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Shell Oyster Bar


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2017 Winner


$5 - $15
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner

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All reviews fried seafood crab claws hush puppies coleslaw cocktail sauce cedar key plastic utensils hole in the wall no credit cards great seafood two sides seafood restaurant friendly service small place iced tea shucked adams
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ok, the batter on the oysters was delicious but so darn greasy that I could taste it hours later. Either the oil should be hotter or the oysters should drain longer. The portion of oysters and shrimp was generous but the cole slaw came in...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank RuthC100
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Best raw or cooked oysters around. Although the menu is limited, every selection is wonderfully and quickly prepared and served by very helpful and friendly staff. Seating is limited so come early for lunch and don’t forget to bring cash; no credit cards accepted.

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank N9020GFpaulp
Reviewed November 4, 2019

Pure old-time Tallahassee serving local fresh seafood. The best raw oysters around. Casual and priced right!

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank jeanadrienne
Reviewed August 7, 2019 via mobile

This place is a true hole in the wall. Takes cash only! Has a oyster bar with the best shuckers in America. Oysters are alway clean and fresh. The fried food is cheap and hot and crispy. Everything is alway served quick. Been eating here...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank 114PaulW
Reviewed June 19, 2019

Classic Tallahassee establishment with good food and good service. I would definitely recommend this place to any travelers.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Knickknackpattywack
Reviewed May 20, 2019 via mobile

My hubby and me were traveling and we looked up Shell Oyster Bar! It’s a little place that not for the TripAdvisor we would not have gone into! We are glad we did! The food was very good! We both had oysters, scallop,crab claws! If...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Minnie674
Reviewed April 1, 2019

This seafood restaurant has been around for years. It's located on the south of Tallahassee between Adams and Monroe. If you are looking for some consistent good fried seafood at a moderate price, this is the place for you. Oysters anywhere depend on the season...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank michael r
Reviewed March 5, 2019

I got the Oyster Combo, Dozen fried, cold slaw, beans, Bush puppies and a tea. All for under $12. Oysters were fried perfect, great service, fast for lunch, no dinner service and cash only

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank LA-Traveler70043
Reviewed February 6, 2019 via mobile

Very friendly and proper service for locals and visitors alike. Five of us visiting from Miami felt very welcome. The fried seafood specials were tasty. Always refilling with good iced tea. All tasted fresh.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank rafos
Reviewed February 2, 2019 via mobile

My friend, an FSU grad, took us here and boy am I glad he did! If you are from out of town, you may never make it through the door of this hidden local treasure. It’s a cinder block building behind a gas station converted...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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December 21, 2016|
Response from Lance B | Reviewed this property |
There's an abandoned gas station next door on the corner of Oakland and Adams. Shell's parking lot is tiny. Enjoy
December 14, 2016|
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Response from 943williaml | Reviewed this property |
No Not that style restaurant just simple
March 8, 2016|
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Response from fsufanTally | Reviewed this property |
Take Monroe St. South past the Capital Building. Go under the railroad overpass and look for a Subway Sub shop on your right. Turn Right onto Oakland Ave (aka FAMU way). The Shell on the right, tucked up behind a auto... More
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