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Shells

#131 of 1,901 Restaurants in Tampa}
€€ - €€€American, , Seafood
202 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33609-2817
+1 813-875-3467
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“clam chowder” (19 reviews)
“seafood” (46 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
202 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33609-2817
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1 - 10 of 173 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

6 of us had dinner at Shells. We highly recommend it. Good service from Rachel,good food and reasonably priced.

Thank marshatravis
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Food was very mediocre, service was decent, prices were a little high for the quality of the food. I won't be returning as there are better alternatives.

Thank David K
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Came here looking for a local seafood place that serves snapper. The expectations were high but the conclusion was not what I had hoped. I had 6 raw oysters for an appetizer. Very large oysters and great. A recommendation that management should consider adding Oysters...More

Thank Alan H
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Nice place to get some seafood. I recommend whatever the fresh catch is or the Shrimp Diablo. Beer selection could be improved. Only one local selection.

Thank croth14
Reviewed 6 June 2017

We started with the calamari and also the onch fritters. Both were good. The fritters were a touch crispier than recommended. Calamari was great. Fresh catch of the day was the grouper with fries. Husband had it and I was amazed at the huge amount...More

Thank 212Poker
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Fish spread to start, yummy. Shrimp pasta, delicious! Tanya was our waitress, very professional, friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. Shells is a staple! Love it. ❤

Thank Penny B
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Shell's has good food, but atmosphere is pretty casual. Husband ordered the shrimp scampi with Shell's sauce and he raved about it with every bite. I had grouper nuggets with fries and the grouper was so good with a very light batter. Our waitress was...More

Thank Deb L
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Pleasant room and staff. Ordered a shrimp basket. The menu said gulf shrimp, but did not say fresh. The fried shrimp had clearly been frozen and of the type preserved with sodium tripolyphosphate. This is what makes some shrimp look translucent even when fully cooked...More

Thank jennydoll
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Started with Coconut and Buffalo shrimp...DELISH! Lots of food, great service. You get your money's worth here

Thank Gina G
Reviewed 6 April 2017

If you didn't know about this place, you might pass it right by. But it is a great place to enjoy seafood and much more. I understand it can be really crowded at times, but when I visited on a Tuesday evening about 7pm, there...More

Thank harphaulingdad
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$39
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 202 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33609-2817
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-875-3467
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!
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