Island Dining

Port Aransas Restaurants and Bars

Port Aransas is filled with impressive culinary talent and cuisine that is sure to surprise. In Port A you will find every style whether it's seafood, cajun, mexican, thai, BBQ, organic and more! Not only is the food great, being a beachside coastal town the views cannot be beat. You can simply enjoy a cold drink or have a 4 course meal all while watching the waves roll in or the afternoon fisherman come in to the docks with thier catches. You can also "cook your catch," bring in your own catches from the day and have them prepared as you please at a large majority of the restaurants in town! Come dine with us! 

FINS Grill & Icehouse 

A waterfront dining experience located next to Deep Sea Headquarters, perfect place for groups and families! Wonderful view of the harbor watching the pirate show from the Red Dragon or watching the fishermen come in and hang their catches. Fins has something on the menu for everyone. Seafood, and the ½ lb. Angus burgers are their specialties. Breakfast served every Saturday & Sunday opening at 8am. Daily food and drink specials! Also offering off season private parties, Fins is the perfect place to hold your rehearsal dinner, family reunion, birthday celebrations and even corporate functions! Add an evening cruise to any party; ask for details! 

Hours:

Monday – Friday 11 am

Saturday – Sunday 8am 

 

Jay's Seafood & Spaghetti Works

Family locally owned and operated, offering the very best in seafood, steak, Italian dishes, pizza, soups and desserts all made from scratch. Also, the best salad bar on the island! Jay’s is a great place for large groups and parties. Full stocked bar, big screen TV’s always showing the major sporting events and with everything being homemade from scratch, of course everything they have to offer is truly delicious! Inside you will find “Stephanie’s Stuff,” a woman and children’s boutique for your fashion and leisure needs!

Hours: 

Sunday – Thursday 11 am – 9 pm

Friday & Saturday 11 am – 9:30 pm

 

 

Mac Daddy's BBQ & Family Kitchen

Locally owned and operated, Mac Daddy’s is the best BBQ in town! Full bar with a great beer selection, all the best classic BBQ items and southern favorites such as fried chicken, fresh seafood and fantastic homemade desserts. 

Hours:

Sunday – Thursday 11 am – 8 pm

Friday & Saturday 11 am – 9 pm 

 

 

Barefoot Beans Port A

Sunny days guarantee that our patio will be full of guests enjoying a ice cold nitro brew and other tasty treats. We also offer comfortable island style swing seating around our bar with free Wi-Fi and plenty of outlets! We pride ourselves on providing organic, fair trade coffee and tea. We work with local roasters and suppliers to obtain the best quality coffee straight to you.

Hours:

Everyday 6 am – 5 pm

 

 

Beach & Station Street Grill 

Easygoing, quaint eatery for fresh Gulf seafood favorites including jumbo shrimp & gumbo, plus steaks & regional fare! 

Hours:

Tuesday – Saturday 5 pm – 10 pm

Closed Sunday & Monday

 

  • 361-749-2303
  • 235 Beach Ave, Port Aransas, TX 78373

 

Black Marlin Bar & Grill 

The Black Marlin features coastal cuisine, live music and the best views of the Gulf in Texas. Whether you're relaxing indoors at the clubhouse, dining outside on the patio overlooking the grand lawn or enjoying a cocktail on the third story elevated bar, the Black Marlin is in a class all its own. Situated on the island’s only golf course, Chef Kaharim Becerra has turned a casual clubhouse into a culinary hotspot. House favorites include mahi-mahi grilled tacos, pan seared gulf snapper & shrimp as well as the beef tenderloin sliders. Swing by any Saturday night this summer and take in the live music featured in the Black Marlin Summer Concert Series. 

Hours:

Breakfast: Mon-Sun 7 – 10 AM

Lunch: Mon-Sun 11AM – 3 PM

Dinner: Fri-Sat 5 – 9 PM

Elevated Bar: Fri-Sat 3 – 8 PM

Happy Hour: Mon-Weds 

 

 

 

Bluewater Cowboy Saloon & Mercantile

Bluewater Cowboy Saloon features a second story dining room and a third story dining/bar area with a chef inspired menu, from steaks and burgers to island inspired dishes to cooking your catch – there is something for everyone. Get the full Port A experience when you go out fishing and bring your catch here for our talented chefs to grill, blacken or fry for it up for you! Blue Water Cowboy Mercantile is a women's boutique conveniently located right next door so you can stop and shop before or after your meal!

Hours:

Closed on Tuesdays

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 11-9pm

Fridays & Saturdays 11-10pm

 

Castaway's Seafood & Grill 

Located in the heart of Port Aransas with a quaint courtyard and great shops right on site. Castaway’s prides itself on hand battered fried seafood made to order, whether it’s your catch or ours. Over the years, the menu has expanded to offer something for everyone; from corn dogs and chicken strips for the little sailors to Angus Rib Eyes and pasta dishes. We freshly bake the breads for our Po-Boys daily, make an excellent Gumbo, and serve the BEST, shell on, Jumbo Grilled Shrimp, seasoned with our own secret “Chef’s Choice” seasoning. Also, you must try the fried oysters; they’re always a fan favorite! In terms of the restaurant itself, it's been tabbed as a nice option for both families with children,  large groups and even private parties. In addition to its convenient take-out menu, the restaurant even provides catering for events around town. Or, if you just want to stop by for a beverage, the restaurant has a full bar; inside and outside as well. Ask about a "Allotta Colada" -top shelf rums served in a fresh pineapple!

Hours:

Open every day from 11:30am – 10pm

 

 

Coach's Island Grill 

The best spot for homemade breakfast with pancakes as big as your face. Lunch served after 11am, Burgers, Philly’s, Tacos, Seafood, Egg rolls & Sandwiches to name a few menu items. Did we mention fried desserts?! Fried twinkies, Oreo’s, cheesecake, ding dongs and brownies! You absolutely can’t go wrong at Coach’s; the food alone will have you coming back for more, the hospitality will make you want to stay awhile. B.Y.O.B. encouraged!

Hours:

Closed Monday’s

Tuesday – Sunday from 7am – 1pm

 

 

 

Coffee Waves 

Coffee Waves Port Aransas is truly an unforgettable experience. We feature specialty coffee varietals that rank in the world's top 1% of best coffee.  We also feature homemade gelato, freshly crafted paninis, and smoothies.  There is something for everyone in your family. Our knowledgeable baristas will handcraft your favorite drink right in front of you, and as always, crack a few jokes while they do. Feeling adventurous? Let us make you one of our drink specialties.
 
Combining a unique and artistic atmosphere with a laid back island vibe, Coffee Waves is the perfect place to visit after a long, hot day at the beach. We have various artists from around the bay area, and with their regularly rotating artwork, it'll look a bit different every time you visit.
 
We are proud to serve homemade gelato, made in house. Each visit is different. Grab a cup of our specialty gelato, over 90 different regularly rotating flavors. And what would a cup of gelato be without a sunset and some great music. We are in no short supply of either. We have local live music every Friday and Sunday… and as for the sunset, well, that’s just a perk of living on the beach.

Hours:

Open Daily 7am - 7pm

 

Giggity's Bar & Restaurant

The perfect spot for lunch, late night eats and plenty of fun! Giggity's is a hidden gem of delicious food. Kitchen serving until 1am, Bar open til 2am. Live music and fun every night of the week.

Oh and Tuesday's are all you can eat chicken fried steak! Definitely a must try.

 Hours:

11am - 2am everyday

 

Harbour Lights Grill

Harbour views, classic American fish, seafood, sandwiches and platters. You catch it, they cook it! The best blackened and fried fish around. You walk up to the window to order, take a seat at The Back Porch outdoor bar and enjoy the views, company and often; live music!

Hours:

Sunday - Wednesday 11am - 8pm

Thursday - Saturday 11am - 10pm

 

  • 361-749-0771
  • 136 W. Cotter Ave.

Irie's Island Food 

#53 on YELP's top 100 places to eat in the U.S.A.!

An island twist on all the favorites. Tacos, rice plates, eggrolls, salads and the best dessert beignets! 13+ homemade sauce options, you'll return here time and time again. Irie's is one of a kind and always delicious!

Hours:

Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 9pm

 

 

Island Cafe & Smokehouse

Serving Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. All the classic favorites for every meal including a great salad bar with great lunch and dinner specials daily. 25 years of awesome service, food & hospitality!

Hours:

Closed Tuesdays

Wednesday through Monday, 7am - 8pm

 

  • 361-749-1741
  • 301 S. Alister 

Island Market 

Fresh fruit smoothies, bowls, juices, frostys, treats & eats! Your #1 stop for organic goodness in Port A. Locally owned and operated with daily specials changing constantly! Natural health, beauty care & fresh produce sold here too! 

Hours:

Wednesday - Saturday 10am - 4pm

 

Island Wine

"It's like a coffee house that serves wine!" Serve and sell wines only from Texas Wineries! Some well known as well as some hidden gems. Also featuring Texas craft beers. 

Relax and enjoy soft music, games, or just some time to lay back and catch up with friends. There are USB ports around incase you're needing to bring some work along too!  Cheese and olive trays avilable as well as hummus and other goodies. Wine related gifts & CBD too! Enjoy live music with local artists every Friday & Saturday 7-10pm.

Hours:

12pm - 12am (Hours subject to change with season)

 

Kody's Restaurant & Bar 

Bar & eatery open late for beers, prime rib and hearty pud grub! Mini-golf right out front! 

Hours:

Sunday - Thursday 11am - 12am

Friday & Saturday 11am - 2am

 

La Barataria Restaurant & Wine Bar 

Where those in the "know", go! Featuring delcious American Fare with French and Asian influences, casual elegance and fine dining with specialty cocktails and an immense wine list; 200+ wines all sold by glass or bottle. 

 

La Playa Mexican Grille 

Daily fresh fish specials. Meican dishes with an island twist! 70+ tequilas and all your favorite mexican classics. Without a doubt every locals favorite, you can't go wrong with La Playa. Guacamole freshly made at your table as ordered and the best grande margaritas you'll ever have! 

Hours:

Tuesday - Thursday 5pm - 9pm

Friday & Saturday 5pm - 10pm

Closed Sundays

 

LeLo's Island Bar & Grill 

Family owned and operated tiki bar and grill you don't want to miss. Tropical and fun atmosphere, quirky decor and an outdoor patio and play area for the kids! 

Specialty island style cocktails and frozen treats with a fine tuned, simple menu. Here you will find fresh gourmet burers, chicken sandwiches, salads and of course great drink specials. Many reviews claim "best burger I've ever had!" so you know it must be good! 

Hours:

Thursday - Monday 11am - 11pm

Closed Tuesday & Wednesday

 

 

Lisabella's Bistro & Bar

Located inside Cinnamon Shore Community, Lisabella's is top-notch, fine dining coastal cuisine. Lisabella's is an experience all its own; fantastic service, 5 star meals and amazing homemade desserts. You can even just go in for some wine and catch some black and white movies playing in the background while you're there. If you're looking for a fine dining night out, Lisabella's is your spot!

"Our experience at Lisabella's was perfect from the appetizers to the dessert! The cherry on top was walking out to leave and sitting down in the lawn chairs outside and listening to live music. Lisabella's will see a lot more of us and our crew who came down to join us at the beach!"

-Laurie Groom Carder; August 2018 

Hours:

Wednesday - Saturday 5:30 - 9pm

 

Miss K's Bistro & Catering

Locally owned and operated, the ultimate comfort food stop in Port Aransas fulfilling all your homesick cravings right here on the coast! Everything is homecooked from tuna salad, quiche, wraps, sandwiches, asian influences, soups, cupcakes, macarons, lemon bars and so much more! Miss K's has it all! Also offering catering services, if it can be made; she can make it homemade and better than you've ever had. Take home pop in the oven dinners also available in store! 

Hours:

Monday - Friday 11am - 5pm

Saturday 11am - 3pm 

Closed Sundays

 

  • 361-749-7776
  • 1726 HWY 361; Suite I

Moby Dicks

Port Aransas locals, Winter Texas, SEnior Citenzens and Tourists alike, all enjoy the daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner specials! Moby Dick's is a place with something for everyone and definitely more than enough to look at with thier quirky fun decor scattered throughout. They also have a gift shop located inside the restaurant. 

Hours:

Tuesday - Saturday 11am- 10pm

 

 

Montego Bay Restaurant & Ziggy's Hideout

3 levels of dining, formal, casual & outdoor. A fine dining "island style" experience. Serving Carribean inspired cuisine of the highest quality. Sushi, steaks, seafood, artisan pizza and a wine bar! Happy hour with an outdoor view upstairs at Ziggy's Hideout. Takeout is also available.

Hours:

Thursday - Monday 3pm - 10pm

 

  • 118 Cut-off rd.

My Thai Sushi & Sake

Authentic Thai food and Sushi located in The Shops at Old Town. Take out is welcome! 

Hours:

Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 3pm & 5pm - 9pm

 

Port A Pizzeria

Your local stop for the best pizza in town and also now offering gluten-free options. The all day buffet just can't be beat! Serving all things pizza; including, calzones, dessert pizza, sandwiches, wings, a salad bar and more! All day buffet only $10!

Hours: 

11am - 10pm everyday

 

 

Roosevelt's

Located behind the Taron Inn, Port Aransas' oldest and historical Inn, an intimate atmosphere location with equisite cooking, personal and attentive service and great company is what you will get at Roosevelt's. Chef Max Axtell provides prestegious meals that are bar none with his 20+ years of experience.

  * Reservations suggested!

 

Hours:

Thursday - Monday 5pm - 10pm