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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%
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“pasta” (128 reviews)
“farfalle” (23 reviews)
“mixed seafood” (18 reviews)
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Italian, American, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
522 E Avenue G, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5747
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We were looking at property at Palmilla Beach and Cinnamon Shores and stopped in for dinner one very cold, winters night in December. The staff was so very welcome and inviting and the atmosphere cozy and warm with candlelight. We had two of the recommended...More

1  Thank LuxeTravelerWannaB
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant still shows signs of the recent hurricane. It is small, and somewhat "rustic" inside. But the staff was prompt and friendly. Best part was the food, we had pastas and everyone commented about how good theirs was. Prices are reasonable for the pastas....More

Thank John L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place is not large but it is worth waiting for a table. We had the smallest table for four in the place but again it didn’t distract from the great food and service. Vanessa was our waitress and she was very attentive and had...More

Thank Gary C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this place! The crab cakes are amazing, the Thai spring rolls are delicious, and don't event think about leaving without a slice of banana cheese cake!

Thank Deann D
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

We went to Shell's for a belated birthday celebration. It was a delicious meal and the restaurant is so quaint. Our server was so friendly and efficient! I had the farfalle with shrimp in a spicy bacon garlic sauce. I would definitely order this again.

Thank LynnVBrown
Reviewed 18 November 2017

Had dinner with four adults here. The full menu was available, no limitations due to the hurricane aftermath. They were busy, as always, but the staff handled the crowd cheerfully. A good choice for a "nice" meal.

Thank nannyg264
Reviewed 10 November 2017

My son and I went to Shell's about a month ago. It was one of the few restaurants open on the island at the time due to the hurricane. The food was fabulous! I had a steak with a gorgonzola sauce - my son had...More

Thank calgal3
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Shells is a small place but the food was fantastic! For an appetizer, my husband and I shared the Shrimp Avocado Cocktail served with fresh chips. For dinner I had the Rigatoni Pollo (chicken) with sun-dried tomatoes and poblano pepper in a chipotle cream sauce....More

Thank ilovesunflowers894
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

So happy Shell's survived Harvey. First stop when we got on the island. The food is consistently good. Our server was very attentive, yet never interrupted our conversation. I have no reservations recommending Shell's.

Thank Carolyn T
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
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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.
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.
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
  • 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, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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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