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“clam chowder GREAT” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Shells

Shells
Ranked #128 of 2,356 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $39
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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!
Tampa
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
“clam chowder GREAT”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2012

ok seafood restaurant. Put it on the same level of quality of food as a Chili's or Friday's. Nothing great. Except for the clam chowder...it is worth going back for.

Visited April 2012
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English first
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Pretty good spot”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2012

Pretty good. It was tough to rate as it was better than average, but not "very" good. It was definitely good, though.

Visited June 2012
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Thank Kiljoy
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Riverview, FL
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45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“We LOVE Shells”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2012

This is a wonderful place to enjoy good seafood at a great price. We go here about once a month. We are very happy that they have gone back to making all of their food on site. it's worth the visit!

Visited May 2012
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Richmond Hill, Georgia
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122 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Seafood”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2012

I had the shrimp and scallop paste and it was delicious. The scallops were not over cook and the shrimos were perfectly cook. The ambiance was very relaxing with great service from the waiter. Would definiately refer anyone to this restaurant.

Visited April 2012
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Thank Yardman71
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Earth
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282 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
“The best Clam Chowder ever”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2012

A restaurant that looks inside much better than it looks from the outside.
We ate there the best Clam Chowder ever, it's delicious ! And we've tried many all over the US and Canada.
The fish was good, so were the sides.
The desserts were good and by coincidence we arrived at Happy Hour so drinks were two for price of one.
Pleasant and efficient service.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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