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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best food ever, just wished stayed open later

We were so happy tonhave found this place. I got the Special , blackened and then next vist the fried oysters and shrimp. I was very pleased both times. Would have gone there a 3rd time but they had sold out and were closing. Suggestion is : get there way before 7 p.m.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We were so happy tonhave found this place. I got the Special , blackened and then next vist the fried oysters and shrimp. I was very pleased both times. Would have gone there a 3rd time but they had sold out and were closing. Suggestion is : get there way before 7 p.m.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Came for fresh fish food and it is well worth every penny my only complaint is the plates aren't big enough. You have the option of grilled meals or fried meals and the ceviche was amazing and hearty and fresh

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

Food below average but nonexistent service made it worse. Server took our order then never saw him again. I noticed the table next to us had to wander around looking for someone who could get them menus. I won't be back,too many options here. Hope your visit is better than mine.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This place has great seafood, but they are only open from 11 until 7, so get there early. Also, oyster special on Wednesdays, only $7 a dozen.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The best thing here is the special. It's called Nathan ' s special. Try it, you won't regret it. We also had a shrimp po-boy that was excellent. The fried fish was also super fresh and tasty. It's a place that has a small store in front. Super cool atmosphere. Can't wait to go back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Went last year and thought we'd try Joe's again. Decided we'll be eating at Joe's every time we visit Port Isabel. Great service, friendly attentive wait staff, oh and let's not forget about the great food Nathan's fish plate and oysters. While not on the menu they made our daughter a small fried shrimp plate as a kids meal! Off... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

My first visit and was pleasantly surprised! The raw oysters were great and so was the boiled shrimp appetizers. I definitely recommend the Nathan's Special. Grilled Shrimp, crab cake , and grilled flounder all of which was very good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This little restaurant is attached to the seafood store through which you have to pass to get into the restaurant. The store is much smaller than the restaurant and standing in line waiting for a table there is tight. That said the food is well worth the wait. I love the fried shrimp!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We came on a recommendation and we surprised with how much we enjoyed it! I have a hard time finding Ceviche I truly enjoy and this one wowed me! Even my 4 year old liked it. The grilled shrimp and red snapper were also awesome. We will be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This restaurant came as a recommendation from a family member while we were visiting the area. Let me tell you, this was worth the hour-long wait in Port Isabel traffic! My entire party of six got the Joey's Deluxe Seafood Special. It was certainly a lot of food, but everything was wonderful. The fish is fresh and the breading is... More 

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Additional Information about Joe's Oyster Bar

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

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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, Barbecue
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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