The small Texas beach town of Port Aransas is a great place to spend a weekend getaway full of beach activities and amazing food. Most Port Aransas vacation rentals have a kitchen to cook your meals, but you may want to splurge for a night out. While the area is known for its friendly dive bars and great seafood, there are other great restaurants to try too. Take our list of the best restaurants with you during your Port Aransas vacation.
Seafood and Spaghetti Works
Seafood and Spaghetti Works has been a Port Aransas staple for years. This family friendly restaurant has some of the best seafood, Italian food, and pizza in town and they’re all made from scratch. They offer a soup and salad station with an impressive variety of both. You’ll find just about everything on their menu including their delicious Bolognese, burgers, peel and eat shrimp, and fish tacos.
Beach & Station Street Grill
Beach & Station Street Grill is the place to go if you’re looking for a laid back vibe with great seafood. The beach shack is right off of the Port Aransas Beach Park. They have most varieties of fried fresh fish paired with in-house made sauces. Their Gil’s Famous Gumbo is a guest favorite along with the crab cakes and seafood platter. They also have beer, wine, and beach cocktails.
Roosevelt’s at the Tarpon Inn
If you’re looking for more upscale dining, Roosevelt’s offers exquisitely plated surf n’ turf meals, Sunday brunch, and a great wine list. Some of their dinner menu favorites include their shrimp and tenderloin tower and the spicy seafood pasta medley. If you find yourself there for brunch, they have all the classic breakfast foods and their famous oyster eggs benedict. Their outdoor patio is perfect for a Port Aransas night out.
Stingray’s Taphouse and Grill
Stingray’s is the local watering hole to have dinner and drinks and watch a game while playing pool. Every Wednesday they have half off wines and all you can eat ribs on Thursday. The bar is known for their great pizza and bucket of rum drinks. You’re sure to find something to drink with 20 tap beers and they have some of the best bar food in the city.