A “Castaway” from his family’s restaurant business, Danny Danglade founded Castaway’s Seafood and Grill in 1993. It has been an Island favorite ever since. The building was previously home to “Grandma’s Kitchen” and the “Chicken Coop”. The Jones Family from Port Aransas purchased Castaway’s in 2005.
Castaway’s prides itself on hand battered fried seafood made to order, whether it’s your catch or ours. Over the years, the menu has expanded to offer something for everyone; from corn dogs and chicken strips for the little sailors to Angus Rib Eyes and pasta dishes. We bake the breads for our Po-Boys daily, make an excellent Gumbo, and serve the BEST, shell on, Jumbo Grilled Shrimp, seasoned with our own secret “Chef’s Choice” seasoning.
Castaway’s feeds 80,000 customers annually (that’s 10,000 lbs of shrimp!!), almost ¾ of that during our summer season from late May to early August. If you’re here for the summer, I would encourage you to come back in September and October. Those months are hidden treasures for those of us fortunate to live on the Island full time. The weather is as good as it gets, fish jump in the boats, and the beach is nearly uninhabited! (ok, so I’m fibbing a little!).