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Ted's Restaurant

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Mexican, American
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5717 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7633
956-761-5327
Today
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 64
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
nice big portions, staff was friendly, cost was fair and the food was good. Ate there several times.

We ate breakfast a few times and the food was good and priced reasonable. The only thing we didn't care for was the home fries instead of shredded hashbrowns.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Edward R
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South Padre Isl
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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130 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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South Padre Isl
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We ate breakfast a few times and the food was good and priced reasonable. The only thing we didn't care for was the home fries instead of shredded hashbrowns.

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Glenwood Springs, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Breakfast Taco's are my favorite. I get potato, egg,cheese, chorizo. I suggest to get 2. Wait staff is pleasant and always getting re-fills of coffee. Open only for breakfast and lunch. I do wish they would add some fish or shrimp dishes since we are on the Gulf.

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Houston, Texas
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

My wife and I go to SPI at least one a year, we have been going for the 30 years, give or take 1 or 2 years. We always go to Ted's. They have good down to earth food and the service is great. It is nice to go on vacation and know that you can count on one restaurant... More 

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

We eat breakfast at Ted's every Sunday while we are on the island, spring and fall especially. It seems like every time we go we say "It tastes especially good today". The staff is super friendly and very welcoming. The prices are very reasonable. They have a good variety of choices, something for everyone. We see many of the same... More 

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Overland Park
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Loved the food here.. very close to what you make at home, healthy and tasty.. Great staff.. Keep up the great job guys!

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Cedar Falls
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Fast service & a very nice menu selection. Great for breakfast but get there early because they are busy!

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Miinnesota
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We had lunch there. Hamburgers. 1/3 pound. Very juicy. Very good. Lots of pickles. The soft drinks come in a can, so no free refills. We had Pepsis, but they have Coke products too. At least when we were there, their hours were 7:00 to 2:00. I think breakfast is there busy time. The decor is OK, little out of... More 

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Rockford, Minnesota
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Actually, I heard about it in a novel I was reading by David Harry. The hero always had pecan pancakes at Ted's. We finally went and we were not disappointed. Simple old cafe with simple tables and chairs. Good food. Loved the pecan pancakes and huervos ranchero. We'll be back. It is NOT fancy.

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colleyville
Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

A greasy spoon type establishment that serves basic dishes and reminds me of a 60s or early 70s type place. The portion size is adequate and the food is tasty. This is not a place to go it you want to be impressed by décor or presentation. If you are hungry and need a meal it is a good choice.

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Dallas, Texas
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We've been coming to SPI and eating at TED's since the 80's. They would not be in business that long if food and service were not good. We will return. Try the breakfast fajitas.. very good!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5717 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7633
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  South Padre Island
  • Phone Number: 956-761-5327

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm

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