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“Very good homestyle cooking” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Island Cafe and Smokehouse

Island Cafe and Smokehouse
224 Cotter, Port Aransas, TX 78373
361.749.6602
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Ranked #39 of 75 Restaurants in Port Aransas
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Southwestern, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
dfw,texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Very good homestyle cooking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2007

An island staple. Same staff from year to year. Happy ladies take your order quickly and never let your drink go dry. Food is always hot and any changes to orders are met. Have tried other places, always come back to this. Simply put- always a hit never a miss.

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English first
TX
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Good Family Restaraunt”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2006

Good, simple food. Most meals come with a salad bar which is better than average with good selections. Green beans were from a can. Wait staff is also no frills but, friendly enough.

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San Antonio, Texas
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85 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 50 cities Reviews in 50 cities
209 helpful votes 209 helpful votes
“Worth the trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2006

This must really be a local's place because its not that easy to find and they sure could use a better sign out front. Fried shrimp well worth it and reasonable. We'd go back.

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Fulton, Missouri
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“The best place to eat in Port Aransas if you're looking for reasonable prices”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2006

While in Port Aransas we ate at quite a few restaurants, some expensive, some not, but I must say that The Island Cafe was actually the best food we had. Breakfast is very good, on weekends you may have to wait for a table, but it is worth the wait, very reasonable prices, friendly waitresses, and the food is good. Just down home, good food, nothing fancy. We didn't try the fish, but I have heard it is very good. It couldnt be any worse than some fish we had on this trip. Every restaurant that we tried fish, it was from Alaska or flown in from somewhere else. I expected fresh daily fish in Port Aransas and didn't get it.

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Arlington, Texas
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Port 'A' staple for many years”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2006

This is a place the locals, and regulars go for very affordable breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The 'Fish and Chips' special has been devoured by my wife's family for 25+ years. My wife does not eat fish.......except the fish and chips from the Island Cafe. Load up on the red sauce!!!

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