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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%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (131 reviews)
“farfalle” (20 reviews)
“mixed seafood” (18 reviews)
Closes in 10 min
Italian, American, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
522 E Avenue G, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5747
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Reviewed yesterday

We have enjoyed dining at Shells for years. The seafood is excellent. The ceviche is an appetizer not to be missed. Fresh and delicious. The seafood is always perfectly cooked and presented. The sauces and sides are always well thought out The wait staff is...More

Thank TracyS3
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We love to go to Shells and Pasta. Great food and good service. Ask for Vanessa. She kept our glass full and was very attentive. Take time for cozy relaxed dining on island time. We will be back.

Thank DebbyKO
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Shells is one of our most favorite restaurant in the world! We have eaten all over and Shells consistently has the freshest seafood, great variety, and friendly attentive service (shout out to Vanessa who took special care of us on our anniversary). It's a small...More

Thank Txtraveler1956
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes it's pricy but oh so good, the food is all made from scratch, and made up and combined a chef that knows what he is doing... He went to culinary arts school and is a damn good cook... Spicy or not you'll always get...More

Thank Amanda B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, good pricing, outstanding staff. This little place is right off the beach and a must for great seafood prepared with a unexpected flair. We never miss going there when visiting Port Aransas.

Thank stevenn454
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Only 8 tables in the whole place and not much to look at BUT the food is excellent! Wonderful flavors! We had Sunday lunch! The mango, shrimp and crab ceviche appetizer was delicious - I could have eaten a bowl full! Herb pesto bread freshly...More

Thank Tandy F
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

The food is goodcand it close to the beach it's pricy, it's OK cause it's worth it. It has limited dining but you can always get it to go

Thank Amanda B
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

My wife and I dined in the outdoor seating area at shells for lunch one day. The food was very tasty and I got the impression that the menu was prepared, based on what fresh seafood is available at the time. We recommend Shells as...More

Thank dspencer002
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

The mixed salad was beautiful, tasty and large (shared it with my husbanf and we both had plenty). Wish I had asked for dressing on the side, as it was drenched. It was $6. Wine by the glass was $8. We had shrimp al fredo...More

Thank cin r
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

I’ve driven by this place for years and was too skeptical to go in. Boy I was missing out. We ate here one night bc we were too tired to go anywhere. It was across the street from where we stayed. We had great pasta...More

Thank melaniecA8907OE
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25 May 2018|
Response from DebbyKO | Reviewed this property |
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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
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$38
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 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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