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“Good Ole' Greasy Spoon” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Dirty Al's

Dirty Al's
33396 State Park Road 100, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6402
956-761-4901
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Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Austin, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Good Ole' Greasy Spoon”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

This is where you go for the basket of fried something outta the sea that you are craving. The giant tray for $40 was served to many tables around us and gobbled up We are not all seafood lovers, so we opted for different things. Friendly service, although not the fastest.

Visited May 2013
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Mpls, MN
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255 reviews 255 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 157 cities Reviews in 157 cities
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
“Good food and service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

Dirty Al's is a bar right near the marina. The food is very good and very reasonably priced. You get more than enough to eat for the price.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Laredo, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Avoid shrimp coctail”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

i recently went with my friends. i ordered the oyster n shrimp basket. the shrimp was amazing! the oysters were also delicious and the fries are pretty good.
my friends had the shrimp coctail....BIG MISTAKE. It was HORRIBLE!!! it is served in a plastic cup and the taste is terrible! One of them ordered a margarita and it was one of those frozen bags from the store!!!
To add insult to injury; the waitor was rude.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Cochrane, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Great Name. Good Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

With a name like Dirty Al's it was a must try. Nothing fancy but the views were nice and the beer was cold. There was no issues with crowds but that was probably because it was off season. Just after spring break. My brother and I had to try the platter. Sorry. We could not finish it!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The only complaint, if you can call it that, is that most of food is deep fried.
If you like sea food it is worth a try.

Visited April 2013
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Brownsville, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Real good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

I took my family for dinner and enjoyed this place..very good food and good service..tasted the breaded shrimp nd had some breaded fish as well..prices are decent nd portions were of good size..they also have family platters nd those are priced even better..

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