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33396 State Park Road 100, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6402
956-761-4901
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Today
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Visitor rating
  • 233
    Excellent
  • 182
    Very good
  • 66
    Average
  • 31
    Poor
  • 24
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Pretty good

Good food! We come here all the time. Prices aren't what they used to be, but that daddy sauce tho! Delicious! Good fried shrimp. And the friend fish po boys are good too!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
TrvlhappyHpytrvls
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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536 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Good food! We come here all the time. Prices aren't what they used to be, but that daddy sauce tho! Delicious! Good fried shrimp. And the friend fish po boys are good too!

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Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

This place was ok and probably not bad priced but probably the least favorite place we ate. I got the clam and shrimp basket with fries and my husband got fried shrimp and salad. The only salad available was lettuce with tomato and ranch dressing. They did offer some broiled fish but I think almost everything was fried. Service was... More 

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Parry Sound, Canada
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69 reviews 69 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Fun relaxing laid back eatery. Excellent servers. Fast service. Good food. Fresh caught seafood. The deep fried shrimps are lighly "breaded" - fires crispy. Can also be grilled. Beside the tour wharf.

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Dallas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This place is exactly what is says it is--a basic, no frills, fried seafood joint. The service was quick and helpful, the food was fresh and very tasty,and the prices were reasonable (for a resort location in particular). My only gripe was that the wine was really just average and made me wish I could drink beer! I do agree... More 

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Verden, Oklahoma
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Best seafood around! Couldn't believe the size of the platter! Wow! You guys really know how to feed the masses! I'll be back next year and looking forward to that great food again! From the time I walked in the door, I could smell the seafood so strong my mouth watered! I would dearly love to repaint the murals around... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We arrived at the island Dirty AL's at 7:15pm on a Thursday evening. If there were hours of operation posted, they were not obvious, and we did not see them. When seated no one told us the restaurant closed at 8:00. Server arrived at table, took orders. Food was good, but in an effort to move us out quickly at... More 

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Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This restaurant was recommended for its fresh seafood. We went, as we ordered we specifically stated my husband's allergy to garlic and my aversion to it. We said fried fish and shrimp - our waiter returned and said the batter had no garlic - so we said fine. We asked about the fries - he said they were pre-coated we... More 

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Austin, Texas, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Dirty Al's has a mom & pop atmosphere with retro style tables. The seafood is incredible and reasonably priced. We go to this restaurant every time we go to South Padre Island. The clam strips and fried shrimp are some of the best ever! They also have fresh fish caught earlier that morning. It is not a fancy place and... More 

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South Padre Island, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you are looking for a Great Burger, or anything fried; head to Dirty Al's. The Dirty Burger is the best burger on the Island.

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London, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Dirty Al's is pretty popular in the area and enjoyed by visitors and locals alike. After a boat tour to Brownsville our group arranged with the restaurant for lunch. As usual the food was excellent and the service was great...There was a problem however there was a problem... two days before the boat trip my wife called the restaurant and... More 

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?