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Blackbeard's Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
American, Seafood, Barbecue, Hamburgers
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103 E Saturn Ln, South Padre Island, TX 78597
956-761-2962
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Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 283
    Excellent
  • 254
    Very good
  • 125
    Average
  • 40
    Poor
  • 30
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Consistently one of the best on the island

They are consistent in having great food and great service. They seem to be a favorite of locals and tourists alike. I've been here 4 or 5 times and never had a bad experience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
Matthew G
,
Forney, Texas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Forney, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

They are consistent in having great food and great service. They seem to be a favorite of locals and tourists alike. I've been here 4 or 5 times and never had a bad experience.

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Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

Our fishing guide recommended we take our catch of the day (sea trout and red fish) to Blackbeard's. Our waiter, Paul, recommended we have it prepared taco style. Seriously the best damn dinner we have had in a long time. The fish was fresh, obviously, but was cooked to perfection in their special blackened Vera Cruz way. We will be... More 

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Menomonie, Wisconsin
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

We dined on a busy Saturday night. Service was great. We went back 2 days later because the food was so carried and delicious.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Heard good things about Blackbeard's but never got to try the food because as soon as we sat down a horrible mildewy smell assaulted our nose. Menu looked good! Sorry we couldn't try any of the interesting food items.

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16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Went to the restaurant twice while in south padre. Both times the food was good.. I enjoyed the catfish grilled but too much breading on the fried catfish. Cole slaw was excellent. Huge onion rings. The tuna was also very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

I've had my fair share of seafood in my life, but tonight's dinner was phenomena! I had the backend teriyaki tuna. Everything from the house dressing to the batter on the onion rings was made in house. Yes, it's a bit pricey, but overall well worth the money spent.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

The stuffed shrimp was ok but had too little shrimp and too much crab cake stuffing. The blackened catfish was very good but I didn't much care for the breaded catfish. My Long Island Iced Tea was very heavy on tequila or it was just a bad tequila brand. Either way, was probably one of the worse LIIT I've had.

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saskatchewan, canada
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23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We ate dinner at this restaurant in April of 2015. We were seated in the glass-enclosed area at the front of the restaurant which we appreciated as it was a chilly evening. Our waitress was very friendly and enthusiastic about the menu and that served to increase our enjoyment. The food was, indeed, very good and served in plentiful amounts.... More 

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Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The weather was great conditions for eating out on their spacious patio which has table umbrellas. I had the special stuffed jalapeno appetizer, shrimp plate and a frozen margarita. The shrimp was cooked perfectly and enough fries for three people. It's been a long time since I have seen hush puppies on a menu so of course I enjoyed these... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

Our first meal on the island . Blackened catfish with sautéed vegetables was delicious. Not busy at 2 on a Friday , we were seated on the screened in patio . Prices were very reasonable!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 103 E Saturn Ln, South Padre Island, TX 78597
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  South Padre Island
  • Phone Number: 956-761-2962

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Barbecue, Hamburgers

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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