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Palm Street Pier Restaurant and Bar

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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, Late Night, Lunch

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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 13
    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
Casual Place

Off the bay, beautiful at sunset perfect ceviche and an Ultra kind of place. My girlfriends and I usually stop in after a day at the beach. It's casual and sand friendly for us in our coveralls.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
Lisa P
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McAllen, Texas
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Scenic view
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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English first
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Truthfully this is a really cool bar that cooks food, not a restaurant. The service was great and the atmosphere was really cool and laid back. That was the good, now here is why it only gets 2 stars. When we walked in, there was a horrible stench, but we sat in the corner with a fan behind us so... More 

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This place was awesome. We went as a large group- fantastic service and food was great, try the Morgan Sauce. Guitar Man was performing, entertaining plus a level of volume that conversation was still possible.

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McAllen, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Off the bay, beautiful at sunset perfect ceviche and an Ultra kind of place. My girlfriends and I usually stop in after a day at the beach. It's casual and sand friendly for us in our coveralls.

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Houston, Texas
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We brought our fresh caught fish. They cooked it three ways: grilled, blackened, and fried. All 3 were delicious! All the sides were fresh and delicious. The grilled zucchini was amazing. French fries crispy and hot. cole slaw crunchy and fresh. Friendly service. Nice bayside open air restaurant. Casual and great island atmosphere. We will be back

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The Woodlands, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Worst margarita ever. My wife sent it back and all they did was water it down and pour it in a bigger glass. Our waitress did not care that the drink was bad; she just laughed at it. The food was ok, for bar food, and the guy doing the music thing was good but that was it. Make no... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Fresh air dining on the bay on a beautiful evening and we both had the Captain Morgan's spicy shrimp. Cold Dos Equis and a beautiful sunset made this a great dinner.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

The food is great the burgers and the best on the Island! Went for lunch and there was a decent crowd the service was up to par and quick. The drinks there are great and you have an excellent view of the bay.

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Richardson, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

Great hidden gem. Fantastic shrimp, even the french fries were great. Right on the bay with boat parking. If you like spicy with a hint of sweet, recommend the Captain Morgan's sauce.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We had a lovely dinner by the sea. Upscale for the area and a little pricier, but still a great deal. I had extremely fresh fish and they actually had grilled zucchini and other interesting vegetables. Great service and gorgeous locale.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Palm Street Pier is a very good restaurant with a great view of the sunset and Laguna Madre. The blue cheese bacon burger is a good choice, although the Jack Daniels shrimp is probably the best thing on the menu. It's not fancy and from what I remember, they have a very limited beer selection. But there's nothing wrong with... 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, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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?