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Shells Seafood

2101 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL
+1 813-304-2170
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Ranked #79 of 1,987 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $39
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Description: Shells has been serving the Tampa Bay Area Great Casual Seafood for the past 30 years. We search near and far to bring you finest and freshest quality seafood at Dockside prices daily. All of our seafood is prepared fresh to order by our Seafood Experts and served in a casual friendly atmosphere that will impress your family and friends without depressing your wallet. At Shells our motto is what you eat is more important than what you wear!
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I had the crab cakes and I absolutely loved them. You could tell that they made them and it wasn't a frozen shipment. They have drink specials all the time and the service was excellent. I will go again.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Looking for something local and not too chan like. Shells fit the bill. Seafood pasta dish delicious. Coconut shrimp yummo - not your typical fried coconut shrimp.

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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

No, its not the old shells. I grew up in Brandon, went often in the 90s. Sadly its no longer there. On a trip back home, we went to one in Tampa. Its an updated menu, better menu. We loved it so much went twice during vacation . Wish we had one in Pittsburgh.

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Brandon, Mississippi
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74 reviews 74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I enjoyed my meal (shrimp and fish) The food was very good, but service was average. The restaurant was not crowded so that didn't affect the wait staff. Decor was clean and a bit dated. Prices were good. Food was plentiful. Would return in the future.

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Wesley Chapel, Florida
20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

Food was not the freshest but better than Long John Silvers which is frozen packaged sea food. Not much to choose from on the menu.

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David C, Owner at Shells Seafood, responded to this review

Dear MR Gordons, Thank you for your review. We value your opinion and I would love the opportunity to hear your input. If you would like to contact me I can be reached at dcanady@shellsseafood.com. I want to thank you for being a long time patron of Shells and I look forward to hearing from you. Kindest Regards, David Canady More

Pensacola, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I've eaten here 3 times and every time it has been great. You won't find a better seafood dinner value anywhere. On Wednesday night they have $5 appetizers. The clam chowder has lots of clams. A cup is the size of a bowl and a bowl is a big bowl. The food comes hot by friendly waitresses. I would definitely... More

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Fort Pierce
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We have eaten at other Shells and when we saw this one in Tampa and we knew we wanted seafood we decided to stop. This is not a fancy restaurant but the food was excellent. My wife and I both had the fried shrimp and our son had the lobster and shrimp pasta. When our food arrived I couldn't believe... More

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Shepherdsville, Kentucky, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

She had the salmon felix and I had pasta primavera. She started with clam chowder which according to her was the best on the planet. She raved about her meal. The only ding I would give them is the pasta dish had white and dark meat chicken which I assume was a way to cut costs.

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Boca Raton, Florida
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Great food with reasonable prices. Service was good and portion size was moderate. Convenient to hotel.

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Marion, Indiana
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I am so happy to see that Shells re-opened a location on St. Pete Beach! I really missed the old restaurant that use to be in the Travelodge on Gulf Blvd. I always came for the Baby Lobster Pasta. This pasta is to die for! It is soooo good you just can't stop eating it. I would give anything for... More

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Additional Information about Shells Seafood

Address: 2101 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL
Phone Number: +1 813-304-2170
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 39
Cuisine: Seafood

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