Top 10 restaurants in Port Aransas, United States

April 15, 2018 Terina Blouin

With over 18 miles of beach, first-class Gulf of Mexico fishing, golfing, shopping, coastal dining and wildlife aplenty, there’s no end to the breezy fun of Port Aransas. Located on the central flyway, Port A's estuaries, inlets and nature reserves draw hundreds of species of birds. You can kick your feet up in a luxury condo, hotel, motel, private home, cottage or a campsite under the stars, all just 30 minutes from Corpus Christi.
Things to do in Port Aransas

1. Coffee Waves

1007 State Highway 361, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5048 Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi American, Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night
Excellent
63%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 416 reviews

Coffee Waves

Recently opened. They opened in Corpus Christi first.

Reviewed By longhornjz - Missouri City, Texas

One of my friends highly recommended that I check out this place while in Port Aransas on holiday, and I was so glad to see that they had reopened after Harvey. The inside looks like new and has a nice ambiance. They have lots of flavors of gelato, and their gelato is awesome! I went back on another day for a flavored steamer drink, which was also good. Great place to stop in for coffee, gelato, and/or lunch while in Port A. Will definitely return!

2. Irie's Island Food

503 N Alister St, Port Aransas, TX 78373-4025 Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards American, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 7 - SGD 21 +1 361-749-2310
Excellent
77%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 634 reviews

Irie's Island Food

Irie's Island Food is an extra casual, very small restaurant serving lunch only. Hours of operation are seasonal in this vacation town. We feature fresh handmade food prepared by the chef/owner who is a graduate of the Culinary institute of America. Creative tacos on house made tortillas, Hawaiian, Asian, American/tropical, and international cuisine is offered at our establishment. We also make New Orleans style beignets from scratch, roast our own coffee, and even have creme brulee to go!

Reviewed By vacationetc - Austin, Texas

Fresh and delicious food. They have great selections of taco with unique combination and sauce. The tortilla is homemade. They also have some menu such as treasure beef/chicken, curry and loco moco. Always busy, come early during lunch. The have indoor and outdoor seating, but filled up quickly. Sometimes we do pick up and enjoy the food on the beach.

3. Frankie’s Kitchen

717 Tarpon St, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5036 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available Seafood, American, Diner, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch SGD 13 - SGD 39 +1 361-749-1909
Excellent
71%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 207 reviews

Frankie’s Kitchen

Family owned and operated. Dedicated to cooking, fresh, home made food. Breakfast all day! Eggs Benedict, Pancakes, Omelets, Biscuits & Gravy, Grits, Fruit and more. Lunch includes Specials, Fish, Shrimp, Burgers, Soup and much more. Evenings we offer real BBQ by Lance who is a award winning BBQ'er. Deserts are made by Frankie and daughter Joni. Pies, Banana Pudding and more!

Reviewed By Marilyn H - Austin, Texas

This is a tiny out of the way place - just 6 tables with a sign up board outside for seating. We were there by 7:30 and 3 of the six tables were available. I had the country breakfast - 2 eggs, 2 bacon, home...MoreThank You for your comments and say "Hi" to your daughter. Hope you make it back soon.

4. Desserted Island Ice Cream

100 White, On Alister, Port Aransas, TX 78373 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible Drinks SGD 8 +1 361-332-9300
Excellent
39%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
7%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 166 reviews

Desserted Island Ice Cream

After 8 years in Port Aransas I have moved down the main street, Alister, after new owners bought the building I was in. I re-opened in February 2013 . If you want to keep having my Famous Brownie Sundaes, coffee shakes, Key Lime Pie shake, cheesecake, apple pie and the Big Fat Banana Split come to the new 2700 sq. ft. shop. Same bright pink and yellow colors with the decor collected from my travels around the world. If you go looking for me in my old location KNOW that it is not me. There is only one Desserted Island! Smell the brownies!

Reviewed By Mary S - Brownwood, Texas, United States

You can buy that at the grocery store. I don't understand the lines for a grocery store ice cream???

5. Venetian Hot Plate

232 Beach Ave, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5312 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout Italian, Seafood Dinner, Late Night SGD 39 +1 361-749-7617
Excellent
65%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 323 reviews

Venetian Hot Plate

Reviewed By 2fromTX - Deep South Texas

Finding an above average restaurant in a touristy beach town (Port Aransas) in summer isn't easy, but this place works. It's not cheap, but it's reasonable for a night out.

We had two families of four, all children between 14 and 11 years old, so we called ahead the day we planned to eat and they took our reservation. Like all places In the town, parking is at a premium but we found a place to park at the softball field just across the street. There is a sign on the door asking parents to be courteous with "loud children" but our families were welcomed and the staff was gracious to our kids.

The atmosphere is nice -- certainly more upscale than most places in town, but casual at the same time -- plenty of men wearing (nice) shorts.

The food was excellent. For our party of 8 we got two orders of calamari, and it was served grilled, not fried, and everyone in our party thought it was fantastic. I'm not a big fan of flounder, but I ordered one of their specials of the day, a sautéed flounder with mushrooms and mashed potatoes and it was perfect - a nice bronze crust on the outside and cooked well throughout. We also had an order of the Linguine Nel Golfo and it came with plenty of shrimp and scallops, and an order of the Spaghetti Pescatora, which also had plenty of seafood. There is no kids menu, but the entrees are large enough to split if you want to economize. Note,one of our children had a nut allergy and there were no issues.

They have a decent wine list and as a nice option you can get a carafe (3 glasses) of some of the wines.

The service was excellent -- our server and the other staff were both casual and attentive, well versed in the menu and helpful with all of our requests.

Go there, you'll like it.





6. La Playa Mexican Grille

222 Beach Ave, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5312 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Mexican, Southwestern, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Late Night +1 361-749-0022
Excellent
51%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 353 reviews

La Playa Mexican Grille

Reviewed By Michelle T - Dallas, Texas

From start to finish everything about this restaurant is perfect! So you might wait a while, but sip on a super margarita while you do. It's worth the wait!!! Table side guacamole is served with the perfect tortilla chips & salsa! Queso was gone in minutes with everyone wanting more. The fresh seafood specials are moist and tasty without tons of rubs or sauces. Sizzling fajitas and fresh tortillas make everyone happy! The flan is just amazing, I couldn't share and I wanted more! WE have recommended this place to everyone and have traveled twice to eat there!

7. Shells Pasta & Seafood

522 E Avenue G, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5747 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, American, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 8 - SGD 50 +1 361-749-7621
Excellent
54%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
5%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 664 reviews

Shells Pasta & Seafood

Reviewed By John L - Dallas, Texas

The restaurant still shows signs of the recent hurricane. It is small, and somewhat "rustic" inside. But the staff was prompt and friendly. Best part was the food, we had pastas and everyone commented about how good theirs was. Prices are reasonable for the pastas. They have some very interesting specials but they are somewhat pricey. We'll come back and try them too.

8. Beach and Station Street Grill

235 Beach Ave, Port Aransas, TX 78373-4322 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 9 - SGD 33 +1 361-749-2303
Excellent
56%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 653 reviews

Beach and Station Street Grill

The last beach shack in Port Aransas on top of the wave.

Reviewed By Ghpenn

We came in for dinner on this occasion. We ordered steak and shrimp; grilled amberjack with seasonal veggies; and the tilapia with butter garlic sauce. For dessert we tried the pecan pie. The steak was grilled to perfect medium rare. Amber jack was very flavorful. Everything was well above our expectation! The pie was amazing. I highly recommend this place but make sure you bring CASH because they don’t do plastic. I will be back.

9. San Juan

410 Cut Off Rd, Port Aransas, TX 78373-4221 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Mexican Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 361-749-6521
Excellent
53%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 511 reviews

San Juan

Reviewed By Monika M

Great food, great service, great price!! Fresh and great food, quick service, we love it!!! We go at least once a week!

10. Port A Pizzeria

407 E Avenue G, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5716 Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Buffet Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 13 +1 361-749-5226
Excellent
44%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 736 reviews

Port A Pizzeria

Join us for our all-day buffet every day, offering fresh salad, pizza, and pasta dishes. Order of the menu and enjoy our popular specialty pizzas, calzones, and sandwiches. Many of our dishes are also available as part of our gluten-free menu.

Reviewed By Sherri G - Saginaw, Michigan

The staff was very friendly. The salad bar and the pizza buffet were average. For $10 for pizza, salad and dessert pizza and ice cream the price is definitely affordable. It is simple food for a good price.Thanks for visiting our place, Sherri! I'm glad you loved our tasty offerings and found everything filling. We hope to see you again soon! Best, Port A Pizzeria Family

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