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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Takeout

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  • 78
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  • 36
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  • 27
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very good place in South Padre

Great food and Service. Even though they were out of oysters on the half shelf, the staff was really nice to us and suggested alternatives which were very good. Good price for the quality. Definitely will come back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
JesusFK
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Monterrey, Mexico
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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DALLAS TEXAS
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This place was recommended but I was expecting it to be better.The service was not that great .The pricing better than lots of others on the island but the atmosphere is nothing to brag about but you do have a somewhat view of the water.The fish we had was good but not great! I doubt I would go back.

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Nixa, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We were told About this restaurant by my in-laws. They forgot the name so they described it as the one closest to the State Park and blue in color. Found it! Freshest seafood we have ever had, caught that day, and the flavor clearly showed it!

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Round Rock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Dirty Al´s or also called Pelican Station has the freshest sea food in Port Isabel and South Padre. The prices are great and definitely worth what you get!!! The amount of food is huge and so delicious that you want to come back the next day! Dirty Al´s has also the best seasoned french fries we have ever eaten anywhere!!!!!!... More 

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Monterrey, Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Great food and Service. Even though they were out of oysters on the half shelf, the staff was really nice to us and suggested alternatives which were very good. Good price for the quality. Definitely will come back.

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Midland, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Always a favorite when visiting South Padre. I did think the portions looked smaller then previous visits; however, the food taste was excellent and service very good.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I was a little hesitant about this place. Walking up it looks like a bait shop...which it kind of is. But when you entrer the place the first thing you see is a display case filled with fresh delicious looking sea food. Your greeted by tantalizing aromas and then are instantly greeted and ushered to a table. Food and drinks... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Shrimp was big and with good portions. Not fancy. Decent prices. Fried oysters were not a hit at our table. Service was fast.

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Edinburg, Texas
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

We came here for the delicious seafood, not the fancy dishes. And it met our expectations. Prices were reasonable and the food came out fast. The patented spices the chef used made the fish and shrimp taste more than they're worth! Excellent food for the common folk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

If you like fried seafood this is the place to go. We ordered the family platter. Tons of food for 4 adults. we had chicken , shrimp and fish. Awesome seasoning, shrimp were huge ! Fries were on point, I didn't care for the onion rings. mango margarita was very refreshing. A little bit of a wait, but food was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Wow what a trip into the last this place reminds me of childhood. The shrimp is fresh and the platter is more than enough. Great job

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Additional Information about Dirty Al's

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

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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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