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202 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33609-2817
(813) 875-3467
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Tampa, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Nothing actually new about Shells, other than the menu updates that happen every so often. Staff always glad to see you, drinks just like you like them.

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Dallas, Texas
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67 reviews 67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

we had drinks which were ok but only 3.50 each. We just had apps first were the mussels wow very very good. The seafood broth I could just drink. Shrimp and crab dip was just ok chips are good. The fried clams were tasty. We should have tried the shrimp pasta. Service was excellent.

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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Stopped by shells while visiting Tampa in December. This used to be such a busy place but that has seemed to change. I asked for what used to be one of the signature dishes at this place the shrimp scampi. After a lecture from the server that this was really just the base of all the sauces there and was... More 

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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
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192 reviews 192 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
107 helpful votes 107 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
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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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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