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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, Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • 114
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  • 61
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  • 36
    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
Underwhelming food, fun place though!

Lots of fun things to look at-- kind of kitchy but definitely worth a trip for the experience. Food is meh. Nothing to write home about, but huge portions and well priced.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
KE85M09
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Austin
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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Austin
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Lots of fun things to look at-- kind of kitchy but definitely worth a trip for the experience. Food is meh. Nothing to write home about, but huge portions and well priced.

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Marble Falls, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

We've eaten here twice with grandchildren. They love the atmosphere. Both times we've had to wait with many tables open. It seems they are short on waiters. This did give the grandkids lots of time to shop. The food was okay- definitely had better for the price. The children's menu was good, but they were out of one item at... More 

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Pflugerville, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We were seated quickly & received our coffee. Sat there for close to an hour and no food. Waitress finally went to check and the printer had ran out of paper so the order hadn't been processed. When food came it was cold. They did give a small discount. Restaurant was clean but totally disappointed.

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Red Oak, Texas
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Looks like a fun place from the outside, parking lot was full, so we stopped (must be good, right?). Very busy, so expect a wait. Decor was fun, staff was great. Now to the food, Seafood Platter - fried oysters, fried shrimp, stuffed crab, fish fillet, fries, slaw, bread, $24 , best part was the slaw. All served cold, oysters... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

One pound ribeye steak, baked potato, vegetables and garlic bread $23.99, need I say more. The food is great, the atmosphere is great, the shopping is great. Get there early, because they fill up quick.

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Rockport, Texas
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

If you have children, this is The place to take them! Giant Shark over the entrance, skeletons that are motion activated and say things as you walk by! Be sure to go around Halloween as Ed and Family go all out !! They have excellent prices in the attached gift shop. Weekends they often have a band! They open early... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Took way too long to get a table to find out it wasn't all that! They need to add more items to their menu at a cheaper price!!

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Colorado Springs, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

Recommend the fried shrimp, small sides so don't plan to share. Very rustic decor. We sat at the bar so we wouldn't have to wait for a table. Bartender might seem a bit abrupt at first but I think he was just being prompt about taking our order & we were indecisive. Served quickly, all good!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The food seemed a bit overpriced. I might not have been so disappointed has the waitress not had an attitude as it was near the end of her shift and obviously wanted to leave. Oysters on the half shell were decent in size. The fisherman's catch sandwich was big.

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Austin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Sat at the bar and ate. Staff was great and food choices and quality were very good. Sandwiches were very good.

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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: Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
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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