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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 good29%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“clam chowder” (31 reviews)
“seafood” (89 reviews)
“fritters” (15 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1490 W New Haven Ave, Melbourne, FL 32904-3904
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Crab cakes were burnt. Only got 2 little potatoes. Brought me the wrong order had to get it redone. The slaw was not shredded very well.

Thank Leon S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We go to Shell's once or twice a week. Early Bird menu is a great deal and includes a salad. Everything we have tried is great. The crab cakes have a sweetness to them. The fish and chips is really good. My favorite is the...More

Thank rjurban56
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner on a weeknight with family who live in Melbourne. Nice drink menu and not overpriced. Server was pleasant and helpful. Liked the early bird specials. Good portion sizes. Mezzo-Mezzo was popular choice.

Thank russofSNJ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on a Sunday night and had to wait about 30-45 minutes for a table in April, but the Cioppino was totally worth the wait. There were 7 of us and we all enjoyed what we ordered. The service was excellent and we would...More

Thank Amy O
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Was served the worst crab cake ever tonight!! No crabmeat just a mushy mouthful of cornmeal & crab shells. Only 1/2" thick !!!! I know the place is called Shells......but I would have preferred crabmeat!!! Beware😤

Thank Deb G
Reviewed 4 July 2017

This was a good seafood place. Good variety on the menu. Great appetizers had my favorite conch fritters. The price was reasonable, and portion size was good. Good staff, the service was great. Good bang for the buck.

Thank garland h
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Stopped in for a late lunch (3pm). Greeted promptly at the door and seated in a large booth. Very colorful decor! Fish tacos (3) was served with Cole slaw and very tasty! Shrimp pasta was excellent...garlic cream sauce over linguini with at least 8 shrimp....More

Thank lakeloverNH
Reviewed 1 July 2017

My wife had Seafood Siciliano and I had the Seafood Pasta - longtime classic Shells dishes. I ordered extra garlic, but, if there was any garlic I couldn't taste it. When we mentioned the taste of the mussels, our waiter said, oh, yes, they're not...More

Thank Mickey O
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

I remember Shells when it was in Orlando, and I was expecting the same thing. Not is the ultimate word in this case. Ordered a pound of crab legs that were pricey to say the least and they had very little meat and were very...More

Thank Tammi J
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

I always come here and enjoy the food but today my girlfriend of 31yrs was excited to have dinner here because the Shells near her are closed for sometime now. We had crabcakes for appetizer and she ordered the shrimp/lobster pasta for dinner. Everything was...More

Thank Connie C
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29 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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, 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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