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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: Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch

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Visitor rating
  • 90
    Excellent
  • 80
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Recommended by local

We make it a habit to ask locals for places to go for food and entertainment. This was the first place recommended for a good family stop with live music, tasty food and beach front views. The food was quite good, the drinks were ok. The view was nice. The band I could have skipped but they... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
Dawn W
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Saginaw, Texas, United States
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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Salinas, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Great location and views. Food was ok. Drinks were great too. Staff were friendly. Beach views and new expansion gives this place an A plus for good bar experience.

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Saginaw, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We make it a habit to ask locals for places to go for food and entertainment. This was the first place recommended for a good family stop with live music, tasty food and beach front views. The food was quite good, the drinks were ok. The view was nice. The band I could have skipped but they weren't the worst... More 

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Edinburg, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We spent the afternoon at the beach on South Padre and while we were there, we decided to check out Wanna Wanna ' s bar. The bar area is large but only a small part fronts the ocean. The selection of drinks and food was more limited than other bars we have been to on the island. I asked for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Just wanted to check out some nightlife and found exactly what we wanted! Great band playing some beachy beats, super friendly bartenders, and wonderful drinks! Hubby had a Wanna Wanna and had to share some of my Turbo piña colda with him B/c we both throughly enjoyed the drink! If you are looking for a nice way to end the... More 

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McAllen, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The beach view is great here and the overall atmosphere is welcoming. The drinks are average in taste and price. The food is average also. However for a small space it feels large and the live music with the open air are worth a second visit.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Every time I vacation in South Padre I stop by the Wanna Wanna. Normally though, it's more more of a nighttime stop. This visit I went during the day after lumch, which I don't think I would do again. There were a couple of families there and the kids were obnoxious and the parents didn't seem to care. My pina... More 

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Pharr, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I've been there 3 times over the past few years. Originally a local merchant recommended it for it great fries. The setting is like a big cabana on the beach where the bar is located and a nice outside sitting area to enjoy a drink and the view. Prices are reasonable and the drinks are good. They also have some... More 

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North Richland Hills, Texas
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21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Food was average bar fare. Fried shrimp was fine but had no pizzazz. Fries were good. Average burger and chicken strips were a bit over done. Would go back for drinks and the view but not for the food.

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We went there late one evening and had some traditional fare to eat. It was good, but the parrot they advertised had already been retired for the night and they were wrapping up just before closing time.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Nice place to get out of the sun and enjoy some libation. The bartenders were great. The Wanna-Wanna drink will sneak up on you of be careful! Typical bar food, burgers, fries, fresh fried shrimp, etc. It would be good if they would add a bit to their menu but they seem to be doing okay as it is. It's... More 

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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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?