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Spoonbill's Restaurant

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774 Cypress Street, Matagorda, TX 77457
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Tue 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Houston, Texas
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29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We love this place. The menu is limited to a small number of excellent choices. I love the salad with the strawberry vinagrette. The last time I was there, I had fried flounder, which was a special. I don't usually think of flounder as a frying fish, but it sounded good. It was excellent.

Thank bookerken
San Antonio, Texas
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would have never expected a restaurant of this quality in Matagorda. The food selection and the wine list was top notch. We sat outside on the patio with our little chihuahua. While the furniture needed some TLC, it was a good atmosphere. The inside atmosphere was great. You will be pleasantly surprised with the quality of this restaurant.

Thank 880koyt
ediewoo, Owner at Spoonbill's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for coming in. Glad you enjoyed your dinner. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Houston, TX USA
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113 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've eaten here a few times before. It is nice to know that there is a professional chef in our area. That alone would be enough to cause the locals to visit. But....it is not 100.00 dollars worth of nice! That was with no wine and water to drink. Chipped paint, pitiful outside...rundown is the word. We had a fish... More 

Thank 70Craig
ediewoo, Owner at Spoonbill's Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm glad you enjoyed your dinner. I'm sorry that you were disappointed in the cost. All of our ingredients are fresh and made here in house. Let me know if you come back. I would love to talk to you. Thanks for your comments. More 

Matagorda, United States
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 23, 2017

Quaint restaurant where you will leave knowing someone that lives in Matagorda. Everyone is friendly--knows everyone else--and best of all, the food is excellent. Trained culinary chef Edie Lanier not only cooks your dinner, but will make sure that you enjoyed it also as she will come out and meet you. Nice, nice wine list--the chef knows every bottle--and can... More 

Thank terit125
Houston, TX
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed January 25, 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed this quaint off the beaten path restaurant tucked off the main street (Fisher) in Matagorda. The staff was pleasant, the food fantastic and the chef came out to check on us and she was a delight! They do have a varied schedule so you absolutely have to call before going as their schedule often changes.

Thank HouTex75
Dallas, Texas
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62 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed August 30, 2016

Way off the beaten path on the Texas Coast is this little jewel that would be right at home in San Francisco, Dallas or Sydney. The menu changes depending on whatever the fishmonger has fresh (non-seafood options available too). The chef Edie Lanier has a passion for food and wine, and boy what a wine list! I found some selections... More 

Thank DFWSteve
Wharton, Texas
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102 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

This is my go-to place to eat in Matagorda. I will happily pay a little more for food to have an excellent meal. Plates are around $25, $3 beers, $4-8 glasses of wine. The Chef will usually come out and talk to each table.

Thank Weaton13
Houston, Texas
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61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed August 2, 2016

This restaurant was wonderful, it was an old home that was converted to a restaurant and they made it very quant and charming and welcoming. I was amazed that a small town like Matagorda would have a restaurant of this callibar . Edie the owner walked around and talked to her guest asking about there experience with the food. There... More 

Thank Marissa Z
Houston, Texas
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed July 5, 2016

We made a reservation for Spoonbills at the suggestion of the B&B owner where we were staying in Palacios. The restaurant is a remodeled house on a quite side street in Matagorda. They have a very cute screened in patio, but it was way to hot to eat out there in the middle of a Texas summer. We went in... More 

Thank Kelly C
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed May 30, 2016

Spoonbills offers a limited selection of delectable food, and they won't serve anything but fresh fish caught TODAY. Because of this, they sometimes don't have the wonderful pecan crusted fish, but will always offer a tasty 'off the menu' special. And let THEM select your wine ... oh my! very good and reasonable choices. Can't say enough about the food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 774 Cypress Street, Matagorda, TX 77457
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Matagorda
  • Phone Number: 979.863.7766

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?