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Shells Pasta & Seafood

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$$ - $$$
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522 E Avenue G, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5747
+1 361-749-7621
Today
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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Cypress, Texas
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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

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Thank Larry D
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 

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Thank Dennis N
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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.

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Thank Faith A
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118 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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Thank calliesk@yahoo.com
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96 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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Thank williamkA8024VB
Hartford, Wisconsin
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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.

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Thank R F
League City, Texas
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 

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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 

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Thank Jamie L
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12
Cuisine
Italian, American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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?