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Shells Pasta & Seafood

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522 E Avenue G, Port Aransas, TX 78373
361-749-7621
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Closed
Hours:
Wed - Mon 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Austin, Texas
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377 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been going to Port A for years and this is the first time I have been to Shells and boy I have been missing out! The place is adorable inside! Its small so prepare to wait but they will let you purchase cocktails while you wait outside. Good service which is hard to find on the island and... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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163 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Come early. About 12 tables inside, a few outside. The food is at peak once served. So, better to come early and dine in than plan for take out. Located within a nice walk from the Best Western (at G and Station) and from the beach. (We discussed the savory food we just ate while walking to the beach.) Several... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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141 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Shells is very small. We arrived soon after opening and were seated quickly. In addition to the menu, there is a large selection of options posted on boards. Grilled shrimp and crab were delicious. Their Thai soup was a bit spicy but also very good. The portion sizes were not large. The cost was a little higher than other restaurants... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here for a quite anniversary dinner. It was small but very good. Luckily we got here early enough we were able to immediately sit down. By the time we left there was a long line waiting outside. I had the farfalle alfredo and my husband had the mixed seafood over linguini. Both were very tasty. It was a... More 

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Thank Allison H
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wish I could have a food review. We heard that it is excellent. It was right across the street from where we were staying, so we walked. We walked in, and all tables were full. It is a very small place. It was also very warm inside, so we kept moving. I don't know how long the wait would... More 

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Devine, Texas, United States
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61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there with my family of 5. We had to eat outside, but luckily got a table with an umbrella. I had the gumbo which was very good. Son and daughter in law had fish tacos and they said they were good. Hubby had fish sandwich which was loaded on a special bread which he said was good. Also tried... More 

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Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tiny place with fantastic food and great service!. Very casual, nothing fancy here, just great food and friendly, good service. We got lucky and sat right down but I hear the wait can be extensive.

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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been coming here for the past two summers and highly recommend it to anyone looking for dinner. The Cappeline is my favorite! The service is always excellent with the exception of this last time. However, it could've been our waitress's first night . I see potential in her. The food was still excellent and we received everything as we... More 

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New Braunfels, Texas
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71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my second visit to this restaurant this summer and last. We always want to come here but there is usually a line. Now let me say that both times we have been here the food has been pretty darn tasty. They reviews are up and down and there seems to be inconsistency. Here is my breakdown: 1. The... More 

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New Braunfels, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Alfredo Sauce on top of mixed seafood for the parents. Spaghetti and meatballs for the kids. We wanted some good seafood with a little different twist, and that is what was served. The pork and shrimp eggrolls were great appetizers. Our kids were melting down and the waitress got their order out fast.

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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, Gluten Free
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, 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
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Port Aransas
  • Phone Number: 361-749-7621

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