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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: Dinner, Dessert, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 293
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  • 258
    Very good
  • 131
    Average
  • 40
    Poor
  • 32
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great restaurant, huge portions

My wife and I ate here on a trip to South Padre. I had the blackened catfish, she had a PoBoy. The food was excellent. I really liked the catfish. We ended up taking home as much food as we ate, and that was pretty huge. Service was really good for a Friday night. A little loud, but you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
John C
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Irving, Texas
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Oklahoma
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

My husband and I visited Blackbeard's and it was delightful! Our waiter, Oscar, was very helpful in deciding what to order and was very attentive to our needs. The food was great! I had the crab stuffed shrimp and it was really good!! Glad we made the decision to eat here! Will be back when we visit the island again.

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Boise
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This is a very popular place to eat. There are lots of seafood selections, and the food is good, just nothing special. Nothing wrong with it, just average. Combo seafood plates are a good idea

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Irving, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

My wife and I ate here on a trip to South Padre. I had the blackened catfish, she had a PoBoy. The food was excellent. I really liked the catfish. We ended up taking home as much food as we ate, and that was pretty huge. Service was really good for a Friday night. A little loud, but you kind... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I had heard about Black Beards for year's. So we decided to try out the food and drinks. Not only were both food and drinks a disappointment but the ambiance was so old school and felt dirty.

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San Antonio, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Blackbeards was recommended to us by several people, and we are so glad it was. Very friendly service, excellent food. We were made to feel welcome every time we came in, and enjoyed everything we tried on the menu. There were 7 ladies in our group, and we ate here multiple times during our stay on the island. Highly recommend!

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San Antonio, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Always stop here for a meal when in South Padre Island. Over the years, this has been a consistently good place with very good food and great service. I always try to eat the local fish when in the area and Blackbeard's has a good selection. The prices are reasonable for the quality of the foods. Enjoy, we did.

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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

While on the main road, this restaurant has a great sunset view over the Laguna Madre - all while providing fun seafood, and drinks

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We decided to check out this place for the seafood. We saw some good reviews beforehand so felt good about our choice. This place did not let us down. Prices were on point for what we got. We loved the food. We tried the crab cake, shrimp, and fish. We came in right before close and we still got very... More 

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Spring, Texas
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We've eaten there many times over the years and it had always been pretty good. We returned on 5/18/05 for lunch and had horrible meals. The menu had pan broiled flounder listed, we were hoping for fried so I asked the waiter if instead of pan broiling we could have it sprinkled with salt and pepper, dredged in flour and... More 

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Grand Prairie, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Food and service are always good, no surprises :) I had a shrimp trio this time, yummy! Cousins had flounder and chicken Alfredo, no complaints on any of it.

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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?