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King's Inn

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1116 E. CR 2270, Riviera, TX 78379
+1 361-297-5265
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Annapolis, Maryland
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369 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed December 21, 2016

This is a very unique restaurant as they do not have menus. You order food by the pound and it is all served family style: They start with a plate of sliced tomatoes. Then we had the drum, shrimp, talapia all caught locally and super fresh. Their hushpuppies, fries and salads were tasty too. You can order beer but if... More 

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Houston, Texas, United States
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed December 11, 2016

After 50 years of visiting the King's Inn, the food, atmosphere and service remain the same - GREAT! When visiting South Texas, eating here is a must. It's located right on the water with a lovely view during daylight. The fried shrimp are huge, oysters sweet, various fish (we had Drum and Catfish) all having a very light dusting of... More 

Thank Pat R
Absteinach, Germany
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

I grew up eating here. I always look forward to going there every time I visit stateside. The taste and quality has not changed in the 30 + years that I have eaten here. It is expensive but worth every penny. Don't forget to take home some peanut brittle!

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belton, United States
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed November 12, 2016

The Famous King's Inn is a South Texas original ,serving families fresh seafood in a beautiful bayside setting. For those of us who enjoy fresh seafood, this is a destination restaurant when we are in the area. We keep our order simple. We order shrimp. The server returns with a platter full of fried shrimp. These shrimp are fried to... More 

Thank Lee P
Los Fresnos, Texas
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed October 20, 2016

i don't know what the people from mcallen was talking about. the food is always great. we had the seafood platter, which is more than enough for two. about $20. we had two jumbo shrimp, two frog legs, crab patty, oysters, scallops, hush puppies, onion rings, french fries, a small shrimp cocktail, a salad and always perfectly ripe tomato slices... More 

Thank ragillies
Brownsville, Texas
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

On the way home from San Antonio I realized we could make dinner at King's. I've enjoyed this place since I was in college, not always able to make it when it's open, so when there's an opportunity, I take it! Make a reservation! I really enjoy being served family style, the staff is young and energetic. This particular evening... More 

Thank Jaws4241
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Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

From the moment we walked in, we were hoping to love the place. Our waitress was really cool but the service was sub standard. Slow service, very expensive, and the menu is very limited. We didn't even get an actual menu to see what's to offer. That's fine with me, though. The place looks raunchy, and very outdated. The food,... More 

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Round Rock, Texas
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196 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

All the locals enthusiastically recommend this place when you ask for places to eat dinner. In the past, I had been in Kingsville on Sunday and Monday--nights when The King's Inn is closed. This time I was there on a Tuesday and was rewarded with a nice bay side seat and great service...and the food! Yes!! Best fried shrimp ever!... More 

Thank Deborah B
Harlingen, Texas
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

After wanting to try the restaurant for many years we finally stopped in The onion rings are delicious Orange roughy and shrimp delicious Yes , the French fries were not special Their tartar dice was a fish paste that was delicious Keep an open mind and try this historic restaurant Just tell the waiter this I your first time here... More 

Thank Candice M
Three Rivers, Texas
1 review
Reviewed August 23, 2016

I'm in the process of buying a house on Baffin bay, found Kings Inn by accident but OMG, this will be the only place that i'll be eating at. The service was great and the food was amazing!!!! I have read some of the reviews that thought it was expensive but apparently they haven't bought fish and shrimp buy the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1116 E. CR 2270, Riviera, TX 78379
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Riviera
  • Phone Number: +1 361-297-5265

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