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Shells Pasta & Seafood
Ranked #6 of 82 Restaurants in Port Aransas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$38
Cuisines: American, Italian, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Takeout
Reviewed 25 July 2014

While we are vacation for our anniversary we stumbled across this place while touring the town! It is small and on the corner of eleventh and avenue g. Very easy to miss. Yet very great place to stop. While we were on the island I had the biggest craving for pasta! This is the pasta place to be. It was fantastic! The service was as great as the meal (which it should be, being as small as it is). My boyfriend and I had the bacon candy! I would highly recommend it! It is a great appetizer. Then any pasta on there, try it! I think you'll love it. We went back twice during our trip! We had to. You go once you cant resit to go again!

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Thank Macy Chanel M
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Reviewed 25 July 2014 via mobile

We arrived for dinner and ordered a bottle of wine while we waited. The wait was too long to be seated. It was over the 30 mins predicted. Once seated we immediately ordered and still the wait for food was just as long. No bread or crackers provided while you wait either. Our easy going 6 year old was at her limit for hunger. No milk or juices for kids btw. The appetizer pork and shrimp egg rolls - yummy! The pasta dishes were fantastic. The seared mahi mahi with chili lime sauce not so good. Tasted like bland tomatillo sauce to me. Quiet tiny restaurant in a house with open view of kitchen. If you are able to wait for an extended period of time to enjoy then this is the place for you. Perhaps they should stop adding to the wait list 2 hours before closing.

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Reviewed 23 July 2014

Great place to lunch and drink wine with friends. Very, small and cozy. Great seafood dishes! The menu changes daily.

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Thank maae40
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

This restaurant definitely has the "island" vibe. It's very small, and you can see the kitchen from the dining room. My fiance and I walked here from our hotel room across the street, and it was busy on a Thursday evening. We waited for about 25 minutes on the outside patio area, which was nice. Once seated, we ordered seafood pasta, the baked fish special, and wine. The food was great and the service was prompt. Would return again! No parties over 8 can be seated in this restaurant because it's so small.

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Thank amhart90
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

Super casual, don't take reservations, great food, great service, always full (doesn't seat many). Gourmet dining in a cafe setting. Fish sandwich is always good. Would go at night but always a wait.

Thank oldarmy52
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