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Fish Shack

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Shell Point Road, Ruskin, FL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

This restaurant has fresh, made to order seafood. Don't expect anything fancy as they only have picnic benches under cover, but it is good food. Try the soft shell crabs!!! They are only open I think on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Thank lasagnadeb
Tampa, Florida
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36 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

When you're heading to the beach resort at Little Harbor, keep an eye on the south side of the road. You will see a simple "shack", with picnic tables outside and a long line of hungry people. This is the "Fish House" or "Fish Shack", a piece of old Florida. You can grab fried grouper, grits, fried green tomatoes, mullet... More 

Thank TampaRover
Coral Springs, Florida
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2,595 reviews
1,373 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 754 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Fish Shack has a layback feel, a rustic decor that's maintained. The staff is friendly with a menu that is a seafood delight. I had the special and ice tea.

Thank 387indy
Dublin, Ireland
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

We got take away from here for ourselves and our visitors. Fries are not good. Fish was fresh but so greasy it was hard to digest it. with all of the family eating there were mixed reviews. some enjoyed it but some did not like it.

Thank MaroiB
Hollywood, Florida
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86 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

Just off the side of the road, this is very much a fish shack. There is something charmingly delicious about this place. It's simple. It's quick. It's delicious. The only disappointment is when I'm visiting and it's closed. It is only open certain days a week, so check before you go.

Thank Mason7127
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Do not go when raining or right after......lots of mud, puddles and mud! Lots of locals.....why heat up the kitchen when you can get your fish here. Large portions, decent sides. Outside seating only, close to Sun City Center.

Thank darlene v
Apollo Beach, Florida
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

This is an outdoor seafood restaurant with a roof over it for shelter. The food is good . I recommend the homemade fried potato chips and all the food is good.

Thank ED R
central jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

A moderate selection of fish meals all well prepared & priced right. Don't look for decor or table service. Outdoor seating, went there several times always seemed busy. Definitely worth a stop

Gallipolis, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

I enjoy this place. It's a family run fish place. Hard to find and in the middle of nowhere. You have to take the food to go or eat at picnic tables outside. It's mostly a local place and mostly fried but very good. And you get a great deal of food for your money. I almost always get the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

This place has a simple menu of fish, scallops, oysters, clam strips and mullet (smoked). I went with the clam strips, my wife had the captains platter-both were very good. With all of the snow birds It can get busy with long lines, but its worth the wait. A must if you want a good ole fish fry. Definitely recommend... More 

Thank Peri A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shell Point Road, Ruskin, FL
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Ruskin

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?