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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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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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  • 75
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  • 39
    Very good
  • 7
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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
Great place for lunch

Portions are not huge, but food is delicious!! If you don't want to wait, get there by 11:30 for lunch.. Only open on Thursdays Fridays and Saturdays

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Ruth B
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Gray, Maine
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Gray, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Portions are not huge, but food is delicious!! If you don't want to wait, get there by 11:30 for lunch.. Only open on Thursdays Fridays and Saturdays

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Lemont, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Ok....as it is close to Little Harbor if you like fried fish it is good. Only open Thurs thru Saturday.

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Oak Hill, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Stopped at this "hole in the wall" restaurant while staying in town and found a huge surprise. Great food, fair prices and nice employees. The place was busy since they are only open Thursday-Saturday. Seafood was fresh and good quality. Sides weren't the greatest would defiantly recommend.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

If it wasn't for people lined up almost to the street you would pass right by this place. Only open Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Fish dinners' around $10.50 and fish sandwich $5.00. Very tender and fresh. You sit at picnic tables in an open air place, not even an eat-in restaurant. no wait staff either but the food is Good.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The fish was good but terribly overpriced for what you received. Couldn't tell difference in taste from Grouper versus the white fish.

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Bracebridge
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208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

The Fish House is a roadside " shack" and I use that term freely. We pre ordered 4 meals for pick up, as personally I wouldn't want to eat at one of the pick nick tables overlooking the parking lot- no ambiance at all. However the food was very good and fresh, we ate on a Thursday. Everything here is... More 

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PA
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9 helpful votes 9 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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68 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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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28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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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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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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