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“Food is amazing, and the place is very charming” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Roosevelt's at the Tarpon Inn

Roosevelt's at the Tarpon Inn
200 East Cotter Avenue, Port Aransas, TX
361-749-1540
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Ranked #2 of 72 restaurants in Port Aransas
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Maniago, Friuli, Italy
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“Food is amazing, and the place is very charming”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

We arrived at Roosevelt's when it was about to close (9pm or so, but we are Italians so usually eat quite late). It looked closed so we were going away to find something else, but then the waitress saw us and welcomed us saying we could still dine if we accepted to see them tidying up the place, which was no problem for us.

It seemed very charming to eat outside, but at that time the inside was the only option, and it was great as well: an intimate room, with nice decor and a lot of interesting memorabilia and pictures of the walls.

We told her one of us was on a gluten free diet and it was no problem as the chef adjusted all the dishes to fit the diet of my girlfriend.

We has some appetizers with fish which were simply excellent, and also well presented. We then had meat with rice and shrimps: this dish was simply amazing: the meat was tender, the rice was tasty and the shrimps unsurpassable.

There was only one inconvenience: the waitress was very kind but not so attentive. She never brought us water until we asked her 2 times, and then she never refilled the glasses: I understand they were closing, but since they let us in we excepted to get the same attentive services as if we were there 2 hours before.

Said this, it's still a 5 star rating: the place is charming and the food is so good that anything below 5 stars is not suited. "Chapeau" to the chef. Pricing is reasonable for the food you get.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Went here with my husband on a "date night" during our week in Port A while grandma stayed at the condo with the baby. We had a fantastic, delicious meal -- one of the best I've had in a while. Service was excellent. The key limon pie for dessert was especially good.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New Braunfels, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Fabulous!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013 via mobile

We were greeted by the general manager and were made to feel at home immediately. Great meal. What a way to spend our 35th wedding anniversary. Will definitely return!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dallas TX USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“Port A dining”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Small, intimate, kitchen in dining room. Great food, full bar. Service is excellent. Parking is dark, and a bit rough.

Visited April 2013
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“Great food and great service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

Delicious food and great service! The seafood selection was great and the presentation was beautiful. A feast for the eyes as well as the palate. Crab cakes and coconut shrimp were yummy. Katie made homemade lemonade for our two young girls. The grouper and mahi mahi were delicious too! Worth the trip! We'll go next time for sure!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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