This was our second visit to Marcel's, one of the few Port Aransas eateries open Monday nights. Marcel and Dorie Althauser have crafted a true gem, with good food and date-night ambience.
As was the case during our first visit last year, Sierra Patton was our waitress. Personable and attentive, she once again made us feel at home.
In fact, everyone on the staff is friendly and accommodating. A waiter catching a breath of fresh air out front held the door for us, and Dorie herself greeted us inside. We began with homemade bread, German draft beer, and crab-stuffed jalapenos. Five large jalapenos came with the order; we could've easily devoured twice as many. They were outstanding!
The German entrées were solid performers, as good as any found in restaurants of other German enclaves dotting Texas.
My wife is a bread pudding fanatic, the three of us split an order for dessert. A bit sweet for my own taste, but certain to please the most dessert aficionados.
Put Marcel's at the top of your Port Aransas list.
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