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“Great hotdog!”

Shells Pasta & Seafood
Ranked #5 of 79 Restaurants in Port Aransas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $38
Cuisines: American, Italian, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Takeout
Reviewed May 25, 2014

Upon our early afternoon arrival in Port Aransas we stopped for lunch at Shells. While most of our party of 8 enjoyed the seafood at Shells, my wife and I opted for a hotdog. On the menu this was listed as "Grilled Black Angus Hot Dawg with Chipotle Dijionaise, Grilled Onions and Today's Salad". The dog, bun, and condiments were quite simply outstanding. We dined on the patio and with the exception of a street crew's occasional jackhammering, the experience was realaxed, confortable, and fun.

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Thank David H
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Reviewed May 20, 2014

We came for lunch and left very happy. The pesto was fresh, the Alfredo creamy, and the seafood was cooked perfectly. For island prices, it's well worth the money.

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Reviewed May 19, 2014

This restaurant is fantastic. Excellent menu and service. Food was outstanding and the price was so good, we thought the waiter had made a mistake on our bill. Excellent value!

Thank L C
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Reviewed May 18, 2014

We have been coming to Shells for lunch for many years. We are from Corpus. It is definitely my favorite restaurant. They always have new specialty items not on the menu. The food is gourmet and not expensive at all. The seating area is not large, but we never have to wait too long, if at all. I always recommend this place to people visiting Port A. They have seafood, pastas, Asian food, etc. All very yummy. I always like to try a new appetizer. I frequently get the fresh fish sandwich, usually tuna, medium rare on focaccia or the spicy rice noodles with shrimp.

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1  Thank Lisa M
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Reviewed May 15, 2014

Our group of 8 came here without reservations on a March week night not heeding the reviews. It really IS a tiny place! It was full so we had to wait for a table, but not very long. Their menu choices are incredible. So many to choose from. Large portions and excellent tastes were enjoyed by all!

2  Thank houstonnative47
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