We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Shell & Bones Oyster Bar & Grill

100 S Water St, New Haven, CT 06519-2822
+1 203-787-3466
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (14 reviews)
“bucatini” (9 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Steakhouse, Seafood, Wine Bar, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
100 S Water St, New Haven, CT 06519-2822
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (220)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 218 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

It was a beautiful night so the doors were open and the fire pits were going as the air chilled. Eight of us enjoyed a wonderful meal served by a super server-Reuben! All enjoyed our freshly shucked oysters, clam chowder, gazpacho topped with crab meat...More

Thank Maggie215
Reviewed 1 week ago

A little pricy but the quality reflects the consistency of the best seafood. Lovely views and good service

Thank Lcaazmeyer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to stop at the restaurant after some shopping for a quick bite before heading home. Once we walked in and saw the beautiful deck over looking the harbor we knew we would not be rushing through through this lunch. We started with perfectly made...More

Thank miherter
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were a party of 5 with grown kids who came to town to celebrate my husband's birthday. We thought it would be nice to dine by the water and so we went to Shell & Bones. We had a delightful time. The brunch cocktails...More

Thank odea5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My second visit included many business colleagues. Reservation for 18 and we were slammed against a wall with deuce tables pushed together to a 'booth' seating. Very awkward seating arrangement; smaller sized tables not conducive to shared apps. That area could have seated 4 or...More

1  Thank Firstlilith
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place is very welcoming. Good design and nice water views that you can enjoy from the terraces or inside. Makes you feel like being on vacation. I have mixed feelings though on the food. Excellent oyster and clams selection, very good and abundant octopus....More

Thank pieroinusa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in New Haven for a wedding and looking for a place to have a quick but decent dinner one evening. I found this place while looking for something near our hotel. I'm SO glad we tried it and waited for a table. The...More

Thank Michele L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had heard great things about this restaurant from many friends. From the moment we arrived, it seemed there was nothing particularly special about this place except for the location. The table we were given had a nice view, but there were wet rags on...More

Thank Wendy777777
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is fantastic. The food is quite tasty and the service is excellent. It is a little pricey but well worth it. We got there about 7 on a Sunday evening and were concerned because we didn't have a reservation but were seated right...More

Thank Molly H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ordered the steak and my wife ordered the salmon, both were excellent and not overcooked, which is easy to do especially with salmon. We had dinner on a sunny beautiful day and really enjoyed the sound of the water and the relaxed outdoor atmosphere....More

Thank Alexmanuelparis
Nearby Restaurants
Zuppardi's Apizza
148 reviews
1.50 km away
Lorenzo's Ristorante Italiano
75 reviews
.98 km away
Elm Diner
25 reviews
1.26 km away
Nearby Attractions
Knights of Columbus Museum
92 reviews
2.44 km away
Shubert Theater
93 reviews
2.88 km away
Long Wharf Theatre
101 reviews
1.67 km away
New Haven Railroad Station
33 reviews
1.92 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
5 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 18 answers
Response from TripMember25102016 | Reviewed this property |
On a Monday evening sitting near the fireplace, it was relatively quiet even though the restaurant seemed full.
Anne M
31 August 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Laura L | Reviewed this property |
It is online
28 May 2016|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from 18judys | Reviewed this property |
Never saw brunch menu....can definitely accommodate....CALL the restaurant! Great place!
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$40
Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Television, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 S Water St, New Haven, CT 06519-2822
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 203-787-3466
At Shell & Bones, the focus is on seafood and steak, utilizing fresh & sustainable ingredients. All soups, stocks, sauces, and desserts are made in house under the watchful eye of Chef Franco. His style reinterprets many classic recipes, while also creating new favorites and award winners including our clam chowder that won The Big Taste competition of greater New Haven.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing