While you’re enjoying your Port A beach vacation, you’ll want to spend time at local attractions and enjoying the many activities the area has to offer. With all the fun and activity, you’re bound to hear your stomach rumple while you’re out. Take your taste buds on a trip through Port A while you explore the town. Here are our top 5 picks for local restaurants in Port Aransas

Tortuga’s Saltwater Grill 

Begin your saltwater taste journey with starters like crab cakes, poke nachos, or Boudin balls. Lighter fare includes “handhelds” like seafood Po Boys featuring shrimp, fish, or oysters, a cheeseburger, or grab a salad of blackened shrimp or grilled chicken. You can also choose from a variety of poke bowls. Choose from shrimp & grits, redfish ponchartrain, or the charbroiled catch of the day. Land lovers will enjoy steaks, chicken, beef tenderloin, and a variety of pastas. 

Hours at 429 N. Alister Street are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., Friday-Saturday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (brunch) and 3-9 p.m. (lunch and dinner). They are closed on Wednesdays. 

San Juan Restaurant 

Enjoy your favorite Mexican dishes without leaving Port A. Start your day right with breakfast selections including a variety of egg dishes like ranchero-style, Mexican-style, or even cactus and eggs! Keep breakfast simple with oatmeal and toast, a Mexican omelette, or fill up with pancakes, eggs, and meat. For lunch or dinner, there are a variety of gorditas, tortas, and soft tacos, or opt for a plate featuring taco salad, chicken fried steak, fajitas, and more. Satisfy your craving for sweets with their fried ice cream or a sopapilla bread!  

Stop by and see them at 410 South Cut Off Road or call 361-749-6521 from 5 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily for delicious food for any meal of the day.  

Coffee Waves 

Start your morning or grab a pick-me-up between fun Port A activities. Their coffee starts with Nordaggio’s and Driftwood Coffee Co. roasters products, both of which specialize in small batch, specialty coffee. Choose espresso drinks like a macchiato, cappuccino, latte, and much more. There is a variety of blended drinks, from caffeinated blends like the CW frap in mocha, vanilla, or caramel, un-caffeinated Chai frap, or fruit smoothies.  

If you’re not in the mood for coffee, choose from tea, hot chocolate, Mexican cocoa, or “London Fog.” Add a little something to eat, like Boar’s Head baked goods or sandwiches, or desserts – including 18 different gelato flavors. Hours are 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily at 1007 State Highway 361 in Port A. Call them at 361-749-0825. 

Irie’s Island Foods 

Start your meal off with appetizers like chicken sate, handmade spring rolls, or tropical BBQ-glazed chicken on bamboo skewers, or a seafood basket. Special “plates” include jumbo Gulf shrimp, fire-grilled wahoo, and lighter choices like a fried avocado plate. Guests with big appetites will enjoy the three-taco plate or go all-out for a “Big Taco” made from house-made flour or corn tortillas stuffed with your choice of protein. Featured salads include mixed greens, BBQ fire-grilled chicken breast, spring roll salad, and more. Choose a rice bowl or satisfy a smaller hunger with sandwiches like chicken fried steak, grilled cheese, Po’ Boys, and others. Finish everything off with something sweet, like vanilla bean or chocolate crème brulee or Kokoleka pie.  

Stop by the eye-catching blue building and step into island charm with brightly colored walls at 503 N. Alister Street in Port A. Give them a call at 361-749-2310. Hours are Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-8 p.m., and they’re closed on Sundays. 

Trout Street Bar & Grill 

Choose from a variety of seafood appetizers, salads, and soups to get your meal off to a good start. Fill up with entrees like fresh snapper, redfish, or the catch of the day – fresh from Port A’s docks, ribeye steak, and more. Satisfy your sweet tooth with bananas foster pie, carrot cake, a chocolate brownie with ice cream, or another sweet selection. Stop in at 104 W. Cotter Avenue in Port A. Hours are 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily. The restaurant has one slip at the Trout Street Yacht Basin available daily on a first-come/first-serve basis to enjoy a dock-and-dine experience. Call 361-749-2739 for more information. 

Delicious Local Dining in Port Aransas 

When you stay in a vacation rental in Port A provided by The Dunes, you’ll enjoy easy access to the beach and the crashing waves of the Gulf, and many activities, attractions, shopping – and Port Aransas local restaurants. We offer one-bedroom units for a solo or more intimate retreat, all the way up to three bedrooms to treat more loved ones to the local taste sensations of Port A.  

Prepare something you tasted at your new favorite local eatery, or another 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 community pool. For a premium experience, choose a unit with bonuses like multiple flat screen TVs, stainless steel appliances, and more. 

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