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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)
Opens in 8 min
Italian, American, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
522 E Avenue G, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5747
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 11 January 2018

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 4 January 2018

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 30 December 2017 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 20 December 2017

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
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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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