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Shell Shack Will Open A Fort Worth Location

The seafood eatery is plotting its fifth location

Courtesy of Shell Shack

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.

A full bar will offer beer, wine and signature cocktails. Shell Shack’s is known for its shellfish that’s boiled and spiced up with proprietary seasoning blends. At the restaurant, shellfish enthusiasts can order giant, shareable bags of crab, shrimp or crawfish, paired with standard crab boil accoutrements like potatoes, corn and sausage. Other favorites are the oysters and catfish, and non-seafood options include burgers, wings, hushpuppies, and hand-cut fries.

The original location, opened in Dallas in 2013, has long been a popular spot for spicy, butter-drenched crustaceans. Since its debut, Shell Shack has expanded to Plano, Arlington and Mesquite, along with plans for a large push into Houston, where the chain will open “multiple locations” over the next few years.

Shell Shack will make its Fort Worth debut in early 2018. Stay tuned for an official opening date.