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Shells Seafood

2101 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33612-5505
+1 813-304-2170
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“shrimp pasta” (35 reviews)
“chowder” (22 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2101 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33612-5505
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My family and I went to Shells after it was recommended by a local. Our server was very attentive. Our meals were delicious, and we did not leave hungry. My steak was cooked to perfection, and our salads were great, too! I would definitely return...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I took my little sister here for a nice, quiet dinner. The atmosphere was quiet and we were able to hear each other speak without talking loudly- HUGE plus! We ordered half shell oysters which were massive, but the waitress couldn’t tell us where they...More

Thank quebonitaesestavida
Reviewed 6 days ago

Best pasta I've had. Great customer service, fast cook time, with a great price. Highly recommended.

Thank Paolo C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reading the recommendations, we went to this restaurant in Tampa to try the Clam showder, and it really is the best! The staff is active, helpful, prompt and answered all questions with courtesy. The waiting time is reasonable. The dishes are plentiful and the...More

Thank Yipsy S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here 2 nights in a row it was so good! Food was delicious! Jeff was a fantastic server! Will tell everyone I know about this place and will be back next time I'm in Tampa!!!

Thank Joni K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Convenient location, great food, service and value. Wife an I had blackened catfish with mixed vegetables and rice all perfectly seasoned and delicious. Good sized portion and nice assortment of vegetables including kernel corn and baby carrots not over cooked. Other guest had grilled fish...More

1  Thank Vincent M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered clam chowder, shrimp pasta and shrimp& crab dip with tortillas. The clam chowder, the pasta are okay as well as the shrimp and crab dip, the tortilla isn't warm. The whole visit was okay, nothing special. We expected more for the price.

Thank Carla C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friday night crowd with no reservations, means you have to be patient. Happy hour all day helps! The food was not bland. The chowder was full of clams and so delicious. The grouper was out of this world. We are going back a second time...More

1  Thank jantexHouston
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

I don't give 5 stars easily and this place is ju st shy of 5 but certainly deserves more than 4. It's a unique beach like atmosphere. Staff is very friendly and the food was very good (not great) but definitely above average. This is...More

1  Thank Hassan B
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Visited this restaurant after reading good reviews. Ordered their clam chowder which was billed as the best and had a seafood platter. Took only a few spoonfuls of the clam chowder as it did not suit my taste buds at all. Way too many clams....More

Thank Eleanor O
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Joyce R
8 December 2017|
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Response from Butch L | Reviewed this property |
Shell to my knowledge does not have a Birthday discount but they do have a veterans discount.
31 March 2017|
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Response from David C | Property representative |
Yes, all of our locations have a sit down bar.
12 July 2016|
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Response from happy2travel1 | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember them having Haddock. Great Grouper though. You'll be in Florida so fresh more local fish. They have a great Salmon dish too.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$39
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2101 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33612-5505
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-304-2170
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Shells has been serving the Tampa Bay Area Great Casual Seafood for the past 30 years. We search near and far to bring you finest and freshest quality seafood at Dockside prices daily. All of our seafood is prepared fresh to order by our Seafood Experts and served in a casual friendly atmosphere that will impress your family and friends without depressing your wallet. At Shells our motto is what you eat is more important than what you wear!
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