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The Fish House

1902 W Shell Point Rd, Ruskin, FL 33570-3118
+1 813-641-9451
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Seafood, American
1902 W Shell Point Rd, Ruskin, FL 33570-3118
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although the fish here is nicely done,I was disappointed to find out the type of fish they use here. If this is not an issue for you then you will enjoy the Fish House. Nice size portions done right. They no longer have claims strips,but...More

1  Thank sunsnowbird
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a find! This place is a fried food seafood delight. Nothing fancy, open dining area with picnic tables, plastic utensils. Wide selection on menu, fish, shrimps, crabs. Everything is very fresh and tasty. Fried food paradise. Great place to eat, delicious food, friendly staff,...More

Thank KrysiaK
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

This place is off the beaten path but is worth finding. The food is very good with friendly staff. I believe they are only open on Thursday- Saturday and only outdoor seating. I had the soft shell crabs and although a little small were very...More

Thank lasagnadeb
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Terrific Southern seafood shack with picnic tables. Excellent fried fish, shrimp, scallops, oysters, etc. Good size portions. Attractive prices. No frills. I would take away a star for only being open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday; But I don't have the heart. Great fries, Too!

Thank TexasFlyGuy
Fishouse1, Owner at The Fish House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Dear TexasFlyGuy, Thanks a million for the wonderful review. So glad you enjoyed your visit ...please introduce yourself the next time you stop by! ~Julie

Reviewed 28 April 2017

Don't be put off by the outside . We Came here after seeing the reviews. Wasn't disappointed. The extremely helpful and friendly lady that took our order too the tasty food . We had the shrimp and fish combo and the large portion was more...More

Thank displeased064
Fishouse1, Owner at The Fish House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

The keylime pie is my absolute favorite and I am so glad to hear you enjoyed our 'ole Ruskin family recipe! ~Julie

Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

The food here is really good but they don't have lunch portions so had to get shrimp dinner - good but big for lunch. Husband had local catch and said good as well. Not too many people as we went early as this place gets...More

Thank Kristie Y
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

It used to be good but has drastically changed. I got the captains dinner ... got three scallops that were the size of large pea, four unknown pieces... oysters? Fish? Not sure! Did do see and clam strips! Portion for smaller, quality down , size...More

Thank Barbara W
Fishouse1, Owner at The Fish House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Dear Barbara W, I am extremely disappointed we did not meet your expectations. Our sampler, The Captain's Platter, has always been one of our most popular items. Approximately a year ago, clams were removed entirely from our menu and replaced with bay scallops. I would...More

Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

The seafood here is fresh and tasty. Scallops, oysters, shrimp and fish - all fried to profection. Get there early or you'll have to wait. Visited twice in one day.

Thank Bandit 2
Fishouse1, Owner at The Fish House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Twice in 1 day?! Love it! ~Julie

Reviewed 11 April 2017

The food is great but this is not a restaurant. You sit on picnic tables outside and in Florida you can count on bugs. We take the food home and enjoy. The fish is fresh and always made to order. It is only open Thursday...More

Thank JMHappy
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Off the beaten path and only open 3days a week. Order at window and eat at picnic tables. Great fresh sea food . We loved it here

1  Thank Judy G
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Are credit cards accepted?
17 June 2017|
Response from sula86462 |
Found the answer - yes.
DO THEY have outside seating with umbrellas , would it be ok if my little dog was with me
11 March 2016|
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Response from Reg C | Reviewed this property |
There are picnic tables under the roof with open sides. There other tables on the side of the food truck I do not recall seeing any dogs. The area under the roof is very crowded with people placing orders and waiting for... More
What is the hours during lent?
19 February 2015|
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Response from Ruskinlucy | Reviewed this property |
the hours are aways the same Thurs Fri and Sat 11-8pm
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1902 W Shell Point Rd, Ruskin, FL 33570-3118
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Ruskin
  • Phone Number: +1 813-641-9451
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