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From single or double cheese to barbecue, bacon and tomato-stacked, there’s no doubt that burgers are a big deal in Port Aransas. And your biggest dining dilemma is: they’re all good!

* Updated for 2020! *

We recently asked our fans and followers on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter where to find the most delicious burger in Port Aransas, and found out quickly that beach-goers always know the best places.

On your next visit to Port A, plan to not just taste but truly experience the impressive burgers on our Top 5 Best Places to Grab a Burger in Port Aransas, as voted on by our followers.

You may discover a new restaurant in Port A that you’ve never tried before!

Best Places to Grab a Burger

via Fins Grill & Icehouse

1. Fins Grill & Icehouse (voted #1 by a whopping 70% majority!)

420 W Cotter Ave., 361-749-8646

The Port A Burger was voted the best burger in town and worth checking out as you dine by the water at Fins. While Fins has many great items on their menu, their burger was voted #1!

Lelo's Island Grill | PortAransasTex.com
via Lelo’s Island Grill

2. Lelo’s Island Bar

212 Beach St., 361-416-1792

As a relatively new hotspot in Port Aransas, Lelo’s makes a big impression with delicious specialty burgers and signature tiki drinks. They have a full bar in a laid back atmosphere and a dog-friendly patio. They’re also open late until 11:00pm some nights!

Jay's Seafood & Spaghetti Works in Port Aransas TX | www.portaransastex.com

3. Jay’s Seafood & Spaghetti Works

910 State Hwy. 361, 361-749-5666

A staple in Port Aransas for decades, Jay’s has a vast menu with something to suit every taste. But their jalapeño bacon burger is certainly a popular lunch request. And who can resist their fresh salad bar and homemade soups? Always good.

Maker's Mark burger at Stingray's in Port Aransas TX | PortAransasTex.com
via Stingray’s Taphouse

4. Stingray’s Taphouse & Grill

401 Beach St., 361-749-2287

The Maker’s Mark burger at Stingray’s is large and juicy. With a classic car ambience, Stingray’s Taphouse has an open-air welcoming vibe that draws hungry (and thirsty) beach-goers in by the carload. Enjoy their burgers by the bar or on the patio to soak up the sun and ocean air.

Moby Dick's burger in Port Aransas | www.portaransastex.com
via Moby Dick’s

5. Moby Dick’s

517 S. Alister St., 361-749-9447

A classic local favorite, Moby Dick’s is home to not only pirate-themed beach decor, but also a few great burgers. Take in the fun ambience and be sure to take a photo under the shark with your best “argh!”.


Other Great Places to Grab a Burger in Port Aransas

Other great restaurants around town were suggested from our burger poll, so here are a few more local places to grab a juicy burger after a hot day at the beach in Port Aransas.

Tell us your favorites

Which restaurant in Port A do you think has the best burger? Which burger place is your go-to, can’t leave Port A without stopping by, favorite restaurant?

Tell us in the comments below.


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About Author

Jill Clark is the founder of Port Aransas Explorer, which is one of the best local blogs about Port Aransas, Texas. She believes that adventure can be found both near and far, and hopes to inspire others to explore Port Aransas like a local. While living in San Antonio, Jill explores more of island living every year and enjoys sharing her family's experiences with local events and hotspots.

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