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“Don't even think about it...”
Review of Shrimps - CLOSED

Shrimps
Cuisines: Seafood
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Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Don't even think about it...”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Disappointing menu, self service, uncooked minute rice, additional protein in ice (in the form of insects) and serving size unbelievably small and expensive - we ended up going elsewhere for a real meal... Believe the other reviews too!

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank PaulJamestheDJ
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English first
Austin, Texas, United States
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great fried shrimp”
Reviewed July 26, 2013

Low key place and not on the water, but the fried shrimp was outstanding. It has comfortable outside seating, good beer and friendly staff. It was relaxed without all the tourist trapping of other places.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Vince C
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AZ
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Nothing special”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

Another overpriced joint with average food and no view. Don't waste your money....$12 for 4 tiny fish fingers and greasy fries...they call that the seafood platter!

Visited July 2013
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Thank colormehappy411
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Cleveland, Ohio
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Good fresh food”
Reviewed July 1, 2013 via mobile

We were hesitant to eat here but were pleasantly surprised. The shrimp were freshly breaded and cooked. The breading was nice and light, not overwhelming. THe fries were also fresh. The food got to the table in less than 8 minutes. The only downside was that we stood in line for quite a while as only 1 person was taking food orders and one person was taking drink orders. This could be easily remedied.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank GayleW22
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San Antonio, TX
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Avoid at all costs!”
Reviewed June 13, 2013

My family and I have been visiting Port Aransas every summer for several years. We have tried most of the restaurants at this little resort town over the years. Shrimps, which used to be called something else, is absolutely the worst restaurant in Port Aransas. The guarantee that no one waits for a table. What they don’t tell you is that you wait over an hour for basic fried/grilled seafood dishes like shrimp and fish.

Last weekend my small party of 6 waited in line to place our food order. After the 15 minute wait we found a nice table to sit at. The wait staff gave us a buzzer that would notify us when our food would be ready. 30 minutes, 45 minutes, 60 minutes and the buzzer never went off. I talked to a handful of the staff (when I could locate them) to see what was going on with our order. I never received a straight answer and never a concern about my party waiting for food. Finally, over an hour and half of total waiting time, our food showed up. It was the worst fried shrimp I have ever had at any eating establishment. It tasted like they were from a box that had been frozen for years. Half our entrees were wrong.

After speaking with someone who could help us (it was a challenge to get to this point), they comped half our meal. Even at half price, the value at this place was terrible. At no time did anyone check on us, ask if we needed anything. It was simply place your order, pay us, then wait, and wait, then leave if you want to.

Do not go to this place. I don’t care what specials they offer or how many tables are open. Food prices at Port A is increased because of the seasonal nature of the area. You can pay far less and get better food elsewhere. Do not let Shrimp’s take you hostage!

  • Visited June 2013
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2 Thank Ironman09
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