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All 73 Port Aransas Restaurants

Shells Pasta & Seafood

522 E Avenue G, Port Aransas, TX 78373
361-749-7621
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Ranked #13 of 73 Restaurants in Port Aransas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $12
Cuisines: American, Italian, Seafood
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
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English first
Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

The grilled salmon was excellant. My server was friendly and swift. The price was resonable as well. My reservation was prompt and I will definately return on my next trip

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

This place is wonderful, has a cook that truly cares about what the customer eats. The Candy Bacon is amazing. They only need a bigger building and they so they can offer more occupancy.

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San Antonio, Tx
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We've seen this quaint little place for years, but this time decided to try it since the parking lot wasn't full. It's far from fancy, but appeard clean and the service was good. We had to sit by the door and there were only about 10 tables max inside. People came and left when they saw there was no place... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The lunch caprese sandwich with salad is wonderful. The pastas we've had are very good. There are vegetarian options. The restaurant is small and open only during select lunch and dinner hours and every table has been occupied during our two visits. The prices are reasonable for deliciously memorable food.

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Moore, Oklahoma
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253 reviews 253 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Positives: Friendly service, easy to find Negatives: Tight space, expensive We'd never eaten in Port Aransas, so relied upon online reviews for lunch recommendations. A number of places seemed promising, but Shells won out because of their favorable ratings and location only a couple of blocks from the beach. We arrived about 1:15 p.m. and found they are open from... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The service was great, they were super friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and all the 20+ specials on the menu that evening. There were so many wonderful choices. So with only three girl we order 3 appetizers, 3 different salads, 3 entrees, and split a dessert. We shared everything and each plate was so wonderfully yummy. The atmosphere isn't... More

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San Antonio
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56 reviews 56 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

They don't have enough space to have stored items made previously. Good portions of good tasting pasta. You get it right off/out of the stove/oven. There are only seven tables inside, and don't accept parties over 8.

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Pflugerville TX
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64 reviews 64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This is a very small restaurant with about 8 tables inside and maybe 8 tables outside. We got their six top when we walked in and were very grateful. This was truely a delightful dining evening in little beach town Port Aransas. Port A is finally getting more fine dining choices. it is rated highly on tripadvisor for a reason.... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We have been going to Shell's Pasta & Seafood every year for over 15 years when ever we come for vacation. Very small place, but food is fresh, hot, and DELICIOUS! When they run out, they RUN OUT! Best restaurant on the island--NO, I'm not an owner, or know anyone there; just love the food.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Wouldn't do to go for us! Said we had to eat it there! Well my husband is ill & can't stand in line for an hour!

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