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Roosevelt's at the Tarpon Inn

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200 East Cotter Avenue, Port Aransas, TX
361 749 1540
05:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 05:00 - 22:00
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125 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

3 of us had dinner Saturday evening at Roosevelt's and it is one of the better restaurants in Port A. I had a grilled snapper and although it was good, it was not the best I had on the island. My wife had the duck, which turned out to be a bit Spicy for her, but it was what she... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

This small restaurant serves some of the best food in Port A. The intimate room allows you to observe the chef as he prepares the food and the atmosphere is inviting. Nice selection of wine.

Thank 34flaneur
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

There were many restaurants open in Port A for Thanksgiving dinner, we chose this one based on the glowing reviews and the claim to be "fine dining". But we should have heeded the more unflattering reviews as I'm also now writing one. Our reservation was at 4pm, last seating of the day, so I get it has probably been a... More 

2 Thank southerngirl98
Austin, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

We had the grouper and it was cooked to perfection. The potato leek soup was the perfect appetizer. Wendy, out waiter, was a friendly and gracious host who gave us great recommendations from the menu.

Thank MG1991Austin
San Antonio, Texas
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Our waitstaff Wendy was very nice and sweet but the food was not good at all! We ordered the ribeye with shrimp and it tasted like something my dad made on the back yard grill. I had the drum which is one of my favorite local fish and it was super overcooked and dry. So disappointed but oh well..... worth... More 

1 Thank adventuremommy2015
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We have been here several times, but will never come back. Reservations really are required, which we completely don't mind. The inside was booked so they made us reservations on the porch. They have about 4 or 5 tables out there now. So we showed up a couple minutes before and walked in and waited for a few minutes for... More 

2 Thank 728sandyd
Boden, Sweden
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Fantastic food in really nice environment with excellent service. We had the grilled oysters and a tonights' special - lobster ravioli rockefeller with vodka sause as starters. Perfect! As entrée I had the ribeye steak. Best meat I've ever had! I can really recomend this place. The food is creative and really something out of the ordinary. The atmospheare was... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

My wife and I ate here on a weekday after finding two other places closed, at least during the week. We arrived early and were the only patrons. We both ordered fish as we were in Port A. The service was great as we were the only diners. The fish was over cooked and dry. hers was better than mine... More 

1 Thank ftrdds
Sealy, Texas
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We went on a Friday night and it wasn't crowded at all. The waiter was great. However, the grouper was over cooked and had a fishy taste. The wine, Caesar salad, deserts were good. Very over priced for what we got. Will check reviews before returning.

1 Thank karen v v
Signal Mountain, Tennessee
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

The dining room is fairly small and adjacent to the open kitchen. The chef came to our table to tell us he could prepare whatever we might want (within reason), in addition to the regular menu and the specials. There were no takers. Having seen the prices on the menu, I was not about to take the risk. I had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 East Cotter Avenue, Port Aransas, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Port Aransas
  • Phone Number: 361 749 1540

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?