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Shells Pasta & Seafood

522 E Avenue G, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5747
+1 361-749-7621
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“pasta” (130 reviews)
“mixed seafood” (18 reviews)
“lobster roll” (12 reviews)
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Italian, American, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
522 E Avenue G, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5747
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always a consistent meal for lunch or dinner. Fresh fish, pasta, dogs, and beef. Good appetizers and fresh baked bread and rolls. It’s a dive but fun.

Thank Cheri F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been coming to Shell's for 15 or so years, lunch or dinner, they always deliver tasty food. At a price mind you, but consistently good! My kids have enjoyed their Farfalle Alfredo, while my husband usually goes for the open faced seared tuna sandwich...More

Thank Heidi W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was the first bad meal we’ve had in Port A. The food was overpriced and underwhelming. The shrimp and avocado “cocktail” was awful. It tastes like pace picante salsa. I was expecting cocktail sauce with horseradish. My peach Bellini was 100% white zin over...More

Thank Missmia52976
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nice small place. nothing special inside but the food is good. The wait could take a bit and the wait staff is good.

Thank brunothebear23
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

This is a quaint restaurant on the corner of Ave G and 11th St. When I say quaint I mean quaint. The restaurant may seat 25–28 people. They serve good food as well as beer and wine. Today I had the lobster roll and one...More

2  Thank Ranchman58
Reviewed July 29, 2018

Usually really enjoy this place even if their service is usually on island time....however we did take out with them...not only did it take 60 min for the take out to be made....it then came out cold? Pretty sure they forgot about us. Would dine...More

Thank SteelCity13
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

I say “Open Monday’s” because this is about the only great place to eat in Port A on that day of the week. Shells is a tiny place that recovered relatively quickly from the hurricane, so they have played an important role in keeping Port...More

Thank wmay
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

I see someone else who went there on the same evening I did felt the same way. We didn’t have a wait to sit down, but the service was exceptionally slow. We weren’t in a rush, but the whole thing took way longer than it...More

Thank Heather H
Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

My family and I decided to give this place a try based on the good reviews. However, the wait time for our food took an hour, the food was bland( pan seared tuna med/rare), and the service was not great. It’s not worth spending $22...More

1  Thank Jennifer V
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

While in vacation we had dinner at Shells. Their daily entrees are on their blackboard and are based on the fresh ingredients they can get. It’s a small place and we had to wait, but it was worth the wait. Very fresh, delicious fish! Service...More

Thank Elizabeth P
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May 24, 2018|
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Response from heber s | Property representative |
Yes, take out is available.
April 13, 2017|
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Response from Texastravelers94 | Reviewed this property |
I have been there many times and not seen one but you have to realize you are in a tropical location and they live in the grass from Houston to S. America.
Mark S
April 28, 2016|
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Response from 127murielj | Reviewed this property |
Can' really help here. All I can say is I have always been pleased with what I ordered from the blackboard.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $38
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 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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