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“Disappointing”

Virginia's On The Bay
Ranked #9 of 78 Restaurants in Port Aransas
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
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81 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed October 18, 2013

This place obviously gets a lot of business because it is one of the few restaurants on the water in Port Aransas. The service was very friendly and helpful; however, the food was very disappointing. We started out with appetizers and then decided to move to another establishment for main course. My shrimp appetizer tasted like one of those "frozen rings" you can buy at the grocery store. Yuk. One friend was underwhelmed with her gumbo. I don't remember my other friends' dish but it was unanimous that we would move on down the road. When you go to the beach, you at least expect fresh seafood.

  • Visited October 2013
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Argonia, Kansas
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“So good, we went the next night, too.”
Reviewed October 17, 2013

Shrimp embrochiette (spelling?) the first night and awesome as always. Coconut shrimp the second night and it was great, too. Not too sweet like a lot of the ones I've had and I like it not too sweet. The rice is great, but the mashed potatoes are wonderful! Love to sit next to the rail with the windows open.

Visited October 2013
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Blanco, Texas
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Magic Mahi”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

We supped here twice during our visit to the Port A area and both times we were totally satisfied with our food & drinks. Although we had a bit of a wait for our meals one evening, the service was good. the mahi mahi with lobster sauce{ :) ] was most xclnt as were the crab/lobster legs, cocoanut shrimp and the flounder. early evening was almost ambient and late evening is a bit noisy but tolerable. Aprovecha

  • Visited October 2013
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Burleson, Texas
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67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Enjoyed this”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

Despite previous reviews we lunched here (mostly because so many of the restaurants were closed on Monday.) Had a very nice lunch. Good food. Good view. And despite being very busy the staff was friendly and smiling.

  • Visited October 2013
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great view”
Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

Very good food. Nice service. Every where you go in port a is a little pricy. Give us tourists a break. Be more reasonable

  • Visited August 2013
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