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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast

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  • 34
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    Very good
  • 26
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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
Seat yourself!!

Service was great! And the food was plenty!! They had their specials on the backboard for all to see! Prices were reasonable. Will go back for sure!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
Arleen W
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San Antonio, Texas
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Service was great! And the food was plenty!! They had their specials on the backboard for all to see! Prices were reasonable. Will go back for sure!!

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is pretty much our regular breakfast spot in Port Aransas! So far everything has been sooo good - pancakes, omelets, hash browns, grits, you name it. We also always order our food and take it to go so no dine in experience as of yet. Maybe next year!

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Port Aransas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Great general breakfast, lunch, dinner. Reminds me of Denny's with a local feel. Great service and prices. Good for families. Check the outside blackboard for daily specials.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We always get into Port A around dinner time and after unpacking, we are all ready to eat. Most places on Sunday night are packed with a long wait and with 6 kids under the age of 4, that won't work. Island Cafe seated us right away and handled our multiple orders really well. Food arrived quickly and was really... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

My wife and I had the eggs breakfast. Hers were scrambled, mine over easy, hash browns, bacon, and toast. I also had a pancake, which was pretty big and fluffy. The food overall was good, bacon is thick island bacon but ok. Service for refills however was terrible. I asked waitress 3 times for a coffee refill and after each... More 

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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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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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