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Tortuga’s Saltwater Grill

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When you’re out enjoying a Port Aransas beach vacation, you’re bound to hear your stomach rumble. Stop in to Tortuga’s Saltwater Grill at 429 N. Alister Street in Port Aransas for delicious seafood – and some bites for the land lovers. Come for brunch on Sunday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. then come back for lunch or dinner 2-9 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday hours are 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday hours are 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Tortuga’s is closed Wednesdays.


Enjoy appetizers like crab cakes, Boudin balls – a Cajun sausage of pork and rice that’s been breaded and fried to crispy and served with house remoulade, shrimp cocktail, or their special poke nachos.


Come into Tortuga’s Saltwater Grill for lunch and devour a shrimp, fish, oyster, or shrimp/oyster combo Po Boy, a cheeseburger, or the Speechless Burger: a burger topped with peach marmalade, grilled onions, bacon, and brie.


There are a variety of salads available for something lighter. For lunch, order the blackened shrimp or grilled chicken salad, or check out specialties like the poke tuna bowl, southwest bowl, and more. For dinner, enjoy a traditional wedge or house salad, or try the Islander – a mix of chopped spinach, cabbage, shredded carrot, red bell pepper, and island flavors like mango-pineapple salsa.


You’ll have trouble picking a favorite. Shrimp and grits, coconut curry shrimp, and redfish pontchartrain are all delicious choices. If you can’t make up your mind, try the charbroiled choice of the day – the catch of the day of fish or shrimp charbroiled and served with lemon butter, seasonal risotto, and roasted vegetables.

Land & Pastas

Keep your feet on the ground and order the 8 oz. filet, 16 oz. ribeye, or airline chicken breast. Venture out into the water with ribeye and shrimp, or the surf and turf selection of beef tenderloin medallions and jumbo shrimp scampi. There are a variety of pastas available for you to sample, too.


Order brunch favorites like French toast, biscuits and gravy, or a breakfast BLT. You can also choose from burgers, steak & hash, shrimp & grits, and other Tortuga’s Saltwater Grill specials. Add cold brew coffee, mimosas, Bloody Marys and other drinks for a complete meal. Served Sundays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Seafood and More in Port Aransas

When you stay in a vacation rental in Port Aransas provided by The Dunes, you’ll enjoy easy access to the beach and the crashing waves of the Gulf as well as many area attractions, shopping, dining, and activities the area has to offer. We offer one-bedroom units for a more intimate stay, up to three bedrooms for your larger group. Prepare a delicious home-cooked meal in the fully equipped kitchen. Afterward, spread out in an open living space for a movie or to relax. Enjoy the view from the private balcony or patio or spend some time near the pool. For a premium experience, choose a unit with bonuses like multiple flat screen TVs, stainless steel appliances, and more.

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