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“Nothing great, nothing bad, just average” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Moby Dick's

Moby Dick's
517 S Alister St., Port Aransas, TX 78373
+1 361-749-9447
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Ranked #11 of 76 Restaurants in Port Aransas
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Nothing great, nothing bad, just average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Pretty standard beach seafood restaurant. Ok service, ok food, kitschy gift shop. No real complaints, but nothing really notable to say either.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
      Food
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English first
Denton, Texas
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104 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Far Better Options”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

The food was okay, but is what I would expect from Red Lobster, not a restaurant 4 blocks from the beach. The real problem is that there are so many better options in Port A, and for the price, you should definitely skip this one and go to one of the restaurants ranked higher. Also, I've never had a server inspire less confidence in the menu than our's. When we ordered the calamari, it was followed by "I'm not really into those" and everything else we asked about was met with "It's okay" or "I don't know". Please do yourself a favor and go somewhere else on the island, you can get mediocre fried seafood at home for less.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank Chase E
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Plains
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best food at Port A!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

We have eaten both trips at Moby Ds and the food is always excellent. The service is usually good to very good. The dishes are always (for us) perfectly prepared. All the appetizers are excellent. The only negative is you'll have to wait, but you can shop across the road or next door and return close to time or have them call you. This is the best food, bar none, on the island including the expensive locations we have visited. Tip: wait to eat inside in the A/C or dress cool and eat inside the open area.

Visited June 2013
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Thank Justin T
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Lubbock, Texas
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fried Seafood galore!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Someone asked me how was the food....all I could say was FRIED! Honestly, it all tasted the same. But if you like fried seafood and a fun, pirate atmosphere, this is a neat place and worthy of a vacation visit. Lots of neat pictures to snap here.

Visited June 2013
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San Antonio, Texas
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fun decor, good drinks, bad service, bad food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

We did enjoy the nautical, pirate decor but none of our food orders were correct and the food was was not that good. Loaded baked potato and bar drinks were the only saving grace. Will probably not go back.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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