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Spoonbill's Restaurant

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774 Cypress Street, Matagorda, TX 77457
17:30 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 14:00
Mon - Tue 17:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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Matagorda, United States
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quaint restaurant where you will leave knowing someone that lives in Matagorda. Everyone is friendly--knows everyone else--and best of all, the food is excellent. Trained culinary chef Edie Lanier not only cooks your dinner, but will make sure that you enjoyed it also as she will come out and meet you. Nice, nice wine list--the chef knows every bottle--and can... More 

Thank terit125
Houston, TX
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed this quaint off the beaten path restaurant tucked off the main street (Fisher) in Matagorda. The staff was pleasant, the food fantastic and the chef came out to check on us and she was a delight! They do have a varied schedule so you absolutely have to call before going as their schedule often changes.

Thank HouTex75
Dallas, Texas
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62 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Way off the beaten path on the Texas Coast is this little jewel that would be right at home in San Francisco, Dallas or Sydney. The menu changes depending on whatever the fishmonger has fresh (non-seafood options available too). The chef Edie Lanier has a passion for food and wine, and boy what a wine list! I found some selections... More 

Thank DFWSteve
Wharton, Texas
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102 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

This is my go-to place to eat in Matagorda. I will happily pay a little more for food to have an excellent meal. Plates are around $25, $3 beers, $4-8 glasses of wine. The Chef will usually come out and talk to each table.

Thank Weaton13
Houston, Texas
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61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

This restaurant was wonderful, it was an old home that was converted to a restaurant and they made it very quant and charming and welcoming. I was amazed that a small town like Matagorda would have a restaurant of this callibar . Edie the owner walked around and talked to her guest asking about there experience with the food. There... More 

Thank Marissa Z
Houston, Texas
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

We made a reservation for Spoonbills at the suggestion of the B&B owner where we were staying in Palacios. The restaurant is a remodeled house on a quite side street in Matagorda. They have a very cute screened in patio, but it was way to hot to eat out there in the middle of a Texas summer. We went in... More 

Thank Kelly C
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

Spoonbills offers a limited selection of delectable food, and they won't serve anything but fresh fish caught TODAY. Because of this, they sometimes don't have the wonderful pecan crusted fish, but will always offer a tasty 'off the menu' special. And let THEM select your wine ... oh my! very good and reasonable choices. Can't say enough about the food... More 

1 Thank Andy T
Bay City, United States
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112 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

This is a quaint little place where my wife and I enjoy our date nights. We've yet to be disappointed. This isn't your typical fried seafood joint, it's gourmand food with a local influence.

Thank Andrew S
Owasso, Oklahoma
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95 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

I had the fried Shrimp and they were great! Everyone else had other seafood items from the menu and were well pleased with the quantity and quality! Large "open style" eating area and added to the coastal ambiance you grow to love in the Matagorda area!

1 Thank Sandra V
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10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

Picked this little gem out on a Google Map search last night while planning date night. It is a haul from Houston 120+ miles), but we were looking for a nice motorcycle ride. Nestled in some trees just off of the main road, this place looks like a converted old home - and it is. A family-run restaurant with lots... More 

Thank Matt B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 774 Cypress Street, Matagorda, TX 77457
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Matagorda
  • Phone Number: 979.863.7766

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?