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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
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  • 21
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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
Most recent review
Breakfast For Two

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
Jerome H
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Staples
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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113 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Staples
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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24 reviews 24 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
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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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San Antonio TX
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?