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Pier 19

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Fish & Chips
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1 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, TX
956-761-7437
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: We are a comfortable casual family restaurant serving breakfast, lunch...
We are a comfortable casual family restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and diner. WE also have a full service bar.
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Scenic view

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Visitor rating
  • 281
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  • 195
    Very good
  • 73
    Average
  • 28
    Poor
  • 20
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
walk on water

Pier 19 Restaurant is a unique place to eat. Built on an old pier stretching out into Laguna Madre ship channel, you literally dine above the waves. Water activities are visible out both sides of the restaurant. Service is quick and staff is attentive. Menu covers a wide variety of food... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Linda L
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South Padre Island, Texas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Chilton
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We stopped here with every intention to eat, but the place was so run down and dirty that we turned around and left without eating or drinking.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We went here twice. The bloodies are good and the breakfast specials are even better. If you have a group, order a cinnamon roll, I DARE YOU!

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Manchester, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This is such a unique dining experience that it is worth going once or twice. The food is so so. The fresh fish is great as are a few of the other entrees. Just love the drinks and the whole "pier" thing. Watching the sunset at the end of the pier is amazing!

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Cumberland, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This is one of our favorite restaurants. The staff is unbelievably nice. The seafood is the greatest and the atmosphere is wonderful. It is built on a pier and sometimes you see dolphins. You can feel it move on a windy day. You can also walk out to the end of the pier and there is a outdoor bar there.

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Horace, North Dakota
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This is the second year we have been back to Pier 19. It is still great! They have the best breakfast tacos. Also, the bloody mary's are awesome. I had mine made with tomato juice rather than Clamato. We also had lunch here one day and the burgers and nachos were very good. Excellent service! Tony was our favorite. The... More 

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South Padre Island, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Pier 19 Restaurant is a unique place to eat. Built on an old pier stretching out into Laguna Madre ship channel, you literally dine above the waves. Water activities are visible out both sides of the restaurant. Service is quick and staff is attentive. Menu covers a wide variety of food categories. Food is good and price is reasonable. There... More 

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spiislandstylin, Manager at Pier 19, responded to this review

We all appreciate your comments and business. Thank You We all look forward to serving you in the future. Please also visit our other places: Pirate's Landing, Marcello's, Laguna Bob's, and Sea Ranch. More 

Perkins, Oklahoma
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Pier 19. Our waitress was Sheila (Shy-la). She was terrific all around. We highly recommend this restaurant. It has a full 360 view of the bay and able to watch boats and we saw a pirate enactment, also saw people fishing off the dock by restaurant. If you love seafood this is one of... More 

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spiislandstylin, Manager at Pier 19, responded to this review

We all appreciate your comments and business. Thank You We all look forward to serving you in the future. Please also visit our other places: Pirate's Landing, Marcello's, Laguna Bob's, and Sea Ranch. More 

Forest Lake, Minnesota
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Harley is the man! What a great guy! Fun Informative! Funny! Very entertaining! We highly recommend!

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spiislandstylin, Manager at Pier 19, responded to this review

We all appreciate your comments and business. Thank You We all look forward to serving you in the future. Please also visit our other places: Pirate's Landing, Marcello's, Laguna Bob's, and Sea Ranch. More 

Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Loved the atmosphere. Went at lunch and did not have to wait for table. Food was great. Husband had large sampler. I had chicken fried chicken, smothered in spinach gravy. Side of fresh vegetables. Portions were large and we took home Half of our meals to enjoy later.

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spiislandstylin, Manager at Pier 19, responded to this review

We all appreciate your comments and business. Thank You We all look forward to serving you in the future. Please also visit our other places: Pirate's Landing, Marcello's, Laguna Bob's, and Sea Ranch. More 

Warsaw, Missouri
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

There are lots of things on the menu to choose from but most is fried. We had a combo platter that was fish, shrimp & scallops and only had 2 shrimp & 2 scallops...that was a disappointment :( The staff are very personable & attentive and the location is prime but one time there is good for me while on... More 

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spiislandstylin, Manager at Pier 19, responded to this review

We all appreciate your comments and business. Thank You We all look forward to serving you in the future. Please also visit our other places: Pirate's Landing, Marcello's, Laguna Bob's, and Sea Ranch. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  South Padre Island
  • Phone Number: 956-761-7437

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Fish & Chips

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Scenic view

Description

We are a comfortable casual family restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and diner. WE also have a full service bar.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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