We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Shells Seafood Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1490 W New Haven Ave, Melbourne, FL 32904-3904
+1 321-722-1122
Website
Today
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

318 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 313: English reviews
Flower Mound, Texas
Level Contributor
18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great menu, family atmosphere, reasonable prices, full bar, friendly service. Seafood was fresh as advertised. Blackened Mahi was great as is the coleslaw.

Helpful?
Thank Lee R
Brevard County, Florida
Level Contributor
904 reviews
407 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 

Helpful?
Thank Rita S
Melbourne, Florida
Level Contributor
47 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 

Helpful?
Thank Nanabrown2014
SEYMOUR
Level Contributor
358 reviews
281 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 470 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's been yr's since I've eaten at a Shells.. I remember the food being quite tasty. What I forgot was how inexpensive it is. The setting is nothing memorable, but this location is clean and inviting. The Food) the clam chowder is among the best I've had in Fla. In fact, it's an award winner. The fried baskets are all... More 

Helpful?
Thank Beefseeker
Level Contributor
26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Shells used to be a mainstay in our area, but closed up shop about ten years ago. As it was one of our favorites, we decided to make the trip down to Melbourne and give it a shot. We had a variety of shrimp dishes, conch fritters, and clams. Everything was excellent. Our service was excellent, and the building was... More 

Helpful?
Thank David H
Sebastian, Florida
Level Contributor
21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago credit card Amex Cardmember Review

This is a solid place for decent food and friendly service. Everyone that helped us the night that we went had a smile and was willing to offer advice and insight. That said, the food is decent but certainly not inspired. Price was reasonable and we'd go back.

Helpful?
Thank David J
Easley, South Carolina
Level Contributor
734 reviews
559 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 895 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were driving to south Florida for a recent cruise and the timing of hitting this old favorite worked just perfectly for us. Located about 3 miles or so from I-95. We arrived around 3:30PM on a Saturday afternoon. Our party of 5 was seated promptly. Server was friendly and helpful regarding menu questions. Highlights were their amazing clam chowder.... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank abcjjl
Herndon, Virginia
Level Contributor
79 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's hard to beat Shells when it comes to seafood. We make a point of having dinner at Shells whenever we visit Melbourne. Tonight we had the Ultimate Grilled Combo (fish, shrimp, crab cake) and the Fisherman's Trio (Fish, Clams, Scallops). Great quality, large portions. Nancy (server) was efficient and friendly. Since it was Wednesday, we got the free coconut... More 

Helpful?
Thank John N
Pennsylvania area
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

This restaurant was clean with friendly wait staff. Clam chowder was VERY tasty! 2 persons in the group had oysters that they really enjoyed. The calamari and clams strips were freshly and lightly breaded and were very good. Would highly recommend this stop.

Helpful?
Thank Heather L
Arundel, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
89 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

We love this restaurant, the food is to die for, always hot and cooked fresh. The service is slick and friendly and the servers are always happy to make recommendations.

Helpful?
Thank smiffyEngland

Travellers who viewed Shells Seafood Restaurant also viewed

 
Melbourne, Brevard County
Melbourne, Brevard County
 

Been to Shells Seafood Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$18
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups
Meals
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Shells Seafood Restaurant and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Shells Seafood Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?