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“Best Shrimp on SPI”
Review of Dirty Al's

Dirty Al's
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Takeout
Description: About Us Dirty Al’s has been in operation since 1986 and has always provided the freshest seafood to thousands of visitors from all over the world. As a family owned and operated business, we have always taken great pride in taking care of each customer and providing them with a unique experience that they can only get from eating at Dirty Al’s. Dirty Al promises every customer that they will only be served the absolute freshest seafood caught in the wild off the Gulf of Mexico. A Father and his Sons Make a Great Team! Alfonso Salazar, better known as “Dirty Al” originally started shrimping as a young man with his father and 6 brothers. In 2003, he and his youngest son, Cameron, who graduated from Culinary School, transformed his bait stand into a restaurant where together they have been known for having “The World’s Best Fried Shrimp”! In 2005, his other two sons returned home to help grow the business. To this day, they now own 6 restaurants on beautiful South Padre Island and continue to bring only the “best” Gulf Seafood to each customer’s table.
Reviewed April 7, 2012

We asked around for where to go for killer shrimp. Everyone said Dirty Al's. They were right. Food was awesome (we ate way too much) and service was attentive. We ate during the lunch hour so I was really impressed. Prices were very good, too.

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Reviewed April 2, 2012

we have been eating at dirty al;s for the last twenty years the best all around keep up the good food al the SALINAS FROM MCALLEN TEXAS

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Reviewed March 28, 2012

Down home place on SPI that started out simple and has vastly expanded. I ordered the shrimp kabobs because I'm not really fond of breaded/fried seafood. The shrimp kabobs were fabulous! Jumbo, jumbo shrimp grilled to perfection with asst veggies. Very reasonably priced for the quantity and quality. Only drawback----plastic cutlery. Why, why, why??

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1  Thank ROSE S
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Reviewed March 27, 2012

We had fried pickles. The portion was very large. I had the combo shrimp & oyster basket with fries. My husband had grilled fish. Portions were large.

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Reviewed March 20, 2012

Some of the best shrimp you will have with very friendly staff. CAUTION: CLOSES early!!! :(. Depending on the season, will close at 8pm or 9pm. We got there once at 8:30 pm thinking they closed at 9 and we couldn't be seated. was really looking forward to that delicious shrimp.

1  Thank Mely S
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