2017-09-01 / Dining

Dining Out in Port A

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Prices represent a typical meal for one person exclusive of drinks, tax and tip. Inexpensive (under$7), moderate ($7 to $17) expensive ($17-$30) H= Handicap access; NS=Nonsmoking section available. Hours subject to change; call to confirm.

Avery’s Kitchen, 200 W.Ave. G.,749-0650.Serving sandwiches, burgers, steak, chicken, seafood and a full breakfast menu. Dine outside, inside or carryout. Bring your own alcoholic beverages. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. See the chalkboard out front for the daily specials. Call for hours or see chalkboard in front. Inexpensive to moderate. H, NS, all major credit cards.

Beach & Station St. Grill, 235 E. Beach St., 749-2303. Open Tuesday–Saturday, 5-10 p.m. Closed Sunday, Monday. Casual dining, seafood. Beer, wine. Family atmosphere. Outdoor seating available. Moderate. H.

Behringer’s Landing, 905 State Highway 361. 749- 2662, behringerslanding.com. Monday-Thursday, 5-9 p.m.; Friday-Sunday, 5-10 p.m. Closed Tuesday, Wednesday. Steaks, seafood, appetizers, soups, salads, burgers and more. Moderate to expensive. H, NS, all major credit cards.

Bernie’s Beach House, 730 Trout St., 749-4440, www.berniesbeachhouse.net. Open Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 a.m.; Sunday, noon-2 a.m. Sandwiches, salads, soups, baked potatoes, Frito® pies. Inexpensive to moderate. H, all major credit cards. (See ad Page 29.)

Black Marlin Bar and Grill at Palmilla Beach Resort and Golf Club, 258 Snapdragon, 749-4653, Ext. 4., blackmarlinbarandgrill.com. Open Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m.- 7 p.m. Chef driven menu with appetizers, seafood, burgers, daily specials cooked by award-winning Chef Gail Huesmann. Full bar, beer, wine. Moderate to expensive, all credit cards.

Bron’s Shaved Ice and To Go Bar, 314 E. Ave. G, bronsbeachcarts.com/bronsshavedice. Shaved ribbons of ice covered with one of more than 33 gourmet flavors. Enjoy margaritas, strawberry daiquiris, piña coladas, wine and cold beer on the patio or take them to go. Inexpensive. Major credit cards. (See ad Page 31.)

Cancun Grill and Cantina, 1023 State Highway 361, Ste. E., 749-5596. South of the border cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Beer, wine and mixed drinks. Open daily, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Drive-through window in back. Inexpensive to moderate. NS, H, all major credit cards. (See ad Page 80.)

Castaways Seafood & Grill, 320 N. Alister St., 749- 5394, www.castawaysporta.com. Seafood, steaks, burgers and chicken served daily in a nautical atmosphere. Children’s menu. Open daily at 11:30 a.m. Full bar. Inexpensive to moderate. H, NS, all major credit cards.

Club 361 at Port Royal Ocean Resort and Conference Center, 6317 State Highway 361, 749-5011, port-royal.com/restaurantbistrobar/restaurant-361. View of the Gulf of Mexico, pools on one side and Corpus Christi Bay on the other. Breakfast, seafood, selections of steaks, quail, hamburgers, salads, appetizers. Call for hours. Moderate to expensive. H, NS, all major credit cards.

Coffee Waves, 1007 State Highway 361, (361) 749-0825, www.coffeewaves.com. Coffees, espresso, panini sandwiches, Italian gelato, muffins, pastries and more. Free WiFi. Live music on weekends. Open daily at 7 a.m. Inexpensive. H, NS indoors, all major credit cards. (See ad Page 79.)

Crazy Cajun, 303 Beach St., 749-5069. Cajun style seafood, gumbo, red beans and rice, dirty rice, shrimp, stone crab claws, crawfish and baby-back ribs. Served on butcher paper, family style. Live entertainment on weekends, beer garden. Open Tuesday-Friday, 5-9 p.m.; Saturday, 12-10 p.m.; Sunday, 12-9 p.m. Closed Monday. Moderate-expensive. H, NS, all major credit cards. (See ad Page 32.)

Dairy Queen, 307 W. Cotter Ave. 749-3339. Burgers, tacos, steak fingers, Blizzards®, ice cream, desserts and more. Open daily for lunch and dinner, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Inexpensive. H, NS, All major credit cards.

Desserted Island Ice Cream Shop, 100 E. White Ave. 749-0097. facebook.com/DessertedIslandIceCream. Ice cream with many toppings, milk shakes, malts, floats, sundaes, banana splits, frozen coffees, pie and cheesecakes. Call for hours. Inexpensive. Cash only. H, NS.

Domino’s, 2501 State Highway 361, (361) 749-3620. dominoes.com. Pizza, sandwiches, pasta, chicken, wings, breads, salads, desserts, drinks. Dine in, take out or delivery, order online. Open Sunday-Thursday, 10:30 a.m.-midnight; Friday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-1 a.m.All major credit cards. (See ad Page 79.)

Donut Palace, 604 N.Alister St., 749-2110. Open daily, 5 a.m.- 1 p.m. Walk-in, drive-through. Inexpensive. Credit cards.

Drop Anchor Bar & Grill, 118 Cut-Off Road, (361) 945-9595. www.dropanchorbarandgrill.com. Open 11 a.m. Wednesday- Sunday. Lunch and dinner. Seafood, steaks, burgers and tacos. Full bar. Open deck seating upstairs and downstairs with views of the ship channel. Two full service bars. Inexpensive to moderate. Major credit cards. (See ad Page 15.)

Eat’s Port A, 112 E. White Ave., 749-4BUN (4286) www.eats-porta.com. Open daily 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Thursday-Saturday, 5-10 p.m. Southern home-cooked meals with a gourmet twist by Chef Billy Joe Wilson. Large breakfast menu with fresh baked goods, appetizers, soup, salad, sandwiches, pasta and entrees. Moderate to expensive. NS, H, cash,V, MC, D only.

Family Center Deli- Bakery, 418 S. Alister St. (inside Family Center IGA). 749-6665 or 749-6233. familycenteriga.com. A wide variety of ready-to-eat take-out foods, including breakfast biscuits and tacos, fried chicken, tenders and wings, fried chicken livers and gizzards, ribs, corn dogs, burritos, sliced-to-order deli meats and cheeses, fresh breads, cakes and pastries. Deli trays. Open daily 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Extended hours during the summer. Inexpensive. H, all major credit cards. (See ad Page 88)

Fins Grill and Icehouse, 420 W. Cotter Ave., 749-TOGO (8646) www.finsgrillandicehouse.com. Waterfront dining inside and on the deck. Seafood, burgers, sandwiches, desserts, beer, wine, full bar, big kids’ menu. Bring your fish to have cooked (even to go). Open daily at 11 a.m. Moderate. H, NS, all major credit cards.

Frankie’s Kitchen, 717 Tarpon St. 749-1909. Homemade country breakfast featuring blueberry pancakes, omelets, French toast and more. Daily specials served at lunch. Open Friday-Sunday 7 a.m.–3 p.m. Inexpensive to moderate. Cash only. NS.

Giggity’s, 722 Tarpon St., 749- 3663. giggitys.com. Restaurant and bar open seven days a week. Take out available. 11 a.m.-1 a.m. (Bar closes at 2 a.m.) Beer, wine, liquor. Live music. H, S, All major credit cards. Moderate to expensive. Tiki Room, kid friendly, non-smoking. Open daily 11 a.m.-10 p.m. (See ad Page 29).

Harbour Lights Catering and Grill at Woody’s Sports Center, 136 W. Cotter Ave., 749- 0771. Nachos, burgers, seafood, soups and more. Dine in or carry out. Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Hog Island Taco Co., 314 Cut-off Road, 749-0799. hogislandtacos.com. Serving breakfast and lunch to go. Breakfast tacos, pancakes, cinnamon rolls, pulled pork sandwiches, tuna tacos and appetizers. Open Tuesday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Closed Monday. Drive through. Moderate. All major credit cards.

Hot Dog Lady, facebook.com/thehotdoglady, call (432) 638-5917 for orders and for the location of the day, look for the cart at Beach and Station streets. All-beef one-fourth-pound hot dogs with fixings. Catering available. Inexpensive. Major credit cards.

IGA Sandwich Shop, 418 S. Alister St., (inside the Family Center IGA), 749-6665. familycenteriga.com. Featuring Boar’s Head meats and cheeses in a variety of deli-style sandwiches ranging from a veggie to a Dagwood Special. Open 6 a.m.-10 p.m. daily with extended hours at peak seasons and holidays. Inexpensive. H, all major credit cards. (See ad Page 88.)

Irie’s Island Food, 503 N. Alister St., 749-2310. iriesislandfood.com. Open Tuesday–Saturday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Closed Sunday, Monday. Diverse island menu from around the world. Appetizers, salads, shrimp, tacos, sandwiches, hot dogs and desserts. Order at the counter, small dining area or to go. Inexpensive to moderate. H, NS, all major credit cards.

Island Cafe, 301 S.Alister St., 749-1741. facebook.com/pages/ Island-Cafe-and-Smokehouse. Old island establishment. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday,7 a.m.-8 p.m.;Friday and Saturday, 7 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. closed Tuesday. Full breakfast menu, seafood, steaks and Mexican dishes. Evening specials. Inexpensive to moderate. Catering available. H, NS, all major credit cards.

Island Market, 614 Gulf St., (361) 749-2338. www.islandmarkettx.com. Open Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Monday. Fresh fruit smoothies, smoothie bowls, frozen fruit frosties, fruit juice, organic hot coffee or tea and more. They also offer select organic produce, organic soil and seeds and natural beauty products. Inexpensive to moderate.All major credit cards.

Keepers at Horace Caldwell Pier, 230 N. On The Beach Drive at the Horace Caldwell Pier, 749-5333. keepersportaransasfishingpier.com. Full kitchen serving hamburgers, hot dogs, shrimp and more. Beer. Open daily noon-5 p.m. Carryout available. Inexpensive. H, NS, cash only, ATM on site.

Kody’s Restaurant and Bar, 2034 State Hwy 361, 749- 8226. kodysrestaurant.com. Casual dining, steaks, seafood, burgers, sandwiches, salads and appetizers. Miniature golf outside for the kids. Open from 11 a.m.- 2 a.m. Food served until 1 a.m. Moderate. H, all major credit cards. (See ad Page 18.)

La Barataria Restaurant, Wine Bar and Martini Lounge, 224 E. Cotter Ave., (888) 991-4914, www.labaratariarestaurantwinebar.com. Open at 5 p.m. Monday, Thursday-Saturday. Open at 11 a.m. Sunday. Elegant fine dining and wine bar. Serving American fare with French and Asian influences. Specialties include fresh seafood from the Gulf and sushi. Full bar, beer and more than 100 wines available by the glass. Moderate to expensive. H, NS, smoking allowed outside only, all major credit cards.

La Playa Mexican Grille, 222. E. Beach St., 749-0022. facebook.com/pages/La-Playa- Mexican-Grill-Port-Aransas- TX. Open for dinner Sunday, Tuesday-Thursday, 5-9 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 5-10 p.m.; closed Monday. Savor traditional Tex-Mex favorites and creative south of the border creations, including fresh seafood. Bring your catch and we will cook it for you. Catering available. Beer, wine, margaritas and more than 75 tequilas. Moderate-expensive. H, NS, cash and checks only,ATM available. (See ad Page 32.)

Liberty Hall, 106 E. Cotter Ave., 749-4888, www.portalibertyhall.com. Open Wednesday-Sunday, 5:30 p.m.- close. Dinner includes fresh, classic and contemporary seafood, steaks and more. Selection of beer and wine. Chef/owner Guy Carnathan. In the tradition of Beulah’s and the Pelican Club. Moderate- Expensive. H, smoking outside only, Master Card and Visa.

Lisabella’s, 165 Social Circle in Cinnamon Shore, 749-4222. cinnamonshore.com/dining. Call for reservations. Open for dinner Monday-Saturday 5:30-9 p.m. Seafood, duck, steaks, pizza and appetizers. Full bar, beer, wine. Expensive. All major credit cards. NS, H.

MacDaddy’s Family Kitchen, 118 Beach Street, 749- 2271. macdaddysfamilykitchen.com. Open daily, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Southern comfort food served family style and by the pound. Barbecue, fried chicken and seafood. Specializing in serving large parties. Beer and Wine. Take out available. Online ordering available. Inexpensive to moderate. NS, major credit cards. (See ad Page 22.)

Miss K’s Bistro and Catering in Tower Center, 1726 State Highway 361, Ste. 1, 749-7776. www.facebook.com/ Miss-K-Bistro-and-Catering. Open Monday–Friday, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Closed Sunday. Gourmet food to go and catering available. Moderate. H, NS, MC, V, D. (See ad Page 77.)

Moby Dicks Restaurant, 517 S. Alister St., 749-9447. mobydicksporta.com. Old island eclectic restaurant. Dine inside, under the palapa, or take out. Grilled and fried seafood, sandwiches, burgers, aged Angus steaks, salads, sides, kids’ meals, breakfast tacos and more. Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner specials. Full bar. Tuesday– Saturday 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m.–3 p.m. Closed Monday. Inexpensive to moderate. H, NS inside, MC,V, D. (See ad Page 76.)

Oceans of Seafood, 165 W. Cotter Ave., 749-4994, www.facebook.com/Oceansof Seafood. Look for the bright orange building. Open daily, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Shrimp, oysters, fish and combo plates; u-peel-em shrimp, seafood hoagies, stone crab claws, stuffed crab, stuffed jalapenos and French fries. Moderate. MC,V,AE.

Port A Beach Lodge, 2016 On the Beach Dr., at Marker 9 on the beach, (361) 946-3712, www.thebeachlodge.net. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Appetizers, burgers. fresh fish, shrimp and oysters, homemade hushpuppies and more. Indoor, outdoor restaurant and bar 200 feet from the Gulf of Mexico. Beer, wine and soft drinks. Daily specials. Open Sunday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Bar open late. Inexpensive to moderate. H, NS, all major credit cards.

Pizza Hut, 2200 State Highway 361, Ste. B, (361) 226- 4555. www.pizzahut.com. Order online for delivery or pickup. Pizza, bread sticks, pasta, wings and desserts. Gluten free pizza available. Order online or by phone. Delivery, carry out or dine in, Sunday–Thursday 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.–11 p.m. (See ad Page 48.)

Port A Pizzeria, 407 E. Ave. G at Station St., 749-5226. www.portapizzeria.com. Dine in, carry out or delivery. Serving a buffet 11 a.m.-10 p.m. seven days a week. Free delivery in town. Traditional and gourmet pizzas, calzones, spaghetti, homemade lasagna, chicken Alfredo, sandwiches, buffalo wings, salad bar, dessert pizzas. Gluten free items available. Inexpensive. H, NS, all major credit cards. (See ad Page 75.)

Roosevelt’s at the Tarpon Inn, in the courtyard of the historic Tarpon Inn, 200 E. Cotter Ave., 749-1540. www.rooseveltsatthetarponinn.com. Fresh seafood and steaks. Open daily, 5-10 p.m. Open for brunch, Friday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Expensive. H, NS, smoking in outdoor courtyard only. MC, V, AE. (See ad Page 12.)

Sammy’s, 210 N. Alister St. Suite 4, 749-Soup (7687.) www. facebook.com/SammysPortA. Hot and cold sandwiches, soups, salads. Daily specials. Dine in and take-out. Open Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Inexpensive to moderate. H, NS.All major credit cards.

Seafood and Spaghetti Works, 910 State Highway 749-5666. www.seafoodandspaghettiworks.com. Open daily 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Lunch and dinner served daily. Seafood, steaks, Italian food, pizza, soup and salad bar and desserts made from scratch. Full bar. Moderate to expensive. H, NS, all major credit cards.

Shell’s Pasta and Seafood, corner of Avenue G and 11th Street, 749-7621. www.eatatshells.com. Specializing in pasta, seafood and grilled hand-cut meats. Enjoy salads, sandwiches, soups, fresh-baked breads and desserts. Dine in or call for take out. Open for lunch 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and dinner is served from 5-9 p.m. Closed Tuesday. Beer and wine. Moderate to expensive. H, NS, MC,V.

Slice of Chicago, 2217 State Highway 361, 749-1530, www.portaransaspizza.com. Call for hours. Authentic, thick-crust, deep dish Chicago style pizza with homemade dough and sauces made fresh daily. Serving beer and wine. Dine in, carry out or free delivery. Moderate. H, NS, V, MC, D.

Stingrays Taphouse and Grill, 401 Beach St., 749-BATS (2287) www.stingraystaphouse.com. Brick oven pizza, burgers, steaks, seafood, wings. Daily specials. Sports bar with over 20 TVs and sports networks. Pool tables, shuffleboard and darts. Pet friendly patio. Open Sunday, Monday, Wednesday- Sunday, 11 a.m.-11p.m. Closed Tuesday. Happy hour drink specials. Large selection of beer on tap and bottled. Full bar. Smoking on patio only. Inexpensive to moderate. NS, H, all major credit cards. (See ad Page 20.)

Stripes, four locations in Port Aransas. Breakfast sandwiches and breakfast tacos, hot dogs and more. Hours vary. Inexpensive. Beer and wine available. H, NS, all major credit cards.

Subway, two locations. 605 N. Alister St., 749-5650. Open daily, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 1115 State Highway 361 Suite D, (361) 416-1281. Open Monday- Friday, 7 a.m.-11 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.-11 p.m.; 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Enjoy deli sandwiches and subs on fresh-baked bread or wheat tortilla wraps, soups and salads to eat in or take out. Now serving breakfast. Party subs and party platters also available. Inexpensive. (See ad this page.)

San Juan Restaurant, 410 Cut-Off Road, 749-6521. sanjuanrestaurant.net. South-of-the-border entrees and seafood with consideration for the hamburger crowd. Breakfast menu. Open Sunday-Thursday, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 6 a.m.-11p.m. Drive through window. Weekday specials and orders to go. Full bar. Inexpensive to moderate. H, S and NS,V, MC, D, cash and checks.

The Brewery, 429 N. Alister St., 749-BREW (2739.) portaransasbrewery.com. Appetizers, salads, sandwiches, brick oven pizza, pub-style entrees in a Texas sportsmen’s atmosphere. 10 big-screen TVs tuned to sports channels. Full bar. Microbrewery serving a variety of house brews. Covered deck. Open Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Inexpensive to moderate. H, NS, all major credit cards. (See ad page 22.)

The Gaff, 323 E. Beach St., 749-5970. gotothegaff.com. Specialty of the house is fresh-made pizza with toppings to your order. Beer, wine, and set ups. Open daily. Weekdays 8 a.m.-11 p.m., Friday and Saturday 8 a.m. to midnight, Sunday 12 p.m.- 11 p.m. Outdoor beer garden. Inexpensive to moderate. Major credit cards. S

The Phoenix Restaurant and Bar, 337 N. Alister St., 749-9277. facebook.com/pages/ The-Phoenix-Restaurant-and- Bar. Casual outdoor dining on the deck, table or bar service during the day. Fine dining featuring Chef Tiana Worsham. Open 11 a.m. Wednesday-Sunday. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Reservations recommended for dining. Moderate to expensive. Major credit cards.

Trout Street Bar & Grill, 104 Cotter Ave., 749-7800. tsbag.com. Casual, on the boardwalk overlooking boats and the harbor. Fresh seafood and steaks served indoors or out. Sunday- Thursday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Full bar. Moderate, H, NS, all major credit cards. (See ad Page 76.)

Venetian Hot Plate, 232 Beach St. at Station St., 749-7617, venetianhotplate.com. Fine Italian cuisine. Fresh seafood, prime cuts, veal and pasta selections. Daily specials featured. Open Tuesday-Thursday, 5-9 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 5-10 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday. Wines at cellar temperatures. Call for reservations. Moderate to expensive. H, MC,V, D.

Virginia’s on the Bay, 815 Trout St., 749-4088, www.virginiasportaransas.com. On the harbor overlooking the marina and ship channel. Two-story open-air restaurant with a panoramic view of the waterfront. Specializing in Gulf seafood, steaks and chicken. Full bar and coastal appetizers. Large selection of ice-cold Mexican and American beer. Daily lunch specials. Open Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Moderate-expensive. H, NS, all major credit cards.

Whataburger, 729 State Highway 361, 749-0681. Serving breakfast, burgers and more, dine-in, to go or drive-through. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Inexpensive. H, NS, all major credit cards.

Check ads in the weekly editions of the South Jetty for current restaurant listings or call the individual establishments. H: Handicap access; NS Nonsmoking; S: Smoking

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