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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” (131 reviews)
“mixed seafood” (18 reviews)
“lobster roll” (12 reviews)
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Italian, American, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, 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

Called in here for lunch. Place looks nothing from the outside but there is a good atmosphere once you are in. Service very good. We just wanted something light so both chose off the Starters menu. I had the sashimi tuna and asked for a...More

Thank McDonald184
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went last night with my family, the outside waiting was about 20 min, we finally get a table, order our food and wait another 45 min for a mediocre food on top of that the waitress never come back to fill our coffee and water,...More

Thank 759myriamp
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Finding a place open on a Monday night in Port A can be a challenge, so we tempered our expectations. We had a charming server, that definitely steered us in he right direction. While the decor leaves a little to be desired (realizing post Harvey)...More

Thank Kelley P
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Always a consistent meal for lunch or dinner. Fresh fish, pasta, dogs, and beef. Good appetizers and fresh baked bread and rolls. It’s a dive but fun.

Thank Cheri F
Reviewed 27 August 2018

We've been coming to Shell's for 15 or so years, lunch or dinner, they always deliver tasty food. At a price mind you, but consistently good! My kids have enjoyed their Farfalle Alfredo, while my husband usually goes for the open faced seared tuna sandwich...More

Thank Heidi W
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

This was the first bad meal we’ve had in Port A. The food was overpriced and underwhelming. The shrimp and avocado “cocktail” was awful. It tastes like pace picante salsa. I was expecting cocktail sauce with horseradish. My peach Bellini was 100% white zin over...More

Thank Missmia52976
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Nice small place. nothing special inside but the food is good. The wait could take a bit and the wait staff is good.

Thank brunothebear23
Reviewed 30 July 2018 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

2  Thank Ranchman58
Reviewed 29 July 2018

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 22 July 2018 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
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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 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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