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“intrepid traveller” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pier 19

Pier 19
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican, American, Bar, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: We are a comfortable casual family restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and diner. WE also have a full service bar.
McAllen, Texas
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“intrepid traveller”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013

This is my first choice of breakfast dining on South Padre Island. The restaurant opens early, at 7 AM. It stays open for lunch and dinner, but my review is particularly about the breakfast. The choice of breakfast items is impressive, I think more so than other breakfast places I have visited on the Island. Prices very reasonable. Quantities are large. Service friendly and timely (I went around 7:15). Pier 19 sticks out into the ocean, so on both sides of the dining room you have picture windows of the ocean and can see brown pelicans and sea gulls swooping back and forth.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank elinor a
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spiislandstylin, Manager at Pier 19, responded to this review, August 31, 2013
We all appreciate your comments and business. Thank You for the feedback and we look forward to serving you and all of our guests in the future. Please also join us at our other restaurants Pirate's Landing, Marcello's, Sea Ranch, and Laguna Bob's.
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Monte Vista, Colorado
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Highlight of Our Trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

We were looking for a beach front place to have lunch...we had exactly the experience we were looking for...romantic, ice cold Coronas, friendly staff, great food, view, and atmosphere...and a pier to walk out on...would definitely recommend the blackened shrimp salad, stuffed seafood jalapenos, and the pico de gallo that comes with the guacamole & chips is out of this world yummy!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Kara365
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spiislandstylin, Manager at Pier 19, responded to this review, August 29, 2013
We all appreciate your comments and business. We all Thank You and look forward to serving you and all of our guests in the future. Please also enjoy our other restaurants Pirate's Landing, Marcello's, Sea Ranch and Laguna Bob's.
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Lubbock, Texas
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Phenominal Burger”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013

Stopped by this restaurant for lunch and let me tell you....I had a phenominal burger!! I would go back again and again for that burger! The wine was priced perfectly as well! The view was absolutely amazing and our waitress was very helpful. It wasn't the best service in the world but it wasn't horrible either. Bring your camera and take lots of pictures around the grounds!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Schneiderttu
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spiislandstylin, Manager at Pier 19, responded to this review, August 29, 2013
We all appreciate your comments and business. We all Thank You and look forward to serving you and all of our guests in the future. Please also enjoy our other restaurants Pirate's Landing, Marcello's, Sea Ranch and Laguna Bob's.
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New Braunfels, Texas, United States
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16 reviews
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“Fantastic Seafood!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2013

Hosted the family to some excellent seafood at this exceptional restaurant . Perks included an excellent view of dolphins playing in the bay,a replica of an old pirate ship with costumed crew and loud cannons and a waiter who never let us want for anything.Didn't meet the chef,but he/she really excels when it comes to preparing fresh seafood. Recommend Pier 19? Oh yeah!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Pat M
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spiislandstylin, Manager at Pier 19, responded to this review, August 24, 2013
We all Thank You and appreciate your comments. We look forward to serving you and all of our guests in the future. Please also visit our other restaurants, Sea Ranch, Marcello's, and Pirate's Landing, and Laguna Bob in the future.
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“Great view - less then average food.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013

If you want the same old FRIED food, you might like Pier 19. While the sunset was great, the food was not. The crabcake appetitzer was bland, no better or worse then any other. I ordered the Seafood Enchiladas. I had a hard time finding much seafood as it was diced very small. I did not get to experience the salsa it was supposed to be topped with since their was none. It was topped with a thick layer of hard mozzarella cheese (why mozzeralla and not monterey I don't know). The refried beans were out of a can. The only thing edible was the rice. At least the sunset was nice. Be warned....there are several restaurants in Padre owned by the same people with the same bland food.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank schafeur
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spiislandstylin, Manager at Pier 19, responded to this review, August 24, 2013
We all appreciate your comments and business. We value and accept constructive criticism. The comments "Bland" don't lead much constructive criticism. We hope to serve you again in the future.
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