Serve up your holiday meals on an island

The holidays are rapidly approaching, and now is the perfect time to start making Port A holiday plans with you and yours. One ever important part of those holiday plans is, of course, the food! To help you plan your perfect Port A holiday, here is a list of special restaurant hours so you can see who will (or won't) be open on some of your favorite festive days.

Looking to save yourself the hassle and pick up or go out for your Thanksgiving dinner? Port A has that, too! See below for options.

Thanksgiving Dinner Options

Call orders in by Sunday, November 21 and pick up Wednesday, November 24. 2–4 servings is $95.00, 6–8 servings is $195.00, and 10–12 servings is $320.00.

Miss K's Holiday Menu

Main Course

Roasted Turkey, Strawberry Spinach Salad, Cornbread Dressing, Green Beans, Sweet Potato Soufflé with pecan topping, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Cranberry Relish, Rolls with butter

Dessert Choices

Pecan Pie, Apple Pie, Pumpkin Pie

Call (361) 749-7776 to order!

Dylan's Coal Oven Pizzeria Holiday Menu

This year, leave the turkey up to Dylan's and give thanks for a delicious chef-prepared Thanksgiving meal! Wine pairings, beer, and cocktails available upon request.

Menu

Sliced Turkey, Stuffing, Macaroni & Cheese, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Green Bean Almandine, Cranberry Sauce, and Pumpkin Pie.

Call (361) 749-7776 or email jnewcomb@lvmgt.com to order!

MacDaddy's Family Kitchen Holiday Menu

Main Courses ($20/pound)

Smoked Turkey Breast, House Cured Ham

Sides ($36/pan, serves 12–15)

Mashed Potatoes, Stuffing, Jalapeno Cream Corn, Macaroni & Cheese, Green Bean Casserole

Gravy

Pint of gravy ($16), Quart of gravy ($28)

Desserts

Peach Cobbler ($38/pan), Pecan Pie ($20 each), Pumpkin Pie ($20 each)

Call (361) 749-2271 to order!

All orders must be emailed by November 17 and picked up between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Wednesday, November 24. Black Marlin's heat 'n serve dinner serves four and costs...

Black Marlin Bar & Grill Holiday Menu

Family Style Thanksgiving Dinner

Slow-Roasted Sliced Turkey Breast, Roasted Garlic Whipped Potatoes, Sweet Potato Smash, Green Bean Casserole, Traditional Cornbread Dressing, Turkey Gravy, Cranberry Sauce, Pumpkin Pie

Additional Offerings

Seafood Mac & Cheese ($40, serves four to six)

Only need the sides? Enjoy the trimming for $100.

Desserts

Pumpkin Pie ($30, serves eight)

Email events@palmillabeach.com to order!

The Gaff will be open all day, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., on November 25 but will host a Thanksgiving potluck from 4 to 7 p.m.

The Gaff Menu

The Gaff's holiday meal is a potluck, so bring what you'd like to eat!

Trout Street Bar & Grill Menu

Thanksgiving lunch includes turkey, dressing, yams, mashed potatoes, green beans, and pie.

Roosevelt's at the Tarpon Inn Holiday Menu

Carving Station

Roasted Turkey, Prime Rib

Family Style Accompaniments

Turkey Gravy, Cornbread Stuffing, Green Bean Casserole, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Bourbon Glazed Yams, Cranberry Sauce, Sweet Corn Spoon Bread, Bread Basket, Homemade Pumpkin & Rum-Pecan Pies

Kid's Menu Available ($12)

Chicken Tenders, Three Cheese Macaroni

Call (361) 749-1540 to make your reservation! Outdoor seating subject to weather. Limit of 10 people per reservation.

Holiday Restaurant Hours

  • 229 Beach St.
  • (361) 749-0106

The Bluewater Cowboy (BWC) offers one of the most unique drinking and dining experiences in Port A. This 3-story restaurant and bar features an amazing view of the Gulf of Mexico from the third story where the full bar looks like the transom of a sportfishing boat. On your way to...

Thanksgiving: Closed
Closed December 20–26
New Year's Eve: Closing at 4 p.m.
New Year's Day: Closed
  • 730 Trout St.
  • (361) 749-4440

Everybody ends up at Bernie’s Beach House! Bernie’s is the go-to spot in Port A for crazy good drink specials, dining, dancing, pool, poker, and drinks. Listen to the jukebox anytime of the day. In the evenings, the live DJ kicks the party up a notch. Nobody walks away from...

Thanksgiving: Closed
Christmas Eve: Open
Christmas Day: Closed
New Year's Eve: Open
New Year's Day: Open
  • 1023 State Hwy. 361, Ste. E
  • (361) 749-5596

The margaritas are always flowing, and the salsa is fresh and delicious every day of the week at Cancun Mexican Restaurant. Enjoy fresh Tex-Mex in a casual family-friendly atmosphere, just minutes from the Ferry. From fajitas and enchiladas to fresh tacos and carne asada, you...

Thanksgiving: Closed
Christmas Eve: Closed
Christmas Day: Closed
New Year's Eve: Closed
New Year's Day: Closed
  • 337 N. Alister St.
  • (361) 749-5394

Since 1993, Castaways Seafood and Grill has been a favorite of island visitors. Castaways prides itself on hand-battered fried seafood made to order. Choose a seafood selection from the menu or bring in your own catch cleaned and ready to be prepared by the chef on-site. The menu...

Thanksgiving: Closed
Christmas Eve: Open
Christmas Day: Closed
New Year's Eve: Open
New Year's Day: Open
Thanksgiving: Open
Christmas Eve: Open
Christmas Day: Open
New Year's Eve: Open
New Year's Day: Open
  • 1007 State Hwy. 361
  • (361) 749-0825

Sit, sip, and surf at Coffee Waves. Enjoy a truly fresh brewed cup of coffee with beans roasted weekly in small batches by local roasters. Coffee Waves’ menu includes everything from your regular cup of joe to specialty artisan espresso drinks and homemade gelato and sorbetto....

Thanksgiving: Open until 2 p.m.
Christmas Eve: Open
Christmas Day: Closed
New Year's Eve: Open
New Year's Day: Open
  • 303 Beach St.
  • (361) 749-5069

Nothing fancy here…. just crazy good Cajun food! Nothing tops the Cajun style seafood you will find at the Crazy Cajun. Hungry? Order up the Hungry Cajun, a combination of fresh shrimp, crab, smoke sausage, corn on the cob and new potatoes. All boiled, steamed, and seasoned with...

Thanksgiving: Closed
Christmas Eve: Closed
Christmas Day: Closed
New Year's Eve: Open 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
New Year's Day: Open noon to 9 p.m.
  • 2501 State Hwy. 361
  • (361) 749-3620

Domino’s is one of America’s favorite delivery pizza chains. Port A Domino’s takes this chain pizza to a new level with friendly service, fresh steaming hot pizza, and pasta…. all served up fast! If you haven’t had Domino’s in a while, give the Port A Domino’s a try. They are...

Thanksgiving: Closed
Christmas Eve: Open
Christmas Day: Closed
New Year's Eve: Open
New Year's Day: Open
  • 128 Market St.
  • (361) 416-1844

Dylan’s Coal Oven Pizzeria offers authentic, New York style pizza, classic salads, pastas, Italian sandwiches, signature coal oven wings and freshly made desserts. The signature feature of Dylan’s is the only genuine coal-burning ovel on Mustang Island in Port Aransas. What does...

Thanksgiving: Open for Thanksgiving meal pickup only from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (see special menu above)
Christmas Eve: Closed
Christmas Day: Closed
New Year's Eve: Open
New Year's Day: Open
  • 850 Tarpon St.
  • (361) 749-1990

“Grumbles Seafood Co. began with the mission of serving high quality Gulf Coast fare in a Fun, Family-Friendly environment. Grumbles is a fast casual restaurant where families and fisherman alike can come “as they are” directly from the beach or the boat. Enjoy the beautiful view...

Thanksgiving: Closed
Christmas Eve: Closed
Christmas Day: Closed
New Year's Eve: Closed
New Year's Day: Closed
  • 136 W. Cotter Ave.
  • (361) 749-0771

Located as a walk up near Woody's and The Back Porch, this grill offers some fresh seafood and baskets and more.

Thanksgiving: Closed
Closed after December 23
New Year's Eve: Closed
New Year's Day: Closed
  • 200 W. Avenue G
  • (361) 749-2310

With flavors out of this world, Irie’s offers lunch and dinner in a casual island atmosphere. Take a culinary world tour on the menu featuring flavors from Hawaii, Asia, Tex-Mex, and other international cuisine prepared fresh by Irie’s chef/owner. The tacos are some of the best...

Thanksgiving: Closed
Christmas Eve: Open until 4 p.m.
Christmas Day: Closed
New Year's Eve: Open until 5 p.m.
New Year's Day: Open
  • 301 S. Alister St.
  • (361) 749-1741

Family-owned and operated, the Island Café features just plain good old-fashioned café food made to order with lots of love and family. This island establishment was started by Pedro & Esther Arzola in 1985, and their legacy continues with their son and daughter-in-law Pete &...

Thanksgiving: Closed
Christmas Eve: Open
Christmas Day: Closed
New Year's Eve: Open
New Year's Day: Open
  • 222 Beach St.
  • (361) 749-0022

A visit to Port A would not be complete without indulging in a Tex-Mex feast at La Playa Mexican Grille. Unwind at one of the best Tex-Mex restaurants on the island with daily fresh fish specials, 70+ tequilas, and unforgettable flavors. You can’t go wrong starting your meal off...

Thanksgiving: Closed
Christmas Eve: Closed
Christmas Day: Closed
New Year's Eve: Open
New Year's Day: Closed
  • 212 Beach St.
  • (361) 416-1792

Head to Lelo’s Island Bar – a local favorite for specialty island drinks, good grub, and genuine fun. Enjoy casual dining in a relaxed island setting. Bite into a mouth-watering specialty burger served with a signature tiki drink. Martinis, margaritas, hurricanes, piña...

Thanksgiving: Closed
Christmas Eve: Open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Christmas Day: Open 5 to 10 p.m., bar only
New Year's Eve: Open
New Year's Day: Open
  • 165 Social Circle
  • (361) 749-4222

Fine coastal cuisine in a relaxed casual atmosphere is what you can expect when making a reservation at Lisabella’s, located at Cinnamon Shore North. The crab cakes and warm goat cheese with figs are perfect starters to your meal. The mermaid soup is a house specialty that will...

Thanksgiving: Closed
Closed December 19–27
  • 2034 State Hwy 361
  • (361) 749-8226

Stop in for a good meal and stay a little longer for a round of 18-hole miniature golf! Seafood is the specialty at Kody’s with everything from fried oysters and blackened Mahi Mahi tacos to crab cake BLTs and crab stuffed fried avocado…yum! Salads, steak, prime rib, burgers, and...

Thanksgiving: Open
Christmas Eve: Open
Christmas Day: Open
New Year's Eve: Open
New Year's Day: Open
  • 118 Beach St.
  • (361) 749-2271

Located in the heart Port Aransas, the smoker is working overtime at MacDaddy’s Family Kitchen where they are serving up the best southern comfort food in Port Aransas. The owners of MacDaddy’s traveled the country from Las Vegas to Kansas City to Fort Worth, Texas, to bring...

Thanksgiving: Pick up orders between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. (Menu above)
Christmas Eve: Open until 3 p.m.
Christmas Day: Closed
New Year's Eve: Open
New Year's Day: Open
  • 517 S. Alister St.
  • (361) 749-9447

Ahoy, Matey! At Moby Dick’s “a bad day of fishing is better than a good day at work!” Known for their shrimp boils, your table awaits at Moby Dick’s pirate-themed restaurant and gift shop. Stroll through the expansive gift shop on the way to the restaurant featuring eclectic...

Thanksgiving: Closed
Christmas Eve: Open
Christmas Day: Closed
New Year's Eve: Open
New Year's Day: Open
  • 118 Cut Off Rd.
  • (361) 416-1831

Enjoy fresh Gulf seafood and American fare with fun Asian and French influences. Feast on grilled jumbo shrimp, lobster cakes, jumbo sea scallops, or Chilean sea bass. Indulge in fresh sushi rolls or bite into a slice of the barnyard – filet mignon, 20-ounce ribeye steaks,...

Thanksgiving: Closed
Christmas Eve: Closed
Christmas Day: Closed
New Year's Eve: Open
New Year's Day: Open
  • 1726 State Hwy 361, Ste. I
  • (361) 749-7776

Live like a local and try out Miss K’s Bistro, a local favorite of Port A. The food is light, refreshing, and always homemade. The chicken pot pie with its flaky crust has all the flavors and feels of being at home. The jalapeno cheddar burger and Philly cheesesteak sandwich are...

Thanksgiving: Closed
Christmas Eve: Closed
Christmas Day: Closed
New Year's Day: Closed
  • 407 E. Avenue G
  • (361) 749-5226

Enjoy a slice of piping hot pizza heaven at Port A Pizzeria. After a day at the beach, place your order in advance for pick-up or dine-in with the family. The friendly and courteous staff are ready to serve you! The Signature Supreme Pizza is loaded with fresh toppings -...

Thanksgiving: Closed
Christmas Eve: Closed
Christmas Day: Open for lunch only
New Year's Eve: Open for lunch only
New Year's Day: Open for lunch only
  • 410 Cut Off Rd.
  • (361) 749-6521

Whether you’re looking for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, the courteous staff at Taqueria San Juan Restaurant is ready to serve you some of the best Mexican food North of the border. Get a great start to your day with huevos rancheros, pancakes, and a side of bacon, or simply eggs...

Thanksgiving: Open 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Christmas Eve: Closed
Christmas Day: Closed
New Year's Eve: Closed
New Year's Day: Closed
  • 910 State Hwy 361
  • (361) 749-5666

Family owned and operated since 1979, Seafood & Spaghetti Works offers a variety of delicious dishes – from signature seafood creations to traditional Italian fare. The signature dishes take center stage on the menu with classics like Richard’s Fish – a sautéed filet...

Thanksgiving: Closed
Christmas Eve: Closed
Christmas Day: Closed
New Year's Eve: Open
New Year's Day: Open
  • 522 E. Avenue G
  • (361) 749-7621

The menu at Shell’s Pasta & Seafood is eclectic, with everything from seafood and sirloins to tacos and pastas. The flavors are robust with menu choices that include sautéed blue crab cakes in sage butter sauce, shrimp and sausage gumbo, farfalle pasta with shrimp in a poblano...

Thanksgiving: Closed
Christmas Eve: Closed
Christmas Day: Closed
New Year's Eve: Closed
New Year's Day: Closed
  • 401 Beach St.
  • (361) 749-2287

If you’re hoping to catch the big game while you dine, Stingray’s Taphouse & Grill is the place to be! Stingray’s is the ultimate sports bar with more than 20 beers on tap and wall to wall TV screens playing every sport you can imagine. The buffalo shrimp and bacon wrapped...

Thanksgiving: Closed
Christmas Eve: Closed
Christmas Day: Closed
New Year's Eve: Open
New Year's Day: Open
  • 2016 On the Beach Dr.
  • (361) 946-3712

Located right on the beach, The Beach Lodge offers overnight accommodations with a bar & grill to grab a drink or quick bite. The peel and eat shrimp are fresh and delicious. The oyster po boys and burgers don’t disappoint. Bar offers beer and wine, and visitors party from sunup...

Thanksgiving: Open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Christmas Eve: Open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Christmas Day: Open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
New Year's Eve: Open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
New Year's Day: Open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • 323 Beach St.
  • (361) 749-5970

Pass the pint, grab a slice of pizza, and pull up a stool for live music and entertainment at this hole in the wall pirate-themed bar. From the belt sander races and chicken bingo to the pizza that is absolutely amazing, The Gaff is a local favorite for good times and good grub....

Thanksgiving: Open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Christmas Eve: Open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Christmas Day: Open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
New Year's Eve: Open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
New Year's Day: Open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • 3500-A Island Moorings Pkwy
  • (361) 749-9277

Delicious food, excellent service, and spectacular sunset views from the patio are what you can expect when dining at The Phoenix Restaurant and Bar. The menu is eclectic. Enjoy sushi and American dishes with an Asian flair, as well as seafood spins on classic southern dishes...

Thanksgiving: Closed
Christmas Eve: Closed
Christmas Day: Closed
New Year's Eve: Open
New Year's Day: Open
  • 429 N. Alister St.
  • (361) 749-2739

Tortuga’s Saltwater Grill is a class-act seafood and steak grill, offering a unique elevated culinary experience that will take you to your happy place with mouthwatering dishes and a great atmosphere. Enjoy an unforgettable casual, upscale dining experience for lunch, dinner, or...

Thanksgiving: Closed
Christmas Eve: Open until 3 p.m.
Christmas Day: Closed
New Year's Eve: Open
New Year's Day: Open
  • 104 W. Cotter Ave.
  • (361) 749-7800

Make it a totally unique island getaway when you experience fine dining at the Trout Street Bar & Grill. The seafood reigns supreme, right behind enjoying your meal on the veranda with sunset views of the ship channel and marina. Fresh seafood tops the menu with shrimp platters,...

Thanksgiving: Open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Christmas Eve: Closed
Christmas Day: Closed
New Year's Eve: Open
New Year's Day: Open
  • 232 Beach St.
  • (361) 749-7617

Enjoy a touch of Italy in a quaint casual island atmosphere at The Venetian Hot Plate. The robust flavors of classic dishes like lasagna and veal scallopine will take you straight to Italy. The mouthwatering beef tenderloin medallions smothered in rich gorgonzola sauce and served...

Thanksgiving: Closed
Closed December 12–28
New Year's Eve: Open
Closed January 1–4
  • 815 Trout St.
  • (361) 749-4088

Kick back, relax, and watch the ships come rollin’ in at Virginia’s on the Bay. Enjoy seafood, steaks, and sunsets with outdoor or indoor dining right on the Bay with one of the best views of the Harbor. As the ships roll into the Harbor, the friendly wait staff bounces from...

Thanksgiving: Open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Closed December 13–26
New Year's Eve: Open
New Year's Day: Open
  • 729 State Hwy 361
  • (361) 412-3036

Be on the lookout for the big orange and white striped W. Texans have a cult-like following to the Whataburger hamburger chain. Until recently, Whataburger was family owned for decades, serving up the first hamburgers to be made on a five-inch bun - offering guests a two-handed...

Thanksgiving: Open
Christmas Eve: Open
Christmas Day: Closed
New Year's Eve: Open
New Year's Day: Open

Padre Poke

Thanksgiving: Closed
Christmas Eve: Closed
Christmas Day: Closed
New Year's Eve: Closed
New Year's Day: Closed

Happy Holidays!