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Shells Pasta & Seafood

522 E Avenue G, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5747
+1 361-749-7621
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (119 reviews)
“farfalle” (20 reviews)
“mixed seafood” (18 reviews)
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Italian, American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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522 E Avenue G, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5747
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1 - 10 of 633 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is our favorite in Port Aransas. The restaurant doesn't look like anything from the outside and only has about 10 tables inside, but the food makes the inevitable wait worthwhile. It is really small inside. Year after year this restaurant never disappoints. Shells...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After several visits here , this restaurant never disappoints!! Everything is homemade and fresh everyday. The waiter is from Colorado and very sweet! Wonderful lunch! Can't say enough about this place.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My second time at Shells, and now I will go there every time I visit Port A! Delicious food, good wine, very small and quaint interior, definitely a one-of-a-kind experience.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hostess made our short wait pleasant with quick service of cold drinks. Specials board really expanded the fixed menu with unique dishes. We enjoyed some fresh seafood including seared tuna & buttery crisp red snapper.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really great food. Can't believe we've been to the island so many times and this was our first time at this place.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went here a long time ago and really enjoyed our meal. The restaurant is very small but very accommodating. We enjoyed capellini with seafood, capellini pomodoro , shrimp, and the largest grilled cheese I've ever seen. They have a good wine list and a few...More

Reviewed 14 June 2017

Right by the beach on Ave G. Freshen up though as this place has a laid back yet elegant charm. There is usually a wait, even during the week! They have rice noodles and fresh made everything. My husband had the duck with potatoes and...More

Reviewed 9 June 2017

First off, I am from CA, the land of delicious seafood. So, I understand good seafood, I also understand that we are in the Gulf and that Pacific Fish isn't easily available. BUT NO. I have been to Port A, MANY MANY times, and most...More

Reviewed 3 June 2017

A local shop worker recommended Shells, and are we glad she did. The food was fresh and delicious, and the service was great. We went for an early dinner, and the place was packed when we left. We sat outside in the shade, and had...More

Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Menu has a great variety of fresh seafood, and everything we ate was delicious! Liked it so much that after eating lunch, we returned there the same day for dinner. Grilled shrimp and fish tacos were cooked perfectly for lunch, and the red snapper in...More

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Nearby Attractions
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Questions & Answers
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.
6 February 2016
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Response from 4,601,234,567 | Reviewed this property
I hate that!!!!! They are high priced.

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
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
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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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