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Tortuga's Saltwater Grill, Port Aransas, TX

Tortuga's Saltwater Grill

4.8
4.8
359 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Welcome to Tortuga's Saltwater Grill! We are a unique restaurant in the heart of Port Aransas' Old Town Historic District, offering a twist on some regional and exotic dishes, as well as some classic favorites. We have become well-known for our charbroiled steaks, oysters and Shrimp and Grits! With a lighter lunch menu and more extensive dinner menu, we have many offerings for the whole family. Grab a meal or choose a craft cocktail or glass of wine from our extensive wine list and enjoy a break from the sun on our large covered porch.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, Contemporary Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (361) 749-2739

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Please feel free to contact us regarding any questions about large parties or booking for a private event or catering

  • Neighborhood

    Port Aransas

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 359 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Best Overall

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Best Food

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Best Service

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Innovative

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Neighborhood gem

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Great for fine wines

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  1. GS

    GregS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Outstanding as always. One of our favorite places. Service was a little slower than usual…but still great. It’s usual quick and attentive…it’s always top notch. We live in Rockport and we often make the trip over just eat here.
  2. l

    lindarginatx

    Austin

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I found the staff to be really nice and friendly. I felt very welcomed on arrival with my reserved table already set. I had the Red Snapper Pontchatrain and it was spectacular, super full of flavor and even the vegetables that came with it were perfect. Cleaned my plate. Looking forward to returning
  3. MM

    MatthewM

    Austin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing seafood dishes and great service. The poke nachos were our favorite and the seafood pasta was really good.
  4. K

    Kath

    San Antonio

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Visiting Port A 5-6 times a year, we frequent the island restaurants including Tortugas. Last night was the best ever we have had there…rivaling the pricy venues in taste quality. presentation and value. Will definitely be back for shrimp cocktail tuna scallop/shrimp and key lime pie.
  5. DE

    DebraE

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best crab cake ever! We really enjoyed the wedge salad as well. Entrees were delicious and the outdoor patio was quite nice. We will definitely eat there again the next time we visit Port Aransas.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved this restaurant! Went for lunch and had great lunch , service and overall wonderful! Loved my poke bowl and my cocktail my awesome!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AlwYs enjoy Tortuga’s! Food is always good, great service, and drinks from the bar are delightful.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate here on vacation and it was all so lovely! Excellent service and great food.
  9. A

    Atxmama

    Austin

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We love dining at Tortuga’s every time we visit Cinnamon Shores. It’s our family tradition to eat dinner on last night of our vacation. The service and food is always amazing!
  10. TC

    TracyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Great food. Friendly staff. Would definitely recommend!
  11. d

    davida

    Houston

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Pleasant surprise in Port Aransas, highly suggest you check it out.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seafood dinner while on vacation
  13. ML

    MichelleL

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated my husband's birthday early. The waitress acknowledged it, said Happy Birthday and brought him a dessert. Food was great as always.
  14. HB

    HeatherB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Our waiter was awesome and patient. We were bummed out that the cold bar wasn’t available as it was the main reason we booked. We’ll be back
  15. JB

    JanetB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food and staff were excellent. The acoustics are non existent. It’s very loud.
  16. M

    Marcie

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the place. Been there 3 times this past week!
  17. HS

    HeatherS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome. Not dinner with the family…more like date night or dinner with friends. Great food and drinks.
  18. j

    johnk

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service! I would definitely go back. Thanks!
  19. MS

    MichaelS

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is not a high-end New York City restaurant. It’s a quaint seafood restaurant on the Texas Gulf coast. Port Aransas is a laid back coastal town, and Tortuga’s is a laid back establishment that fits right into the town vibe. Having said that, we had some of the best fish (Corvina) we have ever eaten. This place is just comfortable, and the food was incredible. I would highly recommend Tortuga’s Saltwater Grill to anyone looking for great food and wine in a relaxed atmosphere.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The charbroiled fish was heavenly! Probably the best piece of fish I’ve ever had! I love that this place serves delicious, fine-dong dishes in a casual, coastal setting. Perfect spot for our rare date night!
  21. RC

    RickC

    Dallas

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service , and wine list.
  22. GG

    GoGo22

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always have a great experience at Torgtuga’s. We first visited there because they are dog friendly and have spacious outdoor seating. We go back now for the food and great service. They are so welcoming to our Great Dane, Doc. On this trip, my husband had the shrimp cocktail and crab cakes. Doc had grilled chicken and I had the Crab Crusted Snapper. Sinfully rich! A trip to Port A wouldn’t be complete without dinner at Tortuga’s.
  23. SM

    SherryM

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service and I love I’m able to bring my dogs on the patio! Priceless!
  24. KV

    KarenV

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We have been to Tortuga's many times, but had not been there in about a year. We were thrilled with the entire experience. The food was great, and the service was on par with any fine dining we go to in a big city. Will go back soon. It was pricy, but the value for the food and experience was well worth the money.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and amazing service by our waiter Pete.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Overpriced, food was good, but great. Wouldn’t recommend nor come back.
  27. PB

    PecosBill

    Jacksonville

    102 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and great location and staff.
  28. JB

    JBwithR

    Austin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The shrimp and grits was wonderful! Our server was Elizabeth and she was outstanding. Overall, great food and service. I will make this a regular Port A dinner destination.
  29. LN

    LNix

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Petey was a excellent server with great recommendations and a friendly personality Table 45 was quietly tucked in the corner so private. This place is definitely a winner and will come back again
  30. SL

    SamL

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent food and service. I’d eat inside next time as the flies can be annoying.
  31. B

    Barbara011

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Catch of the day is a never miss
  32. BE

    BigE

    Houston

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorites in Pt A. Never had a bad experience. I also really like their honoring reservations when using Open Table.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was a bit pricey but well worth it. Best shrimp and grits
  34. DH

    DavidH

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waiter was awesome!
  35. VK

    VickieK

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere is fantastic with good acoustics. Food and drinks arrived promptly and were delicious! I recommend to anyone, especially the Redfish Pontchartrain!
  36. JL

    JoanneL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Our second great meal at Tortuga’s - we will definitely be recommending it to our good friends and be back!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Girls trip weekend get together and for all bit one have never experience your dining. Everyone loved their food and will go back when they visit again!
  38. k

    kgonz

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dinner. Our server, Elisabeth, was exceptional. She knew the menu, explained, made suggestions, was friendly and attentive. We were very impressed with her. The food and drinks were perfectly delicious. I have been to this restaurant every few weeks when I am in town and it is consistently wonderful. I highly recommend!!
  39. DF

    DeborahF

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fabulous food and service. Fresh and perfectly prepared. Will be back again and again.
  40. C

    Cece

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The food definitely has potential to be more flavorful. The redfish Pontchartrain was good but lacking some seasoning. The Thai tuna was an interesting twist on things but the tuna was more than seared and bland despite the sauce topping it. The crab imperial was delicious and the painkiller drink was on point. But overall, for the money spent we felt like we didn’t get our value worth.

FAQs

Tortuga's Saltwater Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (361) 749-2739.

Tortuga's Saltwater Grill is rated 4.8 stars by 359 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Tortuga's Saltwater Grill

429 N Alister St, Port Aransas, TX 78373-4010

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Port Aransas

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, Contemporary Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (361) 749-2739

  • Private party facilities

    Please feel free to contact us regarding any questions about large parties or booking for a private event or catering

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