Shell Shack – 4 Stars

Seasoning soaked fingers are getting easier to come by. Shell Shack Uptown closed their doors recently and reopened a bigger, shellier space on Henderson Ave. This is just one of several latest Shell Shack locations to open. With the Henderson spot, Shell Shack is giving customers more patio space, more drinks and plenty of seafood. If you’ve never been, I always recommend going for a bag, preferably the Kitchen Sink with Dungeness crab, tators, sausage and broccoli. Crab connoisseurs should try the bairdi snow crabs here. It’s a little sweeter but less dense than your standard snow. According to Chief Executive Officer of Shell Shack, Dallas Hale, the Henderson location is the only location in Texas that sells bairdi. If cracking crabs and crawfish and peeling shrimp aren’t your jam, you’ll should find happiness in a few of the fried options. The catfish isn’t too shabby, and though they’re apps, the Breaded Crawfish Tails and Crab Stuffed Tator Tots are pretty legit.

What to Order – Get that bag baby. But, before, or honestly even after getting your fingers dirty try the Breaded Crawfish Tails. Sip on the Shell Shack Adult Strawberry Lemonade. A combination of Skyy Vodka Strawberry, St. Germaine, Triple Sec, lemonade and fresh strawberries, it’s not too sweet and it provides a rather refreshing summertime buzz.

Where to find them – 2326 N Henderson Ave, Dallas, TX 75206

Phone – (877) 434-1411

That whole parking thing – It’s Henderson. And if you know Henderson, you know parking isn’t exactly a breeze. So, go ahead and do valet.