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Shells Pasta & Seafood

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$$ - $$$
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522 E Avenue G, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5747
+1 361-749-7621
Tuesday
Closed
Hours:
Wed - Mon 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hartford, Wisconsin
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Found the place open at 8 PM and stopped for dinner, good service and food . Kind of a hole in the wall place but do what, a local place for sure.

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Thank R F
League City, Texas
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shells was just down the road from our condo (Sandcastle) so we tried it with no recommendation. It was awesome. My boyfriend and I are vegetarian, and the bowtie pasta with garganzola and veggies was to die for. The waitress was kind of clueless, but she did speak to the chef and came back to report that he was happy... More 

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Athens, Tennessee
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I came to Port Aransas to camp for the New Years weekend. We took a long walk on the beach and started looking for somewhere to have lunch. We travel a lot and always try to find something with local flair. After reading some of the reviews we decided to try it and we were very happy... More 

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Thank Jamie L
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been driving by this place over a month, finally went, was $$$ but had great service ,for take out, shrimp pasta, salad and French bread and while I waited had a glass of wine and had great conversations with the staff, also my to go order I had 3 meals, so plenty of food. I would say not... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant looks like a large shed on the outside but the food is amazing . Recommended by hotel staff and they were spot on . Service was great , we had the beef tips with pasta and Gorgonzola and the crab cakes . Fabulous food , great service .. not cheap but definitely worth it .

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3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

I've eaten here before and enjoyed it but this meal was very disappointing. I tried the mixed seafood on linguine with alfredo sauce. The pasta was seriously overcooked (mushy) and the alfredo sauce had been over cooked and had broken. On top of that it really needed salt just to try to bring out the flavor. Waitress did offer a... More 

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Thank Jane P
Texas
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

We asked hotel staff for the best seafood in Port Aransas and they recommended Shells. This restaurant only has 9 tables inside, so we waited about 45 minutes for a table. We waited another 1/2 hour for a waitress to appear. This should have been our clue to leave. We ordered fried oysters as an appetizer ($11.99). There were 4... More 

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Austin, Texas, United States
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

Have eaten at this local establishment many times over the years. Recently it seems like it's been hit or miss. I had the Scallops with Linguine and was pretty disappointed. Pasta was overcooked, to soft, and the sauce wasn't very thick. Plus there just weren't enough scallops.

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Thank Mark F
Fulshear, Texas
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

This is a TINY little restaurant. A huge selection of menu items and everything I have ever tried there has been amazing!

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Thank dawnbrien
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

Had dinner with family and I have to say we all had a great meal. The wait was about 45 min, but we bought a bottle of wine and enjoyed the weather in the seated area outside. Waitress was helpful for suggestions, fried oysters, mango civeche, fish of the day and seafood gumbo.... worth the wait.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12
Cuisine
Italian, American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 522 E Avenue G, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5747
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Port Aransas
  • Phone Number: +1 361-749-7621

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?