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Shells Seafood Restaurant - South Tampa

202 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33609-2817
+1 813-875-3467
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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202 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33609-2817
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Reviewed 4 days ago

After Bill made a grueling12-hour drive from North Carolina, we walked to Shells from our hotel, while stopping in Tampa for the night. The last time we were at Shells, 6 years ago, it was a big disappointment. Service was surly and the food, frozen....More

Thank Suzymobile47
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here after we picked up our son from the airport at about 9:00 p.m.. Our server was very efficient. She was at our table for our drink order shortly after we set down and did a very good job overall. Helpful but not...More

Thank Bruce K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went in for a light snack before retiring to the hotel for a cruise the next day. This place was recommended by the hotel staff and they were right. Although we only had a couple of appetizers, we were pleasantly surprised by the size of...More

Thank john j
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant was recommended by our uber driver as among the best for local casual seafood. I was dubious upon entering - place was teaming with young kids, and lights were rather bright for an adult dinner. In fact tho, the food was ample and tasty,...More

Thank Julie R
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Waiter told me shrimp and crab was priced around $20 bill came and it was $37 and I still had to add a tip for it. Shrimp was not the greatest it was overcooked. One crab cluster was good. The other was brown when I...More

Thank Kristyn F
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

6 of us had dinner at Shells. We highly recommend it. Good service from Rachel,good food and reasonably priced.

Thank marshatravis
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Food was very mediocre, service was decent, prices were a little high for the quality of the food. I won't be returning as there are better alternatives.

Thank David K
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Came here looking for a local seafood place that serves snapper. The expectations were high but the conclusion was not what I had hoped. I had 6 raw oysters for an appetizer. Very large oysters and great. A recommendation that management should consider adding Oysters...More

Thank Alan H
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Nice place to get some seafood. I recommend whatever the fresh catch is or the Shrimp Diablo. Beer selection could be improved. Only one local selection.

Thank croth14
Reviewed 6 June 2017

We started with the calamari and also the onch fritters. Both were good. The fritters were a touch crispier than recommended. Calamari was great. Fresh catch of the day was the grouper with fries. Husband had it and I was amazed at the huge amount...More

Thank 212Poker
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$39
Lunch, Dinner
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
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 - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 202 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33609-2817
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa>  > Historic Ybor
  • Neighbourhood: Historic Ybor
  • Phone Number: +1 813-875-3467
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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