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Shells Seafood Restaurant

1490 W New Haven Ave, Melbourne, FL 32904-3904
+1 321-722-1122
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good28%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“clam chowder” (36 reviews)
“seafood” (94 reviews)
“fritters” (20 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1490 W New Haven Ave, Melbourne, FL 32904-3904
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Haven't been to a Shells in over 15 years. It was better than I remember. Awesome service and delicious food! I can't wait to go back again. They have lunch specials you just can't beat! $8.99 for shimp pasta and a salad. Amazing!

Thank isnina02
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hushpuppies and coconut fritters were super. The fish from the fish & chips had far too much breading on it. Didn't use to be that way. Wouldn't get that again. Better to pay the extra and get one of the catches of the day. (My...More

Thank sugar105
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Shells in a group. 5 adults, a teen, and 3 children 9,6, & 4. Primarily seafood. Interior is somewhat generic. Staff is friendly, courteous, and efficient. My grilled tilapia was good. Seemed to be a family friendly environment.

Thank j43mh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I arrived at Shells at 1351, 25 June 2018. My wife ordered a pasta dish with a Yingling beer. She wasn't excited about the food, but seemed satisfied. I ordered sweet peach flavored tea and a fried oyster basket. My blood sugar...More

Thank bobtribble
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were in Melbourne for a concert and we decided to try Shells for dinner. We had a short wait as the restaurant was busy. Our server tried her best, but the customers in an adjacent booth were constantly flagging her down...More

Thank UOtterTravel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this restaurant has a very loyal following of primarily senior citizens. thats not a bad thing in this case as they are loyal to the good service, good portions and friendly atmosphere.

Thank fred d
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best thing about Shells is they give your a choice of portion sizes. The service is always good. Get there early or you might be waiting a while. That's always a good sign. They have many choices. I've only had seafood there so I...More

Thank Daisyjack11
Reviewed June 9, 2018 via mobile

I just love the San Francisco treat, cioppino and this place was the only place recommended that served it. Very tasty and just like I remember from our visits to the left coast. My wife got the Sicilian pasta. Both came promptly and piping hot....More

Thank Ekeller115
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

The food was very good once we were served. However the service was awful. Waited to be seated 20 minutes, that was fine. Got drinks at the bar they were fine, bartender was frazzled and not friendly at all. Seated we waited 15 minutes to...More

Thank cltrosp
Reviewed May 11, 2018

My nephew was visiting here from Japan and we had just shopped in Melbourne Square and he saw this restaurant and wanted to give it a try. He ordered the sword fish and loved it. My husband had the beer batter fish and chips and...More

Thank Dolores W
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March 28, 2015|
Response from Bill W | Property representative |
we do not take reservations but do offer call ahead seating to cut down your wait time. Call us at 321-722-1122 about a hour before your arrival.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1490 W New Haven Ave, Melbourne, FL 32904-3904
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Brevard County  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +1 321-722-1122
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