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Roosevelt's at the Tarpon Inn

200 E Cotter Ave, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5124
+1 361-749-1540
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good13%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“tenderloin” (19 reviews)
“ravioli” (8 reviews)
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5:00 am - 10:00 pm Hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
200 E Cotter Ave, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5124
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

After one week in Port Aransas, and trying as many different restaurants as was possible, my wife and I decided without hesitation that Roosevelt's is our favorite restaurant. We enjoyed three fine meals at Roosevelt's. Our first meal was breakfast. Lafitte Benedict crab cake was...More

Thank BillM551
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We spent over 250.00 USD for dinner for 6 people. It took them 40 minutes, just to get our order, but that was the good part. It then took them 1 hour and 35 minutes to bring our entrees. When we asked our waiter about...More

Thank Carolina M
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Continued Review of my Aug5/ dinner. 90 mins later we ordered 2nd bottle chard food is sure taking long with only 6 other diners. Qual, Groupers, 2 Steaks should not be Hour ++. Alas! Food arrives and waitress serves me a breast of Duck not...More

Thank jjliz6377
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Attended for a business dinner with six people - excellent service, food selections and quality wine menu.

Thank Backw
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Very pricey. Food was good. Service was slow. We had reservations but they were not ready for us. Inside of restaurant was very smokey( from the food being cooked) we ended up sitting outside.

Thank jedwards1007
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Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

We go to Roosevelts every summer. The food is always great but this year the service was poor. We had to ask if we could order since about 20 minutes went by from when we were seated and there was only one other couple there....More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We were walking around and spotted this place off the main drag. A hand written sign said Now opened for Breakfast. It look intriguing so we took the bait. It's an older building with a veranda facing a courtyard. Kind of quaint. Would be a...More

Thank Mary S
Reviewed 10 July 2017

What an interesting place to dine. I did not know what to expect when we selected this restaurant from the description online. My expectations were far exceeded. The restaurant is part of the Tarpon Inn an old hotel in Port Aransas where Roosevelt used to...More

Thank shellamill1
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Roosevelt's at the Tarpon Inn was named after President Theodore Roosevelt, who visited the Port Aransas back in 1937. Interestingly, Roosevelt is the only person awarded both the Medal of Honor and the Nobel Peace Prize. He was also a life member of the NRA....More

Thank MisterMissusO
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

We make it a point to eat at Roosevelt's every trip, even if we don't stay at the Tarpon Inn. Consistently wonderful. Our visit this trip we enjoyed the tenderloin. Cooked perfectly. The martinis were cold and the dessert was the best key lime pie...More

Thank Sue S
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Angela R
30 June 2016|
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Response from HungryJohnnyBoy | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe they will prepare your own fish. I understand that they have a new Chef so there are sure to be menu changes.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 E Cotter Ave, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5124
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Port Aransas
  • Phone Number: +1 361-749-1540
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