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Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort

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3616 Gulf Boulevard, South Padre Island, TX 78597
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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South Padre Island, Texas
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96 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the perfect place to dine ....its quaint and located close to the shore so you can hear the waves crashing while you eat. And that is it just the amazing view. I haven't even started on their fabulous menu yet! One of a kind dishes that are made to order and will never disappoint. Honestly I cannot get... More 

Thank Wjlacy
Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went the second time here for breakfast and both times it was was very delicious! The first time was during the week and it was already something between 11 and 12 so the "real" breakfast " time was over, but we wanted sandwiches anyway. And the sandwich we got were just awesome. My sister tried the one with olive... More 

Thank chrissimaliyah
San Antonio, Texas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at the resort and ate at the cafe breakfast and lunch mostly but we did eat dinner there once also . Good food fresh !

Thank gibby64
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184 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cozy Restaurant right in the beach. Great service and Happy Hour Specials. Nice Menu with diversified offerings. We had the Peel your own Shrimp which was Great with a Wonderful Bottle of Messina Hof Riesling, a Great Wine from Texas. What a Great Combination Texas Shrimp and Texas Wine

Thank Bonarrigo
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The menu is pretty average café style with a few seafood options however despite the average style food the taste was great even the corn dogs were fantastic the view is nice it is outdoor only so it can be warm but still enjoyable. Our service could've been better but the food taste so great we didn't mind! There's a... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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41 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Returned to one of our favorites. We love the daily flavored teas. Family loves the fish tacos and coconut shrimp. Wit staff always friendly and attentive. Good views of the surf from outside dining. Definitely will return

Thank Oct_Exit
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our 2nd time to visit this location. Our 1st was last year and the food was fantastic, we decided to visit again this year. Truly amazing freshness, I had the Maple Glazed Salmon w/a wedge salad. Incredible taste it was so smooth yet enticing. The mixed drinks are very stout as well( you get great drinks). It's a... More 

Thank Bernard2013
Frisco, Texas
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed drinks and dinner at this small beachfront cafe, and had one of our best meals on the island! Easy walk on the beach from our condo. Relaxed atmosphere and friendly service. But food is outstanding, and makes The Palms Cafe on the Beach one of our favorites.

Thank Kim B
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Happened to hit this place at happy hour. After chatting over beer, we shared a couple of orders of their Peel & Eat shrimp special. The shrimp were large, firm, and perfectly cooked. Topped it off with coffee and dessert. I had the Roman coffee ( coffee with sambucca) and a slice of their key lime cheesecake. T it was... More 

Thank gavachoviejo
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always a favorite of ours when we come to the beach. The food, view, and service are excellent. I recommend the Eggs Benedict for breakfast and fish and chips later

Thank Jana Bryant D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $38
American, Bar, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3616 Gulf Boulevard, South Padre Island, TX 78597
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  South Padre Island
  • Phone Number: 19567612703
  • This restaurant is at The Palms Resort

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?