The best shrimp and crab cakes in south texas...I have tried several dishes here all have been excellent
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While the service seemed to be done by committee, the food was terrific and did not disappoint. We were meeting old friends for dinner, so maybe that was our fault as we dragged our feet a bit ordering. Our table ordered oysters on the half shell which were fresh and suitably briny, fried shrimp (some of the better ones we tried during our week at "Port A", a cheeseburger platter (nicely done), gumbo (with an unusual, but tasty base), and Gil's House Special stuffed flounder (pretty darned good).
It fell in the middle of restaurants we tried so I may not wait in LINE to eat here, but I would certainly give is a shot.
We waited over an hour for our appetizer and watched a table of six get served their main course one person at a time over a ten minute period. Our appetizer and salad finally came at the same time, and then there was another 30-minute wait for the main course--Grouper Pontchartrain--which was a tiny piece of fish and half a plate of rice. It was tasty, but very small. With an inexpensive bottle of wine we spent $100 and expected something more. The verdict--their reputation for fancy cooking brings in a full house and they are now way over their heads.
Excellent food and service. The very tasty lump crab cakes were almost all crab with very little filler. And came with a yummy rice pilaf with orzo and tasty zucchini and squash. They pour a large glass of good quality Texas chardonnay white wine for only $4.00. Real food and a fun funky ambiance make for a delightful dining experience.
Our food was ok. Blackened shrimp salad was good. Oysters were sub-standard and would avoid.Excellent key lime pie, and so much better than a piece we had at the Beaches Cafe and Bakery nearby. Unlike other reviewers had no problem with service, flies, or other annoyances, but it was April and not very hot yet. Not a lot of choices in Port Aransas.