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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” (129 reviews)
“farfalle” (20 reviews)
“mixed seafood” (18 reviews)
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Italian, American, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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522 E Avenue G, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5747
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a quaint restaurant on the corner of Ave G and 11th St. When I say quaint I mean quaint. The restaurant may seat 25–28 people. They serve good food as well as beer and wine. Today I had the lobster roll and one...More

Thank Ranchman58
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Usually really enjoy this place even if their service is usually on island time....however we did take out with them...not only did it take 60 min for the take out to be made....it then came out cold? Pretty sure they forgot about us. Would dine...More

Thank SteelCity13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I say “Open Monday’s” because this is about the only great place to eat in Port A on that day of the week. Shells is a tiny place that recovered relatively quickly from the hurricane, so they have played an important role in keeping Port...More

Thank wmay
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I see someone else who went there on the same evening I did felt the same way. We didn’t have a wait to sit down, but the service was exceptionally slow. We weren’t in a rush, but the whole thing took way longer than it...More

Thank Heather H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I decided to give this place a try based on the good reviews. However, the wait time for our food took an hour, the food was bland( pan seared tuna med/rare), and the service was not great. It’s not worth spending $22...More

1  Thank Jennifer V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While in vacation we had dinner at Shells. Their daily entrees are on their blackboard and are based on the fresh ingredients they can get. It’s a small place and we had to wait, but it was worth the wait. Very fresh, delicious fish! Service...More

Thank Elizabeth P
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Plan on a great meal here ranging from 5 star quality of seafood to steaks. Daily specials, beer and wine, plus great appetizers. Great staff. Cozy and quaint and come as you are. A fun place for a meal.

Thank Cheri F
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

This very unique Port Aransas seafood restaurant is a real treat. Chef inspired and locally-sourced seafood entrees prepared fresh daily. Tasty pasta dishes as well. A very good selection of wine to compliment your meal. This is a fairly small restaurant, so be sure to...More

Thank Daryl H
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

We went to the restaurant per a recommendation from a friend. The service was extremely slow and the food was sub par. We will never eat there again! Very disappointed.

Thank Danielle W
Reviewed 4 June 2018

We have driven past Shells more than once but since we were staying a block away, we walked over to have dinner. The menu was quite extensive with many seafood selections. That didn't include their regular pasta dishes! We had Ceviche, Bolognese sauce/pasta/chicken, flounder with...More

Thank beachcrazy100
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Questions & Answers
24 May 2018|
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Response from heber s | Property representative |
Yes, take out is available.
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
28 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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 38
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 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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