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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%
Travellers talk about
“grilled shrimp” (56 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (72 reviews)
“crab cakes” (96 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 19:00All hours
American, Seafood
€€ - €€€
207 E Maxan St, Port Isabel, TX 78578-4507
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1 - 10 of 603 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fresh seafood, priced right and cooked well. The service was outstanding not just from our mesero Roberto but seemed like everyone working here stopped by our table a few times to make sure we were being taken care of.

Thank Drboomer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Made second visit to Joe's Oyster Bar. We cannot get past selection the Joey Seafood Platter. This time I also selected 1/2 doz oysters on half shell. They were plump,salty and excellent. Will definitely visit on our next trip.

Thank dawgfish21
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Try the fried anything, it is all good. Good pricing on local seafood. Had the oysters but they were ok. could have been season, but when back, will get it again. Family owned, good wait staff. food really tasty. dine like a local and eat...More

Thank robert w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is our first trip to Port Isabel and we tried Joe’s for lunch and got the “Joey” special! OMG it was awesome especially the fried oysters!

Thank bagladies32000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went here for lunch and had the special. It was excellent and included fish, shrimp, a crab cake, cole slaw, bread and French fries. Great food, customer service and value!

Thank Stephen R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner tonight was spectacular! Fresh wonderful seafood at a great price . We had Gulf shrimp, oysters, fish and a crab cake.... Joey’s seafood Platter! Very friendly staff too.

Thank Betty B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Joe's twice while vacationing in SPI. DANG, is that good shrimp and oysters! Light batter, sweet fresh seafood, hot and crispy--easily the best fried seafood I've ever had. Ice cold beer and good prices didn't hurt. If we're ever back in SPI,...More

Thank Jesse T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered the grilled flounder. Excellent meal and great cole slaw. Prices reasonable. Great wait staff. Definitely going back!

Thank Don D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for a great dining experience, go somewhere else. If you want a lot of fresh sea food at excellent price, go here. Don't let the out side or the entrance scare you off. Just walk around the fish market counter and...More

2  Thank Don W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The great Seafood & Marketplace and Restaurant Seafood was satisfying great flavor comfortable place

1  Thank Adialberto
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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
25 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
12 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
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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