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Joe's Oyster Bar

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207 E Maxan St, Port Isabel, TX 78578-4507
11:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 19:00
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Easton, Pennsylvania
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172 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here with family on a Sunday night. We got here around 6:00 and the place was busy. We only waited a few minutes for a table and were seated. Our waiter was friendly and took our drink order and after serving our drinks he took our food orders. I started with a dozen oysters on the half shell.... More 

Thank Ron O
Cassville, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

O M Goodness...the food here is awesome! Delicious fish and shrimp..grilled or deep fried...My husband ordered a whole red snapper, grilled....out of sight! A little pricy, but where do you get fresh red snapper...nothing like it!

Thank 505Dar
Mission, Texas
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163 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This restaurant was recommended by friends. It was great. Everything that we ordered was prepared fresh and hot. It was a pleasant experience over all.

Thank Teddy D
Richland, Mississippi
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75 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A local restaurant catering to locals and visitors alike. Small fish market in front and dining in rear. Seafood can't get any fresher. I had a combination plate with fish, oysters and shrimp. All cooked to perfection. W pieces of fish, 4 shrimp, 4 oysters served with French fries, slaw and a roll. My wife had a shrimp plate that... More 

Thank SGMTommy
Big Lake, Minnesota
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on a tip from a fellow "snow bird". Ended up going three times in the two weeks we were on South Padre. The grilled shrimp is fantastic! Comes with fries, coleslaw and a dinner roll. Do not pass this place up! Very good value.

Thank Ed T
South Padre Island, Texas
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The fried shrimp was outstanding. Order got a little mixed up, but that was a language problem since the waiter wasn't fluent in English. It was quickly resolved. My only complaint is that they don't serve anything except wine and beer, neither of which I drink! But that's an individual problem.

Thank cmsmollen
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We come here several times every year when we come to south Padre. Casual not fancy. Great food! And being from Florida originally I'm pretty picky about seafood.

Thank Stacie J
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Jumbo shrimp dinners, available fried or grilled, with coleslaw and fries. Large seating area with fish market at entry. Oysters, crab cakes ad fish selections also on the menu. Building appearances deceiving; good food at fair prices and would return.

Thank Rabbit4shows
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious and fresh seafood. My grandpa is the pickiest of eaters, but loved the oysters. My grandma and I had the Nathan's Special, and while the portion is arguably enough for two, we each ate our own (shrimp, fish, coleslaw and a roll). It was all really good for extremely reasonable prices!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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121 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This us a seafood market that also has a restaurant. The fish is good, but by comparison to competition in the area, it's more expensive. We only come here once every few months primarily because I don't like my food all piled on top of each other on a paper plate. Fish is very tasty and I love it grilled.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 207 E Maxan St, Port Isabel, TX 78578-4507
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Port Isabel
  • Phone Number: 956-943-4501

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?