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Shells Seafood Restaurant

115 E Brandon Blvd, Brandon, FL 33511-5260
+1 813-689-4691
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“clam chowder” (18 reviews)
“seafood” (50 reviews)
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Seafood, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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115 E Brandon Blvd, Brandon, FL 33511-5260
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Reviewed yesterday

Super friendly staff. Food was delicious. Prices were very reasonable. Great place to sit at the bar and eat or go with a group. Would definitely go back if in the area.

Thank K515HVchristopherp
Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend from work and I frequent Shells. You’ll have a small wait for sure, because the food is good! She ALWAYS gets the oysters... big, plump and ALWAYS fresh... not some that have been pre-shucked and sitting around. We’ve had the clam chowder and...More

Thank sejabe
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family went there for mothers days and food was very good and prices they have a big menu and staff was allsome

Thank Eddy M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My mother and I were in the area and wanted some seafood and so I chose Shells. We arrived shortly after the restaurant opened on a Monday. We were greeted by a delightful hostess and asked if we could sit close to the door (as...More

Thank littleward
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Shells offers a great selection of seafood, a lot of it fried but you can get it pretty much, the way that you prefer. Just about everyone starts with the clam chowder. I would have to say that is their signature dish. Even if you...More

Thank TheBuckeye
Reviewed 3 October 2018

I love the food and the staff is great. The shrimp skewers are to die for. Wonderful! The fish dip is one of the best ever and the slaw with mandarin oranges is the best you will find around.

Thank mwarren52
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Great food. The drunkn shrimp is out of this world. Tacos were very tasty . In my opinion the draft beer could have been colder.

Thank GlendonM5
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Like the title - for a seafood restaurant in Brandon it's okay. The fish is good, but the sides are definitely out of a can or box - there is nothing homemade about them which is a definite bummer.

Thank Tundraman67
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Visiting from Pittsburgh, PA., Party of 4. Everything was delicious (fish spread, shrimp pasta, salmon felix, shrimp scampi, big easy) and Eric was excellent. Highly recommend stopping in for good seafood!

Thank josephlaughlin2
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Stopped here for dinner because it sounded good and it was busy! Great atmosphere! Great setup! What a wasted opportunity!!! The food sucked! Anything that was fried (mushrooms, onion rings) tasted like fish! Odd because the seafood we ordered was so over cooked it was...More

Thank pawdyg10
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Questions & Answers
11 October 2018|
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Response from John T | Reviewed this property |
Yes but like most seafood they can be seasonal.
Tanya P
28 January 2018|
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Response from John C | Property representative |
Good Question! We serve both. We carry many wild caught options like snapper, Gulf grouper, mahi etc and some farm raised options like mussels, salmon, and Mississippi catfish. Just depends what you want. JC
Mary R
21 August 2017|
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Response from TwinFlayms | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea, but you can check their menu at shellsseafood.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 E Brandon Blvd, Brandon, FL 33511-5260
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Brandon
  • Phone Number: +1 813-689-4691
  • E-mail
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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