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Island Cafe and Smokehouse

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224 Cotter, Port Aransas, TX 78373
+1 361-749-6602
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San Antonio, Texas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Drove around looking for this place. It's not on Cotter St. But when I found it, the service was very friendly and the special was a ham steak and 2 eggs. It was delicious.

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Thank John B
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58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is an excellent place to grab breakfast when visiting the island. We go here at least once on every trip.

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Thank Todd P
Wisconsin
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246 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the breakfasts at the Island Cafe. It's an institution in Port Aransas. Hot coffee, large portions, delicious food. Can't beat that combination.

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Thank CazCoach
Mountain Home, Texas
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate at the Island Cafe twice on this trip to Port A; the food was excellent both times. Portions were large, reasonably priced, staff was friendly, professional, and quick. Breakfast was wonderful! Supper was way above average in quality and variety. The Cafe was open when other restaurants were closed for the winter, which we appreciated. The Christmas Decor... More 

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Thank UdornVet1970
Elgin, Texas
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Best homemade biscuits and big breakfast in town. Pie & coffee happy hours from 3-5 PM. Good fresh food all the time. Great friendly staff and great prices. Make a stop here. We will be back!

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Thank JudyofElgin
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

This is a small cafe on the main drag in Port A. The service was good and so was the food. The salad bar isn't very special, but the seafood was good. I had the popcorn shrimp basket, which came with the salad bar, a half a plate of popcorn shrimp, and a half a plate of French fries. I... More 

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Thank Jennifer I
Austin,TX
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

We always hit Island Cafe for breakfast when we are in Port A. Get there before 11 though if you want breakfast. Prices and the food are both great.

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Thank chiggins
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Good food, had dinner one night, recommended by our lodging staff. Offered a local catch, red drum, the night we were there. Only available fried. No alcoholic beverages served.

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Thank 257mcollins
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

The food here is delicious and very affordable. They have great customer service and the place is very home feeling.

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Thank Jazzie J
Houston, Texas
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101 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Our food obviously had been cooked long before we got there and was dried out. We had bacon, eggs hash browns and biscuits.We ate very little and left. extremely disappointing, the plus side --it was cheap.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 224 Cotter, Port Aransas, TX 78373
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Port Aransas
  • Phone Number: +1 361-749-6602

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?