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Shells Seafood Restaurant

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1490 W New Haven Ave, Melbourne, FL 32904-3904
+1 321-722-1122
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Miami, Florida
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Last year we went to Shells on the last day of the stay, so this year we made sure we went there 3 times, with my family and grandkids. It is undoubtedly the best seafood place in town, with affordable prices, very fresh and well prepared seafood, shrimp, crab, and occasionally, frog legs. Service is very good (i.e. Michelle) and... More 

Thank The_Guillermo
Indialantic, Florida
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This place is always busy. Food is pretty good and prices are reasonable. Early bird specials are a smaller portion and much cheaper. Since I never finish a meal anyway, this works well for me. My husband likes their jambalaya and he is very picky about his Cajun food. Overall, ok. We will go again, just not during prime time... More 

Thank Gail D
Melbourne, Florida
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96 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was time for lunch and my wife and I went to Shells the other day. As always we found all items on the menu a winner. The fish is always fresh and the staff is very attentive to the customers needs. Will we go back, that is a no brainer, oh course. With all the seafood places in town... More 

Thank plicker2014
Melbourne, Florida, United States
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We'll be back. The signature seafood pasta ($13.99) was just what I remembered enjoying years ago and the serving was generous. The 1¼ lobster ($19.99) was not bad. It was 'cleaned' - no roe or tamale. The manager visited the table three times while we were having lunch. We spoke to Bill, the general manager, who advised us to order... More 

Thank Mickey O
Charlotte, North Carolina
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

after reading a few reviews, I was a bit weary. especially coming from New England. I was visiting my parents who live close to Melbourne, and they suggested the restaurant. We arrived early, and was able to enjoy happy hour and early bird special prices (did I mention I was with my parents). I ordered the clam strips, best since... More 

Thank barbara m
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189 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been here lots of times but, finding since there are so many other great places to get fish. Will agree I do like their batter but, the fish just didn't taste right but, I did not say any thing probably my mistake. It was lunch time and they were so BUSY. Maybe it was just me will try again.

Thank Dolores W
Bill W, General Manager at Shells Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Dolores thank you for the review. I do apologize for the fried fish. We received a new shipment of pollock this morning and i guarantee that you will not have any problems with this fish. I am sorry for the quality of the fish that you were served More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was excellent! The food was great and the service was great. If you don't like sea food stay away, but if you love sea food you should definitely go!

Thank Manuel P
Hope Valley, Rhode Island
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had fish and chips and it was absolutely delicious. the batter was crispy and not greasy. The coleslaw was tasty amd had little pieces of mandarin oranges in it and it made it even better, The portion was huge and the service was very friendly and timely. would go there again, There is a board with the catch of... More 

Thank gwhittaker2016
Shanghai Region, China
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56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On the way home from the beach we wanted seafood and stopped into Shells for an early dinner. They have an early bird dinner special until 6pm though the selections are limited. I got the monkfish grilled and it was pretty bland. It was also tough and I had to cut it with my knife. My husband had the big... More 

Thank Beth H
Ascot, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited while staying in West Melbourne and after reading positive reviews on TripAdvisor. We were not disappointed; great seafood, quick and friendly service and at a reasonable price. Thoroughly recommended

Thank Steve-Berks

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $18
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1490 W New Haven Ave, Melbourne, FL 32904-3904
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Brevard County  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +1 321-722-1122

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?