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Shells Seafood Restaurant - South Tampa

202 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33609-2817
+1 813-875-3467
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
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202 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33609-2817
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Restaurant was recommended by our uber driver as among the best for local casual seafood. I was dubious upon entering - place was teaming with young kids, and lights were rather bright for an adult dinner. In fact tho, the food was ample and tasty,...More

Thank Julie R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Waiter told me shrimp and crab was priced around $20 bill came and it was $37 and I still had to add a tip for it. Shrimp was not the greatest it was overcooked. One crab cluster was good. The other was brown when I...More

Thank Kristyn F
Reviewed November 5, 2017 via mobile

6 of us had dinner at Shells. We highly recommend it. Good service from Rachel,good food and reasonably priced.

Thank marshatravis
Reviewed October 16, 2017 via mobile

Food was very mediocre, service was decent, prices were a little high for the quality of the food. I won't be returning as there are better alternatives.

Thank David K
Reviewed August 8, 2017

Came here looking for a local seafood place that serves snapper. The expectations were high but the conclusion was not what I had hoped. I had 6 raw oysters for an appetizer. Very large oysters and great. A recommendation that management should consider adding Oysters...More

Thank Alan H
Reviewed June 23, 2017 via mobile

Nice place to get some seafood. I recommend whatever the fresh catch is or the Shrimp Diablo. Beer selection could be improved. Only one local selection.

Thank croth14
Reviewed June 6, 2017

We started with the calamari and also the onch fritters. Both were good. The fritters were a touch crispier than recommended. Calamari was great. Fresh catch of the day was the grouper with fries. Husband had it and I was amazed at the huge amount...More

Thank 212Poker
Reviewed June 2, 2017 via mobile

Fish spread to start, yummy. Shrimp pasta, delicious! Tanya was our waitress, very professional, friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. Shells is a staple! Love it. ❤

Thank Penny B
Reviewed May 5, 2017

Shell's has good food, but atmosphere is pretty casual. Husband ordered the shrimp scampi with Shell's sauce and he raved about it with every bite. I had grouper nuggets with fries and the grouper was so good with a very light batter. Our waitress was...More

Thank Deb L
Reviewed May 5, 2017

Pleasant room and staff. Ordered a shrimp basket. The menu said gulf shrimp, but did not say fresh. The fried shrimp had clearly been frozen and of the type preserved with sodium tripolyphosphate. This is what makes some shrimp look translucent even when fully cooked...More

Thank jennydoll
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $39
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, 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>  > Historic Ybor
  • Neighborhood: Historic Ybor
  • Phone Number: +1 813-875-3467
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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