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Lead Staff

Cleophus Hethington
Executive Chef

Dan Sandberg
Managing Partner

Baylee Pruitt
Head Bartender


Shelley's sells seashells and cocktails

Shelley's is a Seafood Bar/Restaurant by Bad Juju. We opened November, 2017 in the historic Shelley Building in South Miami. As with everything we do, Shelley's is committed to high standards, laid-back vibes, and an inclusive and diverse atmosphere. Here, you'll find oysters, fresh fish, bottled and frozen cocktails.

It is almost guaranteed that when you walk into Shelley's, you will be greeted by one of our partners in Bad Juju. Though not always on their best behavior, we strive to make your experience the absolute best we possibly can. 

Our Executive Chef, Cleophus Hethington, has experience in some of the finest kitchens in Miami and Atlanta, including The Optimist, Alter, and Matador Room. His cuisine is fish-camp inspired and has Southern and Gulf Coast roots. Chef Cleo is also a veteran of the US Navy.

Head Bartender Baylee Pruitt is probably best known for her protest write-in vote campaigns at Speed Rack, every year for the last seven. She recently moved to Miami from somewhere that planes don't stop. As the captain of our service staff, she characterizes them well with a constant upbeat demeanor, strong knowledge, and commitment to great service.

Managing Partner, Dan Sandberg, is the foundation of Shelley's, and also the man who built everything but the foundation in Shelley's. Born and raised in Miami, Shelley's is somewhat of a home-coming for him, and he looks forward to regaling guests with wikipedia facts and off-the-cuff humor. He has many years experience in the Miami hospitality industry.


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