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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, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Takeout

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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 place to eat

This place is small and gets packed quickly and you may have a 30-60 minute wait, but there's a good reason why. The food is great, the service is good, and the prices are reasonable for the quality of everything. We had the lobster crusteani for appetizer that was awesome, I had the scallop... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
bradleyas
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Round Rock, Texas
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This small but cozy restaurant was a bit pricy for my taste but the service was excellent and the wait wasn't longer than fifteen minutes. My girlfriend and I both got the sausage, shrimp, and crab gumbo and it was delicious! All of their desserts are homemade and looked delicious too so we shared a slice of banana cheesecake and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We saw the reviews of this place and had to check it out! This place is great!!! Our server was Alex and he was AMAZING! He was very courteous and attentive made sure we were well taken care of! This place was packed but then again its a small place! They have a menu but the items written on the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I decided to order Take-Out. I called in an order for Healthy Pasta: spinach fettuccini with smoked marinated Yucatan style chicken breast, mixed vegetables, tomatoes and herbs (sounds delicious right) - they said I would be ready in 15 minutes. I arrived to pick up my order 20 minutes later to discover that my order had not been recorded. So... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This place is really small, like less than 10 tables. Saw lots of people picking up takeout. The food was simple and delicious. There is a menu with lots of reasonably priced pasta dishes, but the chalkboard offerings are amazing! No kids menu and probably not a good spot for a large group. This place is really really small, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

Nothing fried which is awesome. Very impressed with menu & great staff. The cerviche was great. We will definitely be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Not sure why so many bad reviews, this place is great! Went several times while in town, much better than the "other" high priced places I tried. Yes, it's small, but staff was really personable and they worked so hard to make everything good. Everything I had was good and I can't wait to go back for seafood/Italian. Not much... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is small, but has great food. There will be a wait for a table almost every night during the Summer. One of our favorite meals is the chicken pollo. We also like the farfalle. My husband loves the dumplings. Great food all around...if you can get a table.

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Round Rock, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This place is small and gets packed quickly and you may have a 30-60 minute wait, but there's a good reason why. The food is great, the service is good, and the prices are reasonable for the quality of everything. We had the lobster crusteani for appetizer that was awesome, I had the scallop pasta which was excellent, my wife... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Ate here for Father's Day after reading so many negative views and was apprehensive. All I can say is great service, excellent food and would definitely go back! Owner was working as hard as anybody! Do not let the negative reviews scare you away it is well worth the money to eat here!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant was very full when we got here at 5:30 and we had to sit outside. That is okay, but our server did not get out here very quickly. Appetizer of garlic bread was skimpy and not particularly good. Esp for $6. Cold and coagulated. When we got our food finally (after about 45 minutes) my daughter had gotten... More 

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Additional Information about Shells Pasta & Seafood

Address: 522 E Avenue G, Port Aransas, TX 78373
Phone Number: 361-749-7621
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Port Aransas
Average Prices: USD 12
Cuisine: Italian, American, Seafood, Pasta

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?