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Tortuga's Saltwater Grill, Port Aransas, TX

Tortuga's Saltwater Grill

4.7
4.7
347 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

7:30 PM


Booked 15 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 347 people are saying

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Best Service

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Fit for Foodies

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Good for Groups

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Healthy

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Great for Lunch

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Most Booked

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  1. ML

    MichelleL

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    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.
  2. HB

    HeatherB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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
  3. 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.
  4. 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!
  5. HS

    HeatherS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome. Not dinner with the family…more like date night or dinner with friends. Great food and drinks.
  6. 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!
  7. 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.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    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!
  9. RC

    RickC

    Dallas

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service , and wine list.
  10. 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.
  11. 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!
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. PB

    PecosBill

    Jacksonville

    101 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and great location and staff.
  16. 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.
  17. 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
  18. 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.
  19. B

    Barbara011

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

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

    BigE

    Houston

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 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.
  21. 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
  22. DH

    DavidH

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waiter was awesome!
  23. 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!
  24. 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!
  25. 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!
  26. 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!!
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. SC

    SusanC

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious seafood and amazing service
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Stopped by for Sunday brunch. Food was a little more expensive than we would like, but excellent. Most consistent restaurant in town. We will definitely visit again…and again…
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice, we will return
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Jakelynn was fantastic! Great service. The shrimp & grits were amazing. We sat outside and got chewed up by mosquitos. Heads up!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had the poke appetizer to start. The chips were stale, but the topping was delicious. I had the shrimp and grits, which was one of the best I’ve ever eaten. Sooo good! Drinks were pretty and generously poured. Road noise on the patio made for less than ideal atmosphere, but enjoyed the overall experience and highly recommend. We will dine here again when visiting Port A.
  34. MB

    MikeB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Petty is the best server we've ever had! Knowledgeable and help guide us to the perfect food choice. The Red Fish was cooked to perfection, and we loved the Rizzuto.
  35. a

    absil

    Central Texas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tortugas has a great outdoor eating area. The food and service are excellent! We eat at Tortugas every time we go to Port Aransas!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great server
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved everything about it! Told our waiter we will be back. next time we are in town
  38. T

    Tammy

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Port Aransas and have been trying to find our “go to” place for specials dinners out. We have found it. Fabulous!!! We will make certain to be there for Sunday Brunch as well next trip. In addition to a wonderful dinner, I must compliment the staff - without exception, very pleasant. What a nice experience overall. Thank you!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    It was a good meal. It is very loud in there.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, our server was a delight and whatever boozy coffee cocktail I had… had enough whiskey to keep the jitters at bay. Loved it.

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 4.7 stars by 347 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 15 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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