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Marcel's Restaurant

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905 Hwy 361, Port Aransas, TX 78373-4404
+1 361-749-5577
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 142
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 5
    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
Most recent review
best kept secret

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2015
Geri D
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Seguin, Texas, United States
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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200 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Seguin, Texas, United States
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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: German, Seafood, Steakhouse, Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?