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229 Beach St, Port Aransas, TX 78373-4322
361-749-9277
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Ranked #15 of 73 Restaurants in Port Aransas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Sulphur Bluff, Texas, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We went for lunch, I noticed in other reviews that the servers brought bread to the table...They did not with us, but maybe because it was lunch time instead of dinner. I had the fish,shrimp, and oysters...the shrimp I thought would be better since it was a gulf town, it was definitely store bought frozen shrimp, don't do the whole... More 

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Bartlesville, Oklahoma
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We have been dying to try The Phoenix (formerly Cafe Phoenix) all month when we finally, decided to go last night. We made reservations for 7:30 and were there on time and were promptly seated. Five minutes passed without being greeted by our server, ten minutes, tick tock, tick tock, ticked off until 16 minutes into the wait, the server... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The wait staff was great and very friendly. However, I woke up with food poisoning this morning and it was most unpleasant! The fresh bread was great, though, but I am convinced that the lump crab was somehow tainted because I very rarely get food poisoning and I travel quite a bit. That was most unfortunate since I had to... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Fairly expensive, but delicious food. The wait staff is great, very friendly and alert to diner's needs. Homemade salad dressings were wonderful, as well as the bread and butter provided prior to the meal. Butternut squash risotto was excellent!

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Oklahoma City
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The wife and I ended up splitting a ribeye steak which cost $40 for the one steak. It was nothing to write home about for sure. Will not return, and shoulda left when we first got there because the hostess/waitress profiled me as we walked in since I was wearing my overalls, and asked if maybe we might want to... More 

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Austin, Texas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Love the food at this new location and appreicate all the improvements to the building. Have dined at lunch & dinner and both meals were wonderful. If you are complaining about the prices at dinner, then go for lunch. Considering the entire dining experience...atmosphere, room between tables, friendly waiters & great service... then this restaurant is worth the price. One... More 

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Houston, Texas
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185 reviews 185 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Really, they have come a long way baby. From the origin of average fare, they now have great food, good service, and a much better location. Their beer selection is fantastic, along with hard liquor and the usual wine list. I know others disagree, I say the best in Port A.

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Port Aransas, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

There have been cases where an established restaurant moved and expanded and improved but we liked the old version better than the new so because we liked the old Phoenix so much we were a little leery of the new and expanded Phoenix. Boy, were we ever pleasantly surprised. The food is the same superior quality but the new site... More 

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San Angelo, Texas
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189 reviews 189 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I miss the the original Cafe Phoenix. They moved to the old Pelican's Landing and did a great job fixing it up. Love the cool bar area . They make great cocktails and have a reasonable and yummy lunch menu. Love the tempura vegetables and the gyro on pita. Two of our group had the special pistachio crusted grouper... Neither... More 

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fort worth
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Gave a glowing review last year after dining on numerous occasions at their old location. Dined at their new location this summer and was very disappointed. Quaint atmosphere gone and great food is now average. Too bad. Port A lost their best restaurant.

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Additional Information about Cafe Phoenix

Address: 229 Beach St, Port Aransas, TX 78373-4322
Phone Number: 361-749-9277
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Port Aransas
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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