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Paul's Shrimp House

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530 Athens St, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689-3455
+1 727-938-5093
12:00 - 21:00
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All hours
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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A TripAdvisor Member
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

While the shrimp was fresh the seasoning did nothing for it. It had a bland taste. It was extremely hard to get the shell off. We visited another shrimp house called the Freezer. The shrimp had a fantastic taste and the shell was easily removed because they slit the back.

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Tarpon Springs, FL
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109 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Paul's Shrimp House is amazing! It a nice little mom and pop restaurant located just of the main drag of the Tarpon Springs sponge docks. They have some of the best food off the strip! Ice cold beer and warm or hot peel and eat shrimp. Its a must stop when visiting the sponge docks.

1 Thank Anubus6
Tampa, Florida
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

I've been eating here since I was a kid and it has not ceased to please. This time we went early Sunday 4:30 for dinner no crowd what-so-ever. We had the peel and eat shrimp cooked perfectly and served with hot drawn butter. The service was excellent. The iced tea tastes freshly brewed. Also, try the hush puppies and Paul's... More 

1 Thank Holli W
Wailuku, Hawaii
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We've eaten here many times, but the last three were rather strange because it was so quiet. In April of this year, we actually had to go into the kitchen to get someone to take our money when we finished eating! Food is good, though. The fried shrimp dinner is great - wonderful shrimp and it is cooked perfectly; the... More 

1 Thank MauiCooker
Tarpon Springs, Florida
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Another hidden gem of a restaurant in Tarpon Springs, Paul's has the best shrimp in town! I especially enjoy the eat and peel shrimp, hot or cold it's excellent! Also the sides are great, my favorite are the hush puppies and potato salad. Our waitress was very friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. Paul's is one of my favorite restaurant for shrimp... More 

1 Thank Barbara P
Oldsmar, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Best shrimp house ever. Excellent food, excellent service. Very clean restaurant Parking in Tarpon Springs is the only problem.

2 Thank Cheryl D
Clearwater, Florida
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541 reviews
309 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Paul's was partially burned a few years ago and moved about a block away. It was never as good. Now it's back in original place and better than ever. We ordered the cold peel n eat shrimp which were extra large and fresh. There were 24 in our pound ($18), and they must have been extra large. I think they... More 

1 Thank wacotx46
Tarpon Springs, Florida
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This places a shell of what is used to be in the 80's. Went there early on a Saturday and ordered a Malibu Rum, Greek Salad and firecracker shrimp.. Waitress returned a few minutes later.. "we are out of malibu, potato salad, and spinach (for the firecracker shrimp). It was 6 pm on a Saturday.. I then ordered a blackened... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Awful...awful...and awful! Service ... food and atmosphere! Food took forever..had to ask for another beer..had to ask to order apps.. stacked plates after waiting forever for an appetizer. . Had to ask to order dinner! 6 people in the place! We were 2 of them!! Didn't drain the pasta so Greek shrimp dish was tomato water! Obviously didnt eat much!... More 

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Spring Hill, Florida
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94 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Great food, great drinks, nice atmosphere, the Buffalo shrimp is so good. I would definitely come back againm love it here

1 Thank CRClouse13

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 20
Seafood, American, Greek
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 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: 530 Athens St, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689-3455
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tarpon Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 727-938-5093
Located in Tarpon Springs Florida, Paul's is known for seafood and beer, but most notably shrimp.

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