A beach vacation is one that should never be spent cooped up inside, except for the hours of sleep, of course. A beach vacation is a wild experience best enjoyed outside, feeling ocean breezes kiss your cheeks as the bright summer sun beats down on skin that is so happy to feel warmth again after a long winter spent hiding from the cold. And when your beach vacation brings you to the serene shores of Port Aransas, your Texas-sized adventures will be outdoor ones, including swimming, boating, fishing, and yes, dining! Stay outside a little longer stocking up on the Vitamin D the sun provides while dining at these special Port Aransas restaurants that all offer outdoor patios for your convenience and joy! This guide, put together by our helpful staff members at Sandcastle Condominiums, will ensure that every waking minute in Port Aransas will be spent soaking up the tranquil ambiance offered by Mother Nature! Here are the best Summer outdoor dining in Port Aransas.

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Fins, 420 W Cotter Avenue

As you may expect, many of the restaurants offering outdoor dining in Port Aransas are casual spots serving up good seafood and excellent views and Fins is our first choice for your summer outdoor dining experience. Sit out on the Tiki deck overlooking the harbor, order a plate of fish tacos to be enjoyed with an ice-cold beer, and feel any leftover real-life tensions drain from your body. The Pirate ship docked just steps away from your seat in paradise is sure to provide some extra whimsy to your day!

Trout Street Bar & Grill, 104 W Cotter Avenue

Not every meal has to offer a starch, a protein, and a vegetable, especially on vacation. Sometimes all a body needs or wants is a big platter peel and eat shrimp, a pitcher of beer, and views of the sea that will speak to your soul, all things offered by Trout Street Bar & Grill! Their outdoor patio provides more harbor views and although the Pirate ship seen at Fins is not visible from this spot located just a few docks away, the beauty of the boats you can see bobbing in the waters just beyond your seat will keep you entertained and envious!

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The Phoenix Restaurant & Bar, 3500-A Island Moorings Parkway

Another harbor front restaurant, the Phoenix Restaurant & Bar is a popular choice for those looking for something more than fish sandwiches and bar food! Offers incredible views and a menu filled with beautifully prepared dishes including sushi, scallops, and many of your other seafood favorites. The Phoenix offers an elegant dining experience that is enhanced when you join them for a sunset meal on their deck overlooking the sea. A Texas sunset is one sight you must view and when accompanied by an excellent meal, well it just does not get any better!

Tortuga’s Saltwater Grill, 429 N Alister Street

An outdoor patio at any restaurant is a treat for diners and the one at Tortuga’s Saltwater Grill is no different! Feel the salt air against your cheeks as you devour poke nachos for lunch, raw oysters and shrimp and grits for dinner, and on Sunday brunch? No one will leave hungry after sampling the brunch menu at Tortugas! Every dish will taste even better when enhanced with a touch of Texas sun and sea scented fresh air, but if you twisted our arm and forced us to choose a favorite, their Port A Benny, made with a house biscuit, crabcake, avocado, tomato, eggs, and hollandaise sauce haunt our dreams the days brunch isn’t being served!

Montego Bay Restaurant & Wine Bar, 118 Cut-Off Road

Combining the best of food and drink, Montego Bay Restaurant & Wine Bar also offers a happy surprise with the inclusion of what they call, the Pooch Porch! Patio dining is dog friendly, even including a menu for your fur baby, one that includes complimentary milk bone treats, chopped chicken breast, marrow bone, and kibble that is grain-free and destined to be your pup’s new obsession! There is no better experience than enjoying a thick and juicy steak accompanied by a silky glass of wine with your most loyal companion curled up at your feet enjoying his own meal!

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It is no secret that our condominiums are comfortable and stylish, but did you know that they also include patios and balconies that just may be the best place to enjoy outdoor dining during your summer adventures in Port Aransas! Prepare your favorite dishes in our fully equipped kitchens and serve it al fresco, overlooking some of the most scenic views in town (especially when you choose a beachfront property to make your own!) letting the peaceful scenery soothe and refresh. Reserve your favorite today!