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Shells Pasta & Seafood

522 E Avenue G, Port Aransas, TX 78373
361-749-7621
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Ranked #12 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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77% Recommend
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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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San Antonio, Texas
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Great place to lunch and drink wine with friends. Very, small and cozy. Great seafood dishes! The menu changes daily.

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San Antonio, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This restaurant definitely has the "island" vibe. It's very small, and you can see the kitchen from the dining room. My fiance and I walked here from our hotel room across the street, and it was busy on a Thursday evening. We waited for about 25 minutes on the outside patio area, which was nice. Once seated, we ordered seafood... More

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Port Aransas, Texas
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We've been eating at Shell's for lunch nearly every day for the last year. The food is excellent, as is the service. Marianne is the best! If there is a line, it's well worth the wait. Even if you're vegetarian, there are numerous things to choose from- all of them delicious. In addition, Karen makes fresh desserts every morning. This... More

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Port Aransas, Texas, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

There is not a cuter, quainter, friendlier restaurant this side of the Rio Bravo. Did I forget to mention the extensive menu with changes made twice daily. The food is beyond amazing. I eat there on a consistent basis and the food remains as consistent in quality as the first time I visited. The wait staff is as professional and... More

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San Antonio
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Love the small space and tasty food for years but apparently any drink foul mouth fisherman with a fist full of cash can take over without one ounce of "management" concern. I won't be back.

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Austin, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This place was recommended to us, and we were excited to try it out, but we were quickly disappointed. My view at my seat was of an AC unit sitting in an inch of water, thick with dust bunnies. The thermostat looked like it needed a good scrub. Hubby ordered a $20 shrimp with horseradish sauce. The shrimp looked and... More

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Hewitt, Texas
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We were in Port A for almost a week and only ate out once-lunch at Shell's. The food there is really, really good and much more vegetarian-friendly (at most places the only vegetarian options are a baked potato and/or salad) so we can all enjoy a great meal. It is a little more pricey than the average in Port A,... More

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Cibolo, Texas
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Very small establishment. Go really early or you will wait forever. Pricey. Service was good. Quaint.

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