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Marcel's Restaurant

905 Hwy 361, Port Aransas, TX 78373-4404
+1 361-749-5577
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Ranked #3 of 72 Restaurants in Port Aransas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
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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
  • German first
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English first
Port Aransas, Texas
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
1 review
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I visited Marcels for a birthday dinner and was very happy with the food and staff. I rarely like lamb, but my dinner companions lamb was so delicious I wished I had ordered it. The German potatoes were also tasty. Prices for dinner range from $15~30. Reservations are recommended.

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Baltimore, Maryland
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I was part of a group of 20 or so and had never been there before. The staff was pleasant and attentive (it was a busy night for them) and my veal was excellent! I'd recommend it in a heartbeat.

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dodge city, ks
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The service is great and the food was delicious. We were hesitant to try it at first because we weren't sure about trying a German cuisine restaurant, but are glad we gave ourselves the chance. The shrimp was super delicious and both our plates were really good. I recommend this restaurant to everyone, you will be glad you did.

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Austin, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I ordered fried oysters as an appetizer and the plate looked like some sort of frozen oyster appetizer. I was waiting for the $28 veal entree and decided to cut my loses. We left and ate at whataburger. I am begining to think the restaurant business in Port Aransas TX is really weak. I give up.

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

This customer gave us a one star review saying we need Gordon Ramsey’s help because they didn’t like the way their Fried Oyster appetizer “LOOKED”? Given the situation with this particular customer I find it incredulous that they had the nerve to write a public review at all. Please allow us our management response to tell the whole story (because... More

San Antonio, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I've been going to Port Aransas for years but just found this great little place in August of this year. Excellent food and service. Went in around 6:15 pm on a Wednesday and no wait. Everything was excellent.

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