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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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Ottawa, Canada
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went to Shells to pick our order up and had it back at our condo. We enjoyed a mixed seafood special and an Alfredo. Both dishes were prepared with care and attention to flavour. We chose not to eat in the restaurant as it is very small and has a diner atmosphere.

Thank lillypuggles
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179 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed the food. We both ordered fish specials, both very good. The ravioli appetizer was awesome. It's a small place, go early or you will wait.

Thank Dave D
Forest Hills, New York
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603 reviews
341 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 427 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After a wonderful day of birding during the Whooping Crane festival we were famished and looking for a place that served fresh sea food. After checking Tripadvisor we were confidant that Shells would meet our needs, so off we went and boy am I glad that we did. Our server Kelly was efficient , friendly and explained the dishes to... More 

Thank Gershwin12
South Texas
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We have dined here a handful of times and the food has always been great! Nice cozy place for a couples dinner. On this visit we had the lobster salad on toast points followed by a seafood pasta dish alfredo sauce for myself and a grilled fish, grouper I think it was, dinner for my husband. Delicious!

Thank danidb518
Austin, Texas
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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 3 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 4 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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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?