Our Fishtory

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The history of Shells began in 1985 when my father, a Swiss Gourmet Chef, saw the need for a seafood restaurant that focused primarily on quality, service, and value instead of a fancy atmosphere and high prices.

Our detailed attention to top quality product, attentive service, and competitive pricing led to the restaurant being voted runner up for the 1989 Small Business of the Year Award and winning the vote for the #1 seafood restaurant in Tampa 15 years in a row.

30 years later our mission is still to serve only the finest quality ingredients prepared by experts in a fun, casual atmosphere. You've discovered the best place for seafood in the neighborhood. So, come on in, sit back, relax and prepare to find out what real Florida seafood is all about. 

- John Christen

Find Your Nearest Location

With five locations in the Tampa area, you're sure to find a Shells near you!

Brandon

115 E Brandon Blvd
Brandon, FL 33511

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(813) 689-4691

Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday - Saturday: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Lakeland

5125 S Florida Ave
Lakeland, FL 33813

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(863) 213-4889

Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Saturday: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

North Tampa

2101 E Fowler Ave
Tampa, FL 33612

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(813) 304-2170

Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Saturday: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

South Tampa

202 S Dale Mabry HWY
Tampa, FL 33609

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(813) 875-3467

Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Saturday: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

St. Pete Beach

7081 Gulf Blvd
St Pete Beach, FL 33706

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(727) 826-0729

Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Friday: 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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