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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 good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“pasta” (120 reviews)
“farfalle” (20 reviews)
“mixed seafood” (18 reviews)
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Italian, American, Seafood, International, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
522 E Avenue G, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5747
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Reviewed 28 September 2015

The meal was semi-satisfactory, but nothing to write home about in a good way. The place is miniscule in size. Even with reservations there isn't enough room. We had to eat outside beside the air conditioning unit. It was noisy, windy, and very crowded. They...More

Thank UdornVet1970
Reviewed 27 September 2015

This is a very small restaurant, and thus quite noisy. Despite the size, it is first come, first served, no reservations accepted. However, while waiting for your table, you are able to have beer or wine, there is no other liquor available. Would not recommend...More

1  Thank dancinggoats
Reviewed 25 September 2015

We had fried fish and fried shrimp. Everything we had was cooked just right. The child size fish was the same size as an adult small order. Our waitress was very attentive and friendly.

Thank Susan0113
Reviewed 22 September 2015

the food is very fresh and made to order.......go by there, take a picture of the blackboard posted and call it in......we had such a great condo overlooking the ocean we did not even want to leave for dinner! it worked for us.....we don't like...More

Thank terri316g
Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

Based on the previous reviews I had high hopes picking this spot for our dinner night. Sadly I was disappointed with the "just average" food, very bland. Service was ok, nothing over the top, but ok. The menu looks decent, perhaps I picked the wrong...More

Thank Chrystal S
Reviewed 18 September 2015 via mobile

This is our favorite restaurant so far in Port A. The food is delicious! The restaurant is very small, only a few tables, and a bit cramped. We waited a bit long for the food, oh but it was worth it! All foyr of us...More

Thank thetaylorstravels
Reviewed 17 September 2015

This place has been here for many years and we always drove right by when we got to Port Aransas. This time we decided to try it out. I am so glad we did. It was amazing.Great food. I had the Pesto pasta and I...More

Thank Denise G
Reviewed 17 September 2015

Food wasn't bad but over priced. Really a small place and crowded. Parking was a problem. Location not the best.

Thank piddlingrandpa
Reviewed 14 September 2015

We had many folks say this was a great place to eat. We are from the Austin Area so we have a big selection to choose from and our eating experience was not good. The wait was over an hour because of the tiny size...More

Thank Randy D
Reviewed 12 September 2015

Very good food well prepared. Every fish dish we had was very well prepared and enjoyable. The downside is it is a little small. I would definitely recommend reservations for dinner.

Thank jocko1ca
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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.
5 February 2016|
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Response from 4,601,234,567 | Reviewed this property |
I hate that!!!!! They are high priced.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$38
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
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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