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The Shell Shack

#221 of 3,070 Restaurants in Dallas}
££ - £££American, , Seafood
2916 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75204-2431
+1 877-434-1411
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“crab legs” (10 reviews)
“king crab” (5 reviews)
“seafood” (15 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
££ - £££
2916 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75204-2431
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1 - 10 of 87 reviews

Reviewed 21 July 2017

For the last three (3) years when visiting Dallas, we have to come here. The crab legs are the best on the planet!

Thank Christopher R
Reviewed 9 June 2017

We enjoyed the Boiled Crabs seasoned just the way we requested. We had shrimp with potatoes & corn too. We enjoyed the meal a lot.

Thank Gayla S
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Shell Shack is a tiny bar with a few high tables and bar seating. Do not order anything other than the shell fish. The catfish amd wings are horrible!! This is not the place if your looking for high end dinner. It compares to a...More

Thank TXblessed72
Reviewed 6 April 2017

They didn't seem to like that we had a large group and didn't want to accommodate us. Three of us ordered King Crab Legs and got no crab cracker's or any other utensil to eat them with. Asked 3 times and never did receive. Had...More

Thank Cardzfan1
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

This is the best place I ever been to eat a see food in USA The food taste is the best and the crew working were very helpful 😘

Thank Mahmoud A
Reviewed 30 March 2017

McKinney Ave is definitely not short of restaurants and bars. But the Shell Shack shines through as one you will find yourself wanting to return to. The oysters are monsters, the fried shrimp is piled high, the crawfish are some of the best around Dallas...More

Thank Jetjouster
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

I always heard great things about this place until today when I came to visit it myself. Walked in and 7 servers walked past me totally ignoring me and my friend at the main door. My friend had to ask if we had to sit...More

Thank Beau-Jacquez
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

This place surprised me. It's good sea food and good prices. The service was great also. I would go back and recommend it.

Thank Pablo M
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

A fun place to eat some really good seafood. And don't worry about getting your hands dirty...just have fun

Thank RR248
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

The wife and i visited this place and i have to say i really really enjoyed it...the customer service was great and the food was really good and it came out rather quickly....the shrimp is really really good as well is the seasoned fries

1  Thank Billy D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2916 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75204-2431
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Dallas
  • Phone Number: +1 877-434-1411
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