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Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort

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3616 Gulf Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7006
+1 956-761-2703
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

it is a nice breakfast place with a nice view, very close to the hotels food is excellent!! little bit pricey!

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Thank Francia L
tmetty, Owner at Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We're delighted you enjoyed breakfast! Be sure to come back for lunch, dinner, happy hour .... or for a yummy dessert with one of our special coffee drinks! Thanks again for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. See you soon! More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have stayed on S. Padre Island several times. Twice at The Palm. Every time we eat somewhere else, other than The Cafe on the Beach, we always ask ourselves.."what were we thinking"...We have NEVER had a bad meal or a bad ...experience at The Palm. We always take our friends there first and they agree..why go anywhere else. I... More 

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1 Thank David C
tmetty, Owner at Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so very much! We are delighted you enjoy our hotel and our beachside Cafe. We work very hard to be exactly the type of "get-away" that you describe in your review. Excellent food, outstanding staff (like Aubree) and an unforgettable view. And we love love love our repeat guests! Thanks again for taking the time to give feedback... More 

Saint Louis
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70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great view and service. We had the fish tacos and they were delicious. The sides, we had the tortilla soup and homemade chips, very tasty. Cant wait to go back.

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Thank John B
tmetty, Owner at Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We're delighted that you enjoyed your meals and we can't wait for you to come back!! More 

Dallas, Texas
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well kept local secret. Freshly prepared foods and a menu with great variety to please every one. Good wine list ; but watch for wines that have been sold to restaurant that are beginning to turn bad. The Beach Salad is outstanding!!

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Thank Lanham1
tmetty, Owner at Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We're delighted you enjoyed dining with us. Just FYI-we purchase 100% of our wines from a very reputable distributor and store all bottles in a climate-controlled area to ensure they age to perfection for our guests. Thanks again for taking the time to share your feedback with other Trip Advisor readers. We sincerely appreciate it and... More 

Magnolia, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Shrimp tacos were excellent for lunch with the tortilla soup. Lovely view and good food made for a Great day.

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Thank Linda T
tmetty, Owner at Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort, responded to this review

Thank you soooooo much! I'm delighted you enjoyed the shrimp tacos and our very own made-from-scratch tortilla soup. How lovely that your visit with us contributed to your good day on our beautiful Island! Please come back soon! More 

San Antonio, Texas
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114 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not much to complain about here ! Great view great staff good food my only complaint would be the Hollandaise sauce on the eggs Benedicts! If it was made fresh it would have been perfect and I'd say GREAT FOOD ! Not the cheapest breakfast but that view just can't beat it

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Thank scubachef88
tmetty, Owner at Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We make our hollandaise fresh in small batches throughout the morning. I'll show your review to our chef to reinforce the importance of fresh preparation. We go to great lengths and expense to prepare all entrees fresh to-order, so I appreciate your feedback very much. Thanks again for rating us on Trip Advisor. Hope to... More 

Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for breakfast. The coffee was very good! We had the breakfast burritos which were huge and tasty. Took half home for lunch. My sister added ham and hash browns, I added bacon and hash browns. Delicious! We'll stop again for lunch or dinner.

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Thank Gail R
tmetty, Owner at Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much! I'm delighted you enjoyed breakfast with us and we look forward to your return for breakfast, lunch or dinner! We appreciate you taking the time to review us! More 

Spring Lake, New Jersey
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had both breakfast and lunch here and the food was very good. Breakfast had a Tex-Mex flare if that was your pleasure but plain old bacon and eggs were well prepared. Lunch fare was just as good with fresh sandwiches and salads to choose from

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Thank NJWoman
tmetty, Owner at Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort, responded to this review

We're so pleased you enjoyed dining with us! We love offering both TexMex options as well as classic favorites like Eggs Benedict (4 different ways) and light fluffy pancakes. We hope you'll come back for dinner to enjoy a great steak or one of our unique seafood dishes. Thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor! More 

Springbrook, Wisconsin
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172 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gave this place a try for lunch based on reviews. Nice location with tables outside as well as inside a windowless area. Extensive menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I had an oyster basket. About half dozen oysters that had heavy breading that distracted from the oyster flavor. Good fries. My wife had a BLT, which had ample tomato on... More 

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Thank WilliamS404
tmetty, Owner at Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. I tried the fried oysters last week. The fresh oysters we buy this time of the year tend to be smaller than other times of the year. They're wonderfully tender and flavorful, but can take a backseat to the breading if we're not very careful. I'll speak with our chef... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely, cozy outdoor cafe on the back (oceanside) of hotel. Parking is awfully tight, so be careful where you park.

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Thank Midwestgirl1977
tmetty, Owner at Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort, responded to this review

We're delighted you enjoyed our cozy cafe! If you like a little extra room when parking, you'll find the parking spaces along the north and west sides of our hotel to be extra roomy. We also have an overflow parking lot across the street. Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We hope to see you again... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $38
Cuisine
American, Bar, Cafe, Seafood
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3616 Gulf Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7006
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  South Padre Island
  • Phone Number: +1 956-761-2703
  • 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?