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Wanna-Wanna Beach Bar & Grill

5100 Gulf Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7440
(956) 761-7600
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Fun with friends. Definitely a place to be. The drinks are amazing. The locals are a blast. I love this place. Been coming for years. Will continue to enjoy it.

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Valley City, North Dakota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Wanna wanna was our perfect get away spot. They were open Christmas eve till about 1130 and Christmas Day as well.We would go grab a drink, sit down and watch the waves splash on the beach. I loved that they had a plastic cover around the building really helped keeping the wind out. The fried shrimp is amazing and is... More 

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Harlingen, Texas
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50 reviews 50 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Went here as a family to enjoy the beach and allow the parents to have a drink or two without having to drag a heavy cooler along. Unfortunately this place was full of young kids and young families (think 22 year old moms) drinking very heavily and playing loud music. Lots of inappropriate music/words used by the people I described.... More 

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Midland, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Get a burger and drink and sit back and enjoy the sights and sounds of a beach bar. Remember its bar food. But after a day of jumping waves and lying in the sun. You will have a great time.

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San Antonio, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Maybe it's because it's lost so much of it's menu. If you want something fried this is the place. Not too many years ago they had a pretty good GRILLED fish sandwich and a varied menu Not anymore. This is a place that we stop in for a beer. Food is out of the question. Maybe they are making more... More 

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Wolcott, Colorado
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This is a true slice of Padre. This vintage beach bar has it all. Great live music most nights from local bands. A mean drink called the Wanna Wanna that is a perfect beach punch to wash down your days thirst, the only problem will be you will want another, and you get to keep the cup. At the end... More 

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Bloomington, Minnesota, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Great place to hangout! Great Shrimp and beer! Wonderful view. Very low key and wonderful music. I'd go back in a minute!!!

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Ajax, Canada
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71 reviews 71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

My friends and I were in South Padre Island for a friends wedding. We rented a condo on the north end of the Island and this bar was at the end of our street. They have a patio overlooking the beach and provided fantastic views of the Gulf of Mexico. They also have a hotel attached to the property. We... More 

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Galveston, TX
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Food and drinks were great. Right on the beach with a laid back feel. You can drive and park in the parking lot or you can walk up from the beach.

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Austin, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Food was great, drinks were reasonably priced, service was very good, staff was very friendly. Good place to hang out and watch the waves coming in on the beach. Went three times this week and had a good time each time. Plan to go there again asap.

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Additional Information about Wanna-Wanna Beach Bar & Grill

Address: 5100 Gulf Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7440
Phone Number: (956) 761-7600
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  South Padre Island
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 10:30 pm

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