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Island Cafe and Smokehouse

224 Cotter, Port Aransas, TX 78373
361.749.6602
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Ranked #44 of 73 Restaurants in Port Aransas
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, Seafood, Steakhouse
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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Spring Branch
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Clean pleasant atmosphere. Salads & seafood were fresh. The food was good. Cannot say enough about the excellent service here.

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Oklahoma city, Oklahoma
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We love to have breakfast there every day. Great food, great service. It seems like it used to b at a different location but the food is just as good as the 1st time.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Went on a Saturday morning around 10:30. No wait for a table but took a while for our food. Very crowded but the staff is very nice and friendly. Definitely on "island time" but well worth it. Huge portions - and great country breakfast. Pancake was the best I've had - almost had a coconut flavor to it!

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Yantis, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

We waited for 45 minutes for our breakfast and never saw it. When we told the manager why we were leaving, she just shrugged. Nasty place and terrible service.

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Pflugerville, Texas, United States
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Went on a Tuesday morning 10:30ish....No wait, seat yourself. Waitress with menus arrived pretty quick. Wife ordered pancakes but were what she calls "cakeish" instead of spongy. We both had hash with our breakfast and agreed the hash needed to to be more crispier, was almost like eating mashed potatoes, good flavor though. She also had bacon and eggs which... More

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Adkins, Texas, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Looks like this is a place the locals go to. We had lunch there and really enjoyed the food. Daughter had cheeseburger and fries, generous portions and very tasty. Husband had chicken fried steak generous portions again and all tasted good (maybe ask for gravy on the side, there was too much). I had chopped steak which was delicious, loved... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We visited for breakfast on a Friday morning. We were greeted promptly, served quickly and the food was good. The pancakes are huge!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

We came in to eat breakfast this morning before leaving Port A after vacation. We were greeted and asked for drink orders after sitting at the table for about 20 minutes. Once those orders were taken, it took another 20 minutes to get said drinks. It took a very long time for our food to come out, and it was... More

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Fritztown
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We love this place for Breakfast and just regular meals. Prices are pretty good. Atmosphere is just down home diner. Great for families.

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Adkins, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We visited on a sunday afternoon for lunch after check out when most people were waiting in line to board the ferries. This was a good decision, as there were few diners. The cafe has some very old pictures and newspaper articles displayed on the walls that depict what life on the island was like over the past century. The... More

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