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The Fish House

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1902 W Shell Point Rd, Ruskin, FL 33570-3118
+1 813-641-9451
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Austin, Texas
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93 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Found this place accidently while staying at The Inn at Little Harbor. When we passed by and saw the lines of people waiting at this little food trailer we knew something was up. We've only had the fried shrimp and the fried scallops so far but boy they were good. Melt in your mouth scallops. Great, light breading on the... More 

Thank Lizatutor
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51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

place open only a few days a week, make sure you visit it. its all outdoor and very simple, however food is great and not expensive.

Thank Ellen T
Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a big surprise to find this cute fish place. The fish was excellent, the seafood soup was so delicious, In general food and service was great. I wish they had some grilled or barbecue dishes. Everything is fried but not greasy. I highly recommend this place.

Thank onvilla89
Lakeland, Florida
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Seriously unassuming shack sitting in front of a trailer park on the side of the road. I'll admit I was nervous. Our meals came quickly even though there were quite a few customers. Fresh tasting, perfectly seasoned captains dinner. Fried to crisp golden perfection. Sigh. I wish I didn't live so far. The absolute only drawback is the mosquitoes that... More 

Thank pbell78
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is only open a few days a week. It is always packed when it is open. Best fresh caught fish sandwiches. But lots of variety of other seafood as well. Even the desserts are homemade. It is a outdoor seating restaurant with picnic tables.

Thank TorontoBermudabum
Ocala, Florida
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's almost a food truck with outdoor seating. The food is fast, fresh and good. Eat fast in the evening because the no-see-ums will be eating you! Still we like going there and eating outside.

1 Thank barbaraauvil
Sun City Center, Florida
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

The person taking our orders , was so pleasant & very helpful as we were open to suggestions. Made sure we were happy with our selections. Free refills on beverages. The house fish was done just right, light breading & crispy. We would go again to try something different, just because of the way we were treated. Can't say that... More 

Thank Chris H
Tampa, Florida
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I have a vacation house in the area and drove by this place hundreds of times. Never stopped but was recently told of the food. Family and I were shocked at the quality and price. I will go back but will wait till mosquitos thin out since it's outside dinning.

Thank 15Travel
Lakeland, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I took my nephew from the U.K. And we both loved the food- it is super fresh & very well prepared. I love the setting - it made me feel like it was very appropriate. We went back to have dinner the following night - we really enjoyed the meal we had there- it is a must eat at place... More 

Thank Mono6663
Ruskin, Florida
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Only open Thursday thru Saturday. Order your food and have a seat outside under the cover or take it home. The food is great and served with good portions. One of our favorite places to eat for fish and good value. Will get very busy when the (snowbirds) come down for the winter. Great local restaurant!!!

Thank Gscriven

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?