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Island Cafe and Smokehouse

American, Southwestern, Cafe, Seafood
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224 Cotter, Port Aransas, TX 78373
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the best time - waitress was super sweet and attentive! We got our food before our kids could ask - where's the food? Which is pretty good when you have a 5 & 3 year old! The boys got pancakes and sausage - split the short stack - PANCAKES WERE HUGE! My husband got the Huevos Rancheros (I... More 

Thank KrystalDuke
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A real treasure off the beaten path, more like the local diner and less like a tourist trap. Had amazing fried shrimp and cherry pie. Service was like old friends. Definitely going back.

Thank Becky D
Corpus Christi, Texas
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Servers working hard and busing tables and in charge of closing out tabs. Food was not acceptable or enjoyed. Will go back to hometown CC next time.

Thank Cindy H
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was sub par---Claim to make everything as ordered and from scratch--there is no way that's going on!! Fried mushrooms tasted old and rubbery...a couple days old maybe?? Brown gravy was obviously a canned store bought. Fries are ore Ida brand (I suspect) Burger (patty size) was as flat as a McDonald's burger. Deviled crab was not tasty--way too... More 

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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We tried this place for the first time on this trip! Breakfast was AWESOME! We even went back again today. Fruit bowl was super yummy! Omelet was delicious. We will be back, for sure!

Thank Kathy H
Bandera, Texas
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Food was delicious and service was great. Had the fried shrimp and it was good. I'll definitely be coming back here in the future.

Thank crisp33
Columbus, Texas
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

The all you can eat fish is amazing!! We eat there every time we come to the island and will always choose the food over any other. The wait staff may change but they always hire great people and the food quality never changes1

Thank txcharm71
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89 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Reasonably priced menu options, the service was pretty quick, overall a good breakfast, and it's nice they serve breakfast until 11:30am

Thank Nate O
San Antonio, Texas
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73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

This is a good breakfast spot. The pancakes are amazing. They will cook your fish for dinner and you can take your own wine or liquor.

Thank boyohboy10
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

My sister and I went there on a Thursday we both ordered the tuna plate her's was grilled and well done and mine was blacked medium with baked potatoes and green beans It was better than expected but pricey

Thank Theresa N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
American, Southwestern, Cafe, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 224 Cotter, Port Aransas, TX 78373
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Port Aransas
  • Phone Number: 361.749.6602

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?