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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, Dinner, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene

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Visitor rating
  • 77
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Ok

Visited, ok food nothing to go all crazy about . Prices were a little high compared to other restaurants .. A little dirty I might add

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
KateSmith3730
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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186 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Visited, ok food nothing to go all crazy about . Prices were a little high compared to other restaurants .. A little dirty I might add

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
15 helpful votes 15 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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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: Families with children, Bar scene
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?