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“The redo worked!”

Shellfish Sports Bar & Grille
Ranked #2 of 48 Restaurants in Port Lavaca
Price range: $12 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Contemporary
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Nestled away in Lavaca Bay in the friendly townof Port Lavaca, Shellfish Sports Bar & Grilleoffers a casual and relaxing atmospherefor locals and visitors alike.Our FoodSourcing our seafood from the Gulf, Caribbean, North Atlantic, and Pacific Ocean we aim to provide you with the freshest product available. Working with local purveyors and fisheries throughout, we pledge to provide you with product that pays tribute and respect to the hard working men and women who fish and work these waters.Our BarFrom Conroe to Fredericksburg we embrace the local flavors of Texas breweries with a variety craft beers. In conjunction, refreshing cocktails and the friendliest bartenders in Port Lavaca.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Shellfish was closed in March for a reorganization, and it worked. They have an all new menu with real food, and not just fried food like the rest of Port Lavaca. This is something different. We started with a couple fo the speciality cocktails, and they were both good. They are making all their drinks with fresh ingredients, and the first one I asked for contained strawberries. I was informed that they couldn't make it because the strawberries they received that day weren't acceptable. I was highly impressed. We had the onion blossoms with homemade honey mustard sauce. They were crispy and flavorful. We also had the blackened Mahi and flounder. Both were cooked perfectly. The Mahi was especially good with a lot of flavor. The flounder could have used a little more seasoning, but it was still tasty. There are many more items on the menu we can't wait to try. There are several good wine, beer, and drink selections, and the menu is reasonbly priced. The most expensive item is the $24 ribeye. The service was a little slow on a busy Friday evening, but I take that as they were only open for five days, and are trying to work out the kinks. That is the only reason I didn't give it an excellent rating. It is so nice to see the staff dressed alike, looking professional, and working together to give the guests a great experience. We had avoided Shellfish in the past, but we will be back on a regular basis now. If you want the same boring, tasteless food you can find in most of the area seafood restaurants, don't come here. Thankfully, Shellfish now has real food with real flavor!

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Shellfish2013, Manager at Shellfish Sports Bar & Grille, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2013

We are very happy to hear of your giving Shellfish another try. We too think the "redo" was a success but will continue to make it better and better. Its very refreshing that people can appreciate something that is actually fresh and a menu that isn't 100% deep fried.

Please stop in again and let us know how we are doing. Your feedback is very important to us.

Best to you and thank you again for the kind review.

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Reviewed March 11, 2013

After a fun day at the beach we decided to try the restaurant. We heard from several people it was beach front and had good food. Nope-not oceanfront. It had very limited seafood on the menu. If you wanted a piece of bread with your meal it would cost you an extra $1.00. You could get a baked potato for extra money. It was not worth the money so we left. I had someone from North Carolina visiting and was excited to show him good Texas seafood. This was not the place. We were very disappointed.

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Shellfish2013, General Manager at Shellfish Sports Bar & Grille, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2013

We sincerely apologize for your experience. It's definitely not our standard to disappoint our guest. Please come back and join us a offer you the food and service you deserve.

Sincerely
Shellfish management

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Reviewed February 21, 2013

Must be off season. Selection skimpy, but nice ambience. Would go back during high season to try out other menu choices.

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Reviewed February 16, 2013

This place has great potential with being on the water and having a great space. Unfortunately, it falls short. The menu is so so, and the food that is delivered tastes like it could have come from anywhere. It is nothing special, except for the cheesecakes. The desserts are almost always awesome, even if it sounds like something you wouldn't want to try. The wait staff is usually friendly and helpful, but there is one male bartender - who works at night, that unless you are a woman, will not pay attention to you. It's OK, because I'm sure his tips reflect that. I don't know why it is hard for bartenders to understand that if they give good service, they will get repaid for it?

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Reviewed November 4, 2012

great food friendly waitstaff atmospher great hollowin there was nice will always return for dinner or lunch cant beat it in port lavaca

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