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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 93
    Excellent
  • 83
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 13
    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
Always good

They get very busy during the summer so we order ahead and go pick it up and bring it home to eat. Very consistent.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
Patti P
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South Padre Island, Texas
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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San Antonio, Texas
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190 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The drinks were on the weak and over-priced side and the service was very slow to non-existent. Much better going to the bar and getting your own. Great location and view on the beach.

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Burleson
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We love eating and enjoying their patio! We always make sure to get the oyster cocktail and love it!!!! We haven't gotten anything that we didn't like yet. They have a nice big patio overlooking the beach. The turbo colada is a MUST! You can get it in a souviner cup and walk the beach! They have everything from burgers... More 

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Collinsville, Illinois
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Wanna-Wanna is a fun place for a quick drink. It is much smaller than Claytons, but has a much more intimate atmosphere. The location is right on the water, with a beautiful view, especially in the evening.

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Amarillo, Texas
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Small, dingy, wooden deck style tiki bar with frequent live entertainment. Nothing special. We had an underage (14-year-old-ish) boy vomit on the floor next to us while we were there. His family (visiting from Mexico) apparently had let him drink too much on the beach. The staff did not seem too eager to ask them to leave, or to clean... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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127 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This bar has such amazing memories for me, across TOO MANY trips to SPI to count. I love that it is still going strong, and it is such a fun place to hang out and have a frosty beverage while watching the beach. Just go, eat a burger, drink a frozen concoction and chill on the beach!!!

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South Padre Island, Texas
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

They get very busy during the summer so we order ahead and go pick it up and bring it home to eat. Very consistent.

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Mansfield, TX
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We went for a Sunday afternoon after a day at the beach. To be fair, It was crowded and we were just irritated with the fellow customers. People had their big dogs sitting next to us letting them roam around. Children screaming and crying all around us. Cats coming up to our table and being chased by the dogs. Not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Nice spot to enjoy drinks and surf and turf food with family. Very relaxed atmosphere. Recommend the broiled shrimp platter!

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Lubbock, Texas
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68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

staying at a beach house getting some sun. and decided to walk down the beach for some food. wanna wanna had some music going and smelled good. it was a nice shaded place to hang and relax. felt no need to hurry ,plenty of space and shade. ill try ti find it again.

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San Antonio
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We went to Wanna Wanna beach bar & grill and we had fun. The bartender was very nice, the food was great and cheap. We rented an umbrella and some chairs and enjoyed a beautiful day at the beach.

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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?