September 16, 2004
It's less expensive to have lunch here, but at dinner, it will run about $100 or more for two people. We had lunch here on 9/28/04; one appetizer, 2 entrees and 2 iced teas were about $40. Even at $100 for 2, dinner is not overly expensive. However, it is somewhat pricey for this area. The seafood here is very good with many of the lunch items being prepared "the Texas way"; fried. They offer a much bigger, wider variety of dishes at dinner such as grilled shrimp, shrimp scampi, fresh fish of the day, grilled or blackened chicken breast, the usual fried shrimp, fried seafood platters, Alaskan king crab legs, Angus steaks, shrimp embrochette (highly recommended), a variety of salads, burgers, chicken sandwich, and yes..even a Mustang Island Key Lime Pie.
At lunch, we opted for the Shrimp Larisha with spinach, artichoke and crab dip as our appetizer. The shrimp dish was delicious but the dip portion of the appetizer had far too much milk in it and was runny.
Overall, the food quality is above average with a nice harbor view. Constructively however, their salads could use a great deal of improvement! The house salad was not all that pleasing to my palate.
Boats docked in their slips will be just a few yards away from where you are seated. The windows facing the harbor allow for a nice view of them. Service is friendly ("Ya'll want some iced tea?") and you can wear just about anything you want when dining here. The location is also good because there are a plethora of gift shops nearby.
From journal Port Aransas - The Secret Is Getting Out...