Prices represent a typical meal for one person exclusive of drinks, tax and tip. Inexpensive (under $10), moderate ($10 to $25) expensive ($25 and up) Hours subject to change; call to confirm.
Barefoot Beans, 345 N. Alister St., Suite E1; (361) 816- 6051. Specialty hot and cold coffees, teas and smoothies. Baked goods, migas and breakfast burritos. Family friendly, internet. Open Sunday-Saturday, 6 a.m.-4 p.m. Inexpensive to moderate, all credit cards.
Bernie’s Beach House, 730 Trout St., (361) 749-4440, www.berniesbeachhouse.net. Sandwiches, salads, soups, Frito® pies. Inexpensive to moderate. Kitchen open Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, noon-8 p.m. Inexpensive.All major credit cards. (See ad Page 34.)
Black Marlin Bar and Grill at Palmilla Beach Resort and Golf Club, 258 Snapdragon, (361) 749-4653, Ext. 5, blackmarlinbarandgrill.com. Chef-driven menu with appetizers, seafood, burgers, daily specials cooked by award-winning chef Gail Huesmann. Full bar, beer, wine. Open Friday- Sunday, 5-9 p.m.; Sunday Brunch, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Moderate to expensive, all credit cards.
Bluewater Cowboy Saloon and Mercantile, 229 Beach St., (361) 749-0106, www.bwcPorta.com. Serving lunch and dinner from the second story, full bar and views of the Gulf from the third floor, outside dining as well. Appetizers, sushi, seafood, salads, hamburgers and sandwiches. Full bar. Open Wednesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Closed Monday, Tuesday. Stop by the Blue Water Cowboy Mercantile next door to purchase a souvenir for your family or friends. Moderate to expensive.All major credit cards.
Cancun Grill and Cantina, 1023 State Highway 361, Ste. E., (361) 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. All major credit cards.
Castaways Seafood & Grill, 337 N. Alister St., (361) 749-5394, castawaysporta.com. Seafood, steaks, lunch and dinner specials. Open Monday, Thursday, 4-9 p.m.; Friday-Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. See website for extended holiday hours. Closed Tuesday, Wednesday. Moderate to expensive. Major credit cards. (See ad Page 76.)
Coach’s Island Grill, 717 Tarpon St. (361) 333-6958. Breakfast menu, hamburgers, Philly cheesesteak, sandwiches, Mexican food, seafood platters, deep fried Twinkies, Oreos and cheesecake. BYOB. Delivery available. Open Thursday- Monday, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Closed Tuesday, Wednesday. Inexpensive to moderate, 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 7 a.m.- 9 p.m. Inexpensive. All major credit cards.
Crazy Cajun, 303 Beach St., (361) 749-5069, www.crazycajunrestaurant.com/. 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. Beer and wine available. Large parties welcome. Open Tuesday-Friday, at 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, opens at noon. Closed Monday. Moderate to expensive.All major credit cards. (See ad Page 78.)
Dairy Queen, 307 W. Cotter Ave. (361) 749-3339. Burgers, tacos, steak fingers, Blizzards®, ice cream, desserts and more. Open for lunch and dinner, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; open 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday and Saturday. Inexpensive. All major credit cards.
Desserted Island Ice Cream Shop, 100 E. White Ave. (361) 332-9300. Ice cream with many toppings, milk shakes, malts, floats, sundaes, banana splits, frozen coffees, pie and cheesecakes. Call for hours. Inexpensive. Cash only. (See ad Page 80.)
Domino’s, 2501 State Highway 361, (361) 749-3620, www.dominos.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. Inexpensive.All major credit cards. (See ad Page 23.)
Donut Palace, 604 N.Alister St., (361) 749-2110. Open daily, 5 a.m.-noon. Walk-in, drive-through. Inexpensive. Credit cards.
Dylan’s Coal Oven Pizzeria, 128 Market St., Suite D; (361) 416-1844, dylanscoalovenpizza.com. New York style brick oven pizza, salads, pastas, Italian sandwiches and desserts. Call or see website for hours. Moderate. Major credit cards.
Family Center Deli- Bakery, 418 S. Alister St. (inside Family Center IGA) (361) 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. Inexpensive.All major credit cards. (See ad Page 88.)
Fins Grill and Icehouse, 420 W. Cotter Ave., (361) 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 Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.- 9 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.- 10 p.m. Moderate to expensive. All major credit cards.
Grumbles Seafood Company, 900 Tarpon St. (361) 749-1990, grumblesseafoodco.com. Gulf seafood, fried seafood platters and baskets, housemade hushpuppies and cole slaw, variety of salads, chef-inspired sandwiches. Kids’ menu. Full bar with bottled and draft beers, wine and specialty cocktails. Family-friendly, come-as-you-are, casual restaurant. Large covered deck with harbor and ship channel views. Open Thursday-Tuesday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Closed Wednesday. Open extended hours for Spring Break. Moderate to expensive.All major credit cards. (See ad Page 87.)
IGA Sandwich Shop, 418 S. Alister St., (inside the Family Center IGA), (361) 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 daily 6 a.m.-10 p.m. with extended hours at peak seasons and holidays. Inexpensive. All major credit cards. (See ad Page 88.)
Irie’s Island Food, 200 W. Ave. G. (361) 749-2310, iriesislandfood.com. Diverse island menu from around the world. Appetizers, salads, shrimp, tacos, sandwiches, hot dogs and desserts. Large selection of beer and wine. Open Monday- Saturday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Closed Sunday. Inexpensive to moderate. All major credit cards.
Island Cafe, 301 S. Alister St., (361) 749-1741. Old island establishment famous for its breakfasts. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Full breakfast menu, seafood, steaks and Mexican dishes. Open Wednesday-Monday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Closed Tuesday. Inexpensive to moderate. Catering available. All major credit cards. (See ad Page 80.)
Island Market, 614 Gulf St., (361) 749-2338, www.islandmarkettx.com. Fresh fruit smoothies, smoothie bowls, fresh juices, toasts, bagels, lunch specials, organic healthy snacks, local raw honey, fresh produce, natural health and beauty care. Open Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Closed Sunday, Monday. Inexpensive-moderate. Major credit cards. (See ad Page 76.)
Jackfish Pizza, 3411 S. 11th St. (361) 459-2900, www.Jackfishcarts.com. Brick oven pizza by the slice or whole pies. Snow cones. Open Sunday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Inexpensive to moderate. All major credit cards.
Keepers at Horace Caldwell Pier, 230 N. On the Beach Drive at the Horace Caldwell Pier, (361) 749-5333, keepersportaransasfishingpier.com. Full kitchen serving hamburgers, hot dogs, shrimp and more. Beer. Open daily noon-5 p.m. Carryout available. Inexpensive. Cash only, ATM on site.
Kody’s Restaurant and Bar, 2034 State Hwy 361, (361) 749-8226, kodysrestaurant.com. Casual dining, steaks, seafood, burgers, sandwiches, salads and appetizers. Miniature golf outside for the kids. Open Sunday- Thursday, 11 a.m.-midnight (kitchen closes at 11 p.m.); Friday, Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 a.m. (Kitchen closes at midnight.) Moderate.All major credit cards. (See ad Page 14.)
La Playa Mexican Grille, 222. E. Beach St., (361) 749- 0022. 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. Open daily 11 a.m.- midnight. Moderate to expensive. Cash and checks only, ATM available. (See ad Page 4.)
Lelo’s Island Bar, 212 Beach St., (361) 416-1792, www.lelosbar.com/. Restaurant and bar with an island theme. Serving appetizers, burgers and salads. Full bar specializing in tropical frozen drinks. Outdoor seating available. Pet friendly in outdoor area only. Open Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, 11 a.m.- 11 p.m.; Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-midnight. Closed Tuesday. Kitchen closes at 9 p.m.; 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Inexpensive to moderate.All major credit cards.
Lisabella’s, 165 Social Circle in Cinnamon Shore, (361) 749- 4222, cinnamonshore.com/ dining. Seafood, duck, steaks, pizza and appetizers. Open Tuesday-Saturday at 5:30 p.m. Reservations recommended. Full bar, beer, wine. Expensive. All major credit cards.
MacDaddy’s Family Kitchen, 118 Beach Street, (361) 749-2271, macdaddysfamilykitchen.com. 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. Open Friday, Saturday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday Thursday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Inexpensive to moderate. Major credit cards.
Miss K’s Bistro and Catering in Tower Center, 1726 State Highway 361, Ste. 1, (361) 749-7776. Light, refreshing American food and confectionery sweets. Lunch specials. Dine in, carry out. Catering available. Open Monday–Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Saturday and Sunday. Moderate. Major credit cards.
Moby Dicks Restaurant, 517 S. Alister St., (361) 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, and more. Daily, lunch and dinner specials. Full bar. Open Tuesday- Thursday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday- Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Closed Sunday, Monday. Inexpensive to moderate. Major credit cards.
Oceans of Seafood, 165 W. Cotter Ave., (361) 749-4994. Look for the bright orange building. Shrimp, oysters, fish and combo plates; u-peel-’em shrimp, seafood hoagies,stone crab claws, stuffed crab, stuffed jalapenos and French fries. Purchase fresh seafood in the market to take home and prepare yourself. Call for hours. Moderate. Major credit cards. (See ad Page 81.)
Port A Beach Lodge, 2016 On the Beach Dr., at Marker 9 on the beach, (361) 749-5714, 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 daily, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, Saturday, kitchen open until 10 p.m.Bar open to midnight, bar open on Saturdays to 1 a.m. Inexpensive to moderate. All major credit cards.
Port A Creamery, 210 N. Alister, Suite 4, (361) 446- 2383. Coffee drinks, ice cream, smoothies, shakes and sweet treats. Open Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Inexpensive.
Port A Pizzeria, 407 E. Ave. G at Station St., (361) 749-5226, www.portapizzeria.com. Dine in, buffet, carry out or delivery. Open daily 11 a.m.- 10 p.m. Free delivery in town.Traditional and gourmet pizzas, calzones, spaghetti, homemade lasagna, chicken Alfredo, sandwiches, buffalo wings, salad bar, dessert pizzas. Daily buffet. Gluten free items available. Inexpensive. All major credit cards. (See ad Page 75.)
Port A Poke, 345 N. Alister St., (361) 749-0707. Build your own poke bowls and other Asian dishes. Serves beer, wine and sake. Breakfast options include bagels and avocado toast. Open daily 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Inexpensive to moderate.
Reds at Palmilla Beach. Outdoor bar located on the Gulf side of the Black Marlin. Island music piped in, sports on two large TVs, appetizer menu, signature specialty cocktails. Full bar. See website for hours. All major credit cards. Moderateexpensive.
Roosevelt’s at the Tarpon Inn, in the courtyard of the historic Tarpon Inn, 200 E. Cotter Ave., (361) 749-1540, www.rooseveltsatthetarponinn. com. Call for reservations. Fresh seafood and steaks. Open daily, 5-10 p.m. Expensive. All major credit cards. (See ad Page 77.)
San Juan Restaurant, 410 Cut-Off Road, (361) 749-6521, sanjuanrestaurant.net. South-of-the-border entrees and seafood with consideration for the hamburger crowd. Breakfast menu. Open daily, 6 a.m. to 9:45 p.m. Drive through window. Weekday specials and orders to go. Full bar. Inexpensive to moderate. Major credit cards, cash and checks.
Seafood and Spaghetti Works, 910 State Highway 361, (361) 749-5666, www.seafoodandspaghettiworks.com. Lunch and dinner served daily. Seafood, steaks, Italian food, pizza, soup and salad bar and desserts made from scratch. Open 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Closed Tuesday. Full bar. Moderate to expensive.All major credit cards.
Shell’s Pasta and Seafood, corner of Avenue G and 11th Street, (361) 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 Thursday- Monday, 4-9 p.m. Closed Tuesday-Wednesday. Beer and wine. Moderate to expensive. Major credit cards.
Sonic Drive-in, 2250 State Highway 361. Opening TBA.
Stingrays Taphouse and Grill, 401 Beach St., (361) 749- BATS (2287); stingraystaphouse.com Brick oven pizza, burgers, steaks, seafood, wings. Pet friendly patio with outdoor Jenga, Connect Four, Cornhole and more. Full bar. Open Sunday-Tuesday, Thursday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Closed Wednesday. Inexpensive to moderate. All major credit cards.
Stripes, four locations in Port Aransas. Breakfast sandwiches and breakfast tacos, hot dogs and more. Hours vary. Inexpensive. Beer and wine available.All major credit cards.
Subway, 1115 State Highway 361 Suite D, (361) 416-1281, www.subway.com. Open daily 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Enjoy deli sandwiches and subs on freshbaked bread or wheat tortilla wraps, soups and salads to eat in or take out. Now serving breakfast. Online ordering available. Catering, party subs and party platters also available. Inexpensive. Major credit cards.
The Gaff, 323 E. Beach St., (361) 749-5970, gaffbar.com. Specialty of the house is fresh-made pizza with toppings to your order. Beer, wine and set ups. Outdoor beer garden Open Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.- midnight. Sunday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Inexpensive. Cash only.
The Hot Dog Lady, call or text (361) 947-DOGG (3644) for location of the day and place an order. All-beef, one-fourth-pound hot dogs with fixings. Catering available. Inexpensive. Major credit cards.
The Phoenix Restaurant and Bar, 3500 Island Moorings Pkwy., Suite A, at Island Moorings Marina, (361) 749- 9277. Fine dining featuring Chef Tiana Worsham. Open Wednesday-Sunday, at 5-9 p.m. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Reservations recommended. Moderate to expensive. All major credit cards.
The Texan, 3401 State Highway 361, www.thetexanstore.com. Fuel, convenience store and gift shop and restrooms. Fresh, made-to-order food service. Daily specials. Opening planned for Thursday, May 26.
Tortuga’s Saltwater Grill, , 429 N. Alister St., (361) 749-BREW (2739); tortugassaltwatergrill.com. A chef-driven menu featuring seafood, chicken, steaks. Outdoor dining available. Family-friendly. Open Monday- Thursday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday- Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday, brunch 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Sunday dinner, 3-9 p.m. Moderate to expensive. Major credit cards.
Trout Street Bar & Grill, 104 Cotter Ave. (361) 749-7800, www.tsbag.com. Casual, on the boardwalk overlooking boats and the harbor. Fresh seafood and steaks served indoors or out. Open Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Moderate to expensive. All major credit cards. (See ad Page 74.)
Venetian Hot Plate, 232 Beach St. at Station St., (361) 749-7617, venetianhotplate.com. Fine Italian cuisine. Fresh seafood, prime cuts, veal and pasta selections. Daily specials featured. Wines at cellar temperatures. Takeout available. Reservations recommended. Open Tuesday- Saturday at 5 p.m. Moderate to expensive. Major credit cards. Processing fee added to total.
Virginia’s on the Bay, 815 Trout St., (361) 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 to expensive. All major credit cards.
Whataburger, 729 State Highway 361, (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. All major credit cards.