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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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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 23
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
My new favorite

Great food offerings...foodies will like. Right on the beach and can seem a bit crowded. Nevertheless, it is a great place. Best without kids, but is family friendly.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
Alpha_Male47
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Austin, Texas
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Great location looking out across grassy dunes to the beach. The covered patio was terrific. Very casual dining. Good food and service. Prices seemed high justified by view.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Great food offerings...foodies will like. Right on the beach and can seem a bit crowded. Nevertheless, it is a great place. Best without kids, but is family friendly.

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McAllen, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I am a fan of the the Blue Hawaii martini. We usually eat the hush puppies and nachos at the bar. Never eaten the food but I hear it's great. But like I said martinis and drinks are good.

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Laguna Vista, Texas
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20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We live are locals...from LV. Saturday was a 'date' day for my hubby and I so we went out to the isla for lunch and some beach time. I have been here before but it was a first for Tom. He really liked the pretty view and great food. Our server was very personable as well. We will be back... More 

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Oyster Creek, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

food is fantastic ! ate one meal there everyday . Eggs Benedict wonderful...combo basket excellent...homemade chips great...snapper tacos super yummy...and the malted pancakes ! to die for ! And to top all that off...service was great and entertaining thanks to Angelo and informative thanks to Jonathon....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I went with my family to lunch, the service was fast and accurate plus the food was perfect. They offer the fry seafood baskets of different kinds of seafoods my wife select the shrimp basket and I the red snapper, they have generous amount of seafood plus fries, tartar and red sauce, and coleslaw. They was perfectly cook and with... More 

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Very good service from the bartender to the waitstaff. Food was pricey, but with the early meal special of two for one it was affordable for a special treat. Great Beet Salad, Oyster Salad, and Red Snapper. Not so keen on the rare tuna. Good Manhattans and Malbec, but on the pricier side.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I enjoyed sitting there reading a book and not feeling rushed. The service was great, the food was great. Definitely a place to stop and enjoy

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Love this place. Every time we go the food is as good as the view. Recommend omelet with best hash cbrowns around and raisin toast. Also like shrimp taco and biscuits and gravy.

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Harlingen, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We have eaten lunch at the Palms four times, and have always enjoyed the place. The redfish sandwich and cheeseburgers with fries are favorites, tho the menu even at lunch is extensive. They didn't accept my American Express card (that I use to keep track of my dining costs every other month), but that wasn't irritating enough to drop my... More 

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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
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?