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
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