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“Good place to eat but a little pricey.”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Marcel's Restaurant - CLOSED

Marcel's Restaurant
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Description: Marcel's Restaurant is located at 905 Hwy 361 (S. Alister Street becomes Hwy 361 as you head south of the main part of town). We are located almost directly across the street from the Seafood & Spaghetti Works building.
Waxahachie
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good place to eat but a little pricey.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2013

The service was great and the German beer is fantastic but the food is a little pricey for what you get. I had the chicken breast with a mushroom sauce and steamed vegetables. It was $16.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Mack M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dorie_Althauser, Guest Relations Manager at Marcel's Restaurant, responded to this review, August 15, 2013
Thank you for your favorable review Mack M. We would like to clarify that the Stuffed Chicken Breast (Chicken breast stuffed with Fontina cheese, grilled, and served with a mushroom cream sauce, sauteed vegetables, and pasta with hand grated Parmesan cheese) is $13.95 on the menu. Your price may have included tax?

We do stand by our menu pricing, and we also feel there is a lot of value in the dining experience we offer. Everything is made here from the House Cured Salmon to the Key Lime Pie and everything in between. This takes expertise and many labor hours. We don't cut corners, and we don't buy inferior ingredients. In addition we offer diners freshly made bread with real dairy butter (I'm bragging here, but the bread is made with several types of grain three of which we grind right here in the kitchen from rye and hard red and white wheat berries). Our customers sit down to a table that is set on linen with a nice linen napkin, real glassware (so many restaurants serve their beverages in plastic to save money), silverware. We cater to diners, so there is no rush - we encourage guests to take their time and enjoy their meal. We aren't in the business of "turning over tables".

The many amenities we offer do have a cost, and this is reflected on the menu pricing. Sorry if this explanation is way too long, but there really is a lot that goes into what we do - and we don't often get the opportunity to address an issue like this. We hope to see you again Mack; I hope you enjoyed your visit to Port Aransas! :-)
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English first
2 reviews
“Really enjoyed our meal.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

The restaurant kindof looks like grandma's house inside, but staff is friendly and food is good. A quiet restaurant with cloth table covers.
The stuffed jalapeno appetizer and dinner salad were very good. Homemade bread was amazing, as were the mixed vegetables and dark chocolate cheesecake.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank katcamc
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Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Yummy!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013

We both had delicious meals. The crime brûlée was awesome. The waitress talked too much. The other wait staff were very professional. The atmosphere was very welcoming. We have had consistently good food. Fish is very good.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Carol L
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The Woodlands, Texas
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58 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great place for dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

Good food (Jaegerschneitzel), superb beer (Paulaner), good salad, excellent key lime pie, all in a quiet refined atmosphere. Good change of pace when visiting Port A; definitely in my top 3 of local eateries.

Visited August 2013
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Thank WoodlandsMike
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Austin, Texas
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

The food was fantastic and the service even better. We were with friends from Germany and they loved the food as well. Both the owner and waitress spent more than the usual time talking with us and even showing the kids how to fold the fancy napkins! I would definately recommend this restraunt to everyone visiting the Port Aransas area. I don't give many restraunts this high of a rating but it is well worth it.

Visited June 2013
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Thank AustinBizTraveler
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