Dining Guide

Dining Guide for Port Aransas, Texas

Dining Guide

Port Aransas and Mustang Island have an amazing amount of world class dining to choose from. Part of the fun of your trip will be exploring Port A's culinary scene! Take a look at Silver Sands favorite island restaurants:

Beach and Station Grill

Easygoing eatery for Gulf seafood, including jumbo shrimp & gumbo, plus steaks & regional fare.

Bluewater Cowboy Saloon & Mercantile

Come enjoy the ocean views from the patio with a taste of the hill country! Wander up to the 3rd floor to sit back behind the largest boat bar in the coastal bend and sip on a refreshing cocktail. Come in and tell your own fish tales or listen to others and watch videos of today’s catch!

Castaways Seafood & Grill

A “Castaway” from his family’s restaurant business, Danny Danglade founded Castaway’s Seafood and Grill in 1993. It has been an Island favorite ever since. The building was previously home to “Grandma’s Kitchen” and the “Chicken Coop”. On August 25, 2017. Hurricane Harvey took its toll on the original Castaways location on Alister Street. On August 25, 2018 we reopened across the street in our new location. 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 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. 

Coffee Waves

Fresh roasted drip coffee and delicious baked goods. This coffee house also serves fantastic panini and gelato.

Crazy Cajun

Serving Port Aransas & The Coastal Bend for over 30 years. Fun Family Atmosphere! Large Parties of 20 or more are Welcome.

Irie's Island Food

Irie’s Island Food is a new twist on local fare. Enjoy fast, friendly service of diverse island dishes from around the world.

Jay's Seafood and Spaghetti Works

You can’t miss it the restaurant, which is characterized by its round shape. Don’t let the appearance, or name fool you. The daily specials and other entrées are very good. This is a great place to eat, if the children want spaghetti, pizza, etc. and the adults want fresh fish or more elaborate entrees. A salad bar is featured seasonally. Don't forget to bring your kids into Stephanie's Stuff located inside the restaurant. A very charming boutique with toys for the kids and apparel for adults.

La Playa

Delicious Mexican food including amazing shrimp and crab stuffed enchiladas and daily fresh fish specials. Plus all the Tex Mex we all love so much. Over 70 types of tequilas to create your dream margarita. Great food and superb service.

Lisabella's Bistro

Family owned and operated; this restaurant is a local. The cuisine is original, fresh, and delicious. Anything from fresh seafood to gourmet steaks. Located in Cinnamon Shore.

Polly Anna Shrimp Boat

The Polly Anna, the largest shrimp boat in Port Aransas, sells some of her catch twice a week (Wednesday and Saturday) right from her dock. Drive toward the ferry landing and head toward the boat ramp and into the park. The Polly Anna is on the right. You can’t miss her. Go Early. Times for sale are posted at her dock.

Port A Pizzeria

This is a buffet-style pizza restaurant. They will custom-make pizza and bring them to the table for you. They also deliver out to the house. Fun game room for the kids. San Juan's Taqueria
This restaurant is best for breakfast and good for lunch. The food is very good here and very, very affordable. If you like menudo, it is made fresh every weekend.

Shell's Pasta and Seafood

Shell’s restaurant located "On The Way To The Beach" in Port Aransas, Texas, can be described as a Mecca for both local foodies and tourists seeking seriously good food. Shells serve seafood-oriented cuisine that is always fresh. It is a small restaurant and does not appear to be much from the exterior but serves food that will stand up to some of the best restaurants around. Very affordable, even for the most expensive entrees. Go early, as there is often a wait.

Stingray's Taphouse and Grill

Stingrays Taphouse and Grill is an industrial-chic elite sports bar that provides the ‘raving fans’ a unique dining and entertaining experience. Catch all the sports action and your favorite teams on one of our flat screen TVs. We get all the DIRECT TV sports channel packages — including MLB, NFL, the Longhorn Network and the Big 10 Network.

The Black Marlin

If you’re looking for an upscale, yet casual, coastal venue for your next event, let our events team help you create an experience that exceeds your expectations. Whether it is for charity fundraising, corporate events, customer appreciation, networking, or a personal celebration, the Black Marlin Bar & Grill is the perfect venue to treat your guests to on the Texas Coast.

Trout Street

At Trout Street Bar and Grill we strive to bring you the very best. Our seafood is the freshest possible; our steaks are U.S.D.A. Certified Choice Beef; and our poultry is ranch raised and of the highest quality. It is our goal to give you an exceptional dining experience in our beautiful yet casual island atmosphere. We hope that you enjoy your meal at Trout Street Bar & Grill and have a pleasant stay in Texas's unique island getaway.

Venetian Hot Plate

Fantastic Italian Food and great wine. Prices range from affordable to expensive. Reservations recommended (and usually necessary in the summer). Try their lasagna, Saturday’s only and requires an advance reservation.

Virginia's on the Bay

Located on the waterfront in Port Aransas, Virginia’s two story open-air restaurant will treat you to great food and service as well as panoramic views of the Port Aransas harbor, lighthouse, and ship channel. See dolphins playing and awesome sunsets!