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Joe's Oyster Bar

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207 Maxan, Port Isabel, TX
956-943-4501
Today
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Joe's

Thought this restaurant was just OK. No atmosphere and the food was average. Seating was uncomfortable and cramped. They did have a full service bar and you could see the seafood in his meat case. Also has some grocery's.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Trophy Club, Texas, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Thought this restaurant was just OK. No atmosphere and the food was average. Seating was uncomfortable and cramped. They did have a full service bar and you could see the seafood in his meat case. Also has some grocery's.

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Howard, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

There were 6 of us there for a late lunch and everyone of us were very happy with our meals. We will return again and again.

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South Padre Island, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

My husband and I had lunch at Joe's today and the food was excellent. It is quite deceiving from the outside as far as size goes, but once you get inside there is lots of room. I ordered the Nathan's special grilled which was a large piece of fish, 4 big shrimp, and a crab cake. My husband got the... More 

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Kansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We ate here on the recommendation of trip advisor reviews. We were not disappointed. My husband enjoyed his shrimp and oysters, and was only sorry he didn't have enough capacity to try the crap cakes as they looked great in the display case. I had the grilled fish and it came off the grill with a great seasoning and melted... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

How does great seafood and cheap prices sound? We walked into Joe's and immediately noticed everyone looked like locals...not tourists. That was a good sign. When we got the menu we noticed there wasn't anything over $15! And they sell beer by the bucket! :) Have I died and gone to heaven? The real topper is the owner is a... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

a little deceiving on the outside but inside is fine - it is a seafood market with a diner onthe side - we were seated promptly and service was good - as the staff was mostly mexican it was a little hard communicating our questions but managed - we didnt want a big meal so we settled for the poor... More 

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wausau
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Good seafood restaurant at a good price. Well worth a visit. Recommend the house special. There's also a food market so you know everything is fresh.

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Utica, Il
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Tried Joe's Oyster Bar on the recommendation of trip advisor. My husband had a combination plate and I had Nathans special. Both were awesome. We've enjoyed lots of seafood in our winters on the gulf coast - this one is one of the tops on our list. It is an unpretentious but fun place to visit. Service was great, people... More 

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Alamo, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Once again experienced Joe's oyster bar. Great oysters and great seafood. This trip I had the whole grilled red snapper. Excellent presentation and grilled perfection. Although the place is a seafood store with a restaurant, if you can get past the disposable tableware, the food is always great and affordable.

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Port Isabel, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We never go wrong ordering anything at Joe's. I had their great grilled flounder and my husband had the Nathan special. He hadn't had grilled shrimp before and said it was delicious. Joe's is one of our favorite places near home. Once you have had their fried shrimp you will not like it anywhere else.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 207 Maxan, Port Isabel, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Port Isabel
  • Phone Number: 956-943-4501

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm

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