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Shells Pasta & Seafood

522 E Avenue G, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5747
+1 361-749-7621
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (130 reviews)
“farfalle” (21 reviews)
“mixed seafood” (18 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, American, Seafood, International, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
522 E Avenue G, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5747
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1 - 10 of 646 reviews

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 10 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
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

This was a real surprise. This place is just a all around GREAT Seafood restaurant. We went back twice, that is how good the food was. Amazing salad Bar. The soup was top notch. Wish I had some now.

Thank Tammy H
Reviewed 9 August 2017

A large group of hungry people in our party stormed into this sweet restaurant on a Saturday night and they were very accomodating. The place is tiny, but they set up the back patio for us and I know stayed late to serve us because...More

Thank howniceinhouston22
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

I am so happy we decided to eat here on our vacation! It was up to me to pick a restaurant and after reading several reviews, I decided to try Shells. It was great! It's a tiny little place, which just adds to the experience....More

Thank Jamie G
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SanAntonioRose24
13 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.
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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.
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edsreview2016
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$38
Meals
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
Sunday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
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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