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Shells Seafood Restaurant

1490 W New Haven Ave, Melbourne, FL 32904-3904
+1 321-722-1122
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good28%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“clam chowder” (31 reviews)
“seafood” (87 reviews)
“fritters” (15 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1490 W New Haven Ave, Melbourne, FL 32904-3904
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

When we moved to the area, my wife saw Shells' commercials on local television. They featured actual customers and we were impressed by the genuineness of what we heard. We couldn't be certain but that was our gut reaction. Now that we've tried Shells, we...More

Thank Jim D
Bill W, General Manager at Shells Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Thank You for your comments. If there's a fish that you like and we don't have please tell us and i will do my best to try and find it.

Reviewed 11 April 2017

This was our fourth time here, the other times for dinner when it was packed. Lunch was more airy, less crowded and better specials! I always want to try something different, but end up with the clam chowder which is outstanding, better than any I...More

Thank BRMFujairah-Dhadna
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This restaurant is always good. Seafood is excellent and servers friendly and courteous. I had shrimp and grits this time. Really good - not spicy at all with large shrimp without the tails. Friends had tilapia and fried shrimp. The slaw and bread are very...More

Thank FrequentTraveler0308
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Seriously, I am never dissappointed. Their food is outstanding. I love their pastas and during mardi gras they have great crawfish. I like coming here for birthdays and anniversaries.

Thank Jessica H
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Our local newspaper had a review on this place and we hadn't been there in over 15 years. It is located right along Rte 192 in front of the Mall. We needed a handicap spot for my power chair. No problem. Hubby ordered Clam Chowder....More

Thank mtngal1
Bill W, General Manager at Shells Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Thank You for the review and we happy to see you return to Shells

Reviewed 7 April 2017

Looking at all the positive reviews on here I thought the negative ones had to be from people hard to please. We went there tonight and became one of the negative reviews. The server was one of those that try to limit her steps by...More

Thank Bill4145
Bill W, General Manager at Shells Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Thank You for the review. I am sorry that your dining experience wasn't a great one. The Salmon is our most popular fish and I am disappointed in our cooks that it wasn't cooked correctly for you. if you would email me at office@shellsofmelbourne.com i...More

Reviewed 5 April 2017

Fresh seafood that is simple, but added to numerous dishes from pasta to salads make this a great place to dine with a group. Always a crowd pleaser!

Thank jdgemz
Bill W, General Manager at Shells Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Thank You for your review.

Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

You came here on the spur of the Moment. I ordered fried oysters. They were the best I've eaten while we've been in Melbourne. My husband had jambalaya and it was very good and spicy and too much! You don't go away hungry that's for...More

Thank queenbeesue
Reviewed 29 March 2017

I have now eaten there 5 times. Did I say its 35 miles one way to get there? 5 different dishes now, and all were fantastic. But my last visit last week was the best. There Shrimp Creole dish was through the roof. In fact,...More

Thank Pat R
Bill W, General Manager at Shells Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Thank You very much. The Shrimp Creole is one of my creations so review is special for me

Reviewed 24 March 2017

We were in town visiting relatives ate there 2 days in a row. Fresh seafood, blackended grouper was delicious along with the shrimp and lobster pasta dish we tried. Service was good and staff very friendly. Look forward to visiting again!!!!

Thank bbqblisscatering
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Do you take reservations?
28 March 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
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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