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517 S Alister St., Port Aransas, TX 78373
+1 361-749-9447
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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  • 194
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    Very good
  • 130
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  • 69
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  • 43
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best atmosphere

Their sign says WINTER TEXAN HEADQUARTERS... Yep... A favorite among locals too... Gift shops... The shrimp is great... take your picture with the pirate... And the best place to play I SPY while waiting for your food! You'll see why...

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
SusanKay49
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East Central Illinois
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East Central Illinois
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Their sign says WINTER TEXAN HEADQUARTERS... Yep... A favorite among locals too... Gift shops... The shrimp is great... take your picture with the pirate... And the best place to play I SPY while waiting for your food! You'll see why...

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Thank SusanKay49
Tennessee Ridge, Tennessee
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped by for a beer and a snack. We ordered the fried cheese and jalapeno poppers. The poppers were a little too spicy for me but my husband loved them. The service was good and I liked the way the restaurant was decorated.

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Thank Kris A
Vonore, Tennessee
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713 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 819 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Four of us went at 6:00 On a Thursday night and although there were many cars in the lot, we got seated right away. The place is informal and large. We had good service and although we all asked for substitutions, our orders were filled accurately. We thought the food quite good-- that included oysters, fish fillets and especially the... More 

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Thank Torte_Sue
Parsons, Kansas, USA
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to dine. The lunch special are great and priced right. The service was great and the food served quickly. What makes nice is their gift shop next to restaurant.

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Thank JOE H
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Moby Dick's on a recommendation. We arrived at a time that, to be fair, is a busy time for most restaurants. We were told the wait would be 35-40 minutes and decided to wait it out since it was bound to be busy anyplace we went at that hour on a Saturday evening. We browsed around the souvenir... More 

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Thank momdadand4kids
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Moby Dick's serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and they are all better than average. The pirate ambiance runs throughout the dinning room. The appetizer menu is very good and the food is very good. Sandwiches to fresh fresh seafood fits everybody's taste. We ordered French fried mushrooms, onion rings, the fried fish dinner and grilled, stuffed flounder. The total bill... More 

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Thank Doug F
Plano, Texas
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75 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There were 8 of us that ate here on the recommendation of a couple of locals. The food was terrible. Would not eat here again and do not recommend it.

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Thank Anita W
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60 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had breakfast here, our first visit. Loved the beach atmosphere. We both had the Texas Eggs Benedict. It was okay but I would have something different next time. Waitress could of been quicker to offer refill on coffee. I had to ask for it. Lots of people there for breakfast.

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Thank Barbara S
Fort Worth, Texas
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate several meals at Moby Dicks. The wait staff was quick and professional. The food was delicious that is why we chose to eat here breakfast and dinner. We also milled around the gift shop but was not inspired to purchase anything.

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Thank Theresa B
Ontario
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77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The decorations wow great service had drinks and fish tacos and oyster poor boy and oyster Roca feller great store and bar busy place for locals too thankyou

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 517 S Alister St., Port Aransas, TX 78373
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Port Aransas
  • Phone Number: +1 361-749-9447

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?