Just ate here for the first time since moving to the area, and was pleasantly surprised at how much better this Shell's was compared to the one I had previously been to in Orlando (on 192). The New England Clam Chowder was AMAZING, rich & creamy, and not at all "fishy" tasting (this was included with the meal). The seafood trio, I ordered, with shrimp, fish, and clam strips was also very tasty.....served with creamy cole slaw, buttered red potatoes, and a loaf of fresh (hot, too!!) bread & butter.....everything was perfect....right down to the tarter & cocktail sauces, served on the side. The Oreo Cheesecake for dessert was the perfect finish to a great meal!! Cudos to our waitress, Kay, who was an EXCELLENT server.....she did a great job, and was very friendly!! Definitely planning to go back again soon!! Oh, and did I mention, the prices are extremely reasonable =)!!
The Chart House has a great atmosphere with a very attentive wait staff. The view along the river is spectacular with mullet jumping all over the place. Sometimes the food is really great and sometimes it is average. The sides are ala carte which makes it on the expensive side. However, the salad bar is great, usually including caviar, and the Caesar salad is made fresh while you wait. I waiver betwwen 3 and 4 stars just because I haven't always been so impressed, but because I always have a great time and the wait staff is so good, I give them 4 stars.
I have been here many times. I enjoy sitting out in the chairs by the water. The atmosphere is cheerful and fun. I usually always get the conch fritters and seared Tuna. OMG...they are to die for. I hear the raw oysters are really good, but I don't eat those. LOL Any time I have visitors from another state, we always find ourselves there enjoying a cold beverage and putting our feet in the sand. The service is friendly and fast. Since building the outside deck, there is more room to enjoy the beautiful weather while laughing with friends.