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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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Ocean City, New Jersey
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

We went on a Tuesday night while they were offering a whole lobster special. We had a roomy booth to sit it and we went early so we did not have a wait at all. Our food came out quickly and everyone enjoyed their meal. The whole lobster was a good size and was fresh and delicious. We were too... More 

Thank AlisafromNJ
Melbourne, Florida
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Great service. Delicious food and reasonably priced. We both ordered the lobster dinner it was very tasty.

Thank J R
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54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

This place has gone down hill fast our food came out cold they took it back we got it back was hot but was like rubber must of put it in microwave they say it's fresh seafood there is no way I know fresh seafood we would of been better going to Publix and got frozen TV dinner use to... More 

Thank joevaca
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73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Very nicely decorated/wait staff were all very friendly/efficient. Food was excellent/flavor/portion sizes/prepared as requested. Will definitely return.

Thank Gail H
Leland, Iowa
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211 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

We've eaten here several times and the food is always consistently very good. The food is always seasoned well and cooked right. The service is always excellent as well.

Thank Anthony R
Flower Mound, Texas
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Great menu, family atmosphere, reasonable prices, full bar, friendly service. Seafood was fresh as advertised. Blackened Mahi was great as is the coleslaw.

Thank Lee R
Brevard County, Florida
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904 reviews
407 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Had an awful meal this visit. Had a horrible response from staff as well. Linguine with red clam sauce was terrible - the sauce was very watery. It was like soup. Mentioned same to server & was told that's how it's suppose to be. WRONG ANSWER. Manager came to table - again, confirmed that clam sauce is soupy. Previously, I... More 

Thank Rita S
Melbourne, Florida
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50 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Went to Shells for lunch during my yearly visit to Melbourne. I had the shrimp pasta in creme sauce. Very good. Came with a Caesar salad and bread. Hubby had the blackened tilapia with rice and veg. We shared an app of delicious hush puppies, the best around town! We arrived at 12 noon just before the lunch crowd. Service... More 

Thank Nanabrown2014
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398 reviews
320 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 491 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

It's been yr's since I've eaten at a Shells.. I remember the food being quite tasty. What I forgot was how inexpensive it is. The setting is nothing memorable, but this location is clean and inviting. The Food) the clam chowder is among the best I've had in Fla. In fact, it's an award winner. The fried baskets are all... More 

Thank Beefseeker
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Shells used to be a mainstay in our area, but closed up shop about ten years ago. As it was one of our favorites, we decided to make the trip down to Melbourne and give it a shot. We had a variety of shrimp dishes, conch fritters, and clams. Everything was excellent. Our service was excellent, and the building was... More 

Thank David H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
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?