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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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“grilled shrimp” (63 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (80 reviews)
“crab cakes” (113 reviews)
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207 E Maxan St, Port Isabel, TX 78578-4507
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Reviewed 1 week ago

During a recent visit to South Padre Island, we talked to a "local" who told us about Joe's Oyster Bar. We visited that same day for lunch and were not disappointed! They had great fresh seafood at a reasonable price. They had a casual, clean...More

Thank CarolinaJK62
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While staying at Palmdale RV Resort, Los Fresnos TX - going to Joe's Oyster Bar (about 15 mi) in Port Isabel TX; is a gotta go and do! No matter what you order, you will not be disappointed. I had the Joe's Deluxe and my...More

Thank Jack W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent, awesome food, best we have had in a long time. We brought in our morning catch and they cooked it for us. ..Must visit!!

1  Thank Noël W
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Excellent oysters. Can’t beat the price $7.95 doz. Nathen special was awesome. Really likes the crab cake.

1  Thank Llhansen
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

If you're looking for a small town good destination joint, this is the place to go. The food was outstanding. I had the Joe's Deluxe with the fried fish, shrimp, oyster, stuffed crab, coleslaw, and fries and there was not a single thing to complain...More

1  Thank Kara B
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

This is THE place to go. Food has always been amazing. Orders come fast and the draft beer is cold. Haven't had a bad meal yet at this amazing local restaurant.

1  Thank Patricia M
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Paper plates and plastic silverware but probably the best seafood we’ve had on this week long trip. The Nathan’s Special is outstanding. Broiled shrimp, crab cake and a filet that was done perfectly. Fried oysters were a big hit. Packed on Monday at lunch. Decent...More

1  Thank Clarkston_Rambler
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

This is exactly what I had hoped for coming to Port Isabel. Joe's is a friendly and non pretentious fish and oyster shack which doubles as a seafood store. Don't expect fancy but do expect fresh. Everything here is top of the line. Simple and...More

1  Thank stalvik
Reviewed 27 March 2018

We visited Joe's based on reviews we read on Trip Advisor. Well, the place is a joint, for a fact, but joints always have the best food. Best of all, Mister didn't complain! We both got the platter with shrimp, fish and crab cake. I...More

1  Thank dianeoh1950
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

Love the food, service, cleanliness and atmosphere. Will definitely be a stop on every trip! Very fair process and fresh seafood available.

1  Thank LEnge
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3 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
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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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