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The Meatball Cafe

2412 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6926
+1 956-299-4605
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“meatballs” (118 reviews)
“bread” (48 reviews)
“panini” (17 reviews)
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Italian, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2412 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6926
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed our supper here...we will go back. Appetizer was 2 meatballs with some sort of toasted bread which was really good. The bread they brought out was good but the garlic butter is what really made It good!!! The meat lovers pizza...yum yum. We went...More

Thank DanJB_11
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great food, excellent service! Always a pleasure to eat here, whether with family, friends or solo!!

Thank Sheree D
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love Italian food and am usually let down when dishes just don't have any strong flavor profiles. The Meatball Cafe was a very pleasant surprise. The meatballs, sausages, and seafood was all flavored very well. My only complaints are the sauces. Ugghhh... The flavor...More

Thank NikeofNargothrond
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our dinner here. The meatballs are very good. Caprese salad has fresh mozzarella. Fettuccine was homemade although I did add some salt. Fresh bread. And the meat sauce on the ravioli was excellent. Great service as well. The best meal we have...More

Thank Brian J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was great to see that they don't give straws unless asked for. Its really nice to see restaurants that care about the environment.

1  Thank Ali A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch, the lunch specials are priced well. The atmosphere is nice and the staff took great care of us. Homemade family recipes, great bread, great meatball panini.

Thank Rob E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove by a couple of times on our way to the beach. The name didn't really do it for me. I looked it up here on TA and based on the reviews we gave it a shot. I am so happy we did. Everyone...More

Thank mikel68
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Abby was are waitress, and she is fantastic. Had to get meat lovers pizza, OMG straight from Italy. The pizza is great, thin Crust, pepperoni, and I asked for Spicy sausage, yummy. Atmosphere was mellow, had a bar and had a couple of tvs for...More

2  Thank Apostolow
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to get a pizza to go and chose the Meatball Café. A medium pizza was $14 and when we picked it up, there was also a fresh loaf of Italian bread, garlic butter spread, a fresh salad and some small little donut type...More

Thank TrufflesOkc
Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

We were wanting a change from the seafood this night and I have to tell you it was exquisite! There was a young girl playing the piano and her talent blew us away! When we arrived our waitress immediately asked us if we wanted our...More

Thank Casey K
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January 9, 2018|
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Response from Rhonda f | Property representative |
Lunch specials are from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $25
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2412 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6926
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  South Padre Island
  • Phone Number: +1 956-299-4605
OPENED DECEMBER 2015. Italian food made from scratch: Pasta, Pizza, Sauces, Sausage, Meatballs, Panini. Steak and Seafood menu. Full Bar.
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