Shell Shack Open in Denton


Shell Shack’s newest location is now open for business. Hungry diners can find the Denton restaurant—and all of its perfectly-seasoned crabs and seafood—on I-35 near the Golden Triangle Mall. The new spot marks Shell Shack’s sixth DFW location, as the restaurant, which started in Uptown Dallas in 2013, continues to share its fun concept and delicious menu with surrounding cities.

The 3,500 square foot space is housed inside the former Dani Rae’s Gulf Coast Kitchen. The completely remodeled interior features the same vibrant design as other Shell Shack locations, with chalkboard walls, white tables and pops of color. The full bar is stocked with beer, wine and cocktails to wash down the food. And, of course, the hospital-grade hand washing stations are installed and ready to erase the evidence of all that hands-on eating.

The Denton menu contain all the same entrees and sides that regulars have come to know and love, including multiple kinds of crabs and proprietary seasoning blends that infuse everything with intense, delicious flavors. The popular “Boil” option includes the freshest crab, shrimp or crawfish, plus potatoes, corn and sausage, all seasoned and spiced to the diner’s content. It’s served in a giant bag for spilling out onto the table and digging in with your hands, making it one of the most fun dining experiences you’ll find anywhere.

shell shack

Shell Shack has something for everyone though, including catfish, oysters, alligator tenders and even plenty of non-seafood options like burgers, wings, hushpuppies and hand-cut fries. And because Shell Shack doesn’t want anyone going hungry before bed, the kitchen is open until 1:00 a.m. every day, ensuring there’s always something good to eat when it’s late. From there, customers still have an extra hour to enjoy the bar, which stays open until 2 a.m.

“Denton is such a fun community full of great local businesses, music and people, and we’re excited to now count Shell Shack as a Denton resident, said Dallas Hale, President and CEO. “Our delicious food, friendly service and fun atmosphere will fit right in with the city’s laid-back vibe, and we can’t wait to meet and feed more of our new neighbors.”

Shell Shack Denton is located at 2303 S Interstate 35 E. For more information, including food and drink menus, please visit

Leave a comment

Filed under Crave, Steven Doyle

Leave a Reply