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Shells Pasta & Seafood

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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522 E Avenue G, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5747
+1 361-749-7621
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Wed - Mon 11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was really good. Large specials menu. Inventive dishes. Everything tasted really fresh and the left overs the next day were still delicious. This place is very small inside, only 8 or 10 tables.

Thank Faith A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The meal was very good however place was very small & was cold every time customer came into place. We were impressed with the taste of seafood meal & also appetizer of clams

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Another funky place in Port A, but without funk prices. Most entrees were in the $20- $29 range, although they do have a pasta menu in the $10+ range. In addition to the menu they also have a "special board" with numerous added appetizers and entrees, as well as desserts. I opted for the Penne Bolognese ($12) which was one... More 

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Hartford, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Found the place open at 8 PM and stopped for dinner, good service and food . Kind of a hole in the wall place but do what, a local place for sure.

Thank R F
League City, Texas
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shells was just down the road from our condo (Sandcastle) so we tried it with no recommendation. It was awesome. My boyfriend and I are vegetarian, and the bowtie pasta with garganzola and veggies was to die for. The waitress was kind of clueless, but she did speak to the chef and came back to report that he was happy... More 

Thank joyjoy000
Athens, Tennessee
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I came to Port Aransas to camp for the New Years weekend. We took a long walk on the beach and started looking for somewhere to have lunch. We travel a lot and always try to find something with local flair. After reading some of the reviews we decided to try it and we were very happy... More 

Thank Jamie L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been driving by this place over a month, finally went, was $$$ but had great service ,for take out, shrimp pasta, salad and French bread and while I waited had a glass of wine and had great conversations with the staff, also my to go order I had 3 meals, so plenty of food. I would say not... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

This restaurant looks like a large shed on the outside but the food is amazing . Recommended by hotel staff and they were spot on . Service was great , we had the beef tips with pasta and Gorgonzola and the crab cakes . Fabulous food , great service .. not cheap but definitely worth it .

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

I've eaten here before and enjoyed it but this meal was very disappointing. I tried the mixed seafood on linguine with alfredo sauce. The pasta was seriously overcooked (mushy) and the alfredo sauce had been over cooked and had broken. On top of that it really needed salt just to try to bring out the flavor. Waitress did offer a... More 

Thank Jane P
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

We asked hotel staff for the best seafood in Port Aransas and they recommended Shells. This restaurant only has 9 tables inside, so we waited about 45 minutes for a table. We waited another 1/2 hour for a waitress to appear. This should have been our clue to leave. We ordered fried oysters as an appetizer ($11.99). There were 4... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 12
Italian, American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?