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The Fish House

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1902 W Shell Point Rd, Ruskin, FL 33570-3118
+1 813-641-9451
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Hours:
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Bradenton, Florida
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After visiting the TECO Manatee viewing area 5 miles north, we stopped at the Fish House to give our North Carolina relatives a taste of Florida cooking. We each tried different menu items from Grouper to shrimp, to scallops to fish. Everyone gave a "thumbs up" because one should talk with a mouth full of good food. The only disappointing... More 

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Thank maxnmeme
Phoenix, Arizona
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wish they open more hours. Ate here 3 times for lunch while staying at the nearby resort in August 2015. This place get crowded quick.

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Thank WaterXO
Dallas, Georgia
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65 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

if you like a rustic environment and really good food, this place fits the bill! The combo meals are varied and plentiful. I had the grouper plate with cheese grits and coleslaw. The grouper was very lightly breaded and fried to perfection! Coleslaw was good but next time I will skip the cheese grits and have fries instead. Eat outdoors... More 

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Thank marydashlee
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beach front eatery without the beach. I love this place. Other than the fact that everything here is fried, this is a fabulous place to eat. It has picnic tables to eat on and plastic drop sides for when the weather is bad. The food is always great and a large meal feeds both my husband &... More 

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Thank Melina H
Stockbridge, Georgia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food and you get more than enough to eat. The coleslaw is good as are the fries. My favorite is the grouper dinner. Eat in or call ahead and take out. We always choose to take out and it is always ready when we arrive.

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Thank mstilesphotobug
Boyne City, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been in Ruskin for 2 weeks and to fish house 3 times. Doesn't look lie much but don't let th at fool you. Fish is light fried and every menu items have been great.

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Thank raycatneckel
Austin, Texas
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93 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

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 

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Thank Lizatutor
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

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.

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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 22 November 2016 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.

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Lakeland, Florida
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 20:00
Saturday
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?