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Wanna-Wanna Beach Bar & Grill

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5100 Gulf Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7440
(956) 761-7600
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Edinburg, Texas
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

At one time the best fried shrimp and oysters on the island. Now......just commercial bagged and battered stuff. They used Panko bread crumbs for years. Burgers are fine...but I sure miss their shrimp from the past.

Thank charlie m
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I go to South Padre Island at least once a year with a group of my girlfriends and the Wanna Wanna is the highlight of our trip. We love the Wanna Wanna drink, the Turbos, the Pina Coladas and the fried shrimp and calamari are great!

Thank Tara T
Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to take a sun break off the beach, hang out, have a bite and a few cocktails. Great burger (hand formed and flattopped the way God intended burgers to be made), killer ceviche and peel and eat shrimp. Enjoy/beware of the Turbo Pina Colada! And on the weekends, there's live music starting at 2:00 - we had a... More 

Thank stewc625
Leander, Texas
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I went to Wanna Wanna's earlier this week in the late afternoon evening for drinks. We sat up by the bar overlooking the beach and we stayed for hours. It was delightful. Nice breeze, great music and so much fun to people watch on the beach. Oh, and did I mention the drinks? Turbo pina colada -... More 

Thank DenvBroncoGirl
North Texas
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73 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I didn't eat this visit but have in the past and food is good, not great. This visit was family visiting and good music. Danica Bird performed karoke and was outstanding. Good drinks and a fun atmosphere!

Thank luvthebeach32
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We prepaid for 5 nights (my husband & I and 3kids) and after the first night my father passed away suddenly and we had to leave. The General Mgr on duty told us we could come back at a later date and use our remaining days. Nine months later we try to book and were told we could only come... More 

Thank Misty B
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133 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I happened upon this beach bar while exploring the island, this place is right on the beachfront, drinks and seafood was spot on, perfect place to sit have some food, drinks, and do a little people watching or just enjoy the view. We had the fish and chips, massive portions and very fresh......drinks were well made with... More 

Thank International_Traveler
Fremont, Nebraska, United States
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Decent price for great food!! Their burger baskets and their shrimp baskets have a ton of food and are delish!!!

Thank Deb J
Austin, Texas
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38 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

As a yearly visitor to SPI, I see places come and go. Wanna Wanna has been here a while and it shows. Beach/Bar food is decent but the overall attitude is not. Staff has become less than friendly to anyone who isn't a regular. Good place to sit have a beer, burger and watch the water for a short time.... More 

Thank K W
Dallas, Texas
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87 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

If you need a cool breeze, drink and a patio on the beach side of the island this is it. Don't miss it, because it is fabulous. Last place we went to for lunch and glad we didn't miss out. Should have gone sooner. Parking is rough, but once you are there the fried shrimp is awesome and fries can't... More 

Thank dennis c

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5100 Gulf Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7440
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  South Padre Island
  • Phone Number: (956) 761-7600

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