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Shells Seafood Restaurant

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1490 W New Haven Ave, Melbourne, FL 32904-3904
+1 321-722-1122
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Sacramento, California
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Had the seafood trio. Wasn't bad it came with potatoes which were good. My fiancé got the shrimp mezzo mezzo which was fantastic. After dinner she got key lime pie and I got the lemon raspberry cheesecake. This place was a good little spot to get some seafood and the price was right. Staff was friendly and informative. Will definitely... More 

Thank Dishman38
High Point, NC
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306 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were familiar with Shells in Sarasota, so when our family suggested the local restaurant we agreed it would be a good choice. It was better than we remembered. Two of us had grilled or blackened halibut which was very fresh and delicious.The seafood pasta was well received and the dinner salad was also very good. Prices were very reasonable... More 

Thank NCLoggerheads
Lafayette, Louisiana
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It appeared that the older folks go there but it was a nice dinner. We had the catfish special. The catfish was evenly seasoned and fried. I hadn't tasted fried catfish like that in a long time.Coleslaw and fries were good.Food was delicious. Service was fast. The music was old rock and roll, some we hadn't heard in years.

1 Thank LisaLandry
So Cal
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not that exciting. A little heavy, and traditional dishes. Decor very average. Not a happening place.

Thank mlbnhl
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although we've eaten at Shells for many years, today's meal of fried oyster and clam strips was just the best ever! Both shellfish were perfectly fried, not greasy, not too bready,not tough, but perfect morsels of seafood in golden crusts. The sides also were excellent: parslied potatoes (NOT fried!), slaw and bread. (It was good but unnecessary.) Wednesday is free... More 

1 Thank Patricia C
Davenport, Florida
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved eating here after taking a 2 hour boat ride.. I ordered a sandwich and the most delicious French Fries I have ever had, and believe me I've been everywhere. They seasoned them which made them so much out of the ordinary than delicous fries. The mahi sandwich was also delicious. Go Shells.. Iced tea was also good.. Hard... More 

Thank cdmills9210
Bill W, General Manager at Shells Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank You for the compliments. I hope the boat ride was as enjoyable. More 

Lancaster, Ohio
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Shells has been our favorite restaurant when in Melbourne. This time not so much. We arrived at about 3:30 PM and waited for service. They were not busy. Food was average at best. Disappointing. It was almost 4 PM when we ordered and the specials were not offered. We normally arrive for the early special between 4 PM and 6... More 

Thank Nonsmoker77
Bill W, General Manager at Shells Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Sorry to hear that your latest visit was not as expected. Please accept my apologies and thank you for your comments so we can improve. The specials that you are referring to i think are the Early Bird specials. If you arrived before 4:00 PM the hostess would not have given you an Early Bird menu. If that happens again... More 

Saratoga Springs, New York
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 April 2017

When we moved to the area, my wife saw Shells' commercials on local television. They featured actual customers and we were impressed by the genuineness of what we heard. We couldn't be certain but that was our gut reaction. Now that we've tried Shells, we understand. It's what you'd expect from a popular local spot, with a good share of... More 

Thank jim d
Bill W, General Manager at Shells Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank You for your comments. If there's a fish that you like and we don't have please tell us and i will do my best to try and find it. More 

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128 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This was our fourth time here, the other times for dinner when it was packed. Lunch was more airy, less crowded and better specials! I always want to try something different, but end up with the clam chowder which is outstanding, better than any I have had. My husband and I split a dozen oysters on the half shell -... More 

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Brevard NC
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263 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This restaurant is always good. Seafood is excellent and servers friendly and courteous. I had shrimp and grits this time. Really good - not spicy at all with large shrimp without the tails. Friends had tilapia and fried shrimp. The slaw and bread are very good as well. Wednesday is free dessert day. This is a nice restaurant with inside... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 18
American, Seafood, Soups
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?