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Feel the Coastal Love at Shell Shack

Shell Shack first opened their doors in 2013 in Dallas, a casual restaurant specializing in infused, steamed seafood that quickly became known for their naked or saucy seafood boils and also their fried fare.

The Plano location opened in 2015 at the SW corner of Park and the Tollway, bringing their coastal creations closer to those in Collin County.

I first happened upon Shell Shack when a few of us were looking for “late night eats” in Plano. Open until 1am seven days a week, Shell Shack fit the bill and got bonus points for offering far more than basic bar food.

Start your meal at Shell Shack with some raw oysters or their new crab tots, then decide whether you’re more in the mood for a fried platter or some boiled seafood and sauce.

Have a whole crowd? Do it up right with some of each. Fried catfish and shrimp, buffalo and regular fried. Crawfish, shrimp, and exotic Bairdi crab plus some King or Snow Crab. And you have a feast truly fit for royalty.

For your boil, choose mild, medium, hot or diablo. Then choose your seasoning of  choice. My favorite way is "kitchen sink" style with a little 'o everything in the bag, done medium or hot, depending on the taste buds of my dining companions. 

Still going strong after all of that shellfish? Fear not. The Carrot Cake is homemade and sitting pretty with a scoop of caramel gelato.

homemade carrot cake with caramel gelato

Visit one of their 4 locations in the DFW area.

Not near you? Don’t fret. Locations are coming soon to Denton and Fort Worth and rumor has it nationwide very soon. Oh shell yes.

Shell Shack locations in DFW: 

West Plano – 1855 Dallas Pkwy Ste. 100

Uptown Dallas – 2916 McKinney Ave.

Arlington – 770 E. Road to Six Flags, Ste. 100

Mesquite – 1335 N. Peachtree Rd.

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