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Shells Seafood Restaurant

1490 W New Haven Ave, Melbourne, FL 32904-3904
+1 321-722-1122
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good28%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“clam chowder” (31 reviews)
“seafood” (89 reviews)
“fritters” (15 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1490 W New Haven Ave, Melbourne, FL 32904-3904
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Reviewed January 18, 2017

Went to Shells for lunch during my yearly visit to Melbourne. I had the shrimp pasta in creme sauce. Very good. Came with a Caesar salad and bread. Hubby had the blackened tilapia with rice and veg. We shared an app of delicious hush puppies,...More

Thank Nanabrown2014
Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

It's been yr's since I've eaten at a Shells.. I remember the food being quite tasty. What I forgot was how inexpensive it is. The setting is nothing memorable, but this location is clean and inviting. The Food) the clam chowder is among the best...More

Thank Beefseeker
Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

Shells used to be a mainstay in our area, but closed up shop about ten years ago. As it was one of our favorites, we decided to make the trip down to Melbourne and give it a shot. We had a variety of shrimp dishes,...More

Thank David H
Reviewed December 31, 2016

This is a solid place for decent food and friendly service. Everyone that helped us the night that we went had a smile and was willing to offer advice and insight. That said, the food is decent but certainly not inspired. Price was reasonable and...More

Thank David J
Reviewed December 28, 2016

We were driving to south Florida for a recent cruise and the timing of hitting this old favorite worked just perfectly for us. Located about 3 miles or so from I-95. We arrived around 3:30PM on a Saturday afternoon. Our party of 5 was seated...More

1  Thank abcjjl
Reviewed December 21, 2016

It's hard to beat Shells when it comes to seafood. We make a point of having dinner at Shells whenever we visit Melbourne. Tonight we had the Ultimate Grilled Combo (fish, shrimp, crab cake) and the Fisherman's Trio (Fish, Clams, Scallops). Great quality, large portions....More

Thank John N
Reviewed December 8, 2016

This restaurant was clean with friendly wait staff. Clam chowder was VERY tasty! 2 persons in the group had oysters that they really enjoyed. The calamari and clams strips were freshly and lightly breaded and were very good. Would highly recommend this stop.

Thank Heather L
Reviewed November 26, 2016

We love this restaurant, the food is to die for, always hot and cooked fresh. The service is slick and friendly and the servers are always happy to make recommendations.

Thank smiffyEngland
Reviewed November 22, 2016

Not expensive nice decor food to us average compared to other restaurants in the area.Clam chowder was good.

Thank Ripb747
Reviewed November 22, 2016

This was one of my favorite places for seafood in the area. I would take people here that were visiting from out of town because I felt it was that good. Something has changed. We went this weekend. I choose the place to eat at...More

Thank nanabear3
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March 28, 2015|
Response from Bill W | Property representative |
we do not take reservations but do offer call ahead seating to cut down your wait time. Call us at 321-722-1122 about a hour before your arrival.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$9 - $18
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
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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