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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, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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  • 99
    Excellent
  • 92
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 16
    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
Good cheeseburger

We ate here a couple of times and had the cheeseburger both times. Taste was great and cooked just right. The fries are OK, nothing great. They put some type of coating on them like many of the restaurants on SPI.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Aubrey A
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate here a couple of times and had the cheeseburger both times. Taste was great and cooked just right. The fries are OK, nothing great. They put some type of coating on them like many of the restaurants on SPI.

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Thank Aubrey A
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wife got real sick after eating here. Fried fish must have done it. Check the kitchen out when you walk by the window.

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Thank Steve K
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this was a friendly bar right by the beach. One can sit and enjoy a special drink and take in the beautiful view of the beach. You are paying for your drink but one must not forget you pay for the view, too! Their nachos and hamburgers are to die for. Both are served with plenty to enjoy eating.

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Thank Maestra Solis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we were disappointed because there was no band this year! The food is always good! Great fries and burgers! Very good margaritas! Looking forward to them getting a band in there soon!

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Thank Bevmcmillen
San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came from another hotel here because we heard this place had reasonably priced drinks & food. It was and a lot of fun. It's has a covered area with those tall heaters to help keep you warm, our visit was in January. Its right beside the beach and has beach views from the sitting areas. Bathrooms close by you.... More 

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Thank Tammy W
Swansea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited one day between Christmas and New Year for lunch. Great shrimp, atmosphere and views. We would definately visit again if in the area.

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Thank BUSTYBREEZER
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Perfect place to enjoy a drink and gaze at the ocean. Standard beach and bar food. Several feral cats to feed shrimp tails. Heaters to take the chill off. No unsweetened tea but enjoyed the pina colada.

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Thank Kknaki
Staples
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59 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Walking on the beach we were looking for a place to stop and have a drink. Thought would give this place a try. Drinks were very good. Bartender was friendly and met some very friendly people that helped us to find things to do on island. We came back after we watched a great parade for a late lunch. The... More 

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Thank Jerome H
Gas City, Indiana
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67 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

The locals were really funny in this bar and gave us tips and tricks for the area. The bartender was on top of things and helped us find a local t-shirt shop to pick up a souvenir. I would definitely go back.

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Thank Matt O
Iowa Park, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

This is always our first stop, Sergio and Michael greet us by name as we travel to SPI twice a year. A lot of locals hang out at the bar and the food is a good as any place else on the island

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Thank Ken T

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?