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Shells Seafood

€€ - €€€American, Seafood, Soups
2101 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33612-5505
+1 813-304-2170
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“shrimp pasta” (41 reviews)
“chowder” (25 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
2101 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33612-5505
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited with a party of four. Extensive menu and Happy Hour drinks and $5 and $7 appetizer items available. The calamari and mussel appetizers are very good. I choose from the "specials" the fish tacos - Mahi Mahi and very tasty. Others had the mussels...More

Thank flgram
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are 2 in Tampa area-and we went to the original! There is a reason they have been in business for 30+ years . The prices are great the food is great and the bar is great! Great portions wonderful waitresses and the manager is...More

1  Thank alozam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is wonderful. Food was very good. Service was exceptional, in the extreme. I have never been some place where the staff went so far above and beyond. I brought 30 people from a conference and we were taken care of with smiles and...More

1  Thank Dean H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They have a good variety on the menu. Nice and friendly service. Good portions. And as a plus they offer a military discount. Would definitely go back!

1  Thank Melissa M
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

After a terrible reception at the Shells in South Tampa we were greeted by a friendly hostess that took great care of us and served by a super friendly server. We both had chowder to start and it was delicious with nice fresh clams, the...More

1  Thank Freestylefoodie
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

After being treated very poorly by the Hostess at their other location down the street, we came with hungry bellies and a hesitant frame of mind, which was quickly changed by friendly hostesses, great service and very yummy food! We are so glad that we...More

1  Thank TheSandyCrab
Reviewed 5 May 2018

This was a nice place to go for an inexpensive seafood lunch, and they also had happy hour drinks all day that were very good. While it's nothing fancy, the service was fast and the food was good. I had the shrimp pasta, and the...More

1  Thank HoosierFamilyTravels
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for a late night bite. Food was delicious and served. Server was accommodating to modify my entree. Drinks were delicious and so cheap! Family friendly. Great to sit at the bar and watch sports. Happy prices were fantastic! I tried the deep fried...More

Thank cocoinaz
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Dinner for 8 with a colleague and my students fed all with healthy portions and a few appetizers for $180, including a 20% tip. I ordered a bowl of chowder for $6 as a starter and received a bit of creamy white goodness from home...More

1  Thank easystreets1
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

The kids oohed and ahhed over the shark attack. Very clever! I had the shrimp and scallop pasta, kids had mac and cheese kids meal and clams kids meal. The table shared the chowder, the calamari and the shrimp and crab dip. Nothing disappointed, but...More

1  Thank wolfepack2013
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Questions & Answers
Joyce R
7 December 2017|
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Response from Butch L | Reviewed this property |
Shell to my knowledge does not have a Birthday discount but they do have a veterans discount.
30 March 2017|
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Response from David C | Property representative |
Yes, all of our locations have a sit down bar.
11 July 2016|
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Response from happy2travel1 | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember them having Haddock. Great Grouper though. You'll be in Florida so fresh more local fish. They have a great Salmon dish too.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$39
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2101 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33612-5505
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-304-2170
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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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