Shell Shack Takes To The Road - June 12, 2018

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.

- CRAVEDFW

Here's How to Celebrate Father's Day in the DFW Area - June 10, 2018

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.

- Rita Cook

Shell Shack is Moving to Henderson Ave. Soon - June 07, 2018

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

- Adele Chapin

Meet Dallas Hale of Crafted Bar Concepts - May 30, 2018

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

- Voyage Dallas

Ready to BoilShell Shack has the plan and processes in place to rapidly expand - May 11, 2018

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

- Tim O'Connor Knighthouse Media

Master list of 2018 restaurant openings coming soon to Dallas-Fort Worth - May 06, 2018

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.

- Teresa Gubbins

Shell Shack bails on Uptown Dallas but leaves poke restaurant in its wake - March 09, 2018

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.

- Teresa Gubbins

New vision for Uptown dims neighborhood nightlife - March 08, 2018

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.

- Cleo Greene, WFAA

NEW VISION FOR UPTOWN SHUTS DOWN HOT SPOTS - March 07, 2018

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.

- Cleo Greene

FEEL THE COASTAL LOVE AT SHELL SHACK - March 04, 2018

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

- DiningWithDeliaJo

Boiled Crawfish - March 01, 2018

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

- FOX4News.com Staff

Special person for special needs: Child's needs spur entrepreneur to found Allen-based nonprofit - March 01, 2018

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.

- Staff Report

Talkin’ Food With…Dennis Smith Jr.: Mavs' Rookie Star on Mac and Cheese and His Love of Bojangles’ - Feb 16, 2018

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,

- KARL BULLOCK

Review: Shell Shack For Crabs, Shrimp, Crawfish and More - Feb 15, 2018

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

- Steven Doyle

Valentine’s Day at Shell Shack - Feb 14, 2018

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

- Plano Magazine

Shell Shack is Coming to Denton - Feb 8, 2018

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

- ROBERT WARREN

Chew on This: Shell Shack remains the go-to spot for seafood - Feb 2, 2018

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.

- CW33

Shell Shack - Feb 2, 2018

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).

- EATER DALLAS

Food News: Bishop Arts Gets Stoked for Central Market, Taqueria La Ventana Expands and More - Feb 2, 2018

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

- BETH RANKIN, Staff Writer In this week's food news round-up, a local taqueria expands, British pub food comes to Richardson and more:

Where to Book Valentine's Day Dinner in Dallas 2018 - Feb 02, 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

- CATHERINE DOWNES Let these restaurants do the wining and dining for you.

Shell Shack seafood restaurant coming to Denton - Jan 31, 2018

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

- Kyle Martin, Staff Writer

Shell Shack - Plano - Dec 18, 2017

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

- STEPHANIE JOHNSON

These Fort Worth restaurants are open on Christmas Day 2017 - Dec 18, 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.

- Teresa Gubbins

Satisfy your Seafood craving at Shell Shack - Dallas Food Nerd - Dec 12, 2017

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

- CHRYSV

Christmas Dinner and You Don’t Even Have to Cook - Dec 04, 2017

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

- Rita Cook – Guest Contributor

SHELL SHACK - Nov 30, 2017

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.

- OHHeyDallas

Spicy boiled seafood restaurant shacks up with Fort Worth's Alliance Town Center - Nov 27, 2017

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

- Teresa Gubbins

SHELL SHACK TO OPEN NEW FORT WORTH LOCATION EARLY 2018 - Nov 29, 2017

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

- Leah Frazier

Shell Shack Will Open A Fort Worth Location - Nov 21, 2017

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

- Alaena Hostetter || @alaenahostetter

Shell Shack Will Open A Fort Worth Location - Nov 21, 2017

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.

- Alaena Hostetter || @alaenahostetter

SHELL SHACK TO OPEN NEW FORT WORTH LOCATION EARLY 2018 - Nov 21, 2017

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

- Leah Frazier

Shell Shack Will Open A Fort Worth Location - Nov 21, 2017

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

- Alaena Hostetter || @alaenahostetter

Shell Shack Will Open A Fort Worth Location - Nov 21, 2017

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

- CRAVEDFW

Shell Shack, burger bar coming to new Hillwood project at Alliance - Nov 2, 2017

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,

- FWBP Staff

Restaurant and entertainment park coming to North Fort Worth's AllianceTexas - Nov 2, 2017

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

- Steve Brown

New restaurants headed north Fort Worth. And live music, too. - Nov 2, 2017

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.

- ROBERT PHILPOT || rphilpot@star-telegram.com

Where To Watch College And NFL Football In Dallas - Sep 5, 2017

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

- Amy McCarthy Hallelujah, football is back

Seafood restaurant chain Shell Shack expands - Aug 28, 2017

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

- Christine Blank

Seafood Chain Shell Shack Signs Franchise Agreement in Houston - Aug 25, 2017

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

- Amanda Buckle

Dallas Seafood Boil Spot Shell Shack Is En Route to Houston - Aug 24, 2017

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.

- ROY MAYNARD

Shell Shack, infused seafood restaurant, coming to Tyler - Aug 11, 2017

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

- Christine Blank

At Shell Shack Arlington, it’s good to be crabby - Jun 07, 2016

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.

- ANNA CAPLAN DFW.com

Where To Find The Best Crawfish In Dallas And Beyond - March 20, 2017

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

- Amy McCarthy No, you do not have to suck the heads — but you should

Where To Slurp The Freshest, Most Delicious Oysters In Dallas - March 6, 2016

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

- Claire Cahoon and Amy McCarthy Whether East Coast, West or Gulf oysters are your fave, these spots have you covered

Where To Watch Super Bowl 50 In Dallas - Feb 1, 2016

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

- Amy McCarthy Where to drink and dine while you watch the Super Bowl.

Where To Watch Super Bowl 50 In Dallas Feb 1, 2016

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

- Amy McCarthy In Media Mentions

Uptown's Shell Shack Will Give Plano Crabs in Spring 2015 - Nov 26, 2014

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

- Whitney Filloon || @ whitneyfilloon The crab boil haven is expanding northward.

SPONSORED: The Unexpected Cuisines that Pair Perfectly with Negra Modelo - Nov 6, 2014

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.

- AJessica Carei In Media Mentions

The Shell Shack Coming to McKinney Avenue - Aug 23, 2013

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

- Whitney Filloon || @ whitneyfilloon The crab boil haven is expanding northward.