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33396 State Park Road 100, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6402
956-761-4901
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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  • 246
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  • 194
    Very good
  • 70
    Average
  • 33
    Poor
  • 25
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good times

The food was very good. The waitress was fine...nothing special, but certainly nothing bad. The atmosphere was fun...loud though, so if you're looking for a quiet place, this isn't it,

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Jenabcd
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Willis, Texas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Willis, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

The food was very good. The waitress was fine...nothing special, but certainly nothing bad. The atmosphere was fun...loud though, so if you're looking for a quiet place, this isn't it,

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Rolla, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The atmosphere is very much like the name of the restaurant. The food was fantastic. The size of the shrimp was astounding and wonderful. The place kept going with a full house after the closing for new customers. You could tell that even though the place was closing the staff treated the patrons like kings and queens until they were... More 

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New Braunfels, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

We eat here 2 or 3 times every time we visit the island. The shrimp is the best I've ever had! Amazing!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

The food is ok they are always a lot of people there saying how good the food is but I don't think it's that good and the price is on the high side for what u get

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Best ever. Ate there several times in one week and purchased a bag of their breading. Highly recommend this place!

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

After waiting for a long time to be seated, we were disappointed with what we ordered. My husband had the fish cheeks, which were recommended and they were horrible. The place was dirty and we will not be back

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17 reviews 17 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

I have eaten here numerous times, however there is worse service when they have less customers. All the servers were just hanging around and laughing while we waited... And waited.... And waited.... To get our drink orders.... Then waited a whole lot longer to order..... Then waited a bunch more for our food to arrive. The shrimp used to be... More 

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Monroe, Louisiana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Service at this place was poor. The food was pretty good but the water tastes horrible and it effects the soft drinks as well. The atmosphere: I was wondering what the "dirty" stood for and it is "that kind of dirty" the lewd kind.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

You can't beat Dirty Al's for a local fried seafood experience. We stop every time we come to SPI. Not a fancy restaurant, but good solid food and friendly atmosphere.

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The margaritas were tasty and cheap, and the shrimp was good. I thought the fish and oysters were a bit bland.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 33396 State Park Road 100, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6402
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  South Padre Island
  • Phone Number: 956-761-4901

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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