Friday night and we were looking for a treat. I came across She Shells at Glenelg as an accredited restaurant and after reading the reviews here, I had to try for myself.


The restaurant was full on the night we visited with 25 or so people in it. A large group were in the front of the dining area. It’s not a very big eatery but full credit to the owners as the noise was very low level. You could tell that the acoustics had very much been taken into consideration. My dining partner who has worked in music technology and music production, was very impressed at how low the noise level was. His official comment was “something they have done has deadened the echo in the room”.


Street parking was good on Moseley St and we were able to find a park 20m away. In summer this could be harder to come by


We were promised a seafood extravaganza and She Shells certainly delivered on their promise! A large selection of local seafood was on the menu in a variety of different ways


My table companion chose an entree size bowl of Mussels with Supreme sauce. Hearty tomato and garlic sauce with an abundance of mussels served with a side of crunchy garlic bread. He was a hungry guy and this dish filled the empty spot in his tummy nicely. Prawn Cocktail was my choice as a nod to 1988. The prawns were plump and juicy with a Marie sauce that complimented the prawns well. A great start to the whole dining experience.



Here is where Nathan the waiter came into play. My partner asked which fish he should choose as the Fish of the Day component of his She Shells Beach Basket and Nathan was full of information – did he want buttery or firm, delicate or full flavoured? There is a list of fresh fish to choose from and Nathan could tell you where they all came from. This description is very helpful for novices to the fish world and my partner chose Gummy Shark as he likes a more robust flesh fish. I ordered the Beach Basket also with my fish of choice Flathead.

The Beach Basket can come crumbed or grilled and is served with Gluten Free shoestring fries, side salad and coleslaw. Every element of both Beach Baskets were delicious. It’s the little things like homemade Tartare Sauce that let you know the chef respects everything on the plate. The fish was a generous serve and the highlight of the basket. My Flathead was flaky, buttery and melted in your mouth. Gummy Shark was cooked perfectly, moist and delicious. Panko crumbed Australian Prawns and Calamari were succulent and fresh. Two very happy diners were delighted with their meals.

🦀 The fish vary according to the season and availability. The attention to providing fresh and local seafood was a big ✅ The shells lit up in the tables are very cool for the kids to keep occupied with.


Although we were very satisfied after our two seafood courses, we had to sample the desserts. I have a separate stomach for sweet treats 😁 and in my defence, I am content to share. We chose the Apple Pie (again thanks to Nathan for helping us choose) which came with cream & ice cream. We work well sharing as he likes cream and I prefer the ice cream! Wide range of desserts on the menu to choose from and the Apple Pie was sweet, hot and we really enjoyed the flavours.


Nathan and his team were on top of their service game. Every question was answered promptly and we were grateful for his menu direction. This showed his knowledge of the menu and ingredients which can be lacking in staff at other establishments


I would definitely recommend booking ahead as this is a popular eatery known for its seafood

She Shells will be on my Favourites list and I can’t wait to try their other dishes such as Garlic Prawns and King George Whiting


Michelle Boyd, Owner of Yum Hugs; Chef, Cooking Instructor, Food Blogger.

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