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“Timing is the key.”
Review of Pier 19

Pier 19
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: We are a comfortable casual family restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and diner. WE also have a full service bar.
San Antonio, Texas, United States
Level 5 Contributor
92 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Timing is the key.”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

This is a nice restaurant with good food and good wine. The ambiance is a tricky one. It feels a little awkward and cramped at night but before the sun sets you can get a nice view of the gulf and it makes all the difference.

Visited January 2013
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Thank Paul B
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spiislandstylin, Manager at Pier 19, responded to this review, January 31, 2013
Thank You for your comments and recent visit. Yes we are a very crowded and very busy place. Part of our ambience is the closeness and togetherness. After all we are a restaurant built over the water on an old fishing pier. We look forward to serving you and all of our guests in the future. Please join us at our other restaurants Pirate's Landing and Sea Ranch.
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Pennsylvania
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100 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Always a good meal”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

We have eaten breakfast, lunches and dinners here and everything was always great. The seafood is fresh and tasty, the coleslaw is very good and the Bloody Mary's are the best we have ever had. In fact, they are a small snack themselves. The view is spectacular no matter where you look. We have eaten here four times in the last week and will return a few more times before we leave for Port Aransas the end of this week. Don't miss out on a great meal while you are on SPI.

  • Visited January 2013
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spiislandstylin, Manager at Pier 19, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
WOW Thank You for the nice compliment. We all appreciate and are always glad to hear from our customers. We look forward to serving you and all of our guests. Please visit our restaurants Pirate's Landing and Sea Ranch. Thank You
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Montreal, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
402 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
“Good food, great view”
Reviewed January 25, 2013

We went to the Pier 19 a few times. The foodis good as is the service, Prices are very acceptable. The view is just fantastic...water on both sides and on one you see one side of the island as well as the slendid bridge that brings you to South Padre Island and on the other side a view of the island's shoreline.

There is nothing fancy about the place..feels like a pub. Portions are good too.
You have to take the koa rv park road to get to it.

  • Visited January 2013
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spiislandstylin, Manager at Pier 19, responded to this review, January 27, 2013
thank You for your recent visit and review. We all appreciate and look forward to serving you and all of our guests. Please visit our other restaurants Sea Ranch and Pirate's Landing.
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ILLINOIS
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
“It's the place to be during happy hour!”
Reviewed January 25, 2013 via mobile

Pier 19 rates first On our list of happy hour adventures in South Padre Island Texas!

Pier 19 is located on the south end of South Padre Island. You drive through the KOA campground to get to the Pier 19 restaurant. It is located on the pier with a beautiful view. There is indoor seating and outdoor seating. I believe it is handicap accessible.
You can also get there by using the free bus system.

We received excellent service. It appeared that all staff members were hustling To serve customers. Even though they were very busy when we were there we did not wait very long for our food service and our waitress, Loupe, would check back frequently.

We visited Pier 19 to partake of their happy hour. They offer $3 bloody Mary's Which come with a spear lined with shrimp, olives, celery, carrots, cucumber! The drinks were very tasty! They also offer other drink specials during happy hour. In addition to drink specials they have numerous half off appetizers specials. We enjoyed oysters on the half shell, ceviche, and Fried calamari. If I remember correctly there were probably nine or 10 appetizer specials during happy hour, Including peel amd eat shrimp, fried mushrooms, shrimp cocktail, and cheese sticks.

They are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
There are many items to choose from on the menu. A group seated next to us had all ordered the stuffed poblano pepper which looked great!

You can also stroll along the Outside of the pier which is lined with barstools and benches. It is they perfect place to Soak up some sun, have a drink, and enjoy the view!

I recommend Pier 19 For casual dining and also for happy hour.
I think we will head back there today to enjoy happy hour again!




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Thank bargainbetty
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spiislandstylin, Manager at Pier 19, responded to this review, January 27, 2013
WOW we all thank you for your recent review and visit. Thank You from all of us at Pier 19. We look forward to serving you and all of our guests. Please visit our other restaurants Pirate's Landing and Sea Ranch. Thank You
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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Level 6 Contributor
132 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Neat place to eat on the water”
Reviewed January 22, 2013

Went there one nite for supper, is cozy inside, but the food was great, had the seafood platter. plenty of atmosphere.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank John B
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spiislandstylin, Manager at Pier 19, responded to this review, January 24, 2013
Thank You for the recent review and patronage. We all appreciate and look forward to serving you and all of our guests in the future. Please enjoy our other restaurants Sea Ranch and Pirate's Landing.
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