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Shells Seafood

2101 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33612-5505
+1 813-304-2170
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“shrimp pasta” (38 reviews)
“chowder” (22 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2101 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33612-5505
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I dined at Shells this evening and enjoyed it very much. His Grouper was fresh and perfectly prepared. My Shrimp Pasta was luscious. Pasta was al dente and the shrimp was not over cooked (a common problem). We received attentive service and...More

Thank Cheryl G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really friendly staff. The kitchen seemed a bit slow getting our orders especially when bring out the appetizer. Yet, what was brought to the table was amazing! The crab and shrimp dip was great, but the chips to dip ratios was a bit small. Great...More

Thank TheyoungTravel
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Salmon Felix, Lobster Cream Sauce, Clam chowder, and Baby Lobster Pasta are to die for! Some of the best seafood dishes, ever! Even for pickup/take-out is great. Always a treat!

1  Thank 815derrickl
Reviewed 1 week ago

On vacation with my husband and sister-in-law. My sister-in-law law had did some searches and wanted to try this resturant, glad she did. I had the fresh catch of the day which was the grouper it came with rice and a steamed veggie meadley. Best...More

Thank ahoytgirl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family of 6 stopped here for dinner while visiting Tampa. This was hands down a great find. Every one had something different. Every item was delicious and prepared to perfection. The steamed clam appetizer was so good , I could have ate 3 of...More

1  Thank Lori C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Shell's offers a large mostly seafood menu. We had clam chowder, oysters, fresh and fried. Several different dinner entrees, all serve red hot. Shrimp, snapper and several other dinners were all very good.

Thank LensReview
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great recommendation from a local. Famous shrimp pasta was delicious and so was the clam chowder and jambalaya! Great customer service and family friendly atmosphere.

Thank Jill S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The shrimp pasta and the clam chowder are the best things on the menu. I also love getting the blackened mahi mahi.

Thank ashleybell1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was craving for some crab. Asked concierge service at Sheraton and veg recommended this restaurant. We had Dungeness crab and shrimp pasta. Crab was fresh and yummy. Shrimp pasta was to die for!!! They also have choices for various of the day for less...More

1  Thank cocobebe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went with my parents and found this place amazing, we really love the dishes we ask for, grilled fresh catch and pastas. The prices are accesible and the ambience is nice. Our server was Debbie and she was kind and helpful. For us the...More

1  Thank Pau S
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Joyce R
8 December 2017|
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Response from Butch L | Reviewed this property |
Shell to my knowledge does not have a Birthday discount but they do have a veterans discount.
31 March 2017|
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Response from David C | Property representative |
Yes, all of our locations have a sit down bar.
12 July 2016|
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Response from happy2travel1 | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember them having Haddock. Great Grouper though. You'll be in Florida so fresh more local fish. They have a great Salmon dish too.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$39
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2101 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33612-5505
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-304-2170
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Shells has been serving the Tampa Bay Area Great Casual Seafood for the past 30 years. We search near and far to bring you finest and freshest quality seafood at Dockside prices daily. All of our seafood is prepared fresh to order by our Seafood Experts and served in a casual friendly atmosphere that will impress your family and friends without depressing your wallet. At Shells our motto is what you eat is more important than what you wear!
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