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All 73 Port Aransas Restaurants

Island Cafe and Smokehouse

224 Cotter, Port Aransas, TX 78373
361.749.6602
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Ranked #38 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
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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  • English first
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English first
Port Aransas, Texas
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
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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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 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
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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San Antonio TX
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This café is the best place in Port A (in my opinion) for good quality, fast, hot basic food. The same wait staff are there year in and year out and they have efficiency down. Yes there are days when they are busier than others and meals may be a little slower, but the afore mentioned qualities make up for... More 

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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

EXCELLENT fish and chips - prices are great! Locals eat here so you know its good. Staff is friendly. The best place to eat breakfast on the island - they have gravy and biscuits on the menu. Where do you find that anymore?

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Lampasas, Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

First time to try this place and it turned out pretty well. We were there for breakfast early one morning during our vacation. I got scrambled eggs,ham,hash browns,and white toast. Mine was all cooked just fine. The wife ordered over medium,grits and bacon with wheat toast. Her eggs were slightly over cooked but she still liked them just less yolk... More 

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Dallas, Texas
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

My local friend told me to try the fried oysters here and he was right they are huge and delicious. I also have had a traditonal country breakfast here and it was awesome. The servers are prompt and courteous as well

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Central America
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We own property in Port Aransas and visit the area every year for several weeks. We always visit Island Cafe and order their fish and chips. It is not a fancy place but if you want good home cooking at a reasonable price do your self a favor and go to Island Cafe. It has been open for as long... More 

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

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