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Dirty Al's

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33396 State Park Road 100, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6412
956-761-4901
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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McAllen,Texas
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Their shrimp, etc is tasty. They've been open awhile and own other restaurants on the island. The misfortune we had was getting out cc numbers stolen from us there as well as my siblings. I would suggest taking cash. The place can get packed and it can get pretty hot inside, if you don't mind.

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Thank TexasTravelertx
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Dirty Al's is a true gem. The shrimp is huge and the food is amazing. Everything was perfectly cooked and well seasoned. I would highly recommend this place for anyone looking for amazing fried shrimp!

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Thank Zana C
Dirty_Als_Mgmnt, Public Relations Manager at Dirty Al's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review. We are pleased you enjoyed your food and service. We appreciate your recommendation. We look forward to serving you again. More 

Lockhart, TX
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very friendly, helpful staff. Excellent fried seafood at reasonable prices. Stay away from raw oysters - the smallest ones I have ever seen (although they give you a 13th one to compensate). Draft and bottled beer and wine.

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Thank travellinman55
Dirty_Als_Mgmnt, Public Relations Manager at Dirty Al's, responded to this review

We appreciate the review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our food and service. We hope to serve you again. More 

McAllen, Texas
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I guess the name is for the site, the table was dirty and 5 minutes before a waiter said hello, but we did like the food

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Thank Jesus Z
Dirty_Als_Mgmnt, Public Relations Manager at Dirty Al's, responded to this review

We take all criticism into consideration in order to improve all around, and we are grateful for the honesty in your review. I am sorry you were not able to experience the excellent and timely customer service we pride ourselves in providing to our customers. We invite you to give us another opportunity. More 

Chicago
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1,909 reviews
1,243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,036 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch here as several locals told us that we must try this place. I am glad we took their advice! Dirty Al's may look like a dive from the outside but don’t let that stop you. We started off with an order of crab fingers and an order of stuffed crab. Both were very good. I had the... More 

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Thank WorldTravelers34
Dirty_Als_Mgmnt, Public Relations Manager at Dirty Al's, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the food and the service. More 

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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited around 3pm on a monday. It wasnt very packed but really filled up by the time we left. The food was outstanding on this visit and the service was above par like always. Well be sure to visit on our trip to SPI next year..dont change a thing!

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Thank chris s
Dirty_Als_Mgmnt, Public Relations Manager at Dirty Al's, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Thank you for choosing Dirty Al's. See you again next year. More 

Gun Barrel City, Texas
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We go to Dirty Al's every year when we come to South Padre. The have the freshest seafood around. The fried shrimp are awesome.

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Thank PATRICK109
Dirty_Als_Mgmnt, Public Relations Manager at Dirty Al's, responded to this review

Thank you for being our loyal customer. We look forward to seeing you next year. More 

Austin, Texas
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quaint restaurant with friendly staff. My boyfriend had a combo basket of fried oysters, shrimp & fish. He said it was good. The beer was very cold & cheaper than most places. I am not a huge seafood fan so I had grilled chicken strips with a side salad. My chicken was good. The salad was sliced tomatoes on a... More 

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Thank Mary Ann J
Dirty_Als_Mgmnt, Public Relations Manager at Dirty Al's, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are pleased you and your boyfriend enjoyed your visit. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food, friendly staff. The fried oysters were the best. No frills but would definitely eat there again!

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Dirty_Als_Mgmnt, Public Relations Manager at Dirty Al's, responded to this review

We are glad you liked the fried oysters. Thank you for visiting Dirty Al's and thank you for your review. More 

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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I work less than a mile from this place and will choose this place over any other for lunch. This place serves you quick no matter the amount of people in, the most has been a 10 min wait time tops! Staff is always friendly and food is always so good! That "Dirty Al's" seasoning really makes those fries delicious!... More 

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Thank Sarah C
Dirty_Als_Mgmnt, Public Relations Manager at Dirty Al's, responded to this review

We love to hear from our loyal customers. Thank you for taking the time to give us a review. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33396 State Park Road 100, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6412
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  South Padre Island
  • Phone Number: 956-761-4901

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?