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Glow

1815 Broadway, Rockport, TX 78381
361-727-2644
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Ranked #17 of 76 restaurants in Rockport
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: A rustic South Texas bistro in Rockport, TX.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: A rustic South Texas bistro in Rockport, TX.
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English first
Fort Smith, Arkansas
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Glow was a glimmer. The first crab cake and shrimp combo ever experienced. the servings are small but the quality is tops. Service is professional. The chef was not present, but the kitchen staff did good.

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Portland, Oregon
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

The restaurant was far from crowded when we arrived, but it took forever to have our order taken. When the food came, it was lukewarm. The menu sounds great but the execution leaves something to be desired. For example, the "crispy quail" is mostly breading, and the "lime dipping sauce" seemed to be mainly salt water. The fried chicken was... More

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Weaverville, North Carolina
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68 reviews 68 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

The restaurant is small and the interior is rather nondescript. The night we were there was not busy and as such we had an opportunity to visit with our server. She was very pleasant and enjoyable to talk to. The food (primarily seafood) was well prepared and nicely presented. The menu was limited but had very nice starters and entrees.... More

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austin, TX
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

I'm a fan of the food and chef, but I will say the wait staff is pretty bad. The food was amazing, we both had the snapper. Mine dairy free and still delicious with a multitude of favors...hard to come by! Our waitress was not the friendliest and had some attitude, but seemed to be trying. The hostess and bus... More

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Austin, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

I truly hate writing bad reviews, especially when it is about a persons livelihood. First let me say we have been to Glow many times since it opened. Although the wait staff has always been arrogant, Chef Butterworth made up for it with her warmth and cooking. Unfortunately, when she is not there things go very badly. Last night was... More

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Dallas, Texas
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

I almost didn't stop, because there were no cars in the parking lot, and I would have thought it was closed except that I had called ahead to confirm that they were open. When I went in I was the only customer in the restaurant. I sat down at the bar that's the first thing one sees upon entering. The... More

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

If we had only gone once to this lovely little restraunt, it would have definately gotten an Excellent rating, But since we visited the restaurant twice - the lack of consistent quality has me questioning how to rate it. On Saturday we enjoyed good service, a wonderful red snapper, delicious sides and amazing bread pudding We returned on Monday, but... More

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Georgetown, Texas
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224 reviews 224 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

We stopped here for dinner since we were staying in Rockport for a few nights. Saw the good reviews here in TripAdvisor and thought we'd give it a try. It's a neat little place and I was looking forward to the "gourmet experience". That was the highest point of my visit to Glow. The service was horribly slow. We were... More

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Victoria, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013 via mobile

We visited glow on Sunday evening for a second time. The first time was not so pleasant, much to our surprise our second visit was very different. I had the steak, my wife had the fried chicken, and we shared the lemon cake. The food was just amazing everything from the steak to the nutty lemon cake. We will definitely... More

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Austin, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Amazing dinner and warm, small town service. Surprised by negative reviews. This isn't a place in Austin or Sonoma, just a small restaurant on the coast. Precious boathouse with rustic setting. We ordered the game board with a venison pastrami. Delicious. I had the seared tuna wrapped in prosciutto and we shared a bread pudding for dessert. All were really,... More

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