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Marina Cafe Kemah

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620 Marina Bay Dr, Kemah, TX 77565-2654
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2015

The current owner has recently taken this little neighborhood spot in a different direction, even changing the name to Marina Cafe Wine Dive. I don't drink so can't comment on wine selection & mixed drinks. Out the back door is a patio/dock area overlooking a canal that ties into Clear Lake--nice view of boats and homes along the canal. American... More 

1 Thank sandydavis
Kemah, Texas
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have eaten here twice. The first time was only OK. The second time was an absolutely awful meal. The presentation was poor and the food was terrible. And, it was the special of the night!. There is no reason to return.

Thank Crystal B
Ellenton, Florida
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2015

Hawaiian Pancakes! a must have for any pancake lover. the food is prepared and cooked fresh so don't be in a hurry when you come to eat! the staff is so friendly and spot on with drink refills and checking to see if the food is just right!

Thank Susan S
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

We have visited at least 4 times (mostly breakfast). Its pretty standard for eggs bacon, and toast. One visit was dinner for corned beef and it was tasty, just average though.

Thank Dawn R
The Woodlands, Texas
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723 reviews
418 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 658 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2014

Hubby had the hamburger and salad. Both were cooked fine and he enjoyed his meal. Son had the Reuben and a salad. Reuben bread was soggy but the amount of meat was good. I had the seared tuna appetizer. A bit overpriced. Tuna was dull pink, not seared just cooked, smelled very sour to me and tasted bad. Offered a... More 

Thank Rebekajean
Houston, Texas
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2014

From the first bite..Delicious! I had the chorizo breakfast burrito and it was full of flavor and substance. The tortilla, sausage, eggs, onion and cheese were nicely balanced, not too much of one ingredient. The Salsa was also good, a little smokey and sweet. The patio on the canal is quite and nice for a morning cup of coffee, newspaper... More 

Thank TXMama381
Kemah, Texas
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127 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2014

We wat outside and the view of the canal was nice, although I am not fond of picnic tables. There is no alcohol, so drinks are limited unless BYOB. The food was not extraordinary and was somewhat overpriced. I got the cabbage rolls which were supposed to come with boiled parsley potatoes. I didn't want boiled potatoes so asked to... More 

Thank 2littletime2seeitall
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67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2014

Family get together, we ordered red snapper and received the largest fish portion I can remember. The owner makes all the dishes from scratch, even better! The rest of the order was cabbage rolls & cocunut shrimp, everyone agreed, great fresh food. With the combination of wonderful service, outdoor dining and great food, a must try!

Thank N2nature
Munster, Indiana
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2014

I've visited the Marina Cafe several times while on business. I've never ordered off of the menu, but have always had one of the daily specials, usually whatever is recommended by the owner/chef. He has never steered me wrong yet. Excellent food and generally unique specials. The cafe interior is dated and in need of a remodel, but I always... More 

Thank Blackhawks1st
Spring, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2014

Ordered bacon cheese burger! Burger was large ,well cooked and enjoyable. OPPS they forgot the Bacon! Same price at checkout ! Fries were limp undercooked and greasy with a slight chicken flavor and left puddle of grease on plate. My guess grease not hot enough and used for chicken and not changed. Staff friendly but inattentive I had too ask... More 

1 Thank Douglas N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 620 Marina Bay Dr, Kemah, TX 77565-2654
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Kemah
  • Phone Number: 832-8642111

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