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“We'll be back-many times!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Yummies Bistro

Yummies Bistro
700 Padre Blvd, Ste J, South Padre Island, TX 78597
+1 956-761-2526
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $12
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Lake Ozark, Missouri
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147 reviews 147 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 66 cities Reviews in 66 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“We'll be back-many times!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

Ever go to a place and be treated like an old friend? That's what Yummie's is like. It's warm and cozy and so friendly. Now, to the food! Based on a review I had the shrimp grits. Wow! The cajun spices mix so well with the creaminess of the grits, the whole shrimp and a hint of cheddar cheese. Everyone in our party of 6 enjoyed their selection. The excellent coffee is served in oversize cups (mugs) and you almost can't finish the cup before someone is coming to top it off.
My only regret is that we didn't find this place sooner. We will go back again and again.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
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60 reviews 60 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
“Yummies is a Destination Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

We lucked into Yummies for a late lunch (they close at 2). This is not a “shack” by any stretch. I had a great soup on a cold February afternoon accompanied by a nicely portioned country quiche. The baking, but not the bread, is made on premises. Everything tasted fresh and homemade without overly wrought preparation or presentation.

So we came back next day for breakfast and sat at the bar of their recent addition, which effectively doubled their space. We had had a nice chat with the owners the previous day and again during today's breakfast. Sincere people in second careers wanting only “to serve people the same way I’d like to be served.” It showed. And the place crawled with personable wait staff.

Breakfast was great and accompanied by a nice cinnamon coffee (an option). Fresh homemade salsa. Tender ham off the bone.

Yummies is a destination restaurant. We lucked into it but you should make it a point of eating here.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Yummy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

We ate at Yummies every day we were there. The service is great and the food fabulous!

Visited January 2012
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Arkport, New York
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103 reviews 103 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“The best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

If you are on S. Padre Island, this place is a must for breakfast or lunch. I had the huevos comida or chocina, I forget the exact name but it was fantastic! The place is immaculate and the service great, too.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Andrews, TX
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“great pies”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

Went there for dessert...they had awesome pies. All four of us ordered something different and shared...chocolate cream, apple with caramel, key lime, and grapefruit. Still can't say which one was the best. Coffee ws great and drinks tasted like they should. Employees were soooo friendly. It was nice to see them on a first name basis with many of the customers. Everyone said hello and thanked us for coming in when we left. Well, thank you for being open.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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