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“Good Shrimp, Not so good service”

Castaways Seafood and Grill
Ranked #26 of 80 Restaurants in Port Aransas
Price range: $10 - $25
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Reviewed June 17, 2014

we arrived late into Port A on a Sunday night. after checking into our condo we decided to get something to eat. Castaways looked like one of those quirky places with good food.. We ate "outside" on one of the picnic tables. we all ordered the friend shrimp. it they were big and good.. but served on a stryofoam plate with some less than tasteful fries. the service was slow, I would not say rude, more than apathetic. the speed was not an issue for us as we were on vacation--island time. but compaired to other resturants we would visit throughout the week this was weak.

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Thank OldNavy1961
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Reviewed June 15, 2014

We weren't in a hurry. After calling to see if baked potatoes were available (due to a dietary need) and that dogs were allowed on the patio we arrived at 8 pm. We proceeded to wait for a spot on the patio due to bringing our dog. We expected a bit of a wait. As it approached 9 p.m., no tables had been vacated on the patio, however the long, bar-like table had. We had to hunt down the hostess and ask to be seated there. She seemed surprised by our request. Luckily we received the last baked potato and grilled shrimp in the shells. We enjoyed our food in spite of the late hour but would not recommend this restaurant to anyone with a dog in tow. How sad as there are so few restaurants that make this a priority.

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Thank hiker912
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Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

Ok, so I never get a piña colada because they're too sweet and taste only of coconut but the house speciality here was awesome! It comes in a hauled out pineapple and it tastes soooo good!
The food was pretty great too! You have to get there early because if not, there is quite a wait. Portions are pretty big. If you ask, they will bring you out a plate of pineapple like bread for free! Our waiter was very friendly! I will definitely go back !!!

Thank Lisa V
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Reviewed June 11, 2014

My son had the stuffed flounder with rice and vegetables, husband had combo with fried fish and grilled shrimp, little one had popcorn shrimp with sweet onion rings and I had the shrimp Alfredo. They were all excellent! The cream sauces were fresh and so was the shrimp. Food was prepared with care and attention to presentation. Tall tea glasses never ran empty, the service was very polite and I even saw the owner come to check on his guests. There is an outdoor patio for dinning and ac inside. The decor and the building look a little rough but everything was clean.

Thank TinLizzieTraveler
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Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

We go every 3 months to eat there and the hostess with the red hair is always rude the food is always really good and Virginia the waitress always do the best. I wish the hostess works somewhere else. Is a shame for this great business

Thank ReneCatalan
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