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Bayside Seafood Restaurant

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2055 State Highway 35 N, Port Lavaca, TX 77979-5204
361-552-7177
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Average Food -- Hit or Miss

Had the Shrimp Po-Boy and Shrimp Platter -- was OK, but there are better places in town to get seafood (Cathy's Too) that is much fresher. Staff fast in serving and OK place to grab a quick lunch with a good selection of items.

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2015
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San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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409 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Had the Shrimp Po-Boy and Shrimp Platter -- was OK, but there are better places in town to get seafood (Cathy's Too) that is much fresher. Staff fast in serving and OK place to grab a quick lunch with a good selection of items.

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Hallsburg
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62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We enjoyed our food of fried catfish filet & Crawfish tails. The batter was light and very good. The cocktail sauce was very good. Wife had fried rice and vegetables seasoned very well. Our server was a jack of all trades that night and was a very attentive server. Was good to see local folks and the local law enforcement... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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673 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

There is no way around this place being anything other than an old slum restaurant that threw some frozen seafood on the menu and then claiming that it is a seafood house. The prices are extremely inflated for the low quality food they serve. Everything was cheap frozen food of less grade than what the Dollar Stores have in their... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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93 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The food and service left a lot to be desired. Pricey and for no reason at all. Speaking with patrons they said its the only upscale restaurant in P.L. and people have become accustomed to it. I was very disappointed.

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Port Lavaca, Texas
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67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

It an okay place to catch a bite. I really like the fried rice. The seafood is average. Casual sit down dining.

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Hunt
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We were looking forward to great seafood served in a clean restaurant. We got terrible seafood served as quickly as possible in a rundown restaurant. The awful fried catfish tasted like soggy shoe soles. French "fries" were frozen. Substitutions were priced as additional items. Who eats rice, whether white or dirty, with fried seafood in Texas?? Bayside offers inferior food... More 

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Thank James O
Houston, Texas, United States
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I was headed back home and was in Port Lavaca around lunch time, I remembered hearing my brother mention this restaurant. Very glad that I stopped here. I ordered the seafood platter and was very impressed with the stuffed crab and fried shrimp. Would have to put those two items in my top best 5. The cost was a bit... More 

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Thank Donna E
Port Lavaca, Texas
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The waitress brought the steak, then she ran off. I'm not going to get up yell for her or walk across the place. The steak came looking like it had been gouged, and beaten. I ask for medium it came well done. When the waitress finally came back to me i told her about running off, and that i had... More 

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Victoria, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

My husband and I went to the location in Port Lavaca for the first time May of 2015! The atmosphere was nice and quite, service was prompt, and the food was great. We had the grilled Salmon, and stuffed Flounder. The sides were good and hot. The only thing that we noticed was the carpet was in need of cleaning... More 

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Marble Falls, Texas
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93 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We were in Victoria for business and my associate craved seafood, and I wanted to see the coast/gulf.... so we headed for Port Lavaca, having been recommended to the Shellfish , nice place, ambience and cloth napkins, but not much seafood on the menu, my friend looked like he had just been told that his parents were divorcing!! So we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2055 State Highway 35 N, Port Lavaca, TX 77979-5204
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Port Lavaca
  • Phone Number: 361-552-7177

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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