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Island Cafe and Smokehouse

American, Steakhouse, Southwestern, Seafood
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224 Cotter, Port Aransas, TX 78373
361.749.6602
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Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 5
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  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Dang just missed breakfast!

Good lunch! Friendly atmosphere, good serving size, good food. Originally came for breakfast but missed that so had lunch but it was good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
shugarshar
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St. Louis, MO
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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115 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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St. Louis, MO
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Good lunch! Friendly atmosphere, good serving size, good food. Originally came for breakfast but missed that so had lunch but it was good.

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Tyler texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

We visited Port Aransas for a little weekend get away of fishing and beach. Our first restaurant of the day was Island Cafe. We went to it for breakfast after finding it on a breakfast restaurant search. I ordered the egg and bacon combo which came out with plenty of food. It was bland and unseasoned, but the service was... More 

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Staples
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Breakfast for two. Always made sure we had coffee. We ordered the special. The service was fast and food was hot. Very good, but did think it was a little on the high side for price. Will go again as it is a very nice place.

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USA
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Finally had a chance to have breakfast here on Sunday. Food and service were excellent - the omlets are stuffed, rather than mostly eggs.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

we enjoyed to meals here. It is just a good homey place to eat. the prices were very good and the sevice so nice. I would recomend it. Local EMTs eating there and workers not just visitors

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Port Aransas, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

they have good "on the board" specials daily. food well prepared, good variety. they have firemen, police and other locals in all the time, apparently the locals know good food too.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I ate there with co workers who wanted to eat there. The food was just okay. The wait staff was very friendly and professional. The food came out hot and was edible. Not sure if I would return again or not.

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Oklahoma City
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Food was ok, nothing to write home about, a little pricy I thought. And who ever heard of offering Biscuits for breakfast with no gravy. Had to buy a tablespoon of gravy for 2.00 ( they called it a side). Service was fair seated quickly and food came fast, but had to ask for more coffee.

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Austin, Texas
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The regular breakfast - eggs, biscuits, bacon and hashbrowns. It was good, as the biscuits were homemade and the hashbrowns were fresh. The pancakes were enormous! One pancake will feed two people easily. The coffee was okay, but if you like bold coffee you will be disappointed. The food came quickly, but be patient if you want refills on your... More 

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Amery, Wisconsin
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66 reviews 66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This place is your typical small mom and pop cafe with short order cook specialties. Coffee was the best in town! The food was very good! Eggs, bacon and potatoes all pretty typical. Their biscuits are HUGE and so are the pancakes! The grits were wonderful. Service was a tad slow getting things like a water refill or hot sauce,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 224 Cotter, Port Aransas, TX 78373
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Port Aransas
  • Phone Number: 361.749.6602

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Southwestern, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget

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