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Wanna-Wanna Beach Bar & Grill

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5100 Gulf Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7440
(956) 761-7600
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10:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 84
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Summer Faves

My hubby and I love this hangout day and night. Food is average, fried and normal for this area. Drinks are good, I am a fan of the Turbo Piña and the Wanna Wanna. They are in plastic cups and aren't fantastic in taste but you know when on the beach you can't go wrong with any alcohol. During the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
Lisa P
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McAllen, Texas
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Great music, good food, $10. Drinks and a lot of fun all on the beach. The staff are fun, friendly and good at what they do. Did not stay in a room at the hotel (might be pretty noisy on a weekend), but the beach bar is great fun.

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McAllen, Texas
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54 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

My hubby and I love this hangout day and night. Food is average, fried and normal for this area. Drinks are good, I am a fan of the Turbo Piña and the Wanna Wanna. They are in plastic cups and aren't fantastic in taste but you know when on the beach you can't go wrong with any alcohol. During the... More 

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San Antonio, Tx
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10 reviews 10 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Good food, good drinks, reasonable prices. Super casual. Def not a spot for heels. Wore flips, tank, bikini, and cover up... Was perfect for the spot. Good band too!! Great mix of music. Came with a girl friend and will be back :)

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Houston, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We 'wanna wanna' come back and we will! Lol This is a beach grill with great food and drinks at reasonable prices. We loved the burger/fries and the turbo piña colada is soooo good! The view of the beach is great and the live music (while we were there on a Saturday afternoon) was terrific and at a good volume.... More 

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Spring Branch, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Great Turbo Pina Colada's. Right on the beach with some pretty good fried food. Cool ocean breezes make it just the place to be on a hot sunny day.

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Best bar on the beach! Great drinks and not that expensive! Food was great and pretty cheap as well. The entertainment was right on money. Highly recommend it!

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

The location is great, service was extremely slow and the food was just ok. We ordered several things to try our favorite was the ceviche. Location is key and beers were cold.

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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Great location-right on the water. very nice bartenders who gave me free refills on my lemonade-you won't get that at Claytons Beach Bar which is more expensive than this bar. Nice shaded deck area.

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Ogden, Utah
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159 restaurant reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This is an outside restaurant with a view of the gulf. It is a lot of burgers, chicken fingers, peel and eat shrimp. Fried shrimp and fries. They have a full bar. There were a few cats hanging around hoping for something to be dropped. If you want a salad or something healthy, go somewhere else.

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Warrenton, Virginia
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113 reviews 113 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Nothing fancy but a fun beach bar for burgers, etc. The Turbo Pina Coladas were recommended to me and they did not disappoint!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5100 Gulf Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7440
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  South Padre Island
  • Phone Number: (956) 761-7600

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?