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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
Closed now
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Wed - Mon 11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Austin, Texas
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is a tiny little gem! Whoever runs this place LOvES and takes great pride in their food. I had the shrimp pasta with spicy garlic sauce and it was the best pasta dish Ive ever had! Try the candy bacon..sooo good. The service can be beat!.

Thank thebooglett
Corpus Christi, Texas
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Took the family for lunch and everything was excellent. I had tuna tacos and my wife had pasta. This IS NOT a Port A tourist trap. The food there is excellent and the quality of food compare to the price paid is the best Port A has to offer. Do yourself a favor and head to Shell's.

Thank 361owen
Vernon, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This restaurant was just down the street from our hotel so we were able to walk. The restaurant only seats about 20 people. We had the pan seared scallops and they were delicious. The service was excellent and friendly. We would definitely eat here again.

Thank kekuli2017
Dallas, TX
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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a very busy small restaurant on a Saturday night, and with good reason. The staff are very efficient and courteous. Everything we had was delectable. Special mention goes to the chicken fried oyster appetizer which feature a dollop of roe on top and the awesome lobster crostini which is perfect with Champagne (the corkage fee is only $8... More 

Thank Hamersly
Austin, Texas
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pricey, even by city standards, it is the only place around where everything isn't 100% fried. Choices of pasta are inventive.

Thank CharlieInAustin
Austin, Texas
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an excellent place for dinner. The staff was friendly and the food very good. They had a senior discount which was a nice surprise. A salad bar and hot rolls were included with the meal and very good.

Thank Judy W
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here while we are in town. It is a very small restaurant, and we did have to wait 30 minutes before getting a table, but the food was well worth it! Great pasta, and for the area, reasonably priced. It definitely provides you with a little local flavor. Another option is to call ahead and take your... More 

Thank Julie D
Cypress, Texas
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we were looking for a place to have a couple of drinks and dinner. no drinks here but the dinner was tasty

Thank Larry D
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Upon arriving in Port A for our annual 2-month pilgrimage in January, we opted to go to Shells. It was not crowded and I ordered their grilled Mahi. It was seriously over cooked and dry. Our server never once asked how our meal was preferring to chat with employees. We have chosen Shells many times in the past but will... More 

1 Thank Dennis N
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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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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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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San Asntonio, Tx
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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?