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The Fish House

1902 W Shell Point Rd, Ruskin, FL 33570-3118
+1 813-641-9451
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (21 reviews)
“soft shell crab” (14 reviews)
“cheese grits” (13 reviews)
Seafood, American
1902 W Shell Point Rd, Ruskin, FL 33570-3118
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just went yesterday with my family and they were very kind! The food was fresh and excellent. We definitely be back to this place... Jose Z

Thank Jose Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

Large fish and fries with coleslaw was HUGE and perfectly battered and cooked, medium shrimp and fries was large enough and mucho tasty, busy Friday evening with 1/2 hour wait from ordering to serving but worth every minute enjoying the crowd and southern charm

Thank snowbirdharry
Reviewed 1 week ago

Real "old Florida" spot on the side of the road. The fish is always good. It gets busy here especially on Friday nights, you may have to wait, but its worth it. Be sure to get the smoked fish dip.

Thank Jim O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place draws a big crowd so be prepared to wait in line to place your order. Seating is casual and friendly at outdoor picnic tables. We had softshell crab, oysters and catfish with cole slaw and grits. The seafood was delicious, very fresh and...More

Thank Carryon247
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I read the glowing reviews and couldn't wait to try The Fish House. We had to wait though because they're only open on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 11-8. We did get take out, but the fish was mushy, and fries were soft. Could've been...More

Thank Joe M
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

My bestie and are on a girlie trip and really wanted some seafood. Who the heck knew this dive would be both quaint and delicious! Everyone was friendly, service was great, prices were super reasonable and it was packed! You can tell this is the...More

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 8 March 2018

Had we not heard about this roadside place from family, we'd have passed by without stopping. It is very rustic, tin roof over a few picnic tables, walk up to order at the window. The lady at the window was very helpful and explained the...More

Thank Lola1958
Reviewed 2 March 2018

We did takeout. The place is packed when they are open. The portion of fish was big. We shared an order and had plenty. It was really good. It is a must do at least once.

Thank RW1963
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

This is a small seafood shack with outdoor seating & great seafood selections. My husband & I split a shrimp & seafood platter & they were both light & tasty. The fries were good, too. These little food shacks often have the best food, &...More

Thank Donnablue625
Reviewed 4 February 2018

The fish house is a very simple walk up and place your order stand. It's covered out front with a tin roof and fans and 6' tables with benches. The weather was very favorable at 70 degrees but I would expect on a hot summer...More

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16 June 2017|
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Response from sunsnowbird | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, but I would doubt it.
10 March 2016|
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Response from sunsnowbird | Reviewed this property |
Yes,out door seating only. I would think small dog would be ok.
19 February 2015|
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Response from Ruskinlucy | Reviewed this property |
the hours are aways the same Thurs Fri and Sat 11-8pm
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1902 W Shell Point Rd, Ruskin, FL 33570-3118
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Ruskin
  • Phone Number: +1 813-641-9451
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