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Shells Seafood Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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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79 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our usual meal at Shells is satisfying and consistent. Today, the cole slaw had less orange slices, the butter on the potatoes was tasteless, and the shrimp were bland and fried a bit too long--not golden. Tea order was incorrect. Waitress never returned to the table after the food was delivered until she was ready to give us the check.... More 

Thank AroundEveryCorner
Melbourne, Florida
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited Sat. night and enjoyed a delicious dinner. No surprise that it was crowded but a short wait was worth it. Our waiter was efficient and friendly and he took care of us in a timely manner.

Thank Richard W
Ocean City, New Jersey
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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201 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 151 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$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
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
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?