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“Good lunch prices”

Blackbeard's Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Seafood
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed June 19, 2013

We come to South Padre Island every summer. We noticed the same thing another reviewer noted: restaurants don't seem to stay open very long on the island. We decided to try Blackbeards because it has been here for many years and has a consistently full parking lot.
We ordered the lunch portions of fried shrimp, scallops, and cole slaw. The scallops were excellent. The shrimp were good, but fried in a batter that was a little "heavy" for our tastes. (It all depends upon the type of batter one is accustomed to eating. We grew up eating Mississippi beer batter, which is known to be lighter.)
We ordered the pecan bar and ice cream dessert. The bar was served warm and offered a good balance with the ice cream. While it was not the best dessert I've tasted, it was good.
Our total bill was less than $20.00, which is impressive for so much food. I will definitely eat at this restaurant again.

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Reviewed June 18, 2013

Places on SPI seem to come and go faster than the brochures and websites can update. The first three places we tried to go this evening we closed for business and up for rent. So, it should say something that Blackbeard's has been in business since 1978.

Our waitress was very friendly, never pushy. The food was huge proportions and all very tasty. The price was not the cheapest in town, but certainly a good value.

We'll probably end up here again while we're in town.

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Thank KraemerInDallas
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Reviewed June 18, 2013

Service was excellent, wait time was fast, kids loved it because they got free dessert, food was average & adequately priced. Btw... The kids had chicken strips & fries, it was the bomb! Way better than our seafood plate.

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Thank Angie M
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

We loved the food here. Large quantities and great service. I also loved the décor and great family atmosphere.

Thank Sherry G
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Reviewed June 14, 2013 via mobile

My family and I have come to Blackbeard's for many years and it is STILL delicious today. Great service, even took out all the carrots of my salad and gave us more broccoli, butter, cole slaw, whatever we needed. Shrimp is so fresh. Great salads too :)

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Thank Gbee3
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