Enjoy a beach vacation, delicious food, and history all wrapped into one location. Historic and famed Roosevelt’s at the Tarpon Inn in Port Aransas is not only a place to stay, but also a place to dine. The fine dining establishment, Roosevelt’s, serves delicious seafood, vegetarian, and other selections, along with decadent desserts you won’t want to miss. Located behind the Tarpon Inn at 224 E. Cotter in Port Aransas, you can call for reservations (phone calls only please) at 361-749-1540. The restaurant is open for dinner, Sunday-Thursday 5-9:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 5-10 p.m. Reservations and dress code required.

Appetizers and Salads

Choose to start your meal with seafood options like coconut shrimp, jumbo lump crab cakes, or grilled oysters Rockefeller, or land lover bites like firecracker tenderloin, the restaurant’s signature bread, or quail tails – semi-boneless, bacon-wrapped quail with baby Swiss cheese and Serrano pepper on a bed of risotto in apricot and bacon chutney, or try a warm spinach, wedge, or traditional Caesar salad.


Taste the sea at its finest and choose pan-seared snapper with shrimp and ricotta ravioli, citrus-grilled mahi mahi, soft shell crab, and others.


Skip the meat in favor of fresh seasonal veggies and portobello mushrooms sauteed in Balsamic vinaigrette, or the portabella and eggplant tower – Parmesan eggplant medallions layered with frilled potbelly mushrooms, roasted tomatoes, and fresh mozzarella.

Steak & Lamb

Steak offerings include ribeye, a petit filet or filet mignon. Choose “surf & turf” offerings like the shrimp and tenderloin tower or steak and lobster. Taste delicious Dijon-encrusted lamb rack – Dijon and Italian herb-crusted New Zealand lamb rack served with savoyard potatoes and crisp asparagus.


Choose from chicken and shrimp, grilled quail, or breast of duck, each with a unique flavor that will make it difficult to choose!


End the meal by satisfying your sweet tooth. Choose from key lemon pie, decadent crème brulee, white chocolate bread pudding, or their special flourless chocolate torte.

Fine Dining with Roosevelt’s at the Tarpon Inn in Port Aransas

If you’ve come to Port A on your honeymoon or anniversary, or just want a special night out while on vacation, you’ll definitely want to book a reservation at this Port Aransas Inn. First, book your accommodations with Sandcastle Condominiums! We offer efficiency units for your romantic getaway, all the way up to four-bedroom units for a couples’ getaway or even a family vacation where you take some time for yourself and your partner. Stretch out in an open living space after a long day of historic touring fun or create a delicious home-cooked meal in the fully equipped kitchen. Drift off to sleep in private bedrooms in anticipation of another day of beach and island fun.

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  • 7 Days a Week: 5pm – 10pm
  • Reservations Suggested


  • Street: 200 E Cotter Ave
  • City: Port Aransas
  • State: Texas
  • Zip: 78373


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