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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: Breakfast, Dessert, 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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  • 146
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    Very good
  • 95
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  • 50
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  • 32
    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
Seems like the specialize in fried everything!

Went to Moby Dick's for lunch. Took a while for the wait staff to even come and get our drink order. We went here on the recommendation that it was the best seafood place in town, but it seems like most of the seafood dishes were fried. My husband and I both got the Island po'boy with fried shrimp... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
Sarah C
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Austin, Texas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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Austin, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Went to Moby Dick's for lunch. Took a while for the wait staff to even come and get our drink order. We went here on the recommendation that it was the best seafood place in town, but it seems like most of the seafood dishes were fried. My husband and I both got the Island po'boy with fried shrimp and... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

The restaurant is great. The food is amazing. The steaks are worth it for the price. The atmosphere has a good vibe. The waiting area is amazing they have a bar and a pool table. The wait is worth it. Like the staff they are nice and friendly

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Richmond, Texas, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Ordered the Crab boil with shrimp, king crab, potatoes, crawfish, corn and sausage. Crab legs were exceptional. Appetizers came out quick, food was a little slow. I would have given it 5 stars but their drinks sounded better on the menu than they actually were.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

The restaurant was decorated in a beach theme. The food was good and the prices were reasonable. Service was good. Indoor and outdoor seating was available.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We dined at Moby Dick's on the advice of our condo manager. Our group of 8 was treated to a good seafood experience. Quirky Port A is not known as a culinary destination...but this spot pleased our group ages 7-95.

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Brownwood, Texas
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Nice place, friendly people. Food -- not so great. It was a disappointment to get a platter of shrimp that was the kind you can buy at HEB and cook yourself. Definitely not fresh as I was expecting. 2 piece fish plate was the same way. My last time here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Originally planning to go to a little cafe for breakfast and they were closed. Went to Moby Dicks and what an atmosphere. Nice decorations, the people are nice and the food was great!! They have a little gift shop attached to the restaurant too. :) Great menu for breakfast lunch and dinner, including a 3 pound burger!! Will definitely be... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The shrimp and the side salad, that I chose to substitute for coleslaw, was great. I was a bit disappointed in the french fries but since I'm on a low carb diet, I wasn't compelled to eat them. They need a little more seasoning---but stay away from pepper!

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

We ordered a boil, it was not good the potatoes were not even cooked all the way and were hard. All the seafood was overcooked... I still don't understand how that happened probably all cooked separately. It was $20.99. The coconut shrimp were good and the fries are good so for fried food they as expected can use a fryer.... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Interior is kinda island decor, but interesting. We had the crab stuffed peppers and calamari to start. Very average, nothing inspired. Then we had the chargrilled Hamburgers. They did not come out the way we ordered them--- too overcooked. Also, it took over a half hour for them to come out. While e were waiting, we saw the waitress from... More 

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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: Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene, 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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