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Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort

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Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort
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3616 Gulf Boulevard, South Padre Island, TX 78597
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3616 Gulf Boulevard, South Padre Island, TX 78597
956-761-2703
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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This is a total package! Great food right on the beach!
5 of 5 starsReviewed November 3, 2014
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mbraun85
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San Antonio, Texas

Lambchop ( my lovely bride of 20+ years ) and I love South Padre. Now that our boys are grown and gone, (does living separately within a mile of our house constitute 'gone'?) we are able... read more

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Visitor rating
  • 119
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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222 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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San Antonio, Texas
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Lambchop ( my lovely bride of 20+ years ) and I love South Padre. Now that our boys are grown and gone, (does living separately within a mile of our house constitute 'gone'?) we are able to go to South Padre during the 'off' season which in our opinion is the only time to go. It's a totally different experience... More

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Brownsville, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We really enjoy this place. The location is outstanding given its right by the beach. It's is not too big, which makes it appealing. The food is always good and we haven't been disappointed. Good service and really good drinks. They have good happy hour specials. Laid back and relaxing. The fish tacos are yummy. I recommend the Texas Tini... More

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San Antonio, Texas
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

After seeing so many great reviews of this restaurant, we went with great hopes. Unfortunately, we were just a little bit disappointed. We all had versions of fish or shrimp baskets (fried), and it was just so-so. The service was good and our waiter was friendly. The fish was better than the shrimp. We ordered shrimp thinking it would be... More

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Peoria, IL
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Great dinner. Beautiful setting Good service Drinks were great,too They had a nice selection on menu . Salads were wonderful. We especially liked the parmasean chips with the salad,. There homeade potato chips are tasty with the parmesan cheese on them. I had fish, others had burgers, sandwiches, and kids meals. Everyone was pleased with their food.

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Rota, Spain
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

All four of our groups meals were well cooked and tasty. A little overpriced and service a little spotty. Fun to be able to watch games on well placed TVs as well. Try the fish 3 Way for sure.

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San Antonio, Texas
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Food was great and service too. Ocean view is absolutely wonderful. Unfortunately, when I checked my credit card bill a few days later, we were charged over $200 for a meal of $80 (including tip). Just occurred so still resolving.

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tmetty, Owner at Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort, responded to this review

We were sorry to see this posting because we have already discussed the situation with this guest and have completely resolved the issue. It was an honest mistake made by one of our employees when she closed out multiple guest checks and put a bottle of Caymus on the wrong guest check. The moment this was brought to our attention,... More

South Padre Island, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We usually love The Palms for breakfast, lunch or dinner; however, this time all of us (and we are locals) were disappointed with our food. I ordered a wedge with blue cheese - the wedge was small and not ice cold, the blue cheese was poured on heavily and was obviously store bought; however the blue cheese was good. My... More

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tmetty, Owner at Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort, responded to this review

Oh dear! Our locals know how much we appreciate their business, so when we disappoint one of them we feel doubly bad! We have discussed each of these concerns with our kitchen staff. The heads of lettuce this time of the year are pitifully small, but that is no excuse. If the head of lettuce is small, we need to... More

Claremore, Oklahoma
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The view is what you imagine a beach restaurant to be. The seafood basket was delicious, the oysters were particularly good. The fries were the best, crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. The chicken dinner was good but the baked potato was under cooked as were the steamed veg. I do not think there was any rum... More

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tmetty, Owner at Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I'm so happy that you enjoyed your service and most of your food. I love our seafood baskets too ... and I agree that our fries are soooo good! I am sorry your baked potato was undercooked - we've discussed that with our kitchen staff. The steamed vegetables are tricky. Many people like them very... More

League City
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is our second visit & we think they have 5 star chef for breakfast & dinner plus super service. Bobby waited on us last visit & Jonathan this trip both were really really good. The palms resort is a wonderful place to stay.

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tmetty, Owner at Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much! I'm delighted that you enjoyed your second visit with us. The greatest compliment we can hope for is the return of a satisfied customer! Thank you once again! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor! More

Urbana, Illinois
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We asked for places to eat on SPI that were beach view and someone recommended Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort. Well, driving by The Palms, it doesn't stand out as a place that has room for a restaurant and doesn't have that grand entrance feeling. But walking to the back of the hotel area to where the... More

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tmetty, Owner at Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback. I'm delighted that you enjoyed our restaurant, and we look forward to your return in the very near future! More

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Additional Information about Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort

Address: 3616 Gulf Boulevard, South Padre Island, TX 78597
Phone Number: 956-761-2703
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  South Padre Island
Average Prices: USD 8 - 38
Cuisine: American

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