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#86 of 1,823 Restaurants in Tampa
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202 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33609-2817
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Tampa, Florida
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80 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have eaten several times at this location in the last month, once for dinner and another for lunch because I live in the neighborhood and the place used to be good. I would recommend the seafood pasta as several family members continue to order it and seem to enjoy it. Shells makes a pretty good, if messy, chesse-burger. I... More 

Thank Tampa_Turtle
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The staff was very friendly and the service was fast not to mention the food there is so delicious. We will be going back there again soon.

Thank Jen H
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was pretty good. It didn't seem to be anything too special. I ordered the fried shrimp basket and thought that they could give you more food. The kids seemed to enjoy their meals.

Thank April P
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm trying to eat more fish but cooking salmon stinks up my house! Shells grilled salmon is DELICIOUS! Happy our til 7:00 p.m. Parmesan Mahi bites ... SO GOOD!

Thank Mr D
The Villages, Florida
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159 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After visiting MacDill AFB we stopped at Shells seafood. Everything was fresh. The mussels were small but loads of them on a favorable sauce. The you peel shrimp was steamed to perfection. The we shared grilled shrimp which came with rice and veggies. The sauce on the shrimp was outstanding and there were a total of 8 shrimp per stick,... More 

Thank Golfer0222
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

To be honest. The food was fair, you get what you pay for. I enjoyed my plate I could compare it to an upscale Applebee's. My company was very disappointed with their blacken Grouper, reported it to be "very fishy". The service on the other hand was great, it saved the visit.

Thank John C
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great meal. The clam chowder is the best anywhere. Fried shrimp was excellent as well as the salmon Caesar salad. Service was excellent. Prices were reasonable. Will be back.

Thank Richard F
Level Contributor
29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Saw the good reviews and gave Shells a try. The clam chowder is pretty wonderful. Got a cup on visit one and a bowl on 2nd visit. My favorite dish was the Salmon Felix which was amazing. I don't even care for Salmon normally but it was a waitress recommendation and I am so glad I took it. There are... More 

Thank Thomas K
Nashville, Tennessee
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Always try the local places when we can. I have found that google and trip advisor give the best reviews that are more accurate to customer service and food taste. With all this said, we tried this Seafood place at last minute which was about 8 minutes from the hotel. Looking at the menu, it seems to be the layout... More 

Thank iamtravelman
Pensacola, Florida
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97 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Arrived early on a Friday evening and beat the rush. Service was prompt and our waitress offered suggestions. We all enjoyed our meal. Would definitely go again if in the area.

Thank elaefcie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $39
American, Seafood, Soups, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
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
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
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 - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 202 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33609-2817
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: 18138753467
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?