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Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort

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3616 Gulf Boulevard, South Padre Island, TX 78597
956-761-2703
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This restaurant is at The Palms Resort
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Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Takeout

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    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great find!

Behind the hotel is a small bar and restaurant cafe which is on a deck facing the ocean. All outside with some covered area and larger picnic table seating with umbrellas. Signs state no outside food or drink. This place gets busy during breakfast and dinner time. Menu was varied and bordered... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
laenie
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Houston, Texas
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Houston, Texas
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144 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Behind the hotel is a small bar and restaurant cafe which is on a deck facing the ocean. All outside with some covered area and larger picnic table seating with umbrellas. Signs state no outside food or drink. This place gets busy during breakfast and dinner time. Menu was varied and bordered toward the gourmet side with a few fresh... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This was our first trip to SPI, and we lucked out stopping in here on the first day for lunch. The back patio overlooks the beach, they are pet friendly, the service (from busboy to waiter to managed) was extremely friendly both visits. Oh yeah, lunch was so great we came back for breakfast and it was just as awesome.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The food quality here was much higher than expected, and they were good at accommodating a Celiac for gluten free even though it's not an offering on their menu. No illness after which is the proof. Full bar. Interesting wine list. Great fresh fish. Too many little up charges not warned of before delivering the order. Seating with ocean view... More 

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Oklahoma City
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The snapper dinner was very good. It came with a very nice caesar - accompanied by a toasted parmesan crisp (nice touch) - delicious! My daughter enjoyed the teriyaki chicken with pineapple and everyone else ordered the customizable detox salad. They were fresh and tasty. The atmosphere is great - right on the beach - and the wait staff friendly.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Food was delicious but the service was awful. They lost our order and the waitress had an attitude. The manager was very kind and was very accomodating. Despite our problems I would go there again.

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Troy, Missouri
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

A local person had suggested this place. Had it not been suggested by a local I would not have gone. It says Palms Resort but it is a motel. It is a cute motel, but a motel non the less. The restaurant is located behind the hotel next to the hotels pool. It is an open-aired place that looks out... More 

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Flower Mound, Texas
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57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

If you have ALOT of time on your hands, then this is the place to eat! Really good food, BUT, it's very small, and they have no room for exceptions . We had a large group ( as did most customers there) and it was so late, that we wanted to switch to lunch and were told we could cause... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This little treasure is quite yummy. Not your usual beach food. The chef has a different special every day and the food always tastes freshly made. Home made parmesan potato chips are pretty darn good to nibble on. I ordered a seafood basket which could have fed two people!! My daughter and I have visited this place each time we... More 

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Trophy Club
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We walk here in the morning and eat breakfast with such a wonderful view. Their breakfast is so good. There pancakes are great but last time I got the eggs benedict and it was really good.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Great burger and fried shrimp, red snapper and fried oysters. Small place and usually busy. Equally as good if not better than Wanna Wanna burger. Very nice staff.

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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3616 Gulf Boulevard, South Padre Island, TX 78597
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  South Padre Island
  • Phone Number: 956-761-2703

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 38
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?