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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: Lunch, Dinner

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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
Go for the seafood

Joe's is a very good seafood restaurant casual good very good service very fresh shrimp excellent place to eat.I always get the Nathan special grilled shrimp to fish fillet'scrabcake fries 1199 what a deal

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
Paul B
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Waterford
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Waterford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Joe's is a very good seafood restaurant casual good very good service very fresh shrimp excellent place to eat.I always get the Nathan special grilled shrimp to fish fillet'scrabcake fries 1199 what a deal

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Not a lot of glitter,but food is superb and the prices are medium to low for the area. Service is quick also.

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Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

great seafood...............................................................................................................................................................................................

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Minneapolis
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

My husband and I visited Joe's twice during our trip to S Padre in April. The food was hot, quick, fresh and delicious. It's a no frills local place that's clean and friendly. Their family catches most of the food daily (as told by the waiter) and the flavor shines through. I ate fresh oysters on the half shell (half... More 

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Buffalo, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Nothing fancy and doesn't need to be. Great food, friendly staff, well established local place to eat good fish and shrimp.

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Red Oak, Texas, USA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Great local place for good fish. This is a restaurant and little sea food shop. Buy their "atomic horseradish"....it is sooo good and homemade....but beware it will make your eyes tear and clean out your sinus. On Wednesday is Oyster night from 4 - 6 pm....absolutely outstanding if you love fresh oysters. The restaurant prices are very reasonable.....better than going... More 

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McAllen, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This is a nice 'back room' restaurant hidden behind a seafood counter. Passed through this area for many years and didn't discover until someone brought me there. Enjoyed grilled fish and grilled shrimp. The taste was good, but the fish was a bit tough on the surface. The food comes with a small amount of cole slaw and small portion... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Excellent platter called Nathan's. Crab cake, shrimp and fresh flounder. Great local atmosphere.. Friendly service. Great heal. Will go back.

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

And oyster Po'boys... What more do you need in life? Well, how about cole slaw, fries and a roll to go with the peeled, tails on, nicely seasoned grilled shrimp! The produce guy at the local H.E.B. store recommended this place and we now have a new discovery. Great find.

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Port Isabel, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Joe's Oyster Bar, located a couple of blocks away from the Port Isabel lighthouse, is a very pleasant seafood eatery (and seafood market). On the way in, you will pass the refrigerated and iced displays of fish, oysters, and shrimp for sale. The outside is attractively painted and the interior is nicely decorated for a casual restaurant. Nothing fancy here,... More 

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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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