Happy Holidays...and Happy Dining!

There's a little bit of extra magic in the ocean breeze this time of year. The season calls for roasting s'mores at beach bonfires and long golf cart rides on the beach. If you're lucky, your holiday beach escape is almost here! Now all you need is to find the perfect spot for your Christmas dinner or New Year's Eve soiree.

Check out the list below for a full list of restaurants open on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day.

 

Christmas Eve

Barefoot Beans

Open regular hours.

Castaways Seafood and Grill

Open 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Coach's Island Grill

Open 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Coffee Waves

Open until noon.

FINS Grill & Icehouse

Open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Irie's Island Food

Open half day.

Island Café

Open 8 a.m. to noon.

Island Market

Open regular hours.

Kody's

Open regular hours.

MacDaddy's Family Kitchen

Open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Port 'A' Pizzeria

Closing early.

Port A Beach Lodge

Open regular hours.

Roosevelt's at the Tarpon Inn

Reservations required for Grinch-themed four-course meal called "Christmas Dinner at Whoos-'evelts." Call (361) 749-1540 to make your reservation. Click here for full menu and more information.

Surfside Lounge

Open regular hours.

The Gaff

Open regular hours.

Tortuga's Saltwater Grill

Open for lunch only. Closing at 3 p.m.

 

Learn more about these restaurants below!

Open on Christmas Eve

Barefoot Beans

  • 345 N. Alister St.
  • Barefoot Beans will help you start the day out right with specialty hot and cold coffees, teas, and...

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Cancun Mexican Restaurant

  • 1023 State Hwy. 361, Ste. E
  • The margaritas are always flowing, and the salsa is fresh and delicious every day of the week at...

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Coffee Waves Port Aransas

  • 1007 State Hwy. 361
  • Sit, sip, and surf at Coffee Waves. Enjoy a truly fresh brewed cup of coffee with beans roasted...

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Coach's Island Grill

  • 717 Tarpon
  • Coach's is known for their breakfast serving pancakes as big as your head and so much more.

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Fins Grill & Icehouse

  • 420 W. Cotter Ave.
  • Dine on the waterfront at FINS Grill & Icehouse for fresh seafood, a fun family-friendly atmosphere,...

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Irie's Island Food

  • 200 W. Avenue G
  • With flavors out of this world, Irie’s offers lunch and dinner in a casual island atmosphere. Take a...

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Island Café

  • 301 S. Alister St.
  • Family-owned and operated, the Island Café features just plain good old-fashioned café food made to...

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Island Market

  • 614 Gulf St.
  • Locally owned smoothie and juice shop, offering breakfast and lunch options and catering, all made...

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Kody's

  • 2034 State Hwy 361
  • Stop in for a good meal and stay a little longer for a round of 18-hole miniature golf! Seafood is...

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MacDaddy's Family Kitchen

  • 118 Beach St.
  • Located in the heart Port Aransas, the smoker is working overtime at MacDaddy’s Family Kitchen where...

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Port 'A' Pizzeria

  • 407 E. Avenue G
  • Enjoy a slice of piping hot pizza heaven at Port A Pizzeria. After a day at the beach, place your...

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Port A Beachlodge

  • 2016 On the Beach Dr.
  • Located right on the beach, the Port A Beach Lodge offers delicious food and cold beverages-just...

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Roosevelt's at the Tarpon Inn

  • 200 E. Cotter Ave.
  • Treat yourself to the finer things in life at this intimate American eatery located at the Tarpon...

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Surfside Lounge

  • 345 N. Alister St.
  • Beer & wine/retail lounge located in Port Aransas, Texas.

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The Gaff

  • 323 Beach St.
  • Pass the pint, grab a slice of pizza, and pull up a stool for live music and entertainment at this...

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Tortuga's Saltwater Grill

  • 429 N. Alister St.
  • Tortuga’s Saltwater Grill is a class-act seafood and steak grill, offering a unique elevated...

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Castaways Seafood and Grill

  • 337 N. Alister St.
  • Since 1993, Castaways Seafood and Grill has been a favorite of island visitors. Castaways prides...

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Christmas Day

Kody's

Serving prime rib all day.

Miss K's Bistro & Catering

Open for pre-order pickup only. The deadline for pre-order is December 20. Call (361) 749-7776 to place your order. Full menu and more details can be found here.

Port A Beach Lodge

Open regular hours.

The Gaff

Open regular hours.

 

Learn more about these restaurants below!

Open on Christmas Day

Kody's

  • 2034 State Hwy 361
  • Stop in for a good meal and stay a little longer for a round of 18-hole miniature golf! Seafood is...

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The Gaff

  • 323 Beach St.
  • Pass the pint, grab a slice of pizza, and pull up a stool for live music and entertainment at this...

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Miss K Catering & Gourmet Food

  • 1726 State Hwy 361, Ste. I
  • Live like a local and try out Miss K’s Bistro, a local favorite of Port A. The food is light,...

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Port A Beachlodge

  • 2016 On the Beach Dr.
  • Located right on the beach, the Port A Beach Lodge offers delicious food and cold beverages-just...

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New Year's Eve

Barefoot Beans

Open regular hours.

Bernie's Beach House

Open regular hours.

Castaways Seafood and Grill

Open 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Coach's Island Grill

Open 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Coffee Waves

Open regular hours.

Dylan's Coal Oven Pizzeria

Open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

FINS Grill & Icehouse

Open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Grumbles Seafood Co.

Open half day.

Irie's Island Food

Open regular hours.

Island Café

Open regular hours.

Island Market

Open regular hours.

Jackfish Cart Rentals

Open regular hours.

Kody's

Open regular hours.

Lisabella's

Open regular hours.

Miss K's Bistro & Catering

Open for pre-order pickup only. The deadline for pre-order is December 27. Call (361) 749-7776 to place your order. Full menu and more details can be found here.

MacDaddy's Family Kitchen

Open regular hours.

Moby Dicks

Open regular hours.

Port 'A' Pizzeria

Open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Port A Beach Lodge

Open regular hours.

Seafood & Spaghetti Works

Open regular hours.

Shell's Pasta & Seafood

Open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tortuga's Saltwater Grill

Open for a special three-course, prix-fixe meal. By reservation only. Seating starts at 5 p.m. Click here for more details and the full menu.

Learn more about these restaurants below!

Open on New Year's Eve

Barefoot Beans

  • 345 N. Alister St.
  • Barefoot Beans will help you start the day out right with specialty hot and cold coffees, teas, and...

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Bernie's Beach House

  • 730 Trout St.
  • Everybody ends up at Bernie’s Beach House! Bernie’s is the go-to spot in Port A for crazy good drink...

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Coach's Island Grill

  • 717 Tarpon
  • Coach's is known for their breakfast serving pancakes as big as your head and so much more.

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Coffee Waves Port Aransas

  • 1007 State Hwy. 361
  • Sit, sip, and surf at Coffee Waves. Enjoy a truly fresh brewed cup of coffee with beans roasted...

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Dylan's Coal Oven Pizzeria

  • 128 Market St.
  • Dylan’s Coal Oven Pizzeria offers authentic, New York style pizza, classic salads, pastas, Italian...

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Fins Grill & Icehouse

  • 420 W. Cotter Ave.
  • Dine on the waterfront at FINS Grill & Icehouse for fresh seafood, a fun family-friendly atmosphere,...

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Grumbles Seafood Co.

  • 850 Tarpon St.
  • Grumbles Seafood Co. began with the mission of serving high-quality Gulf Coast fare in a fun,...

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Irie's Island Food

  • 200 W. Avenue G
  • With flavors out of this world, Irie’s offers lunch and dinner in a casual island atmosphere. Take a...

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Island Café

  • 301 S. Alister St.
  • Family-owned and operated, the Island Café features just plain good old-fashioned café food made to...

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Island Market

  • 614 Gulf St.
  • Locally owned smoothie and juice shop, offering breakfast and lunch options and catering, all made...

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Jackfish Cart Rentals

  • 3411 S. 11th St.
  • Grab a pie... a pizza pie that is! Believe it or not, Jackfish Cart Rentals is home to a delicious...

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Kody's

  • 2034 State Hwy 361
  • Stop in for a good meal and stay a little longer for a round of 18-hole miniature golf! Seafood is...

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Lisabella's

  • 165 Social Circle
  • Fine coastal cuisine in a relaxed casual atmosphere is what you can expect when making a reservation...

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Miss K Catering & Gourmet Food

  • 1726 State Hwy 361, Ste. I
  • Live like a local and try out Miss K’s Bistro, a local favorite of Port A. The food is light,...

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MacDaddy's Family Kitchen

  • 118 Beach St.
  • Located in the heart Port Aransas, the smoker is working overtime at MacDaddy’s Family Kitchen where...

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Port 'A' Pizzeria

  • 407 E. Avenue G
  • Enjoy a slice of piping hot pizza heaven at Port A Pizzeria. After a day at the beach, place your...

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Port A Beachlodge

  • 2016 On the Beach Dr.
  • Located right on the beach, the Port A Beach Lodge offers delicious food and cold beverages-just...

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Seafood & Spaghetti Works

  • 910 State Hwy 361
  • Family owned and operated since 1979, Seafood & Spaghetti Works offers a variety of delicious dishes...

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Shell's Pasta & Seafood

  • 522 E. Avenue G
  • The menu at Shell’s Pasta & Seafood is eclectic, with everything from seafood and sirloins to tacos...

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Castaways Seafood and Grill

  • 337 N. Alister St.
  • Since 1993, Castaways Seafood and Grill has been a favorite of island visitors. Castaways prides...

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New Year's Day

Barefoot Beans

Open regular hours.

Bernie's Beach House

Open regular hours.

Black Marlin Bar & Grill

Brunch seatings at 10 a.m., noon, and 2 p.m. For reservations, please email events@palmillabeach.com. Click here for the full menu and more information.

Castaways Seafood and Grill

Open 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Coach's Island Grill

Open 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Coffee Waves

Open regular hours.

Dylan's Coal Oven Pizzeria

Open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

FINS Grill & Icehouse

Open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Grumbles Seafood Co.

Open regular hours.

MacDaddy's Family Kitchen

Open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Port 'A' Pizzeria

Open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Port A Beach Lodge

Open regular hours.

Seafood & Spaghetti Works

Open regular hours.

Stingrays Taphouse & Grill

Open at 11 a.m. with Bloody Mary specials.

Taqueria San Juan

Open regular hours.

The Gaff

Open regular hours.

Trout Street Bar & Grill

Open regular hours.

Tortuga's Saltwater Grill

Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for brunch and 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a regular menu.

Virginia's on the Bay

Open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a New Year's Day buffet.

 

Learn more about these restaurants below!

Open on New Year's Day

Barefoot Beans

  • 345 N. Alister St.
  • Barefoot Beans will help you start the day out right with specialty hot and cold coffees, teas, and...

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Bernie's Beach House

  • 730 Trout St.
  • Everybody ends up at Bernie’s Beach House! Bernie’s is the go-to spot in Port A for crazy good drink...

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Coach's Island Grill

  • 717 Tarpon
  • Coach's is known for their breakfast serving pancakes as big as your head and so much more.

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Coffee Waves Port Aransas

  • 1007 State Hwy. 361
  • Sit, sip, and surf at Coffee Waves. Enjoy a truly fresh brewed cup of coffee with beans roasted...

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Dylan's Coal Oven Pizzeria

  • 128 Market St.
  • Dylan’s Coal Oven Pizzeria offers authentic, New York style pizza, classic salads, pastas, Italian...

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Fins Grill & Icehouse

  • 420 W. Cotter Ave.
  • Dine on the waterfront at FINS Grill & Icehouse for fresh seafood, a fun family-friendly atmosphere,...

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Grumbles Seafood Co.

  • 850 Tarpon St.
  • Grumbles Seafood Co. began with the mission of serving high-quality Gulf Coast fare in a fun,...

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MacDaddy's Family Kitchen

  • 118 Beach St.
  • Located in the heart Port Aransas, the smoker is working overtime at MacDaddy’s Family Kitchen where...

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Port 'A' Pizzeria

  • 407 E. Avenue G
  • Enjoy a slice of piping hot pizza heaven at Port A Pizzeria. After a day at the beach, place your...

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Port A Beachlodge

  • 2016 On the Beach Dr.
  • Located right on the beach, the Port A Beach Lodge offers delicious food and cold beverages-just...

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Seafood & Spaghetti Works

  • 910 State Hwy 361
  • Family owned and operated since 1979, Seafood & Spaghetti Works offers a variety of delicious dishes...

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Stingrays Tap House & Grill

  • 401 Beach St.
  • If you’re hoping to catch the big game while you dine, Stingray’s Taphouse & Grill is the place to...

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Taqueria San Juan

  • 410 Cut Off Rd.
  • Whether you’re looking for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, the courteous staff at Taqueria San Juan...

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The Gaff

  • 323 Beach St.
  • Pass the pint, grab a slice of pizza, and pull up a stool for live music and entertainment at this...

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Trout Street Bar & Grill

  • 104 W. Cotter Ave.
  • Make it a totally unique island getaway when you experience fine dining at the Trout Street Bar &...

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Tortuga's Saltwater Grill

  • 429 N. Alister St.
  • Tortuga’s Saltwater Grill is a class-act seafood and steak grill, offering a unique elevated...

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Virginia's on the Bay

  • 815 Trout St.
  • Kick back, relax, and watch the ships come rollin’ in at Virginia’s on the Bay. Enjoy seafood,...

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Castaways Seafood and Grill

  • 337 N. Alister St.
  • Since 1993, Castaways Seafood and Grill has been a favorite of island visitors. Castaways prides...

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