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Dirty Al's

33396 State Park Road 100, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6402
956-761-4901
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
141 reviews 141 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I went here for a quick bite to eat after a long day at the beach in Isla Blanca Park - Dirty Al's is located immediately before the park entrance. Showing up in my bathing suit cover-up and flip flops was definitely more than okay (but they did have a "no shirt, no shoes, no service" sign - so you... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We had a late lunch after a dolphin watching tour. It's not the healthiest stuff but it was good! We all enjoyed it and will certainly go again

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7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

By far the best place we visited on South Padre Island! My boyfriend got the fried shrimp and said they were amazing. I got a chicken taco salad which was also great. Good quality food. Nice service. Restrooms were disgusting which was kind of bothersome but other than that this place is great. Definitely recommend visiting here!

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Lincoln, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Dirty Al's had, by far, the best fried shrimp of any restaurant we ate while at SPI. The Dirty Al's sauce is great.

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Ft Worth, TX
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We took a leap of faith and headed to Dirty Al's our last night of vacation and were not disappointed. A delicious frozen pina colada started things off and an appetizer sampler that was quite tasty. Grilled and Blackened fish was very delicious and the service was outstanding. The atmosphere is laid back, definitely no need to dress up and... More

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Dallas, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

If you are a seafood lover, you will love Dirty Al's. It is everything you would expect out of a restaurant on the pier as far as ambiance and cleanliness. The food will make you come back for more.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My husband loves the food. Dislikes they own several restaurants on SPI but they only have 2 restroom 1 for females and the other for men so be expecting a long to wait.

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Topeka, Kansas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Start off by a free sample of Margarita, then sit down and try and figure out what to order. This visit we picked the 40pc. platter. Flounder, shrimp and oysters and or chicken strips. You divide up how you want it. I recommend shrimp and fish. Comes with fries. Chow down peeps! If you've had better, I'd love to know... More

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Mcallen
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We always return to this place. Good food! Our family enjoys the shrimp and crab. Can't go wrong. The price is reasonable.

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San Antonio, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

We were afraid of the long wait for dinner we have read about on TripAdvisor, so we ate here for lunch on our way out of town and were not disappointed. The place itself is a hole-in-the-wall, but aren't those usually the places with the best food? The service was good and friendly, and the food was great!! I had... More

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