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Shells

202 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33609-2817 (Downtown)
(813) 875-3467
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English first
St. Petersburg, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We had a large group of 30, which they handle well with reservation. The food is large portion and was good home cooking. It's very noisy, not easy to carry on a conversation. I wouldn't bring a date here. If you want an inexpensive meal. This place will do.

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Houston, Texas
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115 reviews 115 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We stopped in for lunch when visiting family in town. I used to eat here years ago and was glad to see that Shell's still had a varied menu, generous portions and was delicious without costing a fortune. It's simple down-home atmosphere is welcoming, the service was excellent. Everybody loved whatever they ordered off the menu and I got to... More

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Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The blackened catfish entree was delicious. Service was great. Wife and kids enjoyed their meals. Very affordable. We will be back. Highly recommended.

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Macon, Ga
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We got caught in a monsoonal downpour on the way there. Ramp we were supposed to exit on was closed, then our gps dropped us off nearly a block from the restaurant, A quick call for directions and we were there, only to sit in the car for 10 minutes waiting for the rain to subside. Once inside, food and... More

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Tampa, Florida
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194 reviews 194 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This is THE most affordable seafood restaurant I have ever experienced. I was not expecting much based on my past experiences with seafood places but I was pleasantly surprised at the quality and freshness of the seafood here. The prices were unbelievably cheap and food was great! I had the seafood platter and 2 for 1 beer. I paid under... More

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Winter Park, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Service was slow...seafood we ordered when it finally go there was not that great for the price we had to pay. Go else where for seafood as they don't know how to cook it or how to serve it promptly. We won't be eating there again.

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Estero, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

What a surprise!! We happened to go there on Lobster Tuesday and were pleasantly surprised that Maine lobsters were $16.99 for 1-1/4 lbs.! We began the meal with the mussels that were so tender and cooked to perfection. We kept thinking that we were going to be disappointed with the lobsters, but we were so wrong! The lobsters were succulent... More

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New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

I happened upon this place while looking for the walmart. I just saw the sign said seafood and decided that is where I would eat. I'm so glad I did. I went there on a Tuesday which just so happens to be Lobster night. For $16.99 you get a whole lobster , potatoes and cole slaw. How can you beat... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

We were waiting around, wanting to get lunch before we left for our flight back north. Wife wanted to eat seafood, so I checked online and found this place. Price was right, good for 2 kids, and luckily food was also really good. We had shrimp more than anything else that day we visited, but other things looked pretty good... More

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Palmetto, Florida
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61 reviews 61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

I hadn't been to Shells in 11 years. Not that my first visit was bad but I was visiting from out of town at the time and after I moved down here I just never lived in proximity to this or any other location. So, when I did happen to be in the area and hungry, I decided to check... More

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