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If you consider yourself to be a burger connoisseur, then you’ll understand why Port Aransas locals and visitors alike have gone ‘loco’ for Lelo’s. This colorful little island shack has delighted my family for many meals in the past year, each bringing a big burger with big flavor. You’ll understand the appeal of these burgers in Port Aransas after the first bite has you saying, “Mmmmm, so good”!
What to order
Lelo’s offers a fairly condensed menu board and ordering is done at the end of the bar counter. After ordering, you’re free to grab a table inside or out on the patio and your food is brought to your table.
My teenagers crave the cheeseburgers, served up fresh but with no toppings, while my husband dives into the Jack & Coke burger every time. My youngest child prefers the chicken strips, while I go for either the classic cheeseburger or grilled chicken, bacon and Swiss sandwich with their delicious sweet potato fries.
Just typing that out makes me crave a burger for lunch! I like how they hand press their burgers and can rarely duplicate juiciness when I grill them, so this is the burger press I use at home.
The burgers are generous, as are the sides. While most of my family prefers the regular seasoned fries, I can’t have my burger without Lelo’s delicious sweet potato fries. They’re fried up crispy, and so good!
If you’ve ever tried to make fresh fries at home, you know you need the right tools, like my favorite food chopper for fries here.
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And don’t forget, Lelo’s is the island’s popular tiki hut with a full bar. What better way to soak up the tiki bar atmosphere than with one of Lelo’s signature island drinks? They’ve got some great colorful, fruity options and it’s fun to watch them being made at the open bar area.
Prefer to grab your burger to-go? Create your own tiki bar atmosphere at home with these tiki bar cocktail mugs.
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What it’s like inside
While Lelo’s may look small from the street, the burger bar is warm and welcoming inside with bamboo accents along the walls and bar area. Once inside, you’ll immediately get the feel of an island tiki bar.
My family loves the 80s music videos they always have playing on the TVs inside. We all rock out and sing along while waiting for our food.
There’s plenty of high and low top tables for sitting inside for families or small groups, as well as extra seating outside on their covered deck or rear patio. The outdoor patio area is great for kids who need to wiggle and it’s dog-friendly for your four-legged children.
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Grab your fellow burger-lovers and venture over to Lelo’s Island Bar for lunch or dinner. With daily specials and amazing drinks, Lelo’s Island Bar may become your family’s new go-to for burgers in Port Aransas. Then you too can go ‘loco’ for Lelo’s for lunch like we have. Enjoy!
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Where it’s located
212 Beach Street, Port Aransas