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Pier 19

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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
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 272
    Excellent
  • 191
    Very good
  • 70
    Average
  • 27
    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
Most recent review
Friendly staff

We came in with a family. The kids ordered the kid's fish and thought it was Ok. I ordered the crab cake po boy and with sweet potato fries. Yummy. We also ordered the sampler and everything was good. The staff was very attentive and friendly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
runners2010
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San Antonio, Texas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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580 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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San Antonio, Texas
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We came in with a family. The kids ordered the kid's fish and thought it was Ok. I ordered the crab cake po boy and with sweet potato fries. Yummy. We also ordered the sampler and everything was good. The staff was very attentive and friendly.

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

we've been coming to the island for years now and one of our must eats as at Pier 19. The view is outstanding regardless of time of year or day. The staff is a joy to see year in and year out, but the best is still the food. Best fresh seafood on the island. Good selection and never disappoints.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Skip the oysters on the half shell. Didn't seem to be very fresh and not very chilled. Shrimp basket was average. Doesn't warrant a second visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Amazing service, I had messaged tgem avout wanting to surprise my boyfriend for our anniversary and it was indescribable. Great view, food was delicious and amazing customer service. Thank you!

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IKansas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Most of the South Padre restaurants during February have patrons that dine early, so a group of 10 at 8:30 is a rarity. Our service was great and the food was fine. Grouper was prepared well and the Shrimp is always fresh and tasty--right off of the boats.

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Lake County, Illinois
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

The food was very good, but it was the energetic staff eager to please that tied the dinner all together. It was busy so we took a seat at the bar and Johnny worked hard to get us our food and drink. The pan fried grouper was very good!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We eat breakfast or lunch several times each winter while we're in South Padre. We've always had wonderful food and great service. As an added bonus - you are right over the bay and can often see dolphins, or watch people fishing, parasailing, etc. But beware! Nearly every day (about 1pm, I believe) they are attacked by pirates from the... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Cubano snapper out of this world yummy. Great service and great drinks. A must stop when you come to spi.

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Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Like most places we visited at SPI, this restaurant boasted fresh, local seafood but charged the same high prices as inland restaurants do. Because it is built on a pier, the space inside the restaurant is cramped. The brochures indicate that Pier 19 itself is a destination. Unfortunately, we did not see what made it a destination unless it is... More 

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

During our seven day stay, we ate here three times. The restaurant is located on the water and offers great views. The seafood was fresh and well prepared. The only negative is that they do not take reservations and the wait to be seated is usually 30 to 40 minutes but the food quality is well worth the wait. The... 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?