DECEMBER 1, 2018

  • Houston Foodie Friends
  • SAINT ARNOLD BREWING COMPANY
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HOLIDAY LUNCH SATURDAY,DEC.1,2018 2 TO 5 PM

Note to those requesting membership: We do not approve new members who do not have a profile photo on their Facebook account.Please answer the three questions included with your membership request. Membership requests without answers will not be considered.IMPORTANT-PLEASE READ: In all cases, if you have a financial relationship with a business about which you are posting, you will need to disclose that relationship to the group in your post. Thank you.

NOVEMBER 15, 2018

  • SHELL SHACK HOUSTON
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SHELL SHACK: DALLAS-BASED SEAFOOD JOINT NOW OPEN IN THE HEIGHTS

Being a native Dallasite, seeing all these amazing Dallas-based concepts moving to the Houston area gives me so much pride in both my cities, especially since I was a huge fan of the most recent additions that came from up North. One of those is Shell Shack! Would y'all believe I actually worked right across from the Uptown Dallas location a couple years back!? To say I was stoked to find out that they were opening a location here in the Heights would be quite the understatement.

OCTOBER 30, 2018

  • SHELL SHACK HOUSTON
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SUCCULENT, SEASONED SEAFOOD

The Dallas based seafood restaurant Shell Shack opened in Houston this summer. Though many of my blogger buddies visited during its grand opening phase, my first visit was a couple weeks ago! The popularity of Shell Shack Houston stems from their boiled bags of succulent and perfectly seasoned seafood. Specifically crab, shrimp and crawfish (when in season). Not a fan of Shell fish? Shell Shack Houston also serves other seafood items like fried catfish and shrimp platters.

OCTOBER 23, 2018

  • Hoodline
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Batter up: Watch the World Series at one of the top sports bars in Dallas

If you wanted to be taken out to the ball game but couldn't score tickets, all is not lost. There are plenty of top-notch sports bars in Dallas to catch the World Series, all of which have more to offer than your typical stadium hot dog, nachos and overpriced beer.Using Yelp data and our own methodology, Hoodline crunched the numbers to come up with the best sports bars where you can view baseball's biggest series.

OCTOBER 23, 2018

  • Timothy Malcolm
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Our Latest Obsession: The Crab Tater Tots at Shell Shack

SHELL SHACK’S WEBSITE BOASTS—and very loudly, I might add—that “crawfish season is here!” Now unless we’ve moved off the Gregorian Calendar, and I didn’t get the memo, October isn’t yet crawfish season. January? Sure. October? Ehhh.

OCTOBER 19, 2018

  • Yolanda Pope
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Shell Shack Brings the Whole Kitchen Sink to Houston

Since July of this year, Houston's Heights has been home to a seafood place that captures all of the flavors that our hometown natives crave - spicy crabs, crawfish, shrimp, tasty fried catfish, mixed cocktails, and craft beers. Seven days a week, from 11 a.m. until 2 a.m. hungry patrons can indulge their taste buds with boiled infused flavors with varying degrees of heat.

OCTOBER 10, 2018

  • JAMIE ALVEAR
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First Bite: Dallas Restaurant Takes a Crack at Winning Over Houston Seafood Fans

A Houston outpost of Dallas restaurant Shell Shack is now open at 2412 Washington Avenue and features seafood boils, oysters and sandwiches. It’s in the former Social Junkie location, which was extensively remodeled. The changes include a two-story outdoor patio, an elevator, 24 televisions located throughout the restaurant and a bar on each level. Houston Food Finder was invited to “take a crack” at the restaurant’s signature dishes.

October 2, 2018

  • Erika
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Black Girls Who Brunch

A few months back a foodie friend (@fashionablylatefoodie) raved about a soon to open seafood spot, Shell Shack. I honestly cannot even remember how she described Shell Shack, but it was enough to pique my interest! After a failed attempt to visit during their soft opening, we receive a coveted invite to their media tasting, so of course we had to go! Check out the details of my trip to Shell Shack Houston below.

October 2, 2018

  • Shell Shack
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Get Crackin’ At Shell Shack

Living in Denton gives students the opportunity to experience different types of foods, ranging from Mexican to Chinese. For years, Denton hasn’t had the best options for good seafood. Recently though, Denton has opened its heart to Shell Shack.“Denton is so much fun. I’ve lived out here for so long, I just couldn’t wait to get out here,” Shell Shack owner Dallas Hale said.Not only is the staff one big family, but you can actually taste the love and effort put into making the great food.

SEPTEMBER 27, 2018

  • ASHLEY E.TILLERY
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Shell Shack docks in Houston for first time ever, bringing locals flavorful late-night seafood options

HOUSTON— Seafood lovers, this is for you! Get your taste buds ready for an experience that is worth mentioning to your friends, family and neighbors. Originating from Dallas, the first-ever Shell Shack in Houston is open for business! If you are headed toward the Downtown area, stop by Shell Shack near Washington Avenue and Sawyer Street. The late night eatery will be serving guests from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily.

SEPTEMBER 26, 2018

  • CRAVEDFW
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Shacking up in Denton!

Looking for your favorite seafood customized to your taste buds? Want to crack crabs but not have your hands smell fishy? Look no more as the Shell Shack in Denton has officially completed its remodel and ready for you to dine.Shell Shack, which opened this past Spring recently remodeled adding its signature colorful chalkboard walls and white tables. The décor has changed but not the food which is still customized to your liking using the freshest ingredients. And don’t worry, the hospital-grade handing washing machine is available that cleans your hands and shines your jewelry at the same time.

SEPTEMBER 5, 2018

  • Amy McCarthy
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Serial Restaurateur Nick Badovinus Plots New Mexican Eatery

Serial restaurateur Nick Badovinus, the mind behind popular Dallas spots Neighborhood Services, Town Hearth, and Montlake Cut (among others), will open a new Mexican restaurant on Greenville Avenue. Badovinus will take over the space at 1520 Greenville Avenue with Desert Racer, a spot that will serve fare inspired by the cuisines of the southwestern United States. No opening timeline for the restaurant has been announced yet.

SEPTEMBER 4, 2018

  • CRAVEDFW
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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.

SEPTEMBER 1, 2018

  • Visit Houston Texas
  • Houston First Corporation
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New & Notable

Development never stops in H-Town! New restaurants, bars, and attractions are opening all the time. Consider this your go-to guide for staying in the know in Houston.Want to stay up-to-date on openings? Become a Houston Insider and we’ll deliver the latest happenings to your mailbox once a month – plus access to exclusive events and more.

August 31, 2018

  • Nicole Mosley, Lillian Hoang, Houston Chronicle
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New Houston restaurants you should try

This seafood establishment gives customers the chance to personalize their seafood favorites from the way it's flavored to the level of heat it can bring. Additionally, the restaurant serves platters of fried catfish, shrimp, snow crab, king crab and more alongside fresh hand-cut fries, hushpuppies and two side sauces.

August 27, 2018

  • Greg Morago
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You can customize your seafood boil at Shell Shack on Washington Avenue

Dallas-born restaurant specializing in boiled seafood dinners, especially a variety of crab, which can be seasoned to a customer’s liking. It is the company’s first Houston outpost with more franchise locations on the way, including one in Katy scheduled to open in early 2019.

August 23, 2018

  • CHRON
  • USA BREAKING NEWS
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First look: Shell Shack Houston

By Greg Morago Updated 9:27 am CDT, Thursday, August 23, 2018 A boiled seafood platter at Dallas-based Shell Shack’s new location on Washington Avenue sits surrounded by calamari and fried shrimp.

August 23, 2018

  • CHRON
  • BUSINESS BREAKING NEWS
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First look: Shell Shack Houston

By Greg Morago Updated 9:27 am CDT, Thursday, August 23, 2018 A boiled seafood platter at Dallas-based Shell Shack’s new location on Washington Avenue sits surrounded by calamari and fried shrimp. A boiled seafood platter at Dallas-based Shell Shack’s new location on Washington Avenue sits surrounded by calamari and fried shrimp. Photo: Michael Ciaglo, Staff Photographer The Date Night platter at Dallas-based Shell Shack’s new location on Washington Avenue has one pound of snow crab, one pound of boiled shrimp, one pound of king crab, four pieces of corn, six potatoes and six pieces of sausage. The seafood dinner is brought to the table in a seasoning bag.

August 23, 2018

  • CHRON
  • TRAVEL BREAKING NEWS
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First look: Shell Shack Houston

By Greg Morago Updated 9:27 am CDT, Thursday, August 23, 2018 A boiled seafood platter at Dallas-based Shell Shack’s new location on Washington Avenue sits surrounded by calamari and fried shrimp. A boiled seafood platter at Dallas-based Shell Shack’s new location on Washington Avenue sits surrounded by calamari and fried shrimp. Photo: Michael Ciaglo, Staff Photographer The Date Night platter at Dallas-based Shell Shack’s new location on Washington Avenue has one pound of snow crab, one pound of boiled shrimp, one pound of king crab, four pieces of corn, six potatoes and six pieces of sausage. The seafood dinner is brought to the table in a seasoning bag.

August 23, 2018

  • Hoodline
  • FOOD & DRINK
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The 3 coolest new sports bars to check out in Houston

Looking for the Houston sports bar of your dreams? We've found a lineup of new spots worth checking out. Here are the newest places to visit the next time you're looking to grab a drink and watch your favorite team.

July 24, 2018

  • FOX4News.com Staff
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Shell Shack grilled shrimp

2.5 lbs of shrimp ½ oz lemon pepper spice photo ½ oz cajun spice or chili pepper 2.5 cups of melted butter 1 oz fresh chopped garlic Prep procedure: (10 minutes after shrimp are prepped) Cut a 2" slice down back of shrimp with shell on. We have a machine that performs this task in our locations. Then pull the shrimp open to butterfly. Proceed to wash & devein. Set shrimp aside in stainless bowl.Mix lemon pepper spice, cajun or chili pepper & chopped Garlic in bowl. Then add shrimp.Evenly coat & massage the spices into the shrimp.Once well coated add the 2.5 cups of butter and massage the shrimp, butter & spice mix.Let marinade for 24 to 48 hrs Grill @ 350 with shell down for 3 minutes then turn over cook for 3 minutes.Serve on a plate, tails up.Makes a great appetizer with a glass of wine or add a side salad for a lite summer meal.

July 03, 2018

  • Voyage Dallas
  • POS Solution Finder
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Why You Can’t Pay This Restaurateur To Drop Future POS

Dallas Hale has been in the bar/restaurant industry for decades, holding every position you can imagine. He worked his way up from a bartender, to GM of a restaurant, to a restaurant owner, to a multi-unit restaurant owner with franchises. Today, Hale is the president and CEO of Texas-based Crafted Bar Concepts which includes Shell Shack, Sushi Marquee, and Back 9, totaling 10 restaurants and 15 franchises.

July 03, 2018

  • Shell Shack
  • AdvocateMag
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Beat the heat with these five seafood spots in East Dallas

If you are forced to leave the house this summer, do what you can to find a body of water and soak in it for as long as possible. If it is food you seek, avoid the pastas and red meat and look for seafood to satisfy your carnivorous desires.East Dallas has its fair share of new and classic seafood spots to keep you fed and not overheated. Enjoy five of our neighborhood’s delights.

July 02, 2018

  • SOLCIETI STAFF
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The Dallas-based chain’s first Houston location is almost here

Houston is a city in the perfect location to offer fresh seafood to the population. That being said, popular Dallas food chain, Shell Shack, is expanding and will soon be opening their first location in Houston. The restaurant offers a unique approach to sea food with unique sea food boils.

July 02, 2018

  • OHHeyDallas
  • Houston Chronicle
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Shell Shack has officially opened in Dallas…again!

Shell Shack has officially opened in Dallas…again! Albeit quiet, the closing of the first Shell Shack off McKinney Ave. in Uptown coinciding with the opening of their brand new location on Henderson Ave. was an easy transition. You know that saying, “when one door closes, another one opens”? Well, that couldn’t ring truer for Shell Shack. The Uptown location closed their doors this past Wednesday and opened for business at the new Henderson Avenue location on Thursday.The new space offers a massive bar, patio dining and, of course, the same food that has drawn a cult-like following.

June 29, 2018

  • Zarah Parker
  • Houston Chronicle
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This week in food & drink: What’s for lunch, new Jazzy bar, and a 4th of July special

La Vista 101 debuts lunch options At La Vista 101, the Italian and Mediterranean influenced restaurant, you can now grab lunch from Tuesday – Saturday at 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Some of the menu options include, ‘Lavistadelphia’ Cheese Steak Sandwich, a Veggie Sandwich, and Grilled Salmon. Many of the menu options also come with house-made condiments and focaccia. And the best part is that entrée prices range from $9-11! 1805 W 18th St.

June 27, 2018

  • Voyage Dallas
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Meet Jon Glaser of Shell Shack in North Dallas

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jon Glaser.So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.Shell Shack is a one of a kind seafood restaurant experience in the casual dining segment specializing in proprietary infused seasoned crab and seafood of all shapes and sizes. The Shell Shack family strives to better our customer experience each and every day through operational excellence.

June 27, 2018

  • Greg Morago
  • Houston Chronicle
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SHELL SHACK TO MAKE HOUSTON DEBUT

Shell Shack, a seafood concept with six locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, will open its first Houston restaurant in July at 2412 Washington. The chain specializes in seafood boils of king crab, snow crab, Dungeness crab, shrimp and crawfish in flavors such as Cajun, garlic, lemon pepper and “The Kitchen Sink,” in spice levels mild, medium, hot and diablo. The restaurant — in the former Social Junkie Sports Bar location, which previously was home to the historic Pig Stand — will feature two bars, two patios and seats for 317 guests with 150 patio seats.

June 26, 2018

  • Meredith Deliso
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HEADLINES Dallas Import Shell Shack Nears Houston Opening; Fertitta Center Sets Tip-Off Date.

Springwoods Village’s CityPlace I Office Building Breaks Ground [HBJ; previously on Swamplot] Inside the Newly-Completed Luxury High Rise The River Oaks [Houston Chronicle] Kiewit Engineering Group Subleasing 2 Floors of Energy Tower IV in the Energy Corridor [Realty News Report] The Praedium Group Acquires the Discovery at Mandolin Apartments in Northwest Houston [Realty News Report] UH’s Fertitta Center to Host First Game Dec. 1 After $60M Renovation [Houston Chronicle; previously on Swamplot]

June 25, 2018

  • Greg Morago
  • RESTAURANTS & BARS
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Houston restaurant news bites of the week

Shell Shack, a seafood concept with six locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, will open its first Houston restaurant in July at 2412 Washington. The chain specializes in seafood boils of king crab, snow crab, Dungeness crab, shrimp and crawfish in flavors such as Cajun, garlic, lemon pepper and “The Kitchen Sink,” in spice levels mild, medium, hot and diablo. The restaurant — in the former Social Junkie Sports Bar location, which previously was home to the historic Pig Stand — will feature two bars, two patios and seats for 317 guests with 150 patio seats.

June 25, 2018

  • THE REALTY BRIEF
  • CDT
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Dallas’s Shell Shack Will Serve Up Seafood Boils in Houston Next Month

Crab Station isn’t the only DFW-based seafood restaurant opening an outpost in Houston this summer. As previously reported, Shell Shack, which serves seafood boils in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, is expanding to Houston too and it won’t be long before Houston residents will get to try the chain’s “Kitchen Sink” boil with every seasoning option and plenty of butter.

June 25, 2018

  • Adele Chapin
  • CDT
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Dallas’ Shell Shack Will Serve Up Seafood Boils in Houston Next Month

Crab Station isn’t the only DFW-based seafood restaurant opening an outpost in Houston this summer. As Eater previously reported, Shell Shack, which serves seafood boils in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, is expanding to Houston too, and it won’t be long before Houston residents can try the chain’s “Kitchen Sink” boil with tons of seasoning options and plenty of butter.

June 23, 2018

  • Shell Shack - Henderson
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Shell Shack - Henderson

To all the Shell Shack fans... they have moved from their Uptown location to a bigger spot on Henderson (the former Mellow Mushroom location), with more parking, and seating! And there's a patio! To those who have never been, the new space is big with a large bar area and lots of TVs for all the sports watching.

June 22, 2018

  • Shell Shack
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Openings and Closings: Shell Shack Will Boil in July, Beaux Coo is Cool Now Image 1

Shell Shack, the seafood boil restaurant with six locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, is bringing its concept to the Bayou City. The first Houston area location is planned for July at 2412 Washington, in the former Social Junkie space. The new build-out will feature two patios, two bars and…

June 22, 2018

  • Shell Shack
  • Houston Informer
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Openings and Closings: Shell Shack Will Boil in July, Beaux Coo is Cool Now

Shell Shack, the seafood boil restaurant with six locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, is bringing its concept to the Bayou City. The first Houston area location is planned for July at 2412 Washington, in the former Social Junkie space. The new build-out will feature two patios, two bars and…

June 22, 2018

  • LORRETTA RUGGIERO
  • HoustonPress
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Openings and Closings: Shell Shack Will Boil in July, Beaux Coo is Cool Now

Shell Shack, the seafood boil restaurant with six locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, is bringing its concept to the Bayou City. The first Houston area location is planned for July at 2412 Washington, in the former Social Junkie space. The new build-out will feature two patios, two bars and a private dining area.CEO Dallas Hale (yes, he is a Dallas restaurateur whose name is Dallas) and Houston Director of Operations and Partner, Larry Garrett, are planning for eight Houston area stores in the next four years, including one in Katy in 2019.

June 21, 2018

  • Steven Doyle
  • Houston Chronicle
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SHELL SHACK TO MAKE HOUSTON DEBUT

Dallas Hale was in rare form last night as he hosted a variety of guests to the pre-opening of his newest Shell Shack restaurant located on Henderson Avenue in Dallas which replaces the now shuttered McKinney Avenue location.Guests were treated to a sampling of the menu which has not changed from its previous location, but the size of the building is noticeably large. It occupies the building which was the Mellow Mushroom which lasted in the location for a mere few months.

June 19, 2018

  • Greg Morago
  • CDT
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Shell Shack to open in Houston in July

Another Dallas import is ready to make a home in the busy Houston restaurant scene.Shell Shack, a popular seafood concept with six locations in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, will open its first Houston restaurant in July at 2412 Washington in the former Social Junkie Sports Bar location, which previously was home to the historic Pig Stand..

June 19, 2018

  • Greg Morago
  • CDT
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Shell Shack to open in Houston in July

Another Dallas import is ready to make a home in the busy Houston restaurant scene.Shell Shack, a popular seafood concept with six locations in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, will open its first Houston restaurant in July at 2412 Washington in the former Social Junkie Sports Bar location, which previously was home to the historic Pig Stand..

June 19, 2018

  • Greg Morago
  • CDT
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Shell Shack to open in Houston in July

Another Dallas import is ready to make a home in the busy Houston restaurant scene.Shell Shack, a popular seafood concept with six locations in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, will open its first Houston restaurant in July at 2412 Washington in the former Social Junkie Sports Bar location, which previously was home to the historic Pig Stand.Shell Shack is a relatively new player in the Dallas food realm, having opened its first location in 2013.

June 19, 2018

  • CHRON
  • TRAVEL BREAKING NEWS
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Shell Shack to open in former Pig Stand spot in July

Another Dallas import is ready to make a home in the busy Houston restaurant scene.Shell Shack, a popular seafood concept with six locations in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, will open its first Houston restaurant in July at 2412 Washington in the former Social Junkie Sports Bar location, which previously was home to the historic Pig Stand.

June 19, 2018

  • CHRON
  • HEALTH BREAKING NEWS
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Shell Shack to open in Houston in July

It's been exciting to see how quickly Shell Shack has grown in the DFW area, where it's been embraced by each new market it inhabits," said director of operations and partner Larry Garrett. "We can't wait for Houston to experience this concept, and we look forward to serving up fresh seafood with a heavy dose of local hospitality.

June 19, 2018

  • Greg Morago
  • ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
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Shell Shack to open in Houston in July

Another Dallas import is ready to make a home in the busy Houston restaurant scene.Shell Shack, a popular seafood concept with six locations in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, will open its first Houston restaurant in July at 2412 Washington in the former Social Junkie Sports Bar location, which previously was home to the historic Pig Stand. .

June 12, 2018

  • CRAVEDFW
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Shell Shack Takes To The Road

Since first opening its doors in 2013, Shell Shack has become a popular spot to convene over crabs and cold drinks. None of that is changing. In fact, there are now several locations across the DFW metroplex, making it easier than ever to dive into a pile of perfectly-seasoned seafood. And yet… Shell Shack is making it even more convenient to do so with its new Mobile Kitchen.

June 10, 2018

  • Rita Cook
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Here's How to Celebrate Father's Day in the DFW Area

You can certainly take dad out for a few beers and steaks on Father’s Day next weekend, and we can tell you the best place to do that, of course. However, what about surprising your father with a few of these additional unlikely things to do, as well? Think good beer and high altitudes.

June 07, 2018

  • Adele Chapin
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Shell Shack is Moving to Henderson Ave. Soon

There’s an opening date for Shell Shack’s Henderson Avenue location, which promises to be bigger and better than the boiled seafood destination’s original outpost in Uptown.Shell Shack will make the move from Uptown to its new home at 2326 N Henderson Avenue (the former Mellow Mushroom space) on June 21. The new Henderson Avenue Shell Shack will serve the same fresh crabs, oysters, shrimp, catfish and more, but there will be more space for interior seating, along with a patio — and more parking spaces than the Uptown location.

May 30, 2018

  • Voyage Dallas
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Meet Dallas Hale of Crafted Bar Concepts

Today we’d like to introduce you to Dallas Hale.Dallas, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.After serving in the military for five years, I started bartending and learning everything I could about the hospitality industry. I knew I eventually wanted to own a bar/restaurant but let me tell you, working and owning are two very different stories.

May 11, 2018

  • Tim O'Connor
  • Knighthouse Media
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Ready to BoilShell Shack has the plan and processes in place to rapidly expand

Dallas Hale and Matt Saba were experienced sports bar and nightclub owners but hadn’t yet come up with a food-focused concept. In 2011, the duo stumbled across a casual-dining seafood restaurant while traveling and were inspired by the idea. When they returned home to Texas, they decided to introduce a crab night on at one of their sports bars for the typically slow Thursday night crowd. Within two months, Thursday had become the one of the busiest nights of the week.

May 06, 2018

  • Teresa Gubbins
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Master list of 2018 restaurant openings coming soon to Dallas-Fort Worth

Summer is often the time when restaurants close, not open. But in 2018, the openings in the Dallas-Fort Worth area keep on coming. The population in the area is growing, and new developments keep going up, making the restaurant scene feel unseasonably upbeat.

Mar 21, 2018

  • Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe
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March 2018: What's open, what's closed

Dirt is flying at Rayzor Ranch — with Andy B’s Entertainment, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Rooms To Go and more shops on the way — but doors have opened at several businesses farther east on West University Drive. The first tenants are opening their doors at the new North Lakes Shopping Center, on the corner of University and Bonnie Brae Street. Ideal Dental opened at 2200 W. University Drive. The office is open for new patients weekdays and weekends by appointment. Two sandwich shops are opening nearby. McAlister’s Deli opens Friday and Jersey Mike’s Subs is opening soon.

Mar 19, 2018

  • CRAVEDFW
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Shell Shack Uptown Is Moving To Henderson Ave

Shell Shack opened its Uptown Dallas location in late 2013. And now, that flagship restaurant, which has since spawned five others, is packing up and moving to Henderson Avenue. The restaurant will occupy the former Mellow Mushroom space, which means more interior seating, a patio and a bigger parking lot. The Uptown building won’t go to waste, however, as Shell Shack founder Dallas Hale will be opening a new poke concept called Poke Go Go.

Mar 13, 2018

  • Amy McCarthy
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Poke Go Go Will Replace Shell Shack In Uptown

Over the next couple of months, the Uptown outpost of boiled seafood haven Shell Shack will be transformed into a new restaurant called Poke Go Go. The growing seafood chain is shuttering its Uptown location and relocating to Knox-Henderson, taking over the space formerly occupied by Mellow Mushroom at 2326 Henderson Avenue, according to CultureMap. Now in the peak of crawfish season, Shell Shack will keep its doors open in Uptown right up until it’s time to make the move to Henderson Avenue.

Mar 09, 2018

  • Teresa Gubbins
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Shell Shack bails on Uptown Dallas but leaves poke restaurant in its wake

Seafood haven Shell Shack is departing its original location in Uptown Dallas and migrating to a bigger space on Henderson Avenue. In its wake it will leave a poke place. Shell Shack will re-open at 2326 N. Henderson Ave. — the space most recently occupied by Mellow Mushroom Pizza, and before that, Hacienda on Henderson, but which many still know as the former Cuquita's. It's an enviable location in the thick of Henderson Avenue, even if Mellow Mushroom had some parking issues after the adjacent lot was turned into a paid lot only.

Mar 08, 2018

  • Cleo Greene, WFAA
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New vision for Uptown dims neighborhood nightlife

The chatter on McKinney Avenue in Uptown is that nightlife is slowing down to eventually transition into a more residential neighborhood. Dallas City Councilman Philip Kingston has been listening to the concerns of people who live in the area. Throughout the years, residents have filed several noise complaints about nightlife.

Mar 07, 2018

  • Cleo Greene
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NEW VISION FOR UPTOWN SHUTS DOWN HOT SPOTS

The chatter on McKinney Avenue in Uptown is that nightlife is slowing down to eventually transition into a more residential neighborhood. Dallas City Councilman, Philip Kingston has been listening to the concerns of people who live in the area. Throughout the years, residents have filed several noise complaints about nightlife.

Mar 04, 2018

  • DiningWithDeliaJo
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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.

Mar 01, 2018

  • FOX4News.com Staff
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Boiled Crawfish

Bring water to a rolling boil on high heat.combine all dry spices to boiling water let simmer for 15 min. Add potatoes and corn cook for 30 minutes. Then add smoked sausage cook for 10 min. The final step, add crawfish to rolling boil cook for 5 minutes when cooked remove crawfish and vegetables from pot then serve in a large tray. Season after with our traditional recipe for Shell Shack: 1/3 cup Old Bay, 1/3 cup Cajun seasoning, 3 tablespoons cayenne.

Mar 01, 2018

  • Staff Report
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Special person for special needs: Child's needs spur entrepreneur to found Allen-based nonprofit

Andrea Patrick’s twin girls were born extremely premature. Her second twin, Jessica, was born with a brain bleed, resulting in special needs for her ever since. Utilizing her entrepreneurial spirit, Patrick has formed The Unique Friends Foundation (TUFF) to equip young adults with special needs with life skills.

Feb 27, 2018

  • Diana Oates
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These are the 8 best food and drink events in Dallas this week

What do sushi, soup, and Stella Artois have in common? Yep, they are all featured in this week's food events roundup. Fashion Industry Gallery becomes a hot spot for an event that celebrates art, and there are not one but two big events commemorating Texas Independence Day

Feb 27, 2018

  • MIKE HILLER
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Sushi Marquee at Frisco Star to host fancy-pants Japanese Toki whiskey dinner March 1

Put on your fancy pants. Sushi Marquee at the Star in Frisco is teaming up with Suntory, makers of Toki Japanese Whisky, for a Japanese whiskey dinner on March 1. The menu includes “wagyu” spring rolls, lamb T-bones, and salmon-wrapped crab, cucumber-wrapped rolls filled with salmon, tuna, snapper and shrimp, all paired with Toki whiskey-spiked cocktails (even the after-dinner coffee).

Feb 27, 2018

  • Sushi Marquee
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Sushi Marquee Hosts Japanese Whisky Dinner

Frisco’s most exciting new restaurant concept is hosting its first whiskey dinner. Sushi Marquee is teaming up with Suntory, makers of Toki Japanese Whisky, for a pairing event that’s not to be missed. Diners will enjoy a pre-dinner drink followed by four courses of delicious food — each expertly paired with a Toki-spiked cocktail.

Feb 16, 2018

  • KARL BULLOCK
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Talkin’ Food With…Dennis Smith Jr.: Mavs' Rookie Star on Mac and Cheese and His Love of Bojangles’

As NBA All-Star Weekend kicks off, SI Eats caught up with rookie sensation Dennis Smith Jr., point guard for the Dallas Mavericks, to get his take on some very crucial food-related topics. Smith Jr., who’s been selected for Team USA in the Mountain Dew Kickstart Rising Stars game on Friday night, weighed in on his appreciation for mac and cheese, the best cook in the family, and Dorian Finney-Smith's eating habits.

Feb 15, 2018

  • Steven Doyle
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Review: Shell Shack For Crabs, Shrimp, Crawfish and More

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.

Feb 14, 2018

  • Plano Magazine
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Valentine’s Day at Shell Shack

Shell Shack is offering dine-in guests a FREE bottle of champagne with any combo. Combos feed from two to six people, and are perfect for group outings. They include:
– The Boss: 2 catfish filets and 8 fried shrimp. Served with fries and hushpuppies. $22.99
– The VIP: 1lb snow crab, 1lb boiled shrimp, 2 corns, 1 potato and 1 sausage. All served with fries and hushpuppies. $42.99

Feb 8, 2018

  • ROBERT WARREN
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Shell Shack is Coming to Denton

The expansion of Interstate 35 took away the front parking of Dani Raes, which was a major factor in their decision to close. The property had no plans to be torn down and was put on the market with the expiration of the lease.
Dallas Hale, Owner of Shell Shack, was reached out to by his Real Estate Agent. " [Denton] Is one I had my eye on, I used to live in Aubrey. I always kind of kept my eye on it and all the sudden my realtor was like hey this is available."
Hale has no concerns about the construction taking place and appears confident that this new location to the Shell Shack family will see the same success as the other locations. "No, not at all, I did my research. There is still plenty of parking," said Hale.

Feb 2, 2018

  • CW33
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Chew on This: Shell Shack remains the go-to spot for seafood

PLANO – For Dallas Hale, owning a seafood spot was a no-brainer.
"I love seafood,” Hale told NewsFix. “I love all types of seafood.”
And one thing Hale quickly learned about seafood: Quality is key.
"In the Bering Sea, where we get our snow crab, our king crab, and the Bairdi, there's different zones,” Hale said. “And we make sure we get the top tier zone. We do not skimp when it comes to the best quality.
And from sea to table, Shell Shack is serving up everything from shrimp to fried catfish to oysters to crab to crawfish – or is it crayfish?"

Feb 2, 2018

  • EATER DALLAS
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Shell Shack

Get messy with your Valentine at Shell Shack, which will present a bottle of (probably cheap) champagne to each table. For $45, score the VIP combo, which includes enough snow crab, shrimp, potatoes, sausage, fries, and hushpuppies for two people (or one very hungry single).

Feb 2, 2018

  • BETH RANKIN, Staff Writer
  • In this week's food news round-up, a local taqueria expands, British pub food comes to Richardson and more:
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Food News: Bishop Arts Gets Stoked for Central Market, Taqueria La Ventana Expands and More

The former Cafe Brasil on Cedar Springs is about to get new life as the fifth location of taco franchise Taqueria La Ventana, "an authentic Mexico City taqueria designed with eclectic, funky interiors and fused with a modern Texas sensibility," according to a press release. The 1,653-square-foot taqueria with a 1,200-square-foot patio, at 3847 Cedar Springs Road, will serve the restaurant's familiar 10 meat and veggie tacos, burritos, bowls and salads, along with Mexican beer and margaritas.

Feb 02, 2018

  • CATHERINE DOWNES
  • Let these restaurants do the wining and dining for you.
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Where to Book Valentine's Day Dinner in Dallas 2018

Celebrate this special occasion with over-the-top dishes and wine pairings. Have a Valentine’s Day menu? Send it to catherine.downes@dmagazine.com

Jan 31, 2018

  • Kyle Martin, Staff Writer
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Shell Shack seafood restaurant coming to Denton

Shell Shack, a Dallas-based seafood restaurant, will soon open in Denton, according to a press release.
Shell Shack, which first opened in 2013 in Dallas and expanded to locations in Plano, Arlington and Mesquite, will be located at the former Dani Rae's Gulf Coast Kitchen at 2303 S. Interstate 35E, near South Loop 288. The press release said it would open sometime this spring.
The menu's featured item is the "Boil," which is seasoned crab, crawfish, shrimp, corn and sausage all served up in a giant plastic bag to be spilled onto the table for family-style sharing.

Jan 12, 2018

  • Dotty Griffith
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Crazy Little Place Called Shell Shack

Need an imaginary trip to Padre Island while you long for spring? Or just craving a seafood boil? Set your map app for the nearest Shell Shack.
Since 2013 when the first Shell Shack opened in Uptown, shacks have spawned in Plano, Arlington and Mesquite. A Fort Worth location is hatching now.
At Shell Shack, it's all about the boil, although you can get fried seafood. Even a burger, wings or a chicken sandwich.

Dec 24, 2017

  • EATER DALLAS
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Shell Shack

Swap the roasted turkey for spicy, buttery boiled shrimp, crab, and more at Shell Shack. The restaurant will be open all day long on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, with plenty of TVs for watching the games and beer to make dealing with family a little more bearable.

Dec 24, 2017

  • MERRITT MARTIN
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Eating Out, and Well, on Christmas Day

Christmas Day poses an interesting opportunity for dining. Or is it a conundrum? For those who celebrate the holiday, it could be an opportunity to perfect and present a feast of dishes from the home oven, but for many, leaving things to the professionals is best for everyone involved. No matter if the family numbers one or 30, there is a chance for too many cooks in the kitchen, and at least one who's got a whack-ass recipe for pasta-Jell-O or cake made Campbell’s tomato soup. (It's a thing. Trust).
Can't cook, don't want to or simply don't celebrate Christmas? You still need to eat, so save your holiday thanks for the open signs among all the darkened doors on Christmas Day. We've found some places that offer something better than what's at your nearest 7-Eleven.

Dec 18, 2017

  • STEPHANIE JOHNSON
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Shell Shack - Plano

When I think of deliciously seasoned seafood with late night hours...one place comes to mind - Shell Shack. Although I've been known to order and enjoy my usual "Snow Crab" flavored by "The Kitchen Sink"; I was really excited to try the other featured items on the menu.
The calamari and cup of gumbo truly surprised me. Absolutely delicious. The gumbo had absolutely all the right Cajun seasonings and a tiny bite at the end. The calamari was extremely fresh and sized perfect. Most seafood places fry steak sized Calamari rings and toss you marina sauce...not here. Lightly seasoned, fresh and it came with a yummy little mayo based dip.

Dec 18, 2017

  • Teresa Gubbins
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These Fort Worth restaurants are open on Christmas Day 2017

Whether your Christmas is a big deal surrounded by lots of falderal, or just another day in the year, you still gotta eat. In the possible scenario where you do not have food in the fridge or on the table, these places are ready to serve — from the hotel restaurant hosting the grand buffet to the convenient Chinese offering quick takeout.

Dec 12, 2017

  • CHRYSV
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Satisfy your Seafood craving at Shell Shack - Dallas Food Nerd

this is a community project of a few (20+ now!) Dallas based nerds who happen to like food. probably a little too much. do you heart food? do you take pictures of everything before you eat it? Do you use foursquare, foodspotting, yelp, instagram, pinterest and twitter to share about food? Do you live or travel to the Dallas area? join us. Questions or concerns can be directed at DFN founders @Elysa or @RoryEllis or email foodie AT dallasfoodnerd.com Follow my blog with Bloglovin

Dec 04, 2017

  • Rita Cook – Guest Contributor
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Christmas Dinner and You Don’t Even Have to Cook

Not interested in cooking Christmas dinner this year? That’s okay because here a few local restaurants that will do it for you. From pasta to seafood to the traditional turkey dinner, you can find whatever food you're in the mood for on the menu at one of these local eateries.
All the local Shell Shack locations will be open Christmas Eve and Christmas day and are celebrating the holiday season with seafood. On December 24 and 25 Shell Shack is offering complimentary dessert with each combo platter purchased and on December 25 they are doing a Onesie and PJ Party. The VIP is $42.99 and includes Snow Crab, Boiled Shrimp, corns, potato sausage and all are served with fries and hushpuppies. There is also the Date Night option for $84.99 or the Heavyweight for $156.99, this last one feeds up to six people.

Nov 30, 2017

  • OHHeyDallas
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SHELL SHACK

It’s no secret…
I love to eat.
I REALLY love to eat at spots that are just so damn good you want one of everything and after a recent visit to Shell Shack, I did just that.
I REALLY love to eat at spots that are just so damn good you want one of everything and after a recent visit to Shell Shack, I did just that.
You know those days where literally EVERYTHING on the menu sounds good? Welp. This was one of those days so before I even got there, I stalked the menu and my ass hadn’t been on the seat for 3 seconds before I was panic-ordering the crab tater tots because.. CRAB. TATER. TOTS.

Nov 27, 2017

  • Teresa Gubbins
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Spicy boiled seafood restaurant shacks up with Fort Worth's Alliance Town Center

A small, popular seafood restaurant chain is making its Fort Worth debut. Shell Shack will open a location at Parkside at Alliance Town Center, where it will serve seasoned crab, shrimp, oysters, and more. The restaurant is anticipated to open in summer 2018.
Shell Shack debuted in Uptown Dallas in 2013. Since then, three more branches have opened, in Plano, Mesquite, and Arlington's Lincoln Square.

Nov 29, 2017

  • Leah Frazier
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SHELL SHACK TO OPEN NEW FORT WORTH LOCATION EARLY 2018

The city of Fort Worth is truly revving with expansions as even more construction, new listings, and openings are scheduled for 2018. From the territorial increase of Crockett Row at West 7th to the ongoing developments at the Shops at Clearfork, Fort Worth is full speed ahead in consumer growth with no plans of stopping anytime soon.
Recently announced, Fort Worth will now open its arms to one of the metroplex’s most cherished seafood destinations, Shell Shack. A noted DFW staple for crab and seafood lovers, the restaurant will now dig its claws into Parkside at Alliance Center in early 2018.

Nov 21, 2017

  • Alaena Hostetter || @alaenahostetter
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Shell Shack Will Open A Fort Worth Location

Shell Shack, DFW’s destination for all things shellfish, has announced that it will open its first Fort Worth outpost.
The restaurant has already broken ground on the more than 7,000-square-foot space at Parkside at Alliance Town Center in Cowtown, according to a press release. The large space will include more than 2,000-square-feet of patio seating, and the complex promises a stage for live music and outdoor games like bocce ball and cornhole. The interior will feature vibrant colors and chalkboard walls.

Nov 21, 2017

  • Alaena Hostetter || @alaenahostetter
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Shell Shack Will Open A Fort Worth Location

FORT WORTH - If you live near the intersection of I-35W and Heritage Trace Parkway, you know that huge restaurant/retail complexes frame both sides of 35.
And more development is coming, this time north of Heritage Trace, where there’s already a Chuy's Tex-Mex, a Panera Bread, Chipotle, Pei-Wei and more.
Those restaurants are all close to Bluestem Park, a peaceful, nature-walk respite from the nearby traffic.

Nov 21, 2017

  • CRAVEDFW
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Shell Shack Opening in Fort Worth Early 2018

Since opening its first location in 2013, Shell Shack has quickly proved to be a hit with locals, supplying them with perfectly-seasoned crabs, shrimp, oysters and more. The original Uptown Dallas store has since been joined by others in Plano, Arlington and Mesquite, and now, the concept is expanding to Fort Worth.
Crews have already broken ground on Shell Shack’s new home, which will be located at Parkside at Alliance Town Center. The more than 5,000 square foot interior and 2,262 square foot patio is part of the 3.5-acre project in North Fort Worth’s most exciting development, bringing dining and nightlife destinations to a beautiful setting that looks onto Bluestem Park and includes a live music stage, outdoor seating and fun activities for the whole family, like bocce ball and cornhole.

Nov 06, 2017

  • Teresa Gubbins
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North Fort Worth cajoles millennial crowd with trendy new food park

Alliance Town Center, the mixed-use development within AllianceTexas, is launching a new food park and has already signed up two restaurants, with more on the way.
Called Parkside at Alliance Town Center, it'll be a 3.5-acre food and entertainment destination integrated within a parklike setting, and will launch with two new restaurants that are both locally grown concepts: Grub Burger Bar and Shell Shack.
"Parkside at Alliance Town Center will be unlike any other dining destination in North Fort Worth with unobstructed views of Bluestem Park, our signature greenspace, and a wide range of community programming," says Mark Miller, vice president of Hillwood, the project's developer, in a release.

Nov 3, 2017

  • ROBERT PHILPOT || rphilpot@star-telegram.com
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New restaurants headed north Fort Worth. And live music, too.

FORT WORTH - If you live near the intersection of I-35W and Heritage Trace Parkway, you know that huge restaurant/retail complexes frame both sides of 35.
And more development is coming, this time north of Heritage Trace, where there’s already a Chuy's Tex-Mex, a Panera Bread, Chipotle, Pei-Wei and more.
Those restaurants are all close to Bluestem Park, a peaceful, nature-walk respite from the nearby traffic.

Nov 2, 2017

  • FWBP Staff
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Shell Shack, burger bar coming to new Hillwood project at Alliance

Hillwood has broken ground on Parkside at Alliance Town Center, a 3.5-acre food and entertainment destination integrated within a beautiful park-like setting. The development will launch with two new restaurants, Grub Burger Bar and Shell Shack, with other concepts to be announced soon.
Grub Burger Bar offers hamburgers served on fresh baked buns, sandwiches, salads with homemade dressings, handcrafted milkshakes, craft beers and signature cocktails. Shell Shack, a Dallas favorite, serves up boiled shellfish including three different types of crab, shrimp and crawfish in five different flavors. They also serve oysters, chicken wings, sandwiches and salads.
Alliance Town Center, the 900-acre mixed-use development within AllianceTexas, began construction on Parkside this month, with the first two restaurants expected to be completed in summer 2018.

Nov 2 2017

  • Steve Brown
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Restaurant and entertainment park coming to North Fort Worth's AllianceTexas

Developer Hillwood is building a restaurant and entertainment venue in its huge AllianceTexas project in North Fort Worth.The Parkside at Alliance Town Center will have 3.5 acres of restaurants and entertainment tenants overlooking Bluestem Park. Eateries Grub Burger Bar and Shell Shack have already leased spaces in the project."We are combining unique restaurants, live music and recreational activities with the family programming that is already taking place at Bluestem Park to create a new, highly-desired food and beverage destination," Mark Miller, vice president of Hillwood, said in a statement.

Nov 02, 2017

  • Robert Philpot
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New restaurants headed north Fort Worth. And live music, too.

FORT WORTH If you live near the intersection of I-35W and Heritage Trace Parkway, you know that huge restaurant/retail complexes frame both sides of 35. And more development is coming, this time north of Heritage Trace, where there’s already a Chuy’s Tex-Mex, a Panera Bread, Chipotle, Pei-Wei and more. Those restaurants are all close to Bluestem Park, a peaceful, nature-walk respite from the nearby traffic. Hillwood, the big developer in the area, announced Thursday that Parkside at Alliance Town Center, which will overlook the park, will launch with two more restaurants — with more to come.Grub Burger Bar, which has headquarters in Bryan and locations in Dallas and Plano, and Carrollton-based Shell Shack, which has locations in Arlington, Dallas, Plano and Mesquite, are the first two.

Nov 2, 2017

  • FWBP Staff
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Shell Shack, burger bar coming to new Hillwood project at Alliance

Hillwood has broken ground on Parkside at Alliance Town Center, a 3.5-acre food and entertainment destination integrated within a beautiful park-like setting. The development will launch with two new restaurants, Grub Burger Bar and Shell Shack, with other concepts to be announced soon. Grub Burger Bar offers hamburgers served on fresh baked buns, sandwiches, salads with homemade dressings, handcrafted milkshakes, craft beers and signature cocktails. Shell Shack, a Dallas favorite, serves up boiled shellfish including three different types of crab, shrimp and crawfish in five different flavors. They also serve oysters, chicken wings, sandwiches and salads.Alliance Town Center, the 900-acre mixed-use development within AllianceTexas, began construction on Parkside this month, with the first two restaurants expected to be completed in summer 2018.“Parkside at Alliance Town Center will be unlike any other dining destination in North Fort Worth with unobstructed views of Bluestem Park, our signature green space, and a wide range of community programming,” said Mark Miller, vice president of Hillwood, in a news release. “We are combining unique restaurants, live music and recreational activities with the family programming that is already taking place at Bluestem Park to create a new, highly-desired food and beverage destination.”

Nov 2, 2017

  • Candace Carlisle
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Grub Burger, Shell Shack first up for new destination at Fort Worth's Alliance Town Center

Dallas, Texas-based fast-casual seafood brand Shell Shack is expanding beyond Dallas to Houston and other United States cities, according to the company.Shell Shack is partnering with Houston Shellfish Ventures, which will open franchised Shell Shack locations throughout Houston. Shell Shack has four locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and says it will expand to other cities in Texas, as well as other U.S. states. Each restaurant produces around USD 4 million (EUR 3.4 million) in volume, according to the company."[Houston Shellfish Ventures'] site selection knowledge, paired with an experienced high volume, multi-unit veteran operator Larry Garrett – this group certainly has the making of success," said Shell Shack Director of Franchise Development Jon Glaser. "They will be building quality teams from the ground up and will execute our brand each and every day providing Shell Shack guest the level of experience that we expect and our guest deserve.”Shell Shack has sold two franchise groups, totaling 11 units in development, in the past seven months, according to Dallas Hale, CEO of Shell Shack.

Sep 25, 2017

  • Whitney Filloon || @ whitneyfilloon
  • Get ready for more Emporium Pies shakes, y’all
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Shake Shack’s Third DFW Outpost Lands This Week

The NYC invasion of Dallas’ burger scene continues when Shake Shack’s third DFW outpost makes its debut at Preston Royal Village this week.The newest Shake Shack is set to arrive at 6025 Royal Lane on Friday, and like the locations at The Crescent in Uptown and Legacy West in Plano, will serve up burgers topped with Pecan Lodge sausage links and custard concretes mixed with rotating flavors of desserts from Emporium Pies. Local brews from Four Corners Brewing Company, Bishop Cider Company, and Community Beer Company will also be on offer. Shake Shack has made an aggressive push into Texas over the past few years, with multiple locations popping up across the state in Austin and Houston. A fourth DFW outpost is currently in the works at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, and is expected to arrive sometime next year. Shake Shack hits Preston Hollow on September 29 starting at 11 a.m.

Sep 5, 2017

  • Amy McCarthy
  • Hallelujah, football is back
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Where To Watch College And NFL Football In Dallas

ORejoice, y all — football season has finally returned. For both fans of college and professional football, the return of fall marks that special time of the year when Saturdays (and Sundays, and Thursdays) are solely reserved for sitting in front of the television and watching the game.But where does one go to watch football in Dallas? Finding a good sports bar can be tricky considering that many are designated as a official watch spots for a specific team. This guide to watching the games in Dallas will help fans find the right spot to cheer with plenty of fellow football enthusiasts, beer, and solid pub grub. Of course, for folks who do not have any team allegiances, any of these excellent Dallas sports bars will do.

Aug 28, 2017

  • Christine Blank
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Seafood restaurant chain Shell Shack expands

In what could become a new entertainment destination in north Fort Worth, North Texas-based development firm Hillwood has begun construction on a 3.5-acre food and entertainment development in a park-like setting at Alliance Town Center.The new project, called Parkside at Alliance Town Center, will bring two restaurants to the corridor, including Grub Burger Bar and Shell Shack. Hillwood plans to announce additional restaurant and entertainment concepts in the near future.This will bring more restaurant space to the 900-acre Alliance Town Center with patios overlooking Bluestem Park.It will be unlike any other dining destination in north Fort Worth, with greenspace and a variety of community programming, said Mark Miller, vice president at Hillwood."We are combining unique restaurants, live music and recreational activities with the family programming that is already taking place at Bluestem Park to create a new, highly-desired food and beverage destination," Miller said in a prepared statement.By its completion next summer, Parkside will also include a live music stage with outdoor recreational options for visitors, including bocce ball and cornhole. The design of the project will have a rustic-like environment with large shade trees and unobstructed views of the adjacent 14-acre park that was restored by the developer to original Texas blackland prairie.Officials with the development firm say they hope the new entertainment concept will bring more nightlife options to the growing north Fort Worth corridor. Bennett Benner Partners is the project architect. Hollywood's construction services arm is the general contractor. Construction on the project is slated to begin by the end of the month, with the first two restaurants expected to open by next summer.

Aug 25, 2017

  • Amanda Buckle
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Seafood Chain Shell Shack Signs Franchise Agreement in Houston

A Dallas-based seafood chain is on the move. Shell Shack has signed a franchise agreement to expand into Houston.Shell Shack is partnering up with franchise group Houston Shellfish Ventures to find commercial real estate to grow their restaurant empire. The group already has four locations, and according to Jon Glaser, CFE and director of franchise development, the partnership will aid them in their quest of delivering quality experiences to their customers outside of the ...

Aug 24, 2017

  • Amy McCarthy
  • In Media Mentions
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Dallas Seafood Boil Spot Shell Shack Is En Route to Houston

Over the next few years, Dallas’ based chain Shell Shack will bring its take on the Cajun seafood boil to Houston. The restaurant will pair with a franchisee called Houston Shellfish Ventures to bring multiple locations of Shell Shack to Houston in the next few years. Shell Shack president and CEO Dallas Hale tells Eater that the first outpost, which will open at 2412 Washington Avenue, is already under construction. A second outpost is also expected to arrive soon in Katy, though no location has been selected yet. Opened in 2013 in Uptown Dallas, Shell Shack is known for its seafood boils. Various crustaceans, including crab, shrimp, and crawfish when in season, are boiled in a bag with corn, sausage, potatoes, and a ton of seasoning that can be adjusted to each diner’s specific preference. The “Kitchen Sink,” which combines all of Shell Shack’s seasoning options with plenty of butter, is the restaurant’s most popular option. According to Hale, Shell Shack’s Washington Avenue location could optimistically open its doors by November, and the Katy outpost could arrive even sooner. Stay tuned for more details.

11 Aug 2017

  • ROY MAYNARD
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Shell Shack, infused seafood restaurant, coming to Tyler

Tyler is getting a Shell Shack, a Carrollton-based seafood restaurant that focuses on king crab, snow crab, shrimp and even crawfish in season. The restaurant is expected to open in January 2018.The city of Tyler approved a building permit for a 40,000 square foot restaurant at 7918 S. Broadway Ave. That’s just north of Cumberland Road.

June 07, 2016

  • ANNA CAPLAN
  • DFW.com
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At Shell Shack Arlington, it’s good to be crabby

It’s a crab house dressed as a sports bar, and its servers would do well to put on another garment or two.At the new Shell Shack, poignantly located in the former Olenjack’s Grille in Arlington’s Lincoln Square, seafood comes by the bag, with little pomp and less circumstance, in a crazy-loud dining area that used to serve up some of the area’s best shrimp and grits.

Mar 20, 2017

  • Amy McCarthy
  • No, you do not have to suck the heads — but you should
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Where To Find The Best Crawfish In Dallas And Beyond

The arrival of spring in Dallas means a lot of things – blooming flowers, crazy weather, allergies – but really only one hallmark of the season truly matters: crawfish. This seasonally available Cajun staple, best between February and May, is best consumed with lots of beer on a breezy patio.To be sure, the crawfish in Dallas doesn't even come close to rivaling the mudbugs served in New Orleans. Plenty of local spots serve disappointingly bland, overpriced crawfish, but when the craving for a few pounds of spicy, buttery mudbugs strikes, you don't have to drive all the way to Louisiana in order to whet your whistle.Without further ado, check out these 9 establishment serving up the best crawfish in Dallas and beyond. Order up a few beers, and get ready to pinch some tails, and perhaps (if you're feeling adventurous) suck a few heads.

Mar 6, 2017

  • Claire Cahoon and Amy McCarthy
  • Whether East Coast, West or Gulf oysters are your fave, these spots have you covered
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Where To Slurp The Freshest, Most Delicious Oysters In Dallas

Whether or not you are a newbie or an experienced slurper, Dallas has a surprisingly impressive lineup of oyster bars for a totally land-locked city.But where do you find the city best oysters? Whether you are looking for a well-curated selection of the finest shucked beauties from the East and West Coasts, or just looking to chow down on a few dozen fruits of the Gulf, Dallas has plenty of options. Ranging from casual eateries to white tablecloth hotspots, this map offers a spot to suit those who do not know much about oysters just as well as those who obsessively search out the best.For casual, roll up your sleeves and chow down style oysters, check out Shell Shack or Pier 247 for budget-friendly bivalves in a casual setting. For more of a red carpet shellfish experience, try Rapscallion or Boulevardier. Or if you are a night owl, head over to Gemma for their late night $2 oyster happy hour. If you had like to brush up on your oyster knowledge before you hit up these spots, check out these expert tips from TJ Seafood Markets owner and local oyster geek, Jon Alexis.

Feb 1, 2016

  • Amy McCarthy
  • Where to drink and dine while you watch the Super Bowl.
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Where To Watch Super Bowl 50 In Dallas

Even if you’re not interested in the Denver Broncos or the Carolina Panthers, Super Bowl Sunday is an excellent excuse to eat as many wings as humanly possible and spend a little time day-drinking. If you are enthusiastic about this year's big game, you may still find yourself asking this question: Where should I watch the Super Bowl in Dallas?Fortunately, there are plenty of great options for drinking and dining while you watch the game. One of these 12 spots will surely suit your game-day tastes.

Feb 1, 2016

  • Amy McCarthy
  • In Media Mentions
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Where To Watch Super Bowl 50 In Dallas

Even if you’re not interested in the Denver Broncos or the Carolina Panthers, Super Bowl Sunday is an excellent excuse to eat as many wings as humanly possible and spend a little time day-drinking. If you are enthusiastic about this years big game, you may still find yourself asking this question: Where should I watch the Super Bowl in Dallas?Fortunately, there are plenty of great options for drinking and dining while you watch the game. One of these 12 spots will surely suit your game-day tastes.

Nov 26, 2014

  • Whitney Filloon || @ whitneyfilloon
  • The crab boil haven is expanding northward.
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Uptown's Shell Shack Will Give Plano Crabs in Spring 2015

Popular McKinney Avenue seafood den The Shell Shack is preparing to open a second location. The restaurant, which serves up Cajun-style seafood boils utilizing crab, shrimp, and crawfish (when in season), will open at the southwest corner of Park Lane and the Dallas North Tollway come spring 2015. Besides seafood boils — which prissy eaters can order "Uptown style," aka pre-shelled — Shell Shack also has fried seafood, raw oysters, gumbo, and clam chowder along with a full bar. The Uptown location has been a popular draw for the late-night crowd, as its kitchen doesn't close until 1 a.m. on the weekends.

Nov 6, 2014

  • Jessica Carei
  • In Media Mentions
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SPONSORED: The Unexpected Cuisines that Pair Perfectly with Negra Modelo

We have certainly enjoyed our fair share of the Negra Modelo and taco duo. But do not forget that Negra Modelo is one incredibly versatile beer. Thanks to its amber quality and deep caramel malt flavor, it is the perfect complement to all kinds of cuisines. See where you can sip on a bottle of this superior lager and enjoy delicious dishes—for any mood.

Aug 23, 2013

  • Whitney Filloon || @ whitneyfilloon
  • The crab boil haven is expanding northward.
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The Shell Shack Coming to McKinney Avenue

Remember Rock 'n' Taco, the rock-n-roll themed taco place on McKinney Avenue? How about the State Fair-esque themed restaurant with half an Airstream trailer parked inside it that replaced it, The Stand? A new place called The Shell Shack is taking over the building that housed both of those short-lived concepts; according to its Facebook page, the restaurant began the process of hiring a staff some three weeks ago, though the building still bears The Stand's name and logo.So what about the food? The Shell Shack touts itself as "a new and exciting seafood bar and grill concept" — based on that and the giant crab that serves as their logo, there will obviously be no shortage of sea creatures on the menu. We've reached out to them for comment; stay tuned for more details.