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Padre Island Brewing Co.

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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3400 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7002
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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San Diego, California, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Was in Brownsville for work and decided to do the 30 minute drive Unassuming place, simple inside, good staff Went for dinner and to try the beer so i got a flight and a burger All the beers were well crafted and had decent drinkability, nothing too bold as this is a tourist town and you have to make for... More 

Thank sd_amowat
South Padre Island, Texas
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As a local, I often or should I say generally bring my business lunches to Padre Island Brewing. I am generic, order the same chicken salad pesto flatbed sandwich with roasted potatoes time and again perfect. I don't eat pasta but my lunch pals usually get it and love it. They do have beer flights by the way

Thank spiguy1733
Harlingen, Texas
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A trip to South Padre Island is not complete if you like craft beers without a stop at this restaurant. You have to start with their hand crafted Onion Rings that resemble donuts! They are excellent! Burgers, fish tacos and so much more to choose from while you work your way through their assorted in house beers.

Thank bigjac1952
Airmont, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a day of deep sea fishing, we brought the kingfish I caught to be prepared for dinner. They prepared broiled and blackened steaks for us which were very good. The chicken tortilla soup was excellent. I'm not a fan of hoppy or wheat beers but their wheat brew was not bad. I'd recommend this place, especially if you are... More 

Thank SP1_1971
South Padre Island, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm a local and the "Brew Pub" as we call it, never disappoints! Great craft beer menu! Love all the daily lunch specials. (My favorite is the Chicken Fried Chicken on Saturday!) Delicious Chicken Pesto Salad and the best pizza on the Island! Everything is good. The friendliest, efficient staff will take care of you like family. Go!

Thank DLapeyre
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I live across the causeway from South Padre Island in Port Isabel. I have been a frequent diner at PIBC for now over 20 years. "Yes they have been providing great craft beer and superb food for that long". I generally sit at the bar and order from the bartender most of the time and get excellent service. A very... More 

Thank Tom C
Arlington, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for lunch and arrived at happy hour. The appetizers were great at a discounted price. You get lots of food no matter what entree you order. Moderately priced. My son liked the beer.

Thank BigTex62
Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For this small brewery they produce excellent beer to satisfy any taste. The five beers I tasted had distinct flavors, to please anyone, Accompanying food was nicely served and tasty. and waiter was very professional without being overpowering.

Thank LesKudla
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

my last 2 visits - just average quality food, and it used to be great food. still, the food is good and better than a lot of the island cafes, and they have fun T shirts, and on-site brewery of 5 beers

Thank Anne-GreenEyes
Missouri City, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant was next door to our hotel so we had to come in for lunch. Our waiter was a sweetheart and was very attentive. The beer and drinks were good. The food was excellent. We had appetizers and burgers and didn't find anything we didn't enjoy. They even brought out a free dessert for my birthday!

Thank September N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $30
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3400 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7002
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  South Padre Island
  • Phone Number: 19567619585
"The gastropub movement is well-represented on South Padre Island at Padre Island Brewing Company. Rotating draft selections include several styles of handcrafted suds; Texas Long Board Lager, Tailing Red Amber, and Speckled Trout Stout are among my favorites, when available. If you can’t make up your mind, get the “Sampler Tray,” a tasting of all five beers currently on tap. The menu is extensive—“peel and eat” shrimp, spicy wings, and fried calamari are popular appetizers, as are the chips-and-guacamole combo, ceviche, and nachos. The bar has won an award for its pizza, but I recommend the burgers. If you’re really hungry, order the Texas Burger, a double-patty, one-pound monster topped with jalapenos, mushrooms, and cheese. From the seafood menu, beer-battered shrimp is an obvious choice, and the tuna and flounder are also excellent." From Texas Highways Magazine, June 2015

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