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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
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night

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Rockwall, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Our fried shrimp & seasoned fries were delicious! Service was fast and courteous. Reasonable prices. Not much for atmosphere but right on the Bay with view of fishing boats. Will return on next trip!

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Houston, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I loved the food there, but it does get a bit crowded and not to mention that if you are claustrophobic then this is not a place to go. When we ate there a busser dropped literally everones drinks on my friend and I. I say everyone's drinks because she had a bucket full of everyone's leftover drinks. She apologized... More

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Shell Knob, Mo
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

No pretention here. If you are looking for atmosphere or ambiance, this isn't it. However, the food is really good. There were four of us together and we ordered the sampler appetizer tray with several fried vegetables. It was really good. I had a fried whole red snapper for dinner and it was also very good. Two of the others... More

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Pearland, Texas, United States
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18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The food was pretty good but not much in the way of atmosphere. I have always heard about this place and decided to try it. I have heard the fish is really good here so I would say to try that, my fried shrimp was just okay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We had a great time at Dirty Al's, shrimp tasted great, our waiter Juan G. suggested a plate with a lot of shrimps and fries for around $28, was more than enough for my wife and I. Great food, great service from the waiter, we will be coming back in the future.

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Great fried shrimp. Fries are great also. So good can't break away to try anything else on menu. Reasonably priced, freshly cooked, not greasy...can't be beat!

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Lorena, Texas, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Luv! Luv! Luv Dirty Al's! My favorite place on the island...food is good, u get plenty! Always hot and fresh....prices are great! We always eat there at least once very trip...but usually at least twice...Luv Dirty Al's sauce!

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Excellent shrimp, food & service. The only down side being plastic utensils which we struggled with. Otherwise no problems.

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San Antonio, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Great food, great environment! The service was excellent. We will definitely return on our next trip to South Padre!

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San Antonio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Ceviche was okay. Tomato based. Not my style. I like lime marinated. Fried oysters sub par, wouldn't get again. Fried shrimp was good. My girl enjoyed her buffalo chicken sandwich. On the water. Cool little hole in the wall

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