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Venetian Hot Plate

232 Beach Ave, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5312
+1 361-749-7617
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
232 Beach Ave, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5312
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Venetian Hot Plate has recovered from the hurricane and is serving wonderful food once again. We went for a birthday celebration and were not disappointed. The mussels were an outstanding appetizer and a great start to our meal. I had one of the specials...More

Thank TracyS3
Reviewed 15 April 2018

The food, from top to bottom, was great. Paul, our server, was really knowledgeable about the menu and about food in general, having been the chef several years ago. But I felt that he lingered too long at other tables, causing our service to be...More

Thank Lon_Yaeger
Reviewed 22 August 2017

We usually head down to Port A about 4 times a year. I was told my many that Venetion Hot Plate was execptional. This time we made reservations and had dinner there. I was a little hesitant because I am not a big fan of...More

1  Thank Garrett T
Reviewed 21 August 2017

I used to visit Port A every year. And every time I'd visit, I'd always have one night out for dinner at the Venetian Hot Plate. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to get down to the area for quite some time due to work, other...More

Thank G-Fergs
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Great food & pleasant , but slow, service. Everything is prepared fresh & done for the order. No pre-made foods ! That's why the wait was long. The restaurant was quite nice & I will plan on returning.

Thank alycebeard
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We had a wonderful experience at Venetian Hot Plate, on our last trip to Port A. We called ahead for reservations (highly recommend), and they were able to accommodate our party of 10. Great food, great service and a fun time was had by all!

Thank yaqui316
Reviewed 11 August 2017

The restaurant is unassuming from the outside and is located across from the Port Aransas High School. We had a party size of eight so we ordered a variety of entrees. The food was very, very good. The service was great. The menu has a...More

Thank tracy f
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Finding an above average restaurant in a touristy beach town (Port Aransas) in summer isn't easy, but this place works. It's not cheap, but it's reasonable for a night out. We had two families of four, all children between 14 and 11 years old, so...More

Thank 2fromTX
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

What a great place. Food and service both excellent. Paul our server too fantastic care of us. Had a hard time deciding on what to eat because everything sound so good. A must try when in Port A.

Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 21 July 2017

We love to go here for special occasions. The variety and quality of dishes is great. Intimate atmosphere with quiet attention to their customers.

Thank Paula S
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16 June 2016|
Response from tahoequeen21 | Reviewed this property |
Sunday and Monday.
15 June 2016|
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Response from Yokum | Reviewed this property |
Don't know either but I believe he was trained by Linda's husband who was the original chef before he passed away. Same amazing food.... As long as Linda (owner from Italy) is there.. The food will always be great!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 232 Beach Ave, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5312
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Port Aransas
  • Phone Number: +1 361-749-7617
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