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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, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 141
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  • 42
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 9
    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
Wonderful place with great steak

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Kevin B
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humble tx
Good for:
  • Romantic
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English first
humble tx
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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 NEW 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
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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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61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 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
4 reviews
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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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Manor, Texas
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We had a wonderful meal a the VHP. Although we did not have reservations, they found a way to accommodate us. We had a wonderful appetizer of cheeses and meats. My wife had a spaghetti dish that was loaded with all sorts of seafood. She said it was the best she's ever had. I had an enormous porterhouse pork chop... More 

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Austin, Texas
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164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Recommended by friends. Did not disappoint. Started with the antipasto plate and a nice chianti. Both were outstanding. House salads with entrees also very good. Had the filet with gorganzolla which was phenominal. Others had bolegnese and tortellini gorganzolla where both were fantastic. Finished with flour less chocolate tort and expresso which were a great way to end the evening.... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Born and raised in New Jersey, our family dinners were staples to my childhood. Being Italian I can be a bit particular about Italian restaurants. This place does not disappoint. It was a sleepy Thursday in Port A and my husband and I were one of two tables in the whole dining room, but our server was attentive and friendly.... 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?