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Shells Seafood

2101 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33612-5505
+1 813-304-2170
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“shrimp pasta” (40 reviews)
“chowder” (26 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2101 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33612-5505
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Reviewed 6 days ago

It was my birthday and I’d never been To Tampa Florida. However we knew we wanted seafood, this has been the best seafood experience I’ve ever had. The staff were friendly, the place was clean and I’ll definitely visit again.

Thank Getaway750421
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had to go here to try the Chowder, my best was iTony’s at Cedar Key @11.00 a bowl BUT the Chowder at Shells right here in Tampa was much better in my opinion. (1) more Chowder (2) more clams (3) less potatoes (4) less price...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were hungry and we took the best decision in our way to St Pete... it was delicious, great and fast service. The oysters were huge!

Thank Alejandra T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was in Tampa for a brief stay and wanted a place that served seafood. The hotel we stayed at suggested Shells so we gave it a shot since we didn't know the area. The place is large with plenty of seating and was fairly empty...More

1  Thank BDKBS
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a late flight Stopped for lunch as we were headed back to the airport. Nice casual seafood restaurant. Decent price. Large portions. The clam chowder was amaaaazzzing!!! Nice décor and friendly staff. Great lunch specials

1  Thank karkamaky
Reviewed August 12, 2018

After more than a week of eating out in all-American diners, we were a bit bored of burgers and steaks, so really pleased with this recommendation from the TripAdvisor community. Really nice seafood, but also other choices (for son number 1 who's a more fussy...More

Thank Christine J
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I found Shells in St Pete Beach using good ole Google. What an amazing little seafood no frills casual restaurant with decent prices. We ordered peel and eat shrimp and the Alaskan King Crab Legs. So far, hands down, the best dinner...More

Thank Cori S
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Shells is shells. Good food.. decent price... specials often happy hou. Won't be disappointed. This location is clean and tidy bathroom were kept clean. My conch fritters were delish.

Thank dawnieludwig
Kerra P, General Manager at Shells Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2018

We appreciate the kind words and look forward to serving you again. I'd love to thank you in person; please ask for me next time you visit!

Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

Great food at a great price. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. I will definitely go back the next time I’m in Tampa.

Thank Tricia M
Reviewed July 20, 2018

I advised Debbie that I was from out of town and she was very helpful in helping me decide on what to order and she was also very friendly as I sat and ate my meal at the bar. The atmosphere was very nice and...More

Thank 1tsKristen
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Joyce R
December 7, 2017|
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Response from Butch L | Reviewed this property |
Shell to my knowledge does not have a Birthday discount but they do have a veterans discount.
March 30, 2017|
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Response from David C | Property representative |
Yes, all of our locations have a sit down bar.
July 11, 2016|
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Response from happy2travel1 | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember them having Haddock. Great Grouper though. You'll be in Florida so fresh more local fish. They have a great Salmon dish too.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $39
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2101 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33612-5505
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-304-2170
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Shells has been serving the Tampa Bay Area Great Casual Seafood for the past 30 years. We search near and far to bring you finest and freshest quality seafood at Dockside prices daily. All of our seafood is prepared fresh to order by our Seafood Experts and served in a casual friendly atmosphere that will impress your family and friends without depressing your wallet. At Shells our motto is what you eat is more important than what you wear!
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