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Marchan's White Sands Motel, Marina & Restaurant

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418 W. Highway 100, Port Isabel, TX
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the outside, this place does not look like much. What a surprise. Very clean and spacious. Three levels of seating from water level to open air. The food was fantastic and dirt cheap. Hard to find any item over $12. The staff was wonderful.

Thank David C
Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

This used to be a great place for atmosphere and good and tasty food. They enclosed this restaurant and it lost its appeal - used to be wonderful when it was open and you could sit by the dock. After atmosphere went so did food bit by bit. I have given this place chance after chance and have now decided... More 

Thank a b
Bulverde, Texas
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

This is a place, where I would normally try. my son went to it and told me, this place is great. My wife has the fried oyster and they were out of this world. I had the unlimited fish and my brain was bigger than my belly, good prices and our male waiter was prompt and made good suggestions. Will... More 

Thank Daniel L
Antioch, Illinois
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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

went here for breakfast ordered migas egg dish it was ok pricey for what you got rest of group got breakfast tacos all good and a bargain

Thank henry d
Los Fresnos, Texas
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

the breakfast we order is usually two eggs crispy potatoes, two very good sausage patties and biscuit . very good the service is great usually the same waitress we've had for years. nice quit waterfront view. the tacos are big and full.

Thank ragillies
South Padre Island, Texas
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Still has the at home atmosphere and the food is better than ever. A bonus seaside meal you should not miss on you journey to South Padre Island Texas. Dont forget to tell them Capt. Cliff Fleming sent and grab a fishing trip and room while in Port Isabel . Very reasonable room rates and food food prices. Open Breakfast... More 

Thank Cliff F
Portland, Texas
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Good quality food. Nothing too fancy, just comfort food. I highly recommend their breakfasts. I had the Huevos Rancheros and would absolutely do it again. You definitely need to try this place!

Thank inglesidejohn
Katy, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

We went to White Sands restaurant for lunch, it was a disappointing experience. The food was oily and bland. The seafood had no taste. The service was below average. It was a waste of money and time. Would not go there again.

Thank Mustafa B
South Padre Island, Texas
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91 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

We enjoy the friendly, family service, good seafood, nice channel water views and sunset views. Did I mention very fair prices? We keep going back more than once a week. Mostly locals and tourists in the know go here.

Thank Birdbet
McAllen, Texas
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

As we walked into the restaurant we could hear Larry belting out the tunes from the back dining room in fine fashion. We have heard Larry at various venues around the island for the past 15 years or so, and he is just as good as he ever was. The atmosphere was excellent, and the serve was very good. We... More 

Thank t0ny2679

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 418 W. Highway 100, Port Isabel, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Port Isabel
  • This restaurant is at White Sands Motel

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?