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204 W Palm St, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6717
956-772-7256
Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Good for:
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Scenic view
Dining on a budget

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  • 19
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Dont judge a book by it's cover

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Loveatvz
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Pleasant Hill, Missouri
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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151 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
27 helpful votes 27 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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223 reviews 223 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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141 reviews 141 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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204 reviews 204 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 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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Milwaukee
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63 reviews 63 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

My companion and I ate lunch at the Palm Street Pier on our recent day trip to South Padre. I had read reviews about many of the restaurants and was prepared for the abundance of fried fish offerings. We ordered a 1/2 lb of peel and eat shrimp as an appetizer and it was quite tasty. After quizzing the waitress... More 

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South Padre Island, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Have been here tons of times over the past couple years. We like to think of it as our "spot". Staff and atmosphere is awesome and the food is just great! Fish tacos and the seafood chowder is the best.

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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: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Dining on a budget
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?