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“It is what it is!”
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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, 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.
Cedar Park
1 review
“It is what it is!”
Reviewed September 2, 2012

Dirty Al's is a great experience for the seafood lover. The atmosphere is of a dive and the service is nothing to write home about but the food is fabulous and well priced. If you want atmosphere, go to Daddy's which has recently moved into the old Garcia's building but you'll give up some menu options.Be aware, the clientele includes people from Mexico and they are known to dress provacatively. At The Big Donkey yesterday there was a family with the wife dressed in a lace on lace outfit that left nothing to the imagination. The restaurant can't control the mores of it's clientele to puritan standards without compromising their business.

  • Visited September 2012
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Dallas, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Not very flavorful”
Reviewed September 2, 2012

The boys went out fishing, caught some red fish and trout. We brought it to dirty Al's for them to cook it up for us. We were very disappointed in the flavor and the price. Next time we will go to blackboards.

  • Visited August 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Yummy!!”
Reviewed September 1, 2012

Delicious! Best fish, shrimp, and oysters on the island. Love the buffalo sauce they have. Finger- licking good.

Visited August 2012
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Thank Mona956
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Oklahoma City, OK
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Good no frills seafood”
Reviewed August 28, 2012

We were just looking for a place to eat some seafood that wasn't real expensive...i ordered the fish tacos and thought they were really good...HUGE portions, reasonably priced. Small place, nothing fancy, but good food and great service.

  • Visited June 2012
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Austin, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Lots of fried food”
Reviewed August 27, 2012

Parking for this restaurant was difficult, there was a wait and I don't recall much of anything on the menu that wasn't fried. We enjoyed ourselves and the food was fine, but there are better places to eat.

Visited September 2011
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