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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Takeout

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  • 46
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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
Just stopped in for a quick dinner

The inside is very small for a resort area restaurant. They do have an outside patio area if you care for that. The seafood was what attracted my wife here and I decided on the pasta. Both were very good however, the meal was a bit more pricey than we would normally spend even though we had nothing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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San Antonio, Texas
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

They have really good food….WOW!!!!! I would eat there again... all I can say is that the food was the best I have eaten in a long time! Try it!!!!

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The inside is very small for a resort area restaurant. They do have an outside patio area if you care for that. The seafood was what attracted my wife here and I decided on the pasta. Both were very good however, the meal was a bit more pricey than we would normally spend even though we had nothing to drink... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Husband had a huge bowl of gumbo. I tasted it and thought it was excellent. They didn't have hot bread. I gave him some of the bread from my lobster roll, which was huge, and delicious.

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Lunch here was perfect. Fast service and delicious food. We brought our 2 year old and it was very kid friendly. Relaxed environment. The only complaint was maybe they could do a deep clean of the floors in the near future.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Absolutely delicious food, friendly staff! I would definitely recommend this place and the lobster roll!!!

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Aspen, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

this place is very small and everything is cooked to order I cannot tell you what to order because everything is great, YOU MUST GO THE FOOD IS THE BEST, not fancy, no views, just great service and food

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Whenever we vacation in Port Aransas we TRY to visit Shells for their fantastic seafood. We discovered this restaurant from the advice of a "Local" on the Island...they mentioned that it was one of the favorites of most of the Folks that live in Port Aransas and that it would be worth the trip to try out their menu. Excellent... More 

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Port Aransas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Very small restaurant (maybe 8 tables?). You can also eat outside. The food is gourmet and the menu changes by season. I would not take kids there, and the patrons would appreciate it. Don't go if you are in a hurry.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

For the area this is probably a better bet than most. Everything was fresh and the fish menu is good with creativity in options. Service was friendly and good even when busy.

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Nice choices and variety. Small accommodations but I believe there were tables outside for dining too. Farfalli with baco. And shrimp was awesome!!

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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?