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Things to do in Port Aransas

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Restaurant
“Irie’s has excellent Caribbean-inspired tacos, rice plates and salads with interesting sauces to compliment. Limited indoor dining with a small outdoor patio. Highly recommend.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bar
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“Open air seafood with great views of the bay. The Smoked Tuna Appetizer is excellent and so is the Grilled Fish Burger.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“An intimate, family owned eatery. Focused on fresh fish and pasta. A cozy and wonderful beach restaurant. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Beautiful beaches, lots of beach rental options and a convenient restaurant right off the beach. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Owned by friends. Awesome Mexican food, especially seafood entrees. Great margaritas! Always a crowd but worth the wait!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Sports Bar
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“A relaxed pub with good bar food selections and a focus on draft beer. Has a strong selection of texas micro brews ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Dive Bar
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“Home of the famous Belt Sander Races on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays each month. You've gotta see this!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
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“Bar during the day, dance club at night. Live music on certain nights of the week, D.J. "Weekend at Bernie's" move theme. Look for Bernie!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
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“Cute coffee shop with quite areas to enjoy. Good breakfast sandwiches and pastries. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
“This place survived Hurricane Harvey! I think its the nicotine covered baseball caps hanging from the ceiling that held it together. Love this place, its been here since dirt. Always and interesting crowd. Looks rough but its safe. Just a great authentic dive bar. Live music on the weekends ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“You can watch the huge ships go through the channel. You will see dolphins jumping out of the water. You will see large turtles hovering around the rocks. It is fun to feed them shrimp!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“2 hours trip for the family with swords fights water pistol battles and treasure hunting. They have an adult-only trip with wine on board.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“We like the variety in the menu-great italian food and buffet too Been on the island a long time”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
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  • 4 locals recommend
Pub
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“Don't let the name or outside look of the place fool you -- this is a very elegant bar with excellent cocktails and great service”
  • 3 locals recommend
Meal Delivery
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“It's local and it's great for walking in directly from the beach! Buffet has soup, salad, pizza and desserts. Great for the family.”
  • 9 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Irie’s has excellent Caribbean-inspired tacos, rice plates and salads with interesting sauces to compliment. Limited indoor dining with a small outdoor patio. Highly recommend.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bar
“Open air seafood with great views of the bay. The Smoked Tuna Appetizer is excellent and so is the Grilled Fish Burger.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“An intimate, family owned eatery. Focused on fresh fish and pasta. A cozy and wonderful beach restaurant. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Owned by friends. Awesome Mexican food, especially seafood entrees. Great margaritas! Always a crowd but worth the wait!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Sports Bar
“A relaxed pub with good bar food selections and a focus on draft beer. Has a strong selection of texas micro brews ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Dive Bar
“Home of the famous Belt Sander Races on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays each month. You've gotta see this!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 4 locals recommend
Meal Delivery
“It's local and it's great for walking in directly from the beach! Buffet has soup, salad, pizza and desserts. Great for the family.”
  • 9 locals recommend

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