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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, 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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  • 161
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  • 168
    Very good
  • 109
    Average
  • 57
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  • 33
    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
OMG. Oysters

The biggest oysters I've ever eaten. The atmosphere is very pirate like. Fun place for kids. Gift shop with touristy crap. The oysters were very good. My husband had a seafood platter which he really enjoyed.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Sandra G
,
Cleburne, Texas
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Arlington, Texas
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We went on a Thursday night and were told there would be a 30 minute wait which is not bad on the Island. While waiting we ordered drinks, and were served warm beer and a watered down mixed beverage. After 40 minutes we were seated and after ordering we took back soft drinks which were just carbonated water to a... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Oh my gosh, it was THE BEST SHRIMP IVE EVER EATEN! Coconut shrimp, WOW! THe dipping sauce was cumin overload, so I set it to the side, but the shrimp was crunchy and delicious ! My son had the steak and it was very good as well.

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Cleburne, Texas
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The biggest oysters I've ever eaten. The atmosphere is very pirate like. Fun place for kids. Gift shop with touristy crap. The oysters were very good. My husband had a seafood platter which he really enjoyed.

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We went for a late lunch, it was very good. Unfortunately there are so many things to look at the children were a little hard to contain. The food was very good. Warning if you order a corn dog for the kids, it is 12" long! We enjoyed and went back for dinner on our last night in Port A.

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Plano, Texas
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Second time to eat here and it was very good. Be sure and get there early, like 4 pm, to avoid long wait on weekends. Especially if you have a large party.

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Lytle
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We were in Port Aransas for our grandson's 16th birthday. We love Moby Dick's, and we try to eat there when possible. We took 3 grandkids there and had a great experience. Our 11 year old grandson was sick and couldn't eat- but everyone else had a great time. Our waiter, Dave, was AWESOME. We had a cake for our... More 

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St. Pete Beach, Florida
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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Had to wait over 1 1/2 hours to be seated. Thought this meant that they had really good food but not the case at all. I had peel and eat shrimp that are difficult to mess up and they were ok, one person had steak and it was just so so. I really have nothing special to say about this... More 

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Houston, TX
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Drove by and looked somewhat appealing, especially considering the limited choices in Port A. The hostess was cold and unwelcoming. They seem slightly busy but not crowded. After being seated, it took more than 5 mins for our waiter to take our drink order. He said he needed to grab a pen and would be right back to take our... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Been to Moby Dick's twice as of writing this review. Good food but is a little pricey for what you get. Full bar is available and they will cook your catch if you've been fishing. Good atmosphere with a beach shack vibe.

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Leander, Texas
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Great atmosphere, average food, ok service. Great giftshop & nice place to have a drink, people watch but wouldn't go back here for meals. Slow service, average food.

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Additional Information about Moby Dick's

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

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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, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
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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