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“Good meal”
Review of Shells

Shells
Ranked #143 of 2,430 Restaurants in Tampa
Price range: $8 - $39
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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!
Reviewed August 13, 2013

We had good, fresh seafood here. The clam chowder was yummy and I also had the fish tacos. They were very good! My husband had scallops and shrimp and enjoyed them immensely. We visited Florida with the intention of a fresh seafood meal everyday and Shells delivered.

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Recommended by local friends when we arrived; Shells is our new favorite haunt in Tampa. The food was absolutely terrific and the staff was a real joy who took great care of us. The clam chowder lived up to its reputation as being what put Shells on the map. I had the Big Easy and she had the Grilled Shrimp and Scallops and both were outstanding. We will be back and very soon.
The Big Easy

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Reviewed July 24, 2013

Lots of food for a good price, $2 beers and delicious pasta with seafood, the spicy shrimps were the perfect appetizers

Thank jupenco
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

Shells excells at good inexpensive seafood. Between visits we sometimes forget what a good job Shells does at providing good seafood at a reasonable price. There was a reason there used to be a wait to eat here. The food and service are still as good as it was in its heyday. Great value.

Thank james c
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Reviewed June 2, 2013

We were in Tampa for 3 days following a cruise. We searched the internet looking for a restaurant with lobster and found Shells. We also have people in our family that is allergic to seafood so it's important they serve steak or chicken as well. Our internet research showed Shells had lobster and 3 types of steak on their online menu. We arrived and was seated promptly then the menu came that was not the menu we looked at online. They only offered one steak choice which was o.k. but when others tried to order lobster "they were out". We choose to leave and spoke with the manager on the way out and he explained the website was a corporate website which didn't include them. My husband let them know their address was listed on this website and we wouldn't be back.

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