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Wanna-Wanna Beach Bar & Grill

5100 Gulf Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7440
(956) 761-7600
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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Harlingen, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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Austin, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Food was great, drinks were reasonably priced, service was very good, staff was very friendly. Good place to hang out and watch the waves coming in on the beach. Went three times this week and had a good time each time. Plan to go there again asap.

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Round Rock, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

After trying all the local hangouts, we've determined this place is the best. It's beachfront, has great live music/dancing/drinks/tasty food and a nice relaxing vibe that makes you wanna stay for hours. We went three nights in one week and can't wait until next year.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

On our first night in SPI we went to Wanna Wanna for fried shrimp and fried oysters. Delish! The oysters are large, not fried in strips like some others places do. They were a mouthful but they were excellent! The specialty drinks were really tasty too.

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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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