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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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English first
San Antonio, Texas
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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
5 helpful votes 5 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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177 reviews 177 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
184 helpful votes 184 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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177 reviews 177 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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Italy
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320 reviews 320 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Cafe Phoenix is now called "The Phoenix." The food is good, but the prices are ridiculous! We all had an idea of what we would be eating . . . Mediterranean food with plenty of items for all 9 members of our group, but the on-line menu is NOT the menu we were given. Our waitress was very nice, but... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Tempura battered veggie appetizer is a must! I would also recommend the crab cake, either solo or as a meal. The new place is bigger and better than their old location. Full bar this time, they have a great area upstairs for cocktails. Service was polite and friendly, but not overbearing. The Phoenix has truly risen.

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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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