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“New Orleans boiled shrimp fabulous” 5 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
Houston, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“New Orleans boiled shrimp fabulous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2009

The food was great, service was great and the shrimp were to die for. We bought the seasoning mix from them and is going to try out. Hope it tastes as good as theirs.

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  • English first
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English first
McAllen, TX
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“We prefer to go to Daddy's---much, much better. We also love Sea Ranch!!!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2009

Daddy's is so much better than the other. Food, service, and atmosphere is better. Our first choice is Sea Ranch--recommended by a local boat captain and he was right!!! They serve huge portions in an awesome unstuffy atmosphere---it's for everyone.

Dislike some of the crude humor on the tee-shirts of servers at Daddy's. We save Sea Ranch for special occasions as it is a bit pricey.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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TX
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Just ok----- nothing to write home about...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2009

The food was ok..... We didn't care for the restroom opening into the dining room. Wasn't very clean. Don't think it is a place we will return to. We found Daddy's to be clean and more reasonably priced and larger portions. The waiter kept on trying to tell us how much more reasonable the prices are at Dirty Al's. It was busy and seemed to stay that way most of the time.......
Lubbock, TX.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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texas
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167 restaurant reviews
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
“Plastic Forks & Knives & Plates- no big deal”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2009

If you like plastic forks & plates, especially on a $10.00 Salad, then this is your place. The menu say's "$5.00 substitution charge on everything". So if it comes with fries, you get fries. This placeis no big deal

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Texas
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“No clothes get service no shoes no service!!!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2009

Had heard a lot about this restaurant. The food is good only was warned that it might be a little smelly because it is also a bait shop. Some of my family members had been in a fishing tournament and decided to stop by at this resaurant everyone was very hungry. So we suggested this place by what we had been told. Went in so far so good no bad smell at all but it is very congested. We were sent to the very back were a large group. We were sitting right in front of the bathrooms and all of sudden we see this lady go there with her kids and was practically naked from the waste down. Bottom bikini was worn as a thong. That is disgusting talk about no hygiene in here. God knows what she might have and then to sit where a child will eventually sit. Was so uncomfortable too were eating with my in laws his uncle and my 10 yr old son. Her behind was about 2 feet from touching my son and his uncle and no one that worked there said anything. We are at the island but a restaurant where you take children should at least wear a wrap or something. Should address that to the public. Oh and i brought it to waitress attention and told me that they never saw her and told me an incident happened where a man was in there with no shoes and was brought to her attention but this lady wearing almost nothing and then sitting on the chairs was never seen! I decide when my 10 yr old boy should see more than he should in public not someone else. Will never go back there again afraid what else might be exposed and don't want my child to see. People have no respect for others. No clothes you'll get service but no shoes keep on going.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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