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905 Hwy 361, Port Aransas, TX 78373-4404
+1 361-749-5577
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Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, 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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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Marcel's closed, now "Ed the Beachcomber."

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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San Angelo, Texas
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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San Angelo, Texas
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250 reviews
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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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8 restaurant reviews
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
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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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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San Antonio, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This is a very good restaurant. My wife had the sauerbraten with red cabbage and German fried potatoes. She said is was excellent. The sauerbraten was marinated perfectly and cooked slowly to perfection. I came to the beach to eat seafood so I had the special which was the AhuI Tuna with rice. It too was cooked perfectly. Also came... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I found the French wine that I had been in search of for a long time. Only Marcel's has it: Cotes du Rhone. It may not be the most expensive wine....but its one of my best...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

My wife and I spent the evening at Marcel's tonight. I had the grilled grouper in wine sauce with sautéed spinach and angel hair pasta. My wife tried the grilled Maui Maui with grilled vegetables. Both of these were excellent dishes. The service and the German beer were top shelf. The appetizers and desert were some of the best that... More 

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Austin, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

With three of my BFF, I recently returned to Marcel's for another wonderful meal. I have traveled all over the world and would rank Marcel's food at the top of my list. When you go, do not pass up his soup. It is always amazing and you can now take a pint home! Everything I have ever had at Marcel's... More 

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Additional Information about Marcel's Restaurant

Address: 905 Hwy 361, Port Aransas, TX 78373-4404
Phone Number: +1 361-749-5577
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Port Aransas
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: Steakhouse, German, Seafood, Continental

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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, Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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