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Shells Pasta & Seafood

522 E Avenue G, Port Aransas, TX 78373
361-749-7621
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Ranked #13 of 72 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
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English first
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

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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Austin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Love their crab cakes. They are nearly completely made of crab meat with little filler. The sides of jasmine rice and veggies are very good and the key lime aioli is delicious. Also enjoy the salads, garlic bread (with pesto) and the pasta with steak and gorgonzola. Their desserts have disappointed me. I have had bread pudding here and it... More

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Wimberley, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Very small restaurant, very deceiving from the outside, can only accommodate 36 diners, but they have the best food and great service. Huge Caesar salad with the freshest, best tasting lettuce I've had in a long time. Was told that the produce is purchased from local farmers market. Everything was fresh and very tasty. I had the Rigatoni Pollo with... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My husband and I brought our kids (ages 21 & 13) for supper one night while visiting Port A. 3 of us had pasta dishes and one had gumbo. We also ordered extra shrimp. It was all delicious!! The wait staff was friendly and waited on us just the right amount. The only draw back was the wait for a... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Was recommended by the hotel staff, so thought we would give it a try. No reservations, so had a 30 min wait...ok since they brought us a bottle of wine and sat under a arbor until our table was ready. Seaweed appetizer was good. Pasta portions were huge, however the fish portions were not. Great key lime pie, the best... More

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Port Aransas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Calm customer came in to ask how much longer. Employee screamed at her telling her "If you don't go sit down, you will not eat tonight." After our family witnessed how she was treated...we left. Customer did NOT deserve her tirade!!!

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Converse, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

The restaurant was clean. We were seated immediately (before 7 PM on a Wednesday evening). The salad was fresh. I had the Grilled Mahi, which was excellent. My friend had a pasta dish that she said was also excellent. We also had desert. Asia was our waitress and she was excellent. We told her that we hadn't been there before... More

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Port Aransas, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Small but definitely not quaint !! Loud, obnoxious 30 year old " daddys boy " cussing and smacking his fishing buddy every 5 seconds ! We asked our waitress to please ask him to be more considerate of others and quiet down a bit, she simply spoke to the other waitress who then shrugged her shoulders and walked off !!... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

While we are vacation for our anniversary we stumbled across this place while touring the town! It is small and on the corner of eleventh and avenue g. Very easy to miss. Yet very great place to stop. While we were on the island I had the biggest craving for pasta! This is the pasta place to be. It was... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We arrived for dinner and ordered a bottle of wine while we waited. The wait was too long to be seated. It was over the 30 mins predicted. Once seated we immediately ordered and still the wait for food was just as long. No bread or crackers provided while you wait either. Our easy going 6 year old was at... More

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