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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, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 264
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  • 75
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  • 35
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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
Mango margaritas!

Went last night for dinner and got in very quickly despite it being busy, probably because there were only two of us. Tried fish, shrimp, and the fried zucchini appetizer. I also got a mango margarita which was the highlight. The food was good but not exceptional. But we had two meals, an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
Christina T
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Went last night for dinner and got in very quickly despite it being busy, probably because there were only two of us. Tried fish, shrimp, and the fried zucchini appetizer. I also got a mango margarita which was the highlight. The food was good but not exceptional. But we had two meals, an appetizer, and a margarita and got out... More 

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Port Aransas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I also live by the coast with awesome seafood. This place had really great seafood, but mostly all fried. Our group loved sharing the large platter. Lots of food! Great place for kids.... Get there early, it is very busy. Also, this place has a great marina view when you go outside. I would definitely go there again.

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Came here late in the evening and even though they were close to closing they were friendly about serving us. Food came out quickly and fried to golden perfection. We don't eat fried seafood often but this was absolutely delicious. This place deserves the good reviews. My husband liked it so much he wanted to come back the next day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We always eat at Dirty Als when in Padre. The food is always good. Very casual. A great place to go after a day on the beach.

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Tyler, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Food was Cold. Service was Slow. Had Shrimp and Scollops. Look pretty but was cold. Waitress was to busy visiting with boyfriend forgot to bring our food..

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Elsa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

I love their shrimp!! It is kinda crowded and we waited about 30 minutes. Once we sat down, it took about 20-25 minutes to get our food. It is kinda pricey, but their shrimp is worth it...try the shrimp!!🍤😊

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

Fresh seafood & service! The flounder was one of the best I've ever had. Kids loved the shrimp baskets!

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Port Isabel, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We are always pleased with the food at Dirty Al's. For visitors to South Padre Island, this is a must. It is casual, relaxed, fun and the food is fresh and delicious! Service is almost always great. Today, there were 6 of us. Our server, Nayely, was super. She was busy with other tables, but did not neglect us!! We... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Great, very casual seafood. Back of restaurant is a little warm, but cooler than the beach! Platter to share is your best bet.

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Pflugerville, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Staff was very friendly, food was excellent. There was 7 of us and we ate the fish, shrimp and chicken botana. Excellent!!

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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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