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Shells Seafood Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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1490 W New Haven Ave, Melbourne, FL 32904-3904
+1 321-722-1122
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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33 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

I have been here dozens of time and the the CLAM CHOWDER is wonderful the clams are tender and not like eating a pencil eraser.. but done waste you money on the CONCH FRITTER.. tastes like a hush puppy with NOTHING IN IT except a hard chewy thing in a few of them and i have had TONS of conch... More 

Thank nawlinshotsauce2
Lake Worth, Florida
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187 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

We had to wait too long to be seated, like 25 minutes, the fried food we had was bad, the fish and combo plate, they use old grease to fry or cook in and the food just was not that great. The red potatoes and their slaw is so so, so so place to eat, nothing really great. They may... More 

Thank JM0003
Boston, Massachusetts
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126 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Got there early, and that was a good thing. We didn't have to wait. The menu was impressive and the food was above expectations. The three of us shared the appetizer sampler, fried clam strips, mushrooms and onion rings and there was plenty and very good. I had the Shrimp and Grits, which was fabulous, much better than what I... More 

Thank Veriuska_vee
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Very good, despite rising prices... 😕 But very very good. Tuesday: fresh lobsters! If you 're too lazy to dehulled lobster , order pasta lobster and shrimp: excellent! Amazing!!! 😍😚 I recommand 😉

Thank Amandine L
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126 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Went here with family for Father's Day. In a tourist land of mediocre food at most places, this place shines! After a LONG wait, which turned out not to be such a bad omen, we were seated, ordered and the food came rather quickly, except mine. Mine was delayed well after others began to eat, so they need to work... More 

Thank BRMFujairah-Dhadna
San Antonio, Texas, United States
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

I stopped in to have a space while the maid was cleaning the hotel room. This place is right by the mall so it was easy to find. The food was fast, simple and basic seafood (that is not a dig) and was exactly as promised. The only thing I couldn't understand is the use of frozen shrimp in an... More 

Thank Bubba C
San Angelo
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

We travel to Florida about once a year and Shell's has become one of the "must do" aspects of each visit. It's one of those establishments that you can go to and know that you are going to have a good experience. The food is always superb, the wait staff are all so friendly and knowledgeable, and the overall atmosphere... More 

Thank TexasHawkeye
Dover, Florida, United States
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Went there for the first time since they have reopened. We went on a weekend night and got in very quickly. The shrimp pasta was very good. The waitress messed up our order but quickly fixed and the manager brought it to our table with apologies for the mistake. Overall a good experience and we will go back again

Thank Teri S
Melbourne, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

I gotta agree with one of the latest reviews. I had the fried shrimp recently and it wasn't nearly as good as it used to be. And the amount wasn't the same either. Also wasn't impressed with the service, though Shells GM will probably reply to my review and tell me that I'm crazy too. Go figure.

1 Thank jerryF1640WL
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

I left this Resturant feeling like a stuffed pig at the thanksgiving table. Great shrimp basket and great waiters. I would definitely recommend this Resturant to anyone coming to the Palm Bay/Melbourne area.

Thank Maurice E
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$18
American, Seafood, Soups
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?