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Marcel's Restaurant

905 Hwy 361, Port Aransas, TX 78373-4404
+1 361-749-5577
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Ranked #4 of 72 restaurants in Port Aransas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: German, Seafood, Steakhouse, Continental
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Description: Marcel's Restaurant is located at 905 Hwy 361 (S. Alister Street becomes Hwy 361 as you head south of the main part of town). We are located almost directly across the street from the Seafood & Spaghetti Works building.
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English first
Texas
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This was a lovely little place, excellent service, nice ambiance, well cooked, fresh food at moderate prices. We had the strip steak and the fried fish. The gazpacho was perfect for a hot summer night and the German potatoes were a pleasant change from fries. The salad had a homemade gorgonzola dressing that was delicious and the sauteed vegies were... More

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Bastrop, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I have driven by this restaurant for years, never having once tried it. The outside is unassuming, and we try to visit waterfront places for the ambiance. We cane to Marcel's because of the good reviews on trip advisor, and we were not disappointed. Having traveled to Germany in the past, I was worried that the food would not compare... More

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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

my wife and i had diner here on a saturday evening. the place wasn't packed but was busy. service was prompt and thorough. they have a wide selection of german beer and are willing to help you select. we had the crab cakes for starters and they were the best i have had in a long time. we did not... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We haven't had such authentic and exquisite food since leaving Germany where we were stationed for 3 years. The wait staff were very friendly, personable and helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed our food and dining experience and would highly recommend Marcels to anyone looking for fresh seafood dinners and/or authentic homemade German food. The prices seemed very reasonable for the quality... More

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Austin, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

My group of 7 had a wonderful meal at Marcel's. The service was excellent, something not often encountered especially in a small town full of tourists. The spaetzle and other german dishes were fantastic. My 12 year old especially loved the cream of leek soup and dessert, both clearly made on premises from classic European recipes. I highly recommend Marcel's... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I live in Port A and my parents come down and stay every few months. This is the one must go to place for my mom every time. Wonderful food, wine and beer and a great staff. Not much to look at from the outside but well worth it when you go in!!!

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Corpus Chriswti, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Dined there 7/12/14. Best Snapper I have ever tasted (including what I have caught and cooked). Table for two in bar (beer and wine only) area was quiet, service was excellent, price reasonable. Reservations recommended in summer. Have eaten here on every trip to Pt A (10 times a year) and never been disappointed

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

y wife is German and we where in many German restaurant's this is the best German food we have found in the USA and they have great service. Don't let the outside look deceive you. It's great.....we come here every year.

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Joshua
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We tried Marcel's based on friends recommendation. From the outside it doesn't look all that great...but once you go inside you know instantly that this restaurant is very different from the others in Port A. The staff was very pleasant. The wait staff was top notch and we never had to ask for anything. But most of all, our dinner... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Went to Marcel's with my family members because we had heard so much about it. Needless to say, we were not disappointed. The staff was friendly and the food was delicious. This is a place I would recommend to everyone traveling in Port A.

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