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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
Ft Worth, TX
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Greenville, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Went on Friday night. Seated immediately ordered apps and entrees. App came hot and delish! A combo of 4 choices fried pickles cheese stuffed jalapeño and mushros. Very good. Husband got fried shrimp and I got shrimp and oysters. Both very good and very fresh. Service very quick for a busy Friday night. Guess we got there just in time.... More

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San Antonio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The parking lot was full, so we thought there would be a long wait for the 5 of us, but we were seated immediately. We ordered the frozen margarita, very limey, and the stuffed jalapeno. This was very good. Fish taco were huge, don't let the picture fool you, the fried shrimp was delicious, best on the island!! We will... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

We have been here several times and have never been disappointed. The food is perfect and everyone is very friendly. My daughter actual commented that her shrimp and fish were so fresh she thought they had someone catching it out back and bringing it straight in to cook lol. Not only is the food wonderful but this place is very... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

After a long day of Jet Skiing and Parasailing, we went to Dirty Al's. Food was on point, fresh from the Gulf. My date had the fried shrimp platter. Very generous and perfectly fried with a lite batter. I had the stuffed flounder. Spectacular! A Whole flounder stuffed w/ a crabmeat dressing. Only weak area was the drink service from... More

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