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Roosevelt's at the Tarpon Inn

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200 E Cotter Ave, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5124
361 749 1540
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
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San Antonio, Texas
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have had amazing dinners at Roosevelt's in the past and often recommend this restaurant to friends. We made reservations for our wedding anniversary. The chef and staff are visible from the front door and dining room but didn't seem busy. The hostess could not find our reservation at first but when she did she simply waived at an open... More 

Thank Lori H
Cedar Park, Texas
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We chose to eat here on a Monday night, so it wasn't busy. We didn't need a reservation, and were seated right away. Since it was our first time there, our waiter gave us the history lesson regarding the place, which was interesting. I had the ahi tuna, and my husband had the seafood pasta. Both were good, but frankly,... More 

Thank Sandy723
Lake Jackson, Texas
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Small, intimate, and great atmosphere in a historical hotel and restaurant. This is an amazing dining experience in a small fishing community. Who would have thought? The chef superbly prepared freshly caught seafood, as well as steaks, chicken, quail.......the bread was divine! Excellent wine choices and decadent desserts. We were celebrating a friends birthday and it was a perfect evening!

Thank loladoc56
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had reservations the day before but was cancelled 15 mins before arrival. Due to power failure. So disappointed but ate a wonderful meal at Shells. Went last night here ( had reservations) quit a long wait to get food. They had a birthday party. The food was good very tasty and hot. A word to the chief please roast the... More 

Thank carolinabonny@aol.com
Florence, South Carolina
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161 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were seated right away, got drinks and ordered. We waited quite a while before our food arrived but the steaks were cooked perfectly and were delicious!! The asparagus and potatoes were also excellent. Oh yes, our coconut shrimp appetizer was good also!! Excellent food and service but a little slow on getting the food to the table.

1 Thank TimeToTravel2468
Dallas, Texas
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68 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

We went to Roosevelt's last summer and had a nice experience with good service and good food so we were looking forward to a repeat performance this summer. However we were very disappointed last night when our group of 10 took over 2 hours to be served. Many of the meals were cold. My snapper was really good and hot... More 

1 Thank Cravini
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

This was one of the best seafood restaurants we dined at while in Port A. Never attempted oysters until tasting them broiled at the Tarpon. OMG. When can we move to this island? Blacked Drum was excellent along with other entrees - and all reasonably priced. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Barb B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

So we went to the restaurant I was In jeans and a shirt and my father was also... They refused to seat us beacuse we were dressed poorly then my dad pulled out his credit card and the lady said that she could probably find us a table... Need les to say we walked right out.

4 Thank Abeach02
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Our vacation "night out" was at Roosevelt's. Very quaint dinning room with additional patio seating. Wife's wine selection was not available, but the waitress suggested a very nice replacement. Firecracker tenderloin appetizer was a bit too spicy for the lady, but not for me. She had the Petite Tenderloin that was cooked just right and was delicious. I had the... More 

Thank Kermmy803
Dripping Springs, Texas
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

We have been to Roosevelt's three times and all three times have had superb meals. Great menu and super appetizers. Oysters Rockefeller are to DIE for!!! Great drinks and the menu never disappoints. Entrees from $20-35 but worth it!! Full bar even though not advertised. Reservations a MUST!!

Thank DocRon48

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Steakhouse, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 E Cotter Ave, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5124
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Port Aransas
  • Phone Number: 361 749 1540

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?