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Joe's Oyster Bar

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207 E Maxan St, Port Isabel, TX 78578-4507
956-943-4501
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11:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 19:00
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The service was excellent and friendly. Ask for Roberto Guzman and he'll make you feel special. The food is fresh and delicious.

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Stephenville, Texas
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I were looking for some good seafood and decided on Joe's as the reviews were promising. Inside was nothing fancy, the portions were "so so". The service was above average and the food was fresh and hot. It just wasn't anything spectacular. If we would have ordered the oysters, which is their specialty, I am sure we... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great fresh oysters on the half shell and succulent shrimp plates......have to stop here if in the area! Can't wait to get back.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I shared Nathan's Platter The crab cake was wonderful. The store was clean, the service great, friendly folks, food was hot in temperature and service was fast. And vanilla was cheaper there than I have found it anyplace.

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Rockwall, Texas
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not much to look at but delicious seafood. It's #1 in Port Isabel! Have seafood market too. Will return!

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Got a tip from a local to try Joe's and had a great meal there. The seafood was fresh, and perfectly cooked. The prices were really reasonable too.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I stopped by Joe's Oyster Bar on a whim and I am so glad that we did! We sat my the bar and ordered a dozen fresh oysters and a couple of beers. Never in my life have I had such fresh and sweet oysters! The staff were incredibly attentive and nice. A special shout out to... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in here right when they opened for lunch @11 and when we left the tables were filling up quickly. Looks small on the outside but it is bigger inside with two seating areas. Got onion rings as an appetizer and they were homemade and very good! Got fried oysters and shrimp and it was very good as well.. meal... More 

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Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

went here for dinner with friends. (have eaten here before) Always look forward to dining here when in the area. You MUST check it out. Wonderful boiled shrimp, huge, tasty raw oysters, and great fried shrimp. (I think they close fairly early....7 pm? so call before you go) But just GO!

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Port Isabel, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Met some friends at Joes for dinner. Each of us ordered something different. We did have to ask for napkins and silverware. Food is served on styrofoam plates and plastic silverware. They do have large servings. The dinner rolls could be improved. None of us ate ours! It is a good place to eat fish, but is not anything special.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 19:00
Monday
11:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 19:00
Thursday
11:00 - 19:00
Friday
11:00 - 19:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?