ah the timeless battle of the Fish House vs the Dog House and which is best, let us ponder that question. So the Fish House has great food, love the Captain's Basket nice selection of seafood. Be careful that you visit on the right days of the week, i do believe its Thursday-Saturday. I have also enjoyed the soft shell... More 

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pa
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Went for lunch after hearing this was the best place to get fresh seafood. After waiting in line for a few minutes, i decided that nothing looked good so i passed on having lunch there. My companion decided that he would try an assortment of fried fish. It was a little pricey for a fish trailer. I did wonder how... More 

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Kentucky
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

we went between 2:30-3:30 , no problem getting waited on. Fried oysters were excellent , great taste and big and juicy. My husband had fried grouper sandwich, very good. I recemend. The oysters. I am going back today and have more oysters. Only down fall I see is there only open Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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Oakville, Canada
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73 reviews 73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The Fish House is only open a few days in the week (Thurs to Saturday) but it is well worth a visit. Fish is fried but very tasty and very good service.No frills, just good food.

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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Friendly staff, great ambience, and WONDERFUL FRESH SEAFOOD! If you are in the area check it out! Simple family business with no frills. Eat at a picnic table after ordering at the window. Wish there were more gems like The Fish House!

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Plainfield, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This was our first visit to The Fish House. Not only was the order taker so very helpful but also a regular customer who was waiting for her take out order. My husband ordered the house specialty which is basa. He said it was super fresh. The breading was very light so that it did not overpower the taste. He... More 

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Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

The food here is fried, but great! We love to bring folks from out of town here and they love it! Love the picnic tables and friendly atmosphere sitting outside. Only open 3 days a week, so get there early, grab some grub and forget about calories for the day. Great pies too!! You won't be disappointed.

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Tennessee
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Ruskin is a small town with little to offer in the way of restaurants. This open air, roadside, eatery was a pleasant surprise. The fish was extremely fresh and perfectly cooked.

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Ruskin, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great price ! Outdoor eating with great food. Limited hours and days that it is open but worth the effort😃

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1902 W Shell Point Rd, Ruskin, FL 33570
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Ruskin
  • Phone Number: 813 641-9451

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

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