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Shells Pasta & Seafood

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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
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Wed - Mon 11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Austin, Texas
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went to Shells based on a recommendation from another store owner in Port A. I had shrimp pasta and my husband had filet medallions. I didn't think my pasta had enough flavor but my husbands medallions were amazing! It's a really tiny restaurant (9 tables inside and about 6 outside). Reservations are recommended!

Thank JanitorGoods-dot-com
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Not my thing to write reviews normally, but was frankly horrified with the meals we both had 20th March. My meal in particular was a pan fried flounder, which had been neAr a pan maybe 2 hours before. It had patently been microwaved as even the slice of lime on side of plate had been neuked with the other items... More 

Thank Philip R
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had been here a couple of years ago and enjoyed the food, but had quite a wait since they were so busy. This time went in off season and there was no wait. The food was excellent. We had the mixed seafood with luguine and the Far fallen special (shrimp, bacon, bow tie pasta in a spicy garlic sauce). Both... More 

Thank Norm H
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214 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The seafood is fresh, the blackboard is full of specials, the patrons are friendly, the servers are skilled. It is on a par with prices in Austin, Houston, Dallas so don't think it's a cheap beach hut but it does offer great seafood. If you are here from the midwest or north don't order the beef, go ahead and order... More 

Thank Texastravelers94
San Antonio
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were extremely pleased with food, price, service and location. Demanding 100 characters in this review box could have put me off in giving a review. The restaurant was too good to not review.

1 Thank focusednomad
Blue Springs, Missouri
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were pleasantly surprised by what this place had to offer. For such a small place the menu was plentiful. Only bad thing not much seating inside and outside was chilly, no heaters. A little pricey, but food was very good.

Thank travelgranny2016
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped at this cute small place that was very busy. Service was good and the food was okay. I chose the wrong entree and didn't enjoy. My husband chose an appetizer for his entree and enjoyed it. We had strawberries and creme for dessert. Our assessment of this restaurant is that it is overpriced for what they offer. More... More 

Thank Lolita K
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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77 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very small dining room. Menu is on a blackboard and changes. Very intriguing concoctions. I had black drum and my husband had a shrimp dish. We were more than satisfied.

Thank sswriter97
Ottawa, Canada
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Shells to pick our order up and had it back at our condo. We enjoyed a mixed seafood special and an Alfredo. Both dishes were prepared with care and attention to flavour. We chose not to eat in the restaurant as it is very small and has a diner atmosphere.

Thank lillypuggles
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179 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the food. We both ordered fish specials, both very good. The ravioli appetizer was awesome. It's a small place, go early or you will wait.

Thank Dave D

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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
Italian, American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?