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Shells Pasta & Seafood

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522 E Avenue G, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5747
361-749-7621
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Wed - Mon 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Pisa, Italy
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32 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice small place with a quiet crowd. Service was good. The three of us ordered pasta dishes that were a bit underwhelming for the price we paid. The flavors were good but the sauces were extremely thin and runny. We probably will not go back.

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Thank ItalyRocky
Austin, Texas
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great dinner at Shells this past weekend in Port A. They have great priced pasta dishes and then a whole board of delicious specials incorporating fresh catches. Small place - expect a wait, like most worthwhile restaurants on the island. Staff is very helpful, many have worked at the restaurants for years so they can answer almost any... More 

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Thank Frankie C
San Antonio, Texas
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92 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming to Port Aransas for over 25 years but have never eaten at Shells. That was a mistake. We ate here on a Monday night in off-season, and they were quite busy. It is a small facility with only 8-10 tables. We had a short, pleasant wait outside with a glass of wine. The two waitresses were... More 

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Thank Bill C
San Antonio, Texas, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No atmosphere, limited choices, bland meal, overpriced. Some in the party enjoyed their choices, crab cake, pompano. My pasta was lacking inflavor, and unappealing.

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Thank Corky G
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Place to eat if you want the best gulf seafood in Port Aransas. While we were there a fisherman must have supplied the kitchen with fresh Ling fish. As I t was added to the chalkboard as a nightly special. Sadly I didn't order it so I will need to return to this fantastic gem of a resturant soon. By... More 

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Thank Marilyn H
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to try out Shells Pasta and Seafood and what a good decision that was. The food was fantastic! We'll definitely be back when next in Port Aransas.

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Thank Craig J
Richardson, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been visiting Port Aransas for over a decade and eat at Shells restaurant whenever we can. The food is creatively and deliciously prepared. An amazingly comprehensive menu for such a small restaurant. The chefs are top notch and the wait staff is knowledgeable and personable.The pasta and seafood dishes are consistently wonderful ...and the daily specials are always a... More 

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Thank K C
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love this little place! Don't be mislead by its outer appearance, this is the absolute best place to eat in Port A! Excellent seafood, steaks, & pasta! Desserts are all homemade except the Bourbon Pecan. The staff is terrific! Expect to wait, but it's definitely worth it!

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Thank Lynda B
Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to dine here based on ratings we viewed online. Shell's is a small, somewhat crowded place that really doesn't have room for more than the two servers on duty but they were kept running and our service suffered as a result. The food is ok and somewhat overpriced, in my opinion and heavily favors pasta offerings with no... More 

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Thank Kim H
Livingston, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant due to its proximity to our hotel. The restaurant did not look like much from the outside, but was a pleasant surprise. The restaurant was quite busy inside, and people had to wait as it got later in the evening. The waiter who greeted us was very friendly and provided us with his opinion when we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12
Cuisine
Italian, American, Seafood
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
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: 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?