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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 #12 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
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
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English first
Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We've been coming here for the past 9 years every summer and we were hesitant on coming back after some recent bad reviews. I'm glad we went back because both the service and food were excellent. Fresh food and the restaurant was very clean. We are looking forward to returning next summer.

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Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I stopped for lunch. The place was crowded but we got a table. The restaurant is small and tight with maybe 10-12 small tables. This was off season on September 22nd. I had the Pasta with shrimp, of which there were few. My husband had an appetizer tuna served raw. Just so, so. We won't be back.... More

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Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

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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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

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
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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

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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256 reviews 256 reviews
178 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
13 helpful votes 13 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
40 helpful votes 40 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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