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Island Cafe and Smokehouse

American, Steakhouse, Southwestern, Seafood, Barbecue
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224 Cotter, Port Aransas, TX 78373
361.749.6602
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch

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  • 33
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  • 52
    Very good
  • 24
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  • 5
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  • 12
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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
Lunch - Okay but not great

My wife and I had lunch here today (Wed., Jun 24). Their sandwiches are reasonably priced but their seafood plates seemed a little too pricey for what you get. For example 6 shrimp for $16.95 seems a little high compared to what I've paid for shrimp in other establishments. My wife had their... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
harrygjr
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San Antonio, Texas
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I ordered the meatloaf plate and my husband ordered I the fish and chips plate. My husband's meal came with 6 pieces of perfectly fried fish and you could easily turn it into an all you can eat meal with this establishment. My husband was only able to eat three of the six that tells you how big the portions... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We came over the ferry to go on the Red Dragon Pirate Ship. We had time to kill so we chose to do breakfast here. Portions were large (the pancakes were huge!!) Snd the food was tasty. Our waitress was very sweet and accommodating, and the service was quick for a party of 6 (3 adults & 3 kids), we... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

My wife and I had lunch here today (Wed., Jun 24). Their sandwiches are reasonably priced but their seafood plates seemed a little too pricey for what you get. For example 6 shrimp for $16.95 seems a little high compared to what I've paid for shrimp in other establishments. My wife had their BLT with potato salad as the side... More 

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Livingston, Texas, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Upon arrival, we were waited on by a very nice gentleman, who we explained that we were not having good luck at any restaurants in Port Aransas. He assured us that we would be happy here. I ordered the roast beef, and when it arrived, it was burnt to an almost beef jerky consistancy. Again, I told him to taake... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The restaurant was busy but efficient & friendly. Breakfast was great. Definitely be back to try lunch & dinner.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We visit Port A a couple times a year and this use to be our go to breakfast place but the last couple of times it was a disastor. The service was slow and unfriendly, the food was cold and it seemed somewhat dirty. The pancakes were a crumbly mess, the coffee lukewarm and the price has increased while the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Great service, and absolutely love the ham and cheese club sandwich, just my favorite !! Fast service too.

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Went here because our main breakfast place was closed and our second breakfast place was opening late. This is now become our second breakfast place. Good service and good food. A very clean and relaxed place for breakfast. Everyone should give this place a try.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I was visiting with friends this past Sunday morning and we absolutely LOVED the food. Delicious fare and great service! It's the only place I eat breakfast when I'm in Port A.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

Typical cafe food,a bit pricy. All menu options are individually purchased,which wasn't easy with kids. Great service though.

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Additional Information about Island Cafe and Smokehouse

Address: 224 Cotter, Port Aransas, TX 78373
Phone Number: 361.749.6602
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Port Aransas
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Southwestern, Seafood, Barbecue

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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, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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