We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“It is a fun place” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Moby Dick's

Moby Dick's
517 S Alister St., Port Aransas, TX 78373
(361) 749-9447
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #25 of 73 Restaurants in Port Aransas
Cuisines: American
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Nathrop, Colorado
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“It is a fun place”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013 via mobile

It has very cute Island type decor. Sitting in the bar area was very noisy and they were extremely busy. They seem to be busy all the time as the parking lot is always full. The specialty drinks are excellent. The gumbo was delicious. The fried shrimp was good and the fries were ok. Don't know why, but my husband ordered a steak (at a fish place?) and he said it was not very good. It is ok food but not gourmet.

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

423 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    132
    135
    80
    47
    29
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Aransas Pass, Texas
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great for tourist”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

It's a fun place to go if you're visiting as it has lots to look at but the food is just average. Think Rainforest Cafe with a Gulf of Mexico theme.

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Port Aransas, Tx
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great food at a decent price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

We're locals so we eat out a lot in Port Aransas. Went to Moby Dick's the other night and had a fantastic meal. Don't be mislead by the "tourista" look of the place. The food and service are great. I would highly recommend the blackened Mahi Mahi with baked potato and green beans. They also "cook your catch" and it's the best in town. Port Aransas is famous for its seafood but unfortunately, a lot of so called seafood restaurants either buy their seafood already breaded (probably off the Sysco truck). No so with Moby Dicks. Great seafood that is prepared just right. Never got a bad meal there.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Lampasas, Texas
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
“Wine List? What's a Wine List?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

On recent trip to Port Aransas stopped in this little establishment to get a dozen oysters on the half shell and a nice bottle of wine. Waitress could not tell us where the oysters were harvested (Texas Gulf Coast, maybe? Who knows, certainly not our server.). Wine list had six selections, all named by grape variety, no indication of what the label might be. Might as well number them and say "please order by number." As it turned out the oysters were good (wherever they came from) and the wine was OK (whoever made it) and the price was reasonable.

This restaurant is not terrible and I don't mean to imply that they are, but they could do more to add to their guests' dining experience. Nothing about this afternoon snack made me want to come back for dinner.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Allways great!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in for lunch. We both had shrimp poboys. They were excellent!!! We couldn't ask for a better poboys for lunch. We will definitely make this a regular restaurant!!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Moby Dick's also viewed

Port Aransas, Texas Gulf Coast
Port Aransas, Texas Gulf Coast
 
Port Aransas, Texas Gulf Coast
Port Aransas, Texas Gulf Coast
 

Been to Moby Dick's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Moby Dick's, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.