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Shellfish Sports Bar & Grille

££ - £££
American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Pub
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2615 N. Highway 35, Port Lavaca, TX 77979
+1 361-552-5300
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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mcqueeney tx
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were on our way back from a weekend at S Shore Hotel in League city and wondering down old hwy 35. We stayed at the Hol Inn X next door almost and were told to eat here. Would betcha the owner owns the Hol Inn also.. Anyway my wife ordered the Salmon Salad and I ordered a bowl of... More 

Thank FoxtrotDancer
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

I've been here many times because I stay within walking distance at a hotel for work. The experience has always been less than one would expect for the prices charged. Although they are literally less than 300 yards from the ocean and about a half mile from a locally caught fresh seafood distributor, they offer no fresh seafood nor anything... More 

Thank LeeandStephen
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We finally got what they called fresh fish, grilled but the chef didn't know how to cook it. Slightly overcooked but they rest of the food made up for the overcooked fish. Thank you, the best meal we had while in Port Lavaca.

Thank Melissa G
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1,946 reviews
1,266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We had lunch here, as it was a short walk from the Holiday Inn where we were staying. This place looks almost brand-new. Great views of Lavaca River. They have a decent luncheon menu but we were expecting more seafood items. I ordered their all you can eat fish and chips which was breaded cod and came with coleslaw and... More 

Thank WorldTravelers34
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

I still like the atmosphere of Shellfish and there food is good. Just their new menu is extremely limiting on food choices.

Thank Jen H
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

You would think if you start your order off by saying "listen very carefully, this is most important, no onions or cilantro on my plate any ware" that a order would be completely clear. I ordered the fish tacos and never mind the old corn tortilla shells that were falling apart, or the barely noticeable fish pieces, they came loaded... More 

Thank Phillip K
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We were very disappointed with this restaurant. It had wonderful reviews & it didn't add up when we were left unsatisfied. The portion sizes did not match up with the prices. My husband was unhappy with how tiny the oysters were especially being in a port city! The customer service was terrible. My salad didn't come until after they brought... More 

Thank Caitlyn S
Houston, Texas
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Our seats overlooked the water next to the restaurant on a nice summer evening. The decor a bit sterile, large and clean. The food is really great,the fish was fresh and well prepared. And so were the veggies. A perfect place for a stop on the way home, worth a detour.

Thank Michiel T
Vanderbilt, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Food was great and the wait staff was very attentive actually looking at doing a company Christmas party there

Thank bsmith6660
Seadrift, Texas, United States
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Great appetizers. Great drinks and trivia night. Great place to meet friends and celebrate special occasions!!

Thank Beckey B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2615 N. Highway 35, Port Lavaca, TX 77979
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Port Lavaca
  • Phone Number: +1 361-552-5300
Nestled away in Lavaca Bay in the friendly townof Port Lavaca, Shellfish Sports Bar & Grilleoffers a casual and relaxing atmospherefor locals and visitors alike.Our FoodSourcing our seafood from the Gulf, Caribbean, North Atlantic, and Pacific Ocean we aim to provide you with the freshest product available. Working with local purveyors and fisheries throughout, we pledge to provide you with product that pays tribute and respect to the hard working men and women who fish and work these waters.Our BarFrom Conroe to Fredericksburg we embrace the local flavors of Texas breweries with a variety craft beers. In conjunction, refreshing cocktails and the friendliest bartenders in Port Lavaca.

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