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Joe's Oyster Bar

207 E Maxan St, Port Isabel, TX 78578-4507
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fresh seafood” (67 reviews)
“crab cakes” (98 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
207 E Maxan St, Port Isabel, TX 78578-4507
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you are looking for a great dining experience, go somewhere else. If you want a lot of fresh sea food at excellent price, go here. Don't let the out side or the entrance scare you off. Just walk around the fish market counter and...More

1  Thank Don W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The great Seafood & Marketplace and Restaurant Seafood was satisfying great flavor comfortable place

1  Thank Adialberto
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stop the press! Best fresh seafood around! We will ALWAYS come back on every visit to Port Isabel. Wow!

Thank Tisha M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small old school restaurant. Our food was average and reasonably priced. There wasn't a kids menu and we had our young granddaughter with us so we had to improvise. The shrimp were the best that I've had during my stay at the...More

Thank pattignv
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Joe Castillo knows seafood and how to cook it right. I love the fried oysters (by the pound for me)....lightly breaded and succulent. Daily specials and always ice-cold beer. Also available is fresh uncooked seafood to take home. YUMMIE Big bang for your bucks.

Thank loscorbett
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the grilled Nathan's special. It was awesome! Food comes out piled high on plate. Very generous servings. shrimp are large and not overlooked. Crab cake was amazing. Every time ANY of the staff walked by they asked if we needed anything. Very quick...More

Thank kerrilsimmons1975
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food here is so so. There are a LOT of better places for seafood around this area. They do however fix your own catch better than ANYONE else. We always have them blacken our fish we take in. They REALLY know how to do...More

Thank L6363DRgaryh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here twice during our 2 day stay in South Padre and then we went back on our way home and bought some fresh seafood to cook at home. The first night we had fried seafood and it was great - the second night...More

Thank LissaLou2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended by the Captain of our fishing trip. Seafood was amazing! Price is right and you won't be disappointed. Excellent seafood!

Thank blitzgirl007
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you are staying in South Padre it is well worth the drive over the causeway to eat at Joe's. They have the best fried shrimp and fried Flounder! Very family friendly and not a fancy place. We live here and it is one of...More

Thank marciarogers7
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4 March 2017|
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Response from Beerhunter60 | Reviewed this property |
Joes does have raw oysters They were as good as any in the area I am not a big fan of gulf coast oysters to big, mushy with not much flavor
26 February 2017|
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Response from Shirley R | Reviewed this property |
Seafood is their speciality. Shrimp is the best any place in this area. In fact, anywhere. The flounder is wonderful as well. Forget China, silver utensils, and linen and accept plastic and paper and you will agree it was... More
13 October 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, 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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