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Blackbeard's Restaurant

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

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    Very good
  • 138
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  • 45
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  • 34
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Dependable food, service and prices

EVERY time we visit South Padre Island, we eat at Blackbeard's! We've been eating there for over twenty years, and have NEVER been disappointed. Although the food is not spectacular, it's good and affordable. Many levels/porches to sit in, which adds to the atmosphere. This is great for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
marie p
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Frisco, Texas
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Lawton, Oklahoma
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW via mobile

Just went this Fourth of July weekend and stopped here to eat. Wait was minimal and the open seating when waiting was nice. Whole family enjoyed their food and the service was really good. Make sure to try this place when your in Padre.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The food was pretty good, but a little pricey. The place is huge so you don't have to wait to long so that's a plus. Service was good and the food did not take long at all either.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Ate here once with our family of four. Popular local restaurant with good food and LARGE portions. We had oysters on the shell for appetizer, my husband tried a grilled fish plate and like it very much. The kids ordered crab cakes -tasty but a lot of food. If you eat here with a family, you may want to consider... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I had the steak and shrimp. The meat was Okay, not the best, not the worst I've had. The place was very dim at night, they have romantic lighting but it's too dark and noisy for that. The service was fast. I hear they can cook your catch.

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Granbury, Texas, Usa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

The best shrimp on the island with a family atmosphere. The menu has a wide variety from Texas Coast seafood to chicken fried steak. Saturday nights will have a long waiting list. I've been going there for 25 years & its still great & consistent.

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Frisco, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

EVERY time we visit South Padre Island, we eat at Blackbeard's! We've been eating there for over twenty years, and have NEVER been disappointed. Although the food is not spectacular, it's good and affordable. Many levels/porches to sit in, which adds to the atmosphere. This is great for couples, families, celebrations, etc., etc. Their specials are good and their portions... More 

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Cibolo, Texas
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Wonderful tea, great service. Blackened Catfish was total yum, Husband had a shrimp salad and he loved it.

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Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The meat is very low quality and everything I had was very bland. I asked for the chicken to be very well done. The chicken was spongy and looks processed and was nowhere near well done. Tasted really bad. My husband wanted his steak very, very well done and there was red in it! We will not eat any meat... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

We waited a really long time for a table for dinner, then we were crammed in between two other tables inside. The food seemed like it could have been frozen and reheated, just not that great. Did not live up to its reputation.

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Troy, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We try not to eat at chain restaurants while on vacation. This is not a chain restaurant but the experience and the food is very similar to a chain. The service and food were fine. My husband said that clam chowder and peel and eat shrimp were "fantastic". I had a grilled chicken sandwich that was good. We did choose... More 

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Additional Information about Blackbeard's Restaurant

Address: 103 E Saturn Ln, South Padre Island, TX 78597
Phone Number: 956-761-2962
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  South Padre Island
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
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Barbecue, Hamburgers

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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: Large groups, Families with children
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?