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Marcel's Restaurant

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Steakhouse, German, Seafood, International
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905 Hwy 361, Port Aransas, TX 78373-4404
+1 361-749-5577
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12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Marcel's Restaurant is located at 905 Hwy 361 (S. Alister Street becomes...
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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  • 143
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Marcel's is closed; it is now called Ed, the Beachcomber

We visited Ed, the Beachcomber for lunch approximately May, 2015. They had just opened for lunch, dinner. When we did receive our food (it took an usually long time to get it), it was delicious with huge portions. I think they might be having trouble getting wait staff (typical of PortA), so now... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
8888beach
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Port Aransas, Texas
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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  • English first
  • German first
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English first
Port Aransas, Texas
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We visited Ed, the Beachcomber for lunch approximately May, 2015. They had just opened for lunch, dinner. When we did receive our food (it took an usually long time to get it), it was delicious with huge portions. I think they might be having trouble getting wait staff (typical of PortA), so now it is only open for dinner. Nice... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Is now Beachcombers Bar where young folks hang out. Very disappointed. Really wanted to try good seafood but never got the chance. Phone number is no longer working either

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Dorie_Althauser, Owner at Marcel's Restaurant, responded to this review

Shawna, you seriously gave us a 1 star review because you were "disappointed" we were no longer in business? We RETIRED. We've requested that our listing be removed. Hopefully they take it off TripAdvisor before anyone else is offended. More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Marcel's was a pretty good restaurant, but it has been closed for a month or more! The prior owner either closed or sold his business to the owner of another restaurant; also located on Hwy. 361.

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Port Aransas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Marcel retired and moved to New Braunfels. Owner of Mony Dicks bought it. Is now Eds Beachcomber which is a nice place with good food and service.

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San Angelo, Texas
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266 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Marcel's was sold to the owner of Moby Dick's. He has changed the name to Ed the Beachcomber. The restaurant has a different motif with a lot of beach stuff. They do have a great selection of food and have a chef now. We went for lunch and enjoyed the Popeye salad (spinach) and a cup of gumbo. The gumbo... More 

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Seguin, Texas, United States
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

locals LOVE this one- tourists find it by accident. BEST kept secret at the coast. Everything on the menu is fantastic.

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Rockport, Texas
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We really enjoyed our meals. Good German food with a nice variety of German beer. We have been there twice. One time the service was great. One time the service was very slow and took forever to get our food. Both times, the food was great. We will go again.

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Corpus Christi, TX
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100 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

As always, our meal was memorably good. Marcel's last day of business will be Saturday November 8. If you're reading this before then, this is your last chance!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

My two sisters, a girlfriend and I have been going to Port Aransas every year for many years. We would never miss going to Marcel's. I am a big steak eater and he has steaks that will melt in your mouth. I am not a big fan of German food but did have it one time and it was delicious.... More 

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Port Aransas, Texas
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Will be missed...congrats on retirement Marcel, and thank you for your wonderful contributions to Port Aransas.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 905 Hwy 361, Port Aransas, TX 78373-4404
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Port Aransas
  • Phone Number: +1 361-749-5577

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, German, Seafood, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 am - 12:00 am

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