Avery’s Kitchen is family owned and operated by Avery Hernandez (Big Avery), Sandy Hernandez (Mom) and Avery M Hernandez (Little Avery). Avery Hernandez began cooking in Port Aransas over 40 years ago. Starting at the age of twelve, he began stocking groceries and bussing tables at the Island Food Store under the tutelage of Roy Turnbull, Pete Arzola Sr. (Big Pete) and Wilson White. Avery acquired the skills of baker, butcher, and all around cook. From the Island Food Store, Avery went to work at Moss Hall before joining Big Pete to create the Island Café and Smokehouse. Together Pete and Avery created a menu that would please millions of people over the next 25 years. From the Island Favorite “Fish-N-Chips” to the All U Can Eat Flounder, Pete and Avery ended up biting off more then they could chew. The future looked bright and business was booming. No one expected what would happen next. Big Pete Arzola suffered a heart attack and died in 1986 leaving the Island Café in the hands of the Arzola Family. Eventually Avery ended up leaving the restaurant he helped build and went to work for Bob and Carol Owens at Dockside Bar & Grill. Dockside is where the island favorite “Two, Two, Two (2 pancakes, 2 eggs, 2 pieces of bacon for $2.00) originated along with many other favorites such as the Western Omelet, Crab Omelet, Shrimp Omelet, and even Avery’s Famous Chicken Enchiladas. For over 15 years Avery filled Dockside day and night with delicious food and a no quit attitude. After Dockside sold and its doors were closed Avery was blessed with the opportunity to own his own restaurant, which brings us to Avery’s Kitchen. Opening their doors in January of 2011, Avery and his family once again began to satisfy the local hunger as well as the tourist cravings with Fat Fluffy Omelets, Homemade Shredded Hashbrowns, Fish&Chips, Fresh Handbreaded All U Can Eat Shrimp and Homemade Meatloaf. For over 7 years Avery’s Kitchen worked hard at providing top notch service with every delicious meal served day in and day out. Unfortunately in late August of 2017, Hurricane Harvey destroyed Avery’s Kitchen and 95% of all business’s in Port Aransas. Yet, it seems where one door has closed another door has opened. Avery’s Kitchen LLC, in New Braunfels, Texas will pick up right where we left off. We are blessed to have the opportunity to greet you with a smile, cook you some delicious food, and pour you some great coffee. We hope that you will give us the opportunity to satisfy your hunger and bless you with our service.