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Wanna-Wanna Beach Bar & Grill

American, Bar
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5100 Gulf Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7440
(956) 761-7600
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Fremont, Nebraska, United States
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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83 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun bar, great service even during busy weekend. Get the Turbo Pina - it's creamy and so very delicious - the perfect beach drink!! Good food for the beach too.

Thank Jan Keli S
Norman, Oklahoma
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great cocktails, cold beer, friendly service people. The Butterfly shrimp dinner basket was out standing, had one everyday for 4 days in a row. They had a great person singing on Thursday's and Friday's (Danica was her name) fun singing and hearing her sing, she has a great voice.

Thank mt_stvn
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My fiance and I really loved spending an afternoon by the beach while enjoying drinks and music from Wanna Wanna.

Thank Claudia L
San Benito, Texas
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely a party place. Live music. Food. Beach side. Parking can be a problem during the day. Motel has parking spots for guests but you may have to wait until the beach goers leave for the day.

Thank sharonregan
San Antonio, Texas
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65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been coming to SPI 3-4 times a year for over 4 years and I always hit the wanna wanna ! Staff is great a matter of fact the bartender always welcomes us back. Drinks a great and you must have a wanna wanna. Ceviche is awesome grab a seat over looking the Beautiful beach join in on a pick... More 

Thank scubachef88
Hereford, Texas
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

good service. love the ceviche, burger & fries, & their shrimp! restrooms are clean as well as the eating area.

Thank melizalde08
Austin, Texas
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Simply the best fried shrimp! Also great ceviche, and peel and eat shrimp. I drive from Austin just because it is the best beach in Texas.

Thank Jay M

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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
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, 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?