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Joe's Oyster Bar

207 Maxan, Port Isabel, TX
956-943-4501
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Ranked #1 of 41 Restaurants in Port Isabel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
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  • English first
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Have eaten on the island and Port Isabel for several years but was finally taken to this hidden gem. The shrimp are fantastic ( the best ever). The oysters fresh and succulent,and the flounder tender and tasty.. Service was excellent and the restaurant exceptionally clean. You won't be sorry for trying this off the main street diamond.

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Minnesota
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23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

When we came from Minnesota to visit SPI I wondered if we could find a place with large, FRESH, grilled shrimp at a good price. We won the jackpot with Joe's!! The worst thing is we didn't find it until the end of our time here. But thanks to Trip Advisor we didn't miss it. Loved it so much we... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We tried this place because of the great reviews and we're so glad we did. The manager, Ricky, was our server and he was amazing. He's been there over 23 years and is very passionate about serving great food and making the customer happy. We had the Nathan's Special which is grilled shrimp, flounder, and a delicious crab cake, all... More 

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Wisconsin
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12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Great food. Great service. We had grilled fish and oysters and I could tell we all were liking the food because we all were quietly devouring our food. 😄.

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Mcallen
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The grilled fish, shrimp and so fresh tasting. The raw oysters are so fresh! We eat at Joe's every time we are in the Port Isabel area.

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Wichita, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

What a treat to find a bargain priced seafood meal that was fresh and well prepared! We also purchased pricier red snapper to cook in the condo for dinner. Delicious and fresh!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Excellent place to eat seafood at a reasonable price! Fried shrimp, Ceviche, Oysters on a half shell, Fried fish, Crabcakes and cold Micheladas completed our meal. Our server, Enrique, was friendly, courteous and on top of his game. Always looking to accommodate us...5 star server.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I ate shrimp and fish all over the island, and this beats every place there. I wanted fish and chips, and the fish was very nice. Most of the plates coming past our table had fried fish, so if you don't want that you might not like it. I shared a one-pound peel and eat shrimp order for the appetizer,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This place is off the beaten path, but is delicious! I went on a Sunday withy husband and didn't have to wait forever to be seated. I had the fried calamari and ceviche before the meal (appetizers!) and they were delicious. We split the special and the blackened fish was especially tasty. Next time I'm not sharing because everything was... More 

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Commerce, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Food was so fresh & cooked to perfection!! We were just spending 2 nights in South Padre and had dinner both nights at Joes because it was just so great. Had we spent another night we would have returned!!! Our waiter, Enrique, delivered excellent service as well as recommendations to try the grilled Nathan's platter. An excellent choice. We will... 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

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