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The Fish House

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1902 W Shell Point Rd, Ruskin, FL 33570-3118
+1 813-641-9451
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is off the beaten path but is worth finding. The food is very good with friendly staff. I believe they are only open on Thursday- Saturday and only outdoor seating. I had the soft shell crabs and although a little small were very good. Worth the trip!

Thank lasagnadeb
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Terrific Southern seafood shack with picnic tables. Excellent fried fish, shrimp, scallops, oysters, etc. Good size portions. Attractive prices. No frills. I would take away a star for only being open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday; But I don't have the heart. Great fries, Too!

Thank TexasFlyGuy
Fishouse1, Owner at The Fish House, responded to this review

Dear TexasFlyGuy, Thanks a million for the wonderful review. So glad you enjoyed your visit ...please introduce yourself the next time you stop by! ~Julie More 

ware hertfordshire
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236 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't be put off by the outside . We Came here after seeing the reviews. Wasn't disappointed. The extremely helpful and friendly lady that took our order too the tasty food . We had the shrimp and fish combo and the large portion was more then enough for us . We tried the homemade key lime pie which was fantastic.... More 

Thank displeased064
Fishouse1, Owner at The Fish House, responded to this review

The keylime pie is my absolute favorite and I am so glad to hear you enjoyed our 'ole Ruskin family recipe! ~Julie More 

Lake Orion, Michigan, United States
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103 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is really good but they don't have lunch portions so had to get shrimp dinner - good but big for lunch. Husband had local catch and said good as well. Not too many people as we went early as this place gets packed. Would of been nice if staff talked to customers but they just talked to... More 

Thank Kristie Y
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

It used to be good but has drastically changed. I got the captains dinner ... got three scallops that were the size of large pea, four unknown pieces... oysters? Fish? Not sure! Did do see and clam strips! Portion for smaller, quality down , size down and price went up. At now $16 + use to feed two , now... More 

Thank Barbara W
Fishouse1, Owner at The Fish House, responded to this review

Dear Barbara W, I am extremely disappointed we did not meet your expectations. Our sampler, The Captain's Platter, has always been one of our most popular items. Approximately a year ago, clams were removed entirely from our menu and replaced with bay scallops. I would like to extend an invitation to you to come back to The Fish House so... More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

The seafood here is fresh and tasty. Scallops, oysters, shrimp and fish - all fried to profection. Get there early or you'll have to wait. Visited twice in one day.

Thank Bandit 2
Fishouse1, Owner at The Fish House, responded to this review

Twice in 1 day?! Love it! ~Julie More 

Apollo Beach, Florida
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

The food is great but this is not a restaurant. You sit on picnic tables outside and in Florida you can count on bugs. We take the food home and enjoy. The fish is fresh and always made to order. It is only open Thursday - Saturday, so plan accordingly.

Thank JMHappy
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Off the beaten path and only open 3days a week. Order at window and eat at picnic tables. Great fresh sea food . We loved it here

1 Thank Judy G
Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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136 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

We have been there more than once. They only have outdoor seating. The food is good. The problem we found is when we have eaten​ dinner there, we were attacked by mosquitoes. They need a pest control to spray. The food is good, just take it home.

Thank ChristinaSzy
Lombard, Illinois
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57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

This little roadside stand was recommended by the resort when we checked in. Open Thursday through Saturday, always draws a crowd. Don't miss this place for a good plate of well prepared food. Nothing fancy, but good and fresh.

1 Thank MAC4Freedom

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
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?