We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“LOVE THIS PLACE!”

Blackbeard's Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Seafood
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed November 3, 2012

I had to pick up take out as you do not leave your pet alone. LOTS of food price was not bad! Meal was perfect and it took less than 15 minutes to be ready!

Thank KatherineRoss
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (1,730)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

1,436 - 1,440 of 1,732 reviews

Reviewed October 25, 2012

Blackbeards' (Yes, with an apostrophe after the "s") isn't the flashiest restaurant on South Padre Island, Texas, though it is interesting enough, with old photos as decor and giant umbrellas on the patio, but it is definitely not pretentious. But when you are taking a beach vacation, you welcome a place that isn't jazzed up with froofery and gimmicks, all of which show up on the bill. It is simply very good seafood with excellent service in an attractive location that won't cost you a fortune.

We had a po-boy and the "all you can eat" catfish. (One plate was more than one normal person can eat.) it arived fast, and it was battered just enough for flavor and fried perfectly. The cole slaw was especially good, very crisp and not swimming in mayo.

Alex, the waiter, was attentive, but not intrusive, the perfect attitude for a waiter.

We ordered off the daily special menu, partly because it is quite a bit cheaper than the regular menu, which is more "moderate" than "inexpensive". Drinks were also reasonably priced.

The view, while not beachfront, looks out across the houses to the lagoon. Not stunning, but attractive enough.

All things considered, it is a welcome staple of our visits to South Texas and I highly recommend it.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Dave R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 25, 2012

My husband and I were here on steak night. He loved his steak, mine was okay. The waiter was very nice and did his job well. Prices were reasonable. Drinks were good. The thing that really bothered me was something the restaurant couldn't control. A man came in and sat at the table next to us. He absolutely reeked. People, if you are going to go out in public, PLEASE, be sure you are clean and stink free.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Karon K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 24, 2012

We had the chicken fried steak and it was good although not as generous a portion as past years. A couple weeks ago had the tuna stuffed avocado and it was bland and tasteless although portion was generous. My husband had the catfish and didn't care for it.

Thank Sandra E
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 22, 2012

We went for a family meal and everyone enjoyed their dinner. Nephew said he loved the chicken fingers. Even brought Grandpa extra bread. We would return next vacation.

Thank TripleCat
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Blackbeard's Restaurant also viewed

South Padre Island, Texas Gulf Coast
South Padre Island, Texas Gulf Coast
 
South Padre Island, Texas Gulf Coast
South Padre Island, Texas Gulf Coast
 
South Padre Island, Texas Gulf Coast
South Padre Island, Texas Gulf Coast
 

Been to Blackbeard's Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing