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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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  • 29
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  • 23
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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
Good solid breakfast!

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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San Antonio, Texas
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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119 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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San Antonio, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Austin, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This place had the BEST service and the BEST food during our stay. Do yourself a favor and go there. If you have to wait to eat there, it's worth the wait. It's cafe comfort food and boy was it yummy.

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St. Louis, MO
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35 reviews 35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 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
10 helpful votes 10 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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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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