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The Fish House

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1902 W Shell Point Rd, Ruskin, FL 33570-3118
+1 813-641-9451
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

For starters...This is a simple "fish shack"...And that's a compliment, not a slam. But other folks who reviewed this place harshly bc it's not the Capital Grille...please....it's not trying to be. What this IS...is a great find for absolutely fresh fish, very reasonably priced, in a simple outdoor setting, prepared by about the nicest collection of people who could run... More 

Emmaus, Pennsylvania
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170 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the place for fresh fish at a no frills price. It is just a fish shack with picnic tables, but the fish is fresh and the meals are great. Most of it is fried but it is not very greasy. There are some non fried choices like shrimp cocktail and chowder. I recommend going early because it gets... More 

Bradenton, Florida
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

After visiting the TECO Manatee viewing area 5 miles north, we stopped at the Fish House to give our North Carolina relatives a taste of Florida cooking. We each tried different menu items from Grouper to shrimp, to scallops to fish. Everyone gave a "thumbs up" because one should talk with a mouth full of good food. The only disappointing... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wish they open more hours. Ate here 3 times for lunch while staying at the nearby resort in August 2015. This place get crowded quick.

Dallas, Georgia
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66 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

if you like a rustic environment and really good food, this place fits the bill! The combo meals are varied and plentiful. I had the grouper plate with cheese grits and coleslaw. The grouper was very lightly breaded and fried to perfection! Coleslaw was good but next time I will skip the cheese grits and have fries instead. Eat outdoors... More 

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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beach front eatery without the beach. I love this place. Other than the fact that everything here is fried, this is a fabulous place to eat. It has picnic tables to eat on and plastic drop sides for when the weather is bad. The food is always great and a large meal feeds both my husband &... More 

Stockbridge, Georgia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food and you get more than enough to eat. The coleslaw is good as are the fries. My favorite is the grouper dinner. Eat in or call ahead and take out. We always choose to take out and it is always ready when we arrive.

Boyne City, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016

Been in Ruskin for 2 weeks and to fish house 3 times. Doesn't look lie much but don't let th at fool you. Fish is light fried and every menu items have been great.

Austin, Texas
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93 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

Found this place accidently while staying at The Inn at Little Harbor. When we passed by and saw the lines of people waiting at this little food trailer we knew something was up. We've only had the fried shrimp and the fried scallops so far but boy they were good. Melt in your mouth scallops. Great, light breading on the... More 

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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

place open only a few days a week, make sure you visit it. its all outdoor and very simple, however food is great and not expensive.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1902 W Shell Point Rd, Ruskin, FL 33570-3118
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Ruskin
  • Phone Number: +1 813-641-9451

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