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Island Cafe and Smokehouse

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224 Cotter, Port Aransas, TX 78373
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Austin, Texas
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After hearing some great comments and frequent "flyers" talk about this diner I decided to take the plunge. Things got started with the coffee. It literally tasted like dish water. It was soapy tasting and watered down. I ordered the Huevos Rancheros. It seemed the tomatoes were from a can of diced tomatoes, not drained with no peppers (i.e. Ro*tels)... More 

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San Marcos, Texas
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great traditional breakfast here . It was the only place open on Monday morning after Port A s Sandfest weekend . There is nothing fancy about this place but our breakfast was good and service was quick . Reasonable pricing also . Would visit again . Appears to be a local hangout .

Thank srtraveler_11
Concan, Texas
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76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Upon entering it is as if you are being seated in a family kitchen. The service is fast and friendly. The cafe is clean and it stays very busy. The locals are friendly also. We have had breakfast and lunch here. They were both wonderful-cooked just as you ask-whether they want it that way. Sunny side up eggs rare steak... More 

1 Thank geninva
Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Food is good, servers are very sweet and quick! We drove over from Corpus Christi and there aren't many choices here, but this place made me feel like a "regular"

Thank acarlton98
Freeport, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

We ate breakfast here Sat. morning. It's nothing extraordinary but the food was good, the service was great and the price was right!

Thank Jody W
Converse, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

Not only is the food yummy and the waitstaff are super nice but, they played awesome music as well! It's a must go!

Thank JohnFrazee
Buda, Texas
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73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

This is a little restaurant on the corner of E. Ave. C that was within a few blocks of the condo that we stayed at. We went there for breakfast and had a pretty good meal. It's nothing to rave about, but we did like the food.

Thank HIngram746
Boerne, Texas
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Very busy and great for breakfast! You definitely get what you pay for but be ready to pay. No kids menu for breakfast. Potions are large and very good. If homestyle cooking is what you are looking for then this is your place! Would definitely recommend for breakfast.

2 Thank Jamie D
Jasper, Texas
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

I went in for dinner! Clean place great portions on the food! I had the roast with fries and beans also came with full salad bar for under $11! That is cheap for here! I took food home because I couldn't eat it all.

Thank Rodemooney2
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

Been going to Island Cafe for a couple of years now, the Fish is amazing. The Fish N' Chips is a huge serving...but for a larger appetite, try the all you can eat fish. The shrimp was huge and tasty. We've gone for breakfast in the past, and enjoyed it just as much...won't ever make the trip to Port A... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Steakhouse, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, 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?