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204 W Palm St, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6717
956-772-7256
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 51
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very nice place

Okay.... Got the 1/2 order of nachos, shrimp tacos, tilapia, grilled chicken sandwich and shrimp skewers. A few beers also. Chicken was voted as really good by my non seafood eater. Shrimp skewers was really fresh by my youngest and my wife enjoyed the tilapia. My tacos were great. Nachos were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
Robert T
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Bar scene
  • Scenic view
  • Local cuisine
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153 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
South Padre Island, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

The atmosphere is great...the true island feel. The servers are friendly and efficient. This past season, we were able to spot dolphins playing in the gulf almost every visit to this terrific bar. Happy Hour offers great margaritas and last almost all day long. A 'must' for any new visitor to the island. Try their awesome fried oysters....my personal favorite.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Okay.... Got the 1/2 order of nachos, shrimp tacos, tilapia, grilled chicken sandwich and shrimp skewers. A few beers also. Chicken was voted as really good by my non seafood eater. Shrimp skewers was really fresh by my youngest and my wife enjoyed the tilapia. My tacos were great. Nachos were huge! Almost too much food to eat ice cream... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

You would think a waterfront restaurant with a choice view of the bay would at least try to be as pleasant as the view. There are so many things wrong I don't know where to start. First, they don't have a parking lot. At least not much of one. Somehow they have lost the privilege to park in the lot... More 

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Pleasant Hill, Missouri
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Wow! What a surprise. We went to this bar/restaurant on Valentine's night. I wasn't sure about the food before ordering. But, when I got my food I couldn't believe the quality. I had grilled chicken salad. It was so fresh and the chicken was cooked to perfection. The vegetables were very high quality. My mom had order grilled fish and... More 

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Hibbing, Minnesota
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66 reviews 66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Went here to listen To Leslie Blasing sing. She does a large variety of music and is so darn good! We shared some cocktail shrimp which were good. This place is in dire need of a makeover; I won't even comment about the bathrooms. Great people hang out here; felt like a lot of Midwestern people. Good times.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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238 reviews 238 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Stopped in for a snack, on Valentines Day, just before the dinner rush. We were lucky enough to snag a table on the lower deck, that wasn't reserved. Had a few beer, ordered the Shrimp Veracruz, and enjoyed the friendly atmosphere, and the views. Shrimp appy was very tasty, and came with chips. The main dishes we saw looked very... More 

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Napanee, Ontario
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143 reviews 143 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We went for lunch with friends today to Palm Street Pier Restaurant and Bar today and had a good time as well as a great lunch. We have been here in the past and always make it at least once during our stay in Texas. It is very laid back but the food is always good and the margaritas cold..... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Took forever to have server come for order, could not answer my 2 questions about 2 fish appetizers and made no attempt to find out info (I should have left then!) When food finally came...onion rings were very gd,shrimp veracruz so so (chips were soggy /stale) fried calamari had a little too much breading but otherwise gd and served with... More 

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Brainerd, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I love dining outside and enjoying great food, this place has both. This is a casual restaurant with a great view of the bay. The picnic tables sit a little higher so you can see the water better. I’ve had the shrimp skewers the last two times I was there and they’re wonderful. The grilled zucchini and squash is a... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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205 reviews 205 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Palm Street Pier was our favourite restaurant when we visited SPI in 2013. We're back for another visit to the island, and went to Palm Street Pier again. Everything was the same as before - same great menu; same great happy hour drinks; same glorious sunset; even some of the same friendly staff. Looks like it will be our favourite... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 204 W Palm St, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6717
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  South Padre Island
  • Phone Number: 956-772-7256

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 14
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Scenic view, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?