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English first
Lakeland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We stopped in to have an early dinner. The staff was very friendly. The appetizer which was crab dip had a good amount of crab. The chips were good. I ordered fried oysters. They were greasy and did not taste fresh. There were no more mandarin oranges in the cole slaw. Hubby ordered scallop and shrimp pasta. Shells used to... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Top Contributor
178 reviews 178 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

our entrance was met with a happy pleasant man who escorted us to our table. We were then served by a wonderful gal named Sarah who was very congenial, efficient and made the evening even more pleasurable. A young gal cleaned our plates away and assuming her age, my thought was that she was a busser - NOT - she... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Just so happen to be Tampa on a Wednesday, and I'm so glad I decided to walk into this establishment. They have great Wednesday specials from 4pm to close. I ordered the mussel special (excellent) and half a dozen raw oysters. Both equally delicious!! I also ordered a rum runner and wings. Don't order the wings...... That's was me being... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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128 reviews 128 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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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207 reviews 207 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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Additional Information about Shells

Address: 202 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33609-2817
Phone Number: (813) 875-3467
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20

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