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Shells Pasta & Seafood

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522 E Avenue G, Port Aransas, TX 78373
361-749-7621
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Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Takeout

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  • 40
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  • 21
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Food and variety of selections

We came here our second night in Port A, partly because of the trip adviser reviews, and party because it was directly across the street from where we stayed. We were not disappointed. It had a great variety of menu items which fit my husband and I perfect. I had pasta, he had fish. We had the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
Scoutbegonia
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Austin, Texas
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Austin, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The food was delicious and our waitress was excellent. We were a party of 6 all ordering different entrees (and they had a lot of pasta/seafood dishes to choose from). We were ALL happy about our meals, and the best part was our service was fast and not on "island time" as we had experienced at the other places we... More 

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Rockport, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

1. I asked the waitress if they offered lemonade her response "you can make your own, ill bring you a water and lemons " uuummm...ok obviously I passed. The food was good, super skimpy on the mixed seafood alfredo though. 2. The dining room was hushed from the kitchen and wait staff chatter, which was vulgar and totally inappropriate when... More 

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Austin, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Shell's is a small restaurant with a capacity of only 34. That ususally translates into a wait but it is well worth. Have a glass of wine and relax outside while waiting on your table. when you do get seated, the entire menu is on a large board on the back wall. We had grouper and a shrimp pasta and... More 

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Texarkana, TX
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This restaurant never disappoints!! There is always something different! My only advise would be to go at odd times because it's very small but definitely worth it!!

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Cowtown, TX
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

a group of 6 of us went here for a late (2:00) lunch on a rainy afternoon. This was a great time for a larger group to eat here because we were the only table! The menu is inventive, fresh, and offers great culinary variety! I enjoyed my blue crabcakes, others got the lobster roll which came with a lovely... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We came here our second night in Port A, partly because of the trip adviser reviews, and party because it was directly across the street from where we stayed. We were not disappointed. It had a great variety of menu items which fit my husband and I perfect. I had pasta, he had fish. We had the mussles as an... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

So disappointed in the food here....... I cannot recommend this restaurant ....... The service was okay..........

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Austin, Texas
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Excellent menu of original seafood recipes - staters, main course and desserts. Great menu selections. Cozy atmosphere. Our hats off to the chef and wait staff.

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Houston, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Superb food in this tiny 9 table restaurant. Highlights were the capallini with mixed seafood in thai coconut curry broth. The stuffed fillet with shrimp and bacon was good, although temp was medium well, which if your like me and prefer medium rare I would steer clear. In fairness the waitress did warn us that this dish could not be... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Vannessa was a tremendous waitperson and advised me well, on local areas, on the city of Pt. Aransas, as well as the terrific food and which beer would be best. Kelli the manager allowed me to eat outside even though I was the only one out there! Quite accommodating. I expected to pay more. Try the Bacon Candy!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 522 E Avenue G, Port Aransas, TX 78373
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Port Aransas
  • Phone Number: 361-749-7621

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Seafood, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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