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Virginia's On The Bay

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815 Trout St, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5027
+1 361-749-4088
11:00 - 22:00
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Austin, Texas
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fun place, great waiter! I loved my martini and crab cakes! Nice atmosphere for family, couples or friends. I would go again.

Thank kellyvandykeoliver
San Marcos, Texas
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is always crowded in the summer. Decorate is fun, but food is mediocre. Good place for mid-priced average seafood.

Thank Stacie78666
Pierce City, Missouri
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hubby is a steak lover, I am a seafood fanatic. This place not only had a menu to please both of us but the food was fabulous. Love being right on the bay. Very nice view of the harbor and we saw dolphins, gulls and a host of other sights while enjoying our lunch.

1 Thank Deborah W
Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Port A food is much improved in the last few years but Virginia's is definitely leading the charge. We had a great Fish dish with a perfect lobster sauce. And the Shrimp size and texture was perfect. We also had the oysters which happened to be in season and they were perfect also. top is off with COOL BEER..

Thank birdcreek34
Elgin, Texas
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The views are great; the food is good. A little on the high price side, and a little crowded, tight space. The wait staff is very friendly and helpful with immediate attention. Good choice to eat here.

Thank JudyofElgin
Austin, Texas
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Let's be honest. You don't come to Virginia's for the great food. Mostly you come for the great views. I love their small steak and potato option and their blooming onion is really awesome too. They have views no matter where you are sitting and the place is great for families too. Everyone blends in here.

Thank Vanessa C
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sits by the marina and has a nice view through the roll up doors. Good for a cold beer. Food is so-so. Not bad, just pricey and a little lack luster. Nothing we ate was eye rolling good. Bartender was great. Servers were all going through the motions.

Thank 10brink
South Padre Island, Texas
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Food & drinks are reasonable. $$. Had great views of the gulf and yachts coming in to their boat slips. We have seen dolphins near by on several of our past visits while eating dinner. The sunset view is gorgeous. They have closed for now until after Christmas. If you fish, they will clean & cook your fish for a... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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153 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We went for early dinner and were seated right away. The table was near the water with a view of boats within the marina. Sunset was gorgeous. Menu contains standard seafood. Crab cakes were very good. Fried shrimp was average.

Thank TWueste
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Servers weren't very friendly & the food was gross. We only had yellow fin salad & fried calamari. I threw up in the middle of the night. Mild food poisoning I think. The view & location is the only good reason to go here. Stick with beer & eat somewhere else.

Thank Pamela S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 815 Trout St, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5027
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Port Aransas
  • Phone Number: +1 361-749-4088

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