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Shell Oyster Bar

114 Oakland Ave # A, Tallahassee, FL 32301-4314
+1 850-222-5053
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“fried seafood” (14 reviews)
“crab claws” (10 reviews)
“hush puppies” (18 reviews)
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114 Oakland Ave # A, Tallahassee, FL 32301-4314
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an “old Florida” style oyster eatery. My favorite is to belly up to the bar and eat perfectly shucked, plump and juicy dozens as fast as they can shuck! I save all my oyster eating for Shells in Tallahassee and Hunts in Panama...More

Thank Douglas K
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Finally some Meaty, Fresh tasty blues and yummy shrimp. Throw in some cheese grits and you can't beat it.

Thank K A
Reviewed 29 September 2017

What a great find here in Tallahassee. The oysters were excellent, and the fried shrimp was fresh, and portions reasonable. The pricing was also reasonable. The wait staff was very attentive and their timing was excellent. A family run operation, we're definitely going back.

Thank tkanjas
Reviewed 16 September 2017

This is one of our favorite places. Sit at the bar and they shuck the oysters in front of you. Very friendly staff. Oysters are always delicious, so is the sweet tea. They mix their own cocktail sauce which is delicious.

Thank bsarno
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Read about this on TripAdvisor, and figured a great place to try for lunch during my 24-hour stay in Tallahassee. My navigation system took me to a different "114 Oakland Avenue" address, so I had to drive around a while before I finally found the...More

Thank DavidS050
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Shell's was not exactly what we expected--not much more than what I would call a dive. The people were friendly, although, I think they were anxious to close for the day. We did not realize they closed at 6 until we got there a little...More

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 23 May 2017

They have fried fish, shrimp, scallops, crab claws and oysters. The also"nuc" (cheese and garlic placed in shell and oyster is microwaved" there oyster. What makes this place special is their batter, a family secret. It's the best batter that I have ever had for...More

Thank John F
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Few months back this place was number one in tally. It still is but no one is writing reviews for them. Food is fresh and fried just right. Comes out of the kitchen in a hurry and I ispiping hot. The oysters are the best...More

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 28 March 2017

I tell everyone I know that they should try this little family owned restaurant. It has the best seafood in Tallahassee and is very inexpensive and you cannot leave hungry.

2  Thank pelrod27
Reviewed 18 March 2017

A little quaint, but a great place for oysters make the Shell Oyster Bar my first choice for fresh seafood. This is a reasonably priced Mom and Pop restaurant that has been around for at least 40 years. It has always been my choice for...More

1  Thank Rhinopete1
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Nearby Attractions
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1.37 km away
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Questions & Answers
22 December 2016|
Response from Lance B | Reviewed this property |
There's an abandoned gas station next door on the corner of Oakland and Adams. Shell's parking lot is tiny. Enjoy
Deb C
15 December 2016|
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Response from William L | Reviewed this property |
No Not that style restaurant just simple
9 March 2016|
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Response from fsufanTally | Reviewed this property |
Take Monroe St. South past the Capital Building. Go under the railroad overpass and look for a Subway Sub shop on your right. Turn Right onto Oakland Ave (aka FAMU way). The Shell on the right, tucked up behind a auto... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 114 Oakland Ave # A, Tallahassee, FL 32301-4314
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Tallahassee
  • Phone Number: +1 850-222-5053
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