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Joe's Oyster Bar

207 E Maxan St, Port Isabel, TX 78578-4507
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“grilled shrimp” (63 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (79 reviews)
“crab cakes” (109 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
207 E Maxan St, Port Isabel, TX 78578-4507
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Went there both weeks I was in town. Loved their fried oysters both times. They were NOT over done. Don't look at the decor, just eat.

Thank Steve T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, good service, reasonable prices. Waiter was very helpful when I had indecision about my selection. He explained the menu items to me and helped me decide on a perfect dish. They sell fresh seafood too if you'd like to buy and take home...More

Thank Happiness21888530859
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After last year, could hardly wait, arrived 6 30 pm, ordered went well Food was overcooked or rewarrmed Price increased, service was good.

Thank Sunshine48361229195
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We discovered Joe’s last year and enjoyed dinner twice in a week! We have returned and our first dinner out was here! The Joey is spectacular! Planning on making it one more time before heading home!

Thank Betty B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Food and atmosphere! Always delicious and cooked fresh to order without a long wait. Never miss Joe's when visiting in the area!

Thank lisarantz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't let the building throw you off. This is great fresh sea food at great prices. The Nathan plate had blackened shrimp ,and a crab cake along with a blackened flounder fillet. Serving is on a paper plate with plastic utensils. The 4 of us...More

Thank bfwah
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you like fried or grilled fish, this is your home. Oysters, flounder, shrimp, fries...excellent. the grilled fish was so good. Cant wait to go back

Thank pfcassidy
Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

Went to Joe’s based on TripAdvisor review. Was hesitant when I saw the outside but happy I went in. Great seafood. Staff worked hard to please us too! Do not miss this place!

Thank 45christine
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

We got ceviche, raw oysters, grilled seafood platter and the stuffed jalapeños...everything was perfect and super fresh!

1  Thank Kaytee B
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

We do beach trips just about every year and this has been by far our favorite seafood find. The service was great, the food was fantastic, and the prices cannot be beat. We will be stopping by multiple times next trip. We got 3 dishes...More

Thank albleal
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August 21, 2018|
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Response from dianeoh1950 | Reviewed this property |
The grilled shrimp is AMAZINGLY GOOD!
Cynthia P
July 21, 2018|
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Response from Marlene B | Reviewed this property |
Not really sure, but there always lots of families there. The staff are extremely accommodating.
March 3, 2017|
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Response from Ron W | Reviewed this property |
Joes does have raw oysters They were as good as any in the area I am not a big fan of gulf coast oysters to big, mushy with not much flavor
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
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
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 207 E Maxan St, Port Isabel, TX 78578-4507
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Port Isabel
  • Phone Number: 956-943-4501
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