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“Special is chicken fried steak?? At a seafood restaurant ?”

Marchan's White Sands Motel, Marina & Restaurant
Ranked #15 of 50 Restaurants in Port Isabel
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Level 6 Contributor
186 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Special is chicken fried steak?? At a seafood restaurant ?”
Reviewed 8 June 2013 via mobile

Ended up getting all you can eat fish, fries and coleslaw
Didn't finish my plate
It was medium good. A little greasy but good.
Small, front room available for seating...the rooms on the water weren't open for seating and that was a little disappointing but overall... Good local restaurant

  • Visited June 2013
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Mississippi
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“Great Local Place”
Reviewed 24 April 2013

We found White Sands years ago and have always made it one of our stops while visiting the island. I especially like the "Special" Shrimp (breaded in cracker crumbs and fried). Fried oysters are good too. Wait staff have always been pleasant and efficient. Prices are easy on the pocket book and you feel like part of the community when you visit.

  • Visited April 2013
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Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Consistent”
Reviewed 4 March 2013

This is our go-to restaurant when we want all you can eat fish. I especially love it when they have the DJ/lounge-singer playing on a Fri/Sat night.

  • Visited February 2013
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Olmito, Texas, United States
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31 reviews
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“Good all you can eat fried fish”
Reviewed 4 March 2013

It sits on the fingers in Port Isabel so there is a great view of the water, it has lots of atmosphere and I go there for the fried fish. I don't dislike anything there. It's one of the few places left here where they give you the bowls of goodies to heap on your baked potato.

Visited March 2013
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Port Isabel, Texas
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66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Thursdays are best”
Reviewed 4 March 2013

If you like Margueritas, then you will love Thursdays at White Sands. On the rocks are only $1.25 and frozen are only $1.50. Can't beat that anywhere!! Not even in Progresso. The Tortilla Soup is super also. Burgers at $3.99 are really a bargain. Served with chips rather than fries, for a lighter fare.

  • Visited March 2013
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