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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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Hours:
Wed - Mon 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Jarrell, Texas
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We tripped across this place a few years ago and always stop now when we visit Port A. They have a varied menu to please almost any taste and we have never left hungry or unsatisfied. Get there early if you want a seat word is out and locals and tourists fill it up quickly. Love love the food.

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Thank OldCampingDogs
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really really great food. Service was friendly. Really small place not suitable for more than tables of 4 or 6.

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Thank Lavrrna
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been coming to Shells for years and never been disappointed. The food off the chalk board(specials) are the bomb! It's VERY small and nothing fancy inside, but do not let that fool you!

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Thank kristib862
Edmond, Oklahoma
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My sister took me here on my last visit and I was very impressed. I had the farfalle with shrimp and bacon and ate everything except the bowl. It was amazing. Everyone had a different dish and all of the food was excellent. People working there are very friendly and fun to talk to. This place is a hidden gem.... More 

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Thank osugeologist
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Short 30 minute wait in the middle of tourist season was well worth the wait! The place is quaint, some outdoor seating, but the food was out of this world. Some of the best local seafood with an Italian twist I think I've ever had. Definitely will visit this restaurant again when in the area!

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Thank Brianbeck56
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Visit Shells every time in Port A. Is a MUST when in town. Clean, friendly staff. Food is delicious.

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Thank ErinBarrera
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can't judge a book by its cover has never been more accurate. Be prepared to wait but what's inside it well worth the wait! Food was phenomenal; actually it was surprisingly amazing. Only a few tables inside but staff was very friendly, attentive and did I say the food was awesome. I'd go back in a heartbeat.

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Thank Markpicc
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Got take out here two nights in a row, dining room is really small and I don't like to wait. Had crab cakes and grilled shrimp, tuna, scallops, pasta and the best black drum in the world. The egg rolls are ridiculous good, not sure what is in the sauce but it is tasty. Salads are awesome. Not cheap,but well... More 

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Thank Lunylunyluny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has to be one of the best places to eat on the coast. Everything is made from scratch and meticulously supervised by a very talented chef that is passionate on creating a unique fine dining experience. On more than one occasion, I've caught the chef watching me appropriately cleaning my plate to the last drop with bread, with... More 

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Thank CamoManJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good Italian food with seafood. I had the bow tie pasta with bacon,shrimp ,cream sauce with roasted tomatoes. Kids had the spaghetti and meatball. They said it was ok. Smaller place not good for big families. But verrrrry good food.

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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 Options
Meals
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?