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“Aboslutely a fun place, if you like burgers - or not!”

Will and Jacks Burger Shack and Beer Garden
Ranked #7 of 50 Restaurants in Port Isabel
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Rockford, Minnesota
Level 6 Contributor
138 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Aboslutely a fun place, if you like burgers - or not!”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

It looks like a dive and is hidden behind the lighthouse at Port Isabel, Texas, across the bridge from South Padre Island. A local recommended it to us. We entered through a small room, then on the other side of the kitchen and then entered the backyard and the server said, "Oh, no, not more customers!" It's just their sense of humor. The place is very fun, gives good service, loves all people, bikers included. Day or night you'll love this place. The burgers are outstanding and didn't come out of pre-fab freezer boxes. They're done up right there. If you don't like red meat, that's OK. They can make you happy, too. Jack is the woman who owns the place and Will is her teenage son. Everybody makes you feel right at home!

  • Visited February 2013
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English first
Fulshear, Texas, United States
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Went back for seconds!”
Reviewed March 2, 2013

We stumbled upon this little place and their burgers were so good that we went back the following day for a repeat lunch! Juicy and finger licking good.

Visited February 2013
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Ontario
Level 4 Contributor
14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Cool spot”
Reviewed February 27, 2013

Stopped here for a drink and warm up amongst the fires they have going on their patio. Jack is a warm, beautiful person...all the staff is friendly. A very unique place....we only had nachos, but all the food looked great...would definately go back to try the food next time!

Visited February 2013
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South Padre Island, Texas
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“wow what a find A”
Reviewed February 13, 2013

this place was just plain down home and very cool. the people were amazingly accommodating and since it was our first time visit , on a foggy misty night, we were the only patrons. We sat on the patio, they lit us a fire, brought us our favorite wine, allowed us to sample appetites and desserts. And then fed us breakfast. Before moving to the Island I hadn't had good ole cookin' like that since I went to Ole Mom and Dads. I went with an old friend visiting from up North and two new visitors to the area. The four of us went on and on and on about this place. Lived here for few years and never new this little cute shack with outstanding food and people existed. Cannot wait to bring my husband. Yummy Kudos to the owner and staff. See you soon. Gigi ...and they will deliver to the Island

  • Visited January 2013
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Kansas City, Missouri
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great home made burgers”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

It doesn't look like it from the outside, but the place is very friendly and the food is amazingly delicious. I went there with my husband and we are happy we did. We ordered two burgers both so yummies. Absolutely coming back!!

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