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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: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night

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  • 88
    Excellent
  • 77
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 12
    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
Cabana on the beach

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Ken C
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Pharr, Texas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
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Pharr, Texas
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW 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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10 reviews
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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 3 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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Trophy Club
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Wanna Wanna drink is amazing! Well worth the money. I love walking on the beach from our condo to wanna wanna. Then get some drinks, maybe some chicken fingers and fries, and just sit and relax. It has such a relaxing, fun, casual, atmosphere!!

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Great burger and fish with a breeze. Don't forget the Turbo Pina Colada. Extremely casual. Good entertainment.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This bar on the beach is a good place to hangout for drinks. It also has great ceviche, decent fried fish & shrimp. It's prices are very reasonable.

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Jackson, Mississippi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We heard good things about Wanna-Wanna, so drove to it from our condo. What a disappointment it was for us! Other than a good beach-front view, I cannot recommend anything but a cold beer or other beverage. Thumbs down to the food we tried. Never again will we go! Go here if you are only aching for a very cold... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

It's a bar.... on the beach. Prepare for seagulls and dogs (and the random cat). Bathrooms were a catastrophe. Their signature drink will definitely loosen you up and you get to keep the cup. I doubt it's worth the cost of the drink, but hey.... it's another souvenir!

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I had the best pina colada I've ever had at this bar. It was fun to sit and have a drink with a view of the ocean. The drinks were expensive, but the location is perfect.

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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: 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?