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Blackbeard's Restaurant

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
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PRICE RANGE
$21 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews seafood shrimp steak onion rings crab cakes mashed potatoes salad enchiladas large portions ate here service was great our waiter all you can eat an appetizer blackbeards island spi
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Put our name in for dinner wait time was 90 min. Seating in a bar area out in front Food was pretty good wait staff also. Large place and super crowded

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We stopped in for lunch. We had the fried shrimp and the fried Asian catfish lunches. Both were excellent. Service was also great. We would definitely visit again.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Talk about getting your money's worth. My husband and I both left with enough food for lunch the next day. The avocado shrimp salad is amazing!!! You will love every bite and the next day enjoy the leftovers!!

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was delicious. Had blacken fish and shrimp and it was delicious, seasoned just right. Went with my family and it was more food than we thought, enough for 2 meals. Service was great as well. We went at the perfect time around 6pm, so...less than a 10 minute wait. When we left at 7pm, it had at least a 30-45 minute wait.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The menu is on the rim of $$$. My sons had the cheeseburger kid’s meal and the fried shrimp kid’s meal. My son said the cheeseburger was just average and nothing special. It was $8.75, so I at least expected a yum out of him....Lol. The fried shrimp kid’s meal was for my 5 year old and he said it was “so good”. That was $7.75. Their meals came with a soft drink and ice cream sandwich for dessert. I had one of the seafood platters with blackened stuffed shrimp, stuffed crab, shrimp, scallops, and catfish. It came with a side salad, choice of potato, and a roll. It was delicious and had so much flavor!! No complaints. My husband had the steak and crab legs. I, of course, tasted his meal. The seasoning and flavor of the steak was one of the best flavors. He said it wasn’t one of the “best” cooked steaks he’s had, but the flavor was so good that it didn’t matter. His meal also came with the choice of potato and side salad/cole slaw for $41. The crab was meaty and flaky. I recommend this place if you don’t mind spending a little! :)More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We tried to eat here on our first night in town and didn't want to wait the hour and a half. The following night, we ordered and did a pick up. We enjoyed a great drink at the bar while waiting. The boiled shrimp was...fabulous as were our sides. The Burger was dry and the fish in the fish tacos was so tough it was not edible. Needless to say, half of our family did not enjoy this meal at all. Convenient for sure, but maybe not quality?More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As I've said before, South Padre Island can be a little deceptive with its restaurants. The nicer looking ones aren't always the best. This one is right on the main strip. Looks nice and has a lot of charm. It was quite busy at lunch...time (2:30ish), and we waited 15 minutes. Not a big deal. We didn't have a reservation or anything. When we got seated, we ordered a salad and a burger with lemonade and root beer. The meals didn't take very long to come out, and the portions were quite large. It was good after spending the morning out adventuring, but nothing that said wow or made me want to return. Maybe it's the seafood that draws people? Okay value for the money. Left stuffed. Our waitress was nice enough, but we could tell she was busy. The interior of the place was like something between an Applebee's and a McDonalds. The bathrooms were atrocious (like a lot of SPI restaurants - get it together! Update and clean your restrooms regularly!) Not disappointing, just not one of those super memorable places.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a large group and everyone enjoyed the good food and our waiter handled all us quickly and professionally. The drinks were good too, must try the icecream drinks! We’ll be back. A little pricey but that’s the island for you.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful fun time for an older couple. The crew was great. Especially that awesome bartender !!😉😉

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best mid priced restaurant we ate at all week. Good service, very good quality food, and they don't use tap water, unlike many restaurants on the island. Popular large restaurant. Island restaurants are very crowded Fri and Sat evening, even at 8-9pm.

Date of visit: May 2021
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verlind2016
January 11, 2021|
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Response from 448cindye | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe pets are allowed. But you may want to contact the restaurant directly.
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SWA89
September 9, 2020|
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Response from 448cindye | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! Best time to go! It's redfish season, so go fishing first then bring your catch in for them to cook!
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Lilia P
June 22, 2020|
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Frequently Asked Questions about Blackbeard's Restaurant

Yes, Blackbeard's Restaurant offers takeout services.

Yes, Blackbeard's Restaurant offers delivery services.

Yes, Blackbeard's Restaurant is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Blackbeard's Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4