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229 Beach St, Port Aransas, TX 78373-4322
361-749-9277
Today
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 81
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pricey but excellent food

A little pricey but the food was excellent. The wait staff was average. We waited longer than I would have liked. But, my tuna was cooked perfect so I really can't complain.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Jan322
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Vonore, Tennessee
Good for:
  • Romantic
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San Antonio, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

When we went into the Blue Room of the Phoenix Restaurant/Bar, we were surprised by the level of sophistication, yet casual atmosphere; this bar could have just as easily been in Houston or Manhattan. We ordered a steak and shrimp and both were superb; I am extremely demanding with my steak, so this really surprised me. I can not say... More 

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17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Had to go up and pick up my drink from bar. Salads were iceberg and took forever. Very expensive for the slow service.

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Austin, Texas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I've written a couple of reviews on Cafe Phoenix over the years and by far.. their food, service and the owner/Chef's knowledge of fresh off menu and standard fare selections are always outstanding. Their new location allows for a lot more happy diners in a warm and inviting ambiance. One of our all-time favorite dining spots on the island. We... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I loved the old tiny Café Phoenix. I guess you can't always stay small, but IF you are going to go "big", hire more people! Back when they were just an 8 top you always received appropriate services... because it was a tiny place! Now they have relocated to a much large space. Our reservations were at 8pm, and we... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Food was good very well fixed and serviced just real pricey for portions . I was even charged for putting olives in my martini . I would not go back

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6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Found this place on here had mixed reviews but should of stayed away! Made RESERVATIONS for 7:30 didn't even get say roll after 8 which was crazy then we sat at a table for 20mins till Victor finally took our drink order. When he finally came he was always rushing. They didn't have enough staff for a Saturday night. Also... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

If it was not for our waitress, I would give this place a zero. We arrived 15 minutes before our 8:30pm party of 11 reservation. We were seated at 8:30 but things went downhill from there. Our order was taken promptly at 8:50. Our salads (Mine was an addition and $6.00 for a handful of green leaf and 2 grape... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We stop by the first night in Port A to have a drink, we meet Jeff and Rene the bartenders who were wonderful and invited my wife and myself back for dinner. We came back Friday evening to eat bar area, Jeff and Rene gave us great advise for our dinner selections and a wonderful bottle of wine to accompany... More 

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Vonore, Tennessee
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

A little pricey but the food was excellent. The wait staff was average. We waited longer than I would have liked. But, my tuna was cooked perfect so I really can't complain.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

My sister and her husband came to visit us in Corpus Christi and we wanted to check out the beach and go eat. We picked The Phoenix thinking it was the restaurant that was previously at this location. We had eaten there 6 years ago. A guy that greeted us at the door was very welcoming and striked up a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 229 Beach St, Port Aransas, TX 78373-4322
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Port Aransas
  • Phone Number: 361-749-9277

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?