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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” (127 reviews)
“farfalle” (22 reviews)
“mixed seafood” (18 reviews)
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Italian, American, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
522 E Avenue G, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5747
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My son and I went to Shell's about a month ago. It was one of the few restaurants open on the island at the time due to the hurricane. The food was fabulous! I had a steak with a gorgonzola sauce - my son had...More

Thank calgal3
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Shells is a small place but the food was fantastic! For an appetizer, my husband and I shared the Shrimp Avocado Cocktail served with fresh chips. For dinner I had the Rigatoni Pollo (chicken) with sun-dried tomatoes and poblano pepper in a chipotle cream sauce....More

Thank ilovesunflowers894
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So happy Shell's survived Harvey. First stop when we got on the island. The food is consistently good. Our server was very attentive, yet never interrupted our conversation. I have no reservations recommending Shell's.

Thank Carolyn T
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

So glad to see that Shells pretty much made it through hurricane Harvey! This is one of my daughter and I Favorite restaurants on the Beautiful Island! They have the best pasta, clams and mussels I've had. We always dine outside every time we go...More

Thank Penelope761
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

I have been going to Shells for years probably almost 14 now and have never had a bad experience! Every time we are in Port A we make sure that this is one of our stops. We always have a wonderful time, this past summer...More

Thank Danielle S
Reviewed 18 August 2017

The place was warm inside due to the door being opened and close so much, popular that night. We waited a very long time for 7 people to get their dinner. No straws? Interesting. Not enough parking. Food overpriced. But despite all this, the food...More

Thank joannademopoulos
Reviewed 17 August 2017

The food is first class, every time. They serve such an assortment of items, from sandwiches to fresh seafood to Italian. We had a light peach sangria for lunch that was delicious.

Thank HoustonKaty_Mom
Reviewed 13 August 2017

We have been visiting Port Aransas for several years now, and we never knew about this place! We tried it for the first time this summer, and now it is our favorite. My husband had the gumbo, and I had the rigatoni pollo; however, I...More

Thank Skeetie
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We had a couple of dishes off of their chalk board menu, which changes frequently based on fresh fish available, and they were both really good. We had the amber jack fish with key lime aioli and trout with red bell sauce. We also had...More

Thank Miky S
Reviewed 11 August 2017

I would highly recommend. Excellent food, cold beer and great atmosphere! Can't wait to go back and try something different.

Thank beltran95
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14 April 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
29 April 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.
6 February 2016|
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Response from 4,601,234,567 | Reviewed this property |
I hate that!!!!! They are high priced.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 38
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 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: +1 361-749-7621
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