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Island Cafe and Smokehouse

American, Cafe, Diner
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224 Cotter, Port Aransas, TX 78373
+1 361-749-6602
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank 257mcollins
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Jazzie J
Houston, Texas
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101 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 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.

Thank mickeymom4
Austin, Texas
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

After hearing some great comments and frequent "flyers" talk about this diner I decided to take the plunge. Things got started with the coffee. It literally tasted like dish water. It was soapy tasting and watered down. I ordered the Huevos Rancheros. It seemed the tomatoes were from a can of diced tomatoes, not drained with no peppers (i.e. Ro*tels)... More 

Thank olderone24
San Marcos, Texas
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We had a great traditional breakfast here . It was the only place open on Monday morning after Port A s Sandfest weekend . There is nothing fancy about this place but our breakfast was good and service was quick . Reasonable pricing also . Would visit again . Appears to be a local hangout .

Thank srtraveler_11
Concan, Texas
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77 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Upon entering it is as if you are being seated in a family kitchen. The service is fast and friendly. The cafe is clean and it stays very busy. The locals are friendly also. We have had breakfast and lunch here. They were both wonderful-cooked just as you ask-whether they want it that way. Sunny side up eggs rare steak... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Food is good, servers are very sweet and quick! We drove over from Corpus Christi and there aren't many choices here, but this place made me feel like a "regular"

Thank acarlton98
Freeport, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

We ate breakfast here Sat. morning. It's nothing extraordinary but the food was good, the service was great and the price was right!

Thank Jody W
Converse, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Not only is the food yummy and the waitstaff are super nice but, they played awesome music as well! It's a must go!

Thank JohnFrazee
Buda, Texas
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76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is a little restaurant on the corner of E. Ave. C that was within a few blocks of the condo that we stayed at. We went there for breakfast and had a pretty good meal. It's nothing to rave about, but we did like the food.

Thank HIngram746

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
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?