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Shell Oyster Bar

114 Oakland Ave # A, Tallahassee, FL 32301-4314
+1 850-224-9919
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fried seafood” (14 reviews)
“crab claws” (10 reviews)
“hush puppies” (19 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 18:00All hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
114 Oakland Ave # A, Tallahassee, FL 32301-4314
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1 - 10 of 112 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

This is one of our favorite places. Sit at the bar and they shuck the oysters in front of you. Very friendly staff. Oysters are always delicious, so is the sweet tea. They mix their own cocktail sauce which is delicious.

Thank bsarno
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Read about this on TripAdvisor, and figured a great place to try for lunch during my 24-hour stay in Tallahassee. My navigation system took me to a different "114 Oakland Avenue" address, so I had to drive around a while before I finally found the...More

Thank DavidS050
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Shell's was not exactly what we expected--not much more than what I would call a dive. The people were friendly, although, I think they were anxious to close for the day. We did not realize they closed at 6 until we got there a little...More

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 24 May 2017

They have fried fish, shrimp, scallops, crab claws and oysters. The also"nuc" (cheese and garlic placed in shell and oyster is microwaved" there oyster. What makes this place special is their batter, a family secret. It's the best batter that I have ever had for...More

Thank John F
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Few months back this place was number one in tally. It still is but no one is writing reviews for them. Food is fresh and fried just right. Comes out of the kitchen in a hurry and I ispiping hot. The oysters are the best...More

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 29 March 2017

I tell everyone I know that they should try this little family owned restaurant. It has the best seafood in Tallahassee and is very inexpensive and you cannot leave hungry.

1  Thank pelrod27
Reviewed 19 March 2017

A little quaint, but a great place for oysters make the Shell Oyster Bar my first choice for fresh seafood. This is a reasonably priced Mom and Pop restaurant that has been around for at least 40 years. It has always been my choice for...More

Thank Rhinopete1
Reviewed 2 February 2017

In my humble opinion I'm not stretching it when I say this is the best, most Authentic, Fried Shrimp Oysters Fish in the State. Far from fancy, just excellent, and inexpensive. I've been frequenting the Shell for over 40+ years from when all it had...More

Thank M A
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Shell has the best fried shrimp and oysters we have had anywhere, including coastal places all over the world. We have tried them everywhere and we, along with apparently many, many others, think Shell does it the best!!

Thank Mary C
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Wonderful food and amazing customer service. Staff was very attentive for as busy as they were. Food was fresh and fast. Environment was cute and homey. Bathrooms were clean and well cared for. Go where the locals go and discover this delicious treat in Tallahassee....More

Thank siaxf
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Questions & Answers
22 December 2016|
Response from Lance B | Reviewed this property |
There's an abandoned gas station next door on the corner of Oakland and Adams. Shell's parking lot is tiny. Enjoy
Deb C
15 December 2016|
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Response from William L | Reviewed this property |
No Not that style restaurant just simple
9 March 2016|
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Response from fsufanTally | Reviewed this property |
Take Monroe St. South past the Capital Building. Go under the railroad overpass and look for a Subway Sub shop on your right. Turn Right onto Oakland Ave (aka FAMU way). The Shell on the right, tucked up behind a auto... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 114 Oakland Ave # A, Tallahassee, FL 32301-4314
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Tallahassee
  • Phone Number: +1 850-224-9919
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