Shell Shack is famous for its delicious seafood, including crabs, shrimp, crawfish and oysters. Now, Shell Shack is giving its customers even more reasons to visit, with new menu items, from shareable seafood boils to handheld po’boys and decadent desserts. Everything’s made in-house with fresh ingredients and tastes great with an ice-cold beer or one of Shell Shack’s specialty cocktails.Continue reading
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After a short wait you are approached table-side by a perky member of the waitstaff who scribbles their name on the white butcher paper clad table and asks for your favorite beverage. There is plenty to choose from at Shell Shack, now with locations spread across Dallas and Fort Worth, no doubt with more on the way. We order, we drink. Then the decision time arrives, what to order from this seemingly vast menu.
Without a doubt, crab is to be on the short list of what to order. But it is nearing crawfish season, and even though we are told they are not the largest we will find, those are coming once the weather stabilizes and they are large enough now to enjoy. There are no conspiracies to keep large crawfish from the mitts of Dallasites as your Houston friends might try to tell you. Shell Shack procures the best graded crawfish available. Think mid-March, around St. Pat’s Day for the best crop. Consider that the luck of the Irish. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
We are still enjoying the seafood season as the crawfish continue to grow larger, and the crabs are ever so sweet. Boiling Crab in Dallas near Garland seems to always be busy with lines starting at least thirty minutes before opening, and on super nice days as much as an hour with guests toting lawn chairs and sipping mystery drinks as they eagerly await a mess of crawfish, a myriad of crabs, shrimp and even lobster steamed in a bag packed full of seasoning.
Here the phrase is “The Whole Shabang”, which means all the spices in the house mixed with butter. , is a common notion. This is the holy grail of boils in Dallas. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
It is mudbug season again and we will be reporting on the best places to enjoy crawfish for the next few weeks. The bugs are bodacious this year so don’t miss out!
We checked out the Ragin’ Crab recently and thought the crawfish were perfectly delicious. These people have their cooking methods down, and the sauce with a kicking spice for any level you prefer (or none). Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Seafood Shack on Webbs Chapel very near Forest Lane has been a long tradition for lunch, with big flavors that are fairly easy on the wallet. So is true for the newer and prettier version located on Northwest Highway and Marsh Lane. The latter offers a full bar, an airy patio and many more seats.
A recent visit for dinner netted some great finds included what they called fried octopus, which gave us odd visions of a heavy battered fish. Instead, we found the dish to be light with a crispy sautee, punctuated with chunks of onion and tomato. This dish fell supreme on our palate. Continue reading
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. Continue reading