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“Florida feast!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Shells Seafood Restaurant

Shells Seafood Restaurant
Ranked #14 of 422 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $18
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Greensburg, Indiana
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52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Florida feast!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2014

We were visiting relatives in Florida and they took us out to eat at Shells Seafood restaurant in Melbourne. The restaurant was clean and the atmosphere casual with fun nautical decor. The food was great and the service was excellent, thanks to our waiter, Josh! We had an enjoyable evening and a satisfying meal with local flavor.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Barriger
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Palm Bay, Florida
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211 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Good seafood for an average price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2014

Went on a Friday night after 5pm, and had a 10 to 15 minute wait for a seat. The trout dinner, fish and chips, catfish dinner and the crab cake dinner were good. The service was good. We will return again.The only thing I can say on the negative side was the dinners all came with same vegs and rice, except for the fish and chips, and the bread was a throw away item.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Carolyne H
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Melbourne, Florida
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“was a regular weekly diner never again”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2014

After not dining at Shells for several months we deceided to give it another chance,the quality of the food has deteriated over the last couple of years,not as fresh.They make you wait a lengthy period of time before seating you while the restaurants has half the booths empty.The hostess is rude and thinks they are the only restaurant in town,you can find better fish all over the east coast.Even with a reservation and many open tables they make you wait,guess they depend on the northerners to survive.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank robob1993
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Melbourne, Florida
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Freshest Seafood at excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2014

Excellent Blue point oysters. Warm friendly service. Small plates for Seniors and very reasonably priced. Staff very knowledgably about the fish they serve.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Davidterry123
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“80s flashback”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2014

The overall appearance of the place was something out of a saved by the bell episode complete with 80s music. Our waitress complained about her arm hurting to put cheese on our pasta and was not attentive at all with refilling drinks. She had a poor attitude and never smiled. Our pasta had maybe a couple of pieces of seafood but mainly it was pasta. I could have made this stuff at home and would have been more satisfied. I will probably never eat here again.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank CB21345
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Jonathan C, Manager at Shells Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review, July 7, 2014
Hi! Thanks for your honesty and we regret that you had a less than superior experience. We strive for excellent service, bountiful portions, and the best tasting seafood around in a welcoming atmosphere. We hope you will give us another try!
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