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Venetian Hot Plate

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232 Beach St, Port Aransas, TX 78373
361-749-7617
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 43
    Very good
  • 13
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  • 9
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Everything was delicious.

We really enjoyed our dinner. There were 10 of us from 6-72 yrs. The food was very good. We loved the mussels and ceasar salad. Every entree was great. I was a little surprised at the bill when it arrived. We spent $470 in Port Aransas. The night before we had a great Mexican dinner with 10... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Ashley R
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Dallas
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  • Romantic
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  • Italian first
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English first
Dallas
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38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed our dinner. There were 10 of us from 6-72 yrs. The food was very good. We loved the mussels and ceasar salad. Every entree was great. I was a little surprised at the bill when it arrived. We spent $470 in Port Aransas. The night before we had a great Mexican dinner with 10 people and it... More 

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Victoria, Texas
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We made reservations and it was a good idea. Good service and menu. Keith had the pesca which he said was terrific. I had the beef medallions with the gorganzola sauce and roasted potatoes. Divine! Generous portions and good presentation. The bread and olive oil balsamic dipping sauce was great. Even better was the lemon ginger creme brulee. Parking is... More 

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Port Aransas, Texas
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

When we are lucky enough to be back in Port A, we never miss the opportunity to check in on our precious Linda and her wonderful staff for the best dining in the area. Reservations are a MUST and we are very appreciative that they are offered and promptly executed upon arrival. The Italian fare is so inventive and wonderful,... More 

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humble tx
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Wonderful little place with great rib eye steak. Veal was cooked perfect. Served in a elegant setting. Service was top notch and no details overlooked. Will be a returning soon

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I have visited Port Aransas many times and are now locals. We have had the opportunity to eat at Venitian Hot plate several times over the years and Linda and her staff never disappoint. The food is amazing and Linda is a breath of fresh air! Always full of smiles and willing to do whatever it takes... More 

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New Braunfels, Texas
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I have been going to the VHP for years and Linda and her staff have always been the best. I really love that they take reservations. Port A can get quite busy and I do not like waiting an hour for a table. I know I can call the VHP a few weeks before and make a reservation and our... More 

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Lake Jackson, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Each year my wife & I travel back to Port A to celebrate our wedding anniversary at The Venetian Hot Plate. We are never disappointed by the variety of nightly specials (special creations by the Chef) or some of our regular favorites on the menu.

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Austin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We've heard good things about the VHP so decided to give it a try. First impression walking in you quickly notice a quaint atmosphere that was warm. Well that was up until you spoke to the hostess who literally rolled her eyes when we told her that we not have reservations but it was 5:30 pm and the place was... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We visit Port A annually and wanted to try the Venetian Hot Plate. We went right at opening to be greeted rudely and told they operated on ~95% reservations. I looked at their website beforehand and never saw anything mentioned. They said the could fit us in if we could be done in 1 1/2 hours but my reply of... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I hired VHP catering service for my wedding and I was very pleased with it. Mark was professional and dependable. He helped me create a personalized menu that would make both families happy (I am Italian, while my husband is American). The food was amazing: I asked for a mix of italian and american dishes and it was perfect. The... More 

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Additional Information about Venetian Hot Plate

Address: 232 Beach St, Port Aransas, TX 78373
Phone Number: 361-749-7617
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Port Aransas
Open Hours:
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 232 Beach St, Port Aransas, TX 78373
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Port Aransas
  • Phone Number: 361-749-7617

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?