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“Very popular place”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Dirty Al's

Dirty Al's
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
South Padre Island, Texas
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127 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Very popular place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012

I am not a seafood fan. But I do work with many visitors to South Padre Island. I can say that I have heard only good things about dirty Al's from anyone who has mentioned it. I have eaten here a couple times and for a seafood place it is good. If you like seafood put it on the list. There are non-seafood plates as well.

  • Visited January 2012
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Telluride, Colorado
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“THE place for fried shrimp and oysters”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

VERY casual and a fun bar in season. Food is excellent and atmosphere roudy. Grilled flounder is wonderful too.

Visited November 2012
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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“good food, easy atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2012

Our meals were good! Seafood great and the french fries were really good too! Wanted to try the "Snapper Throats" but didn't.....

Visited October 2012
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Thank Jackie C
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Carpinteria, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“For a true locals experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2012

Nothing fancy about this restaurant, just basic South Texas seafood well prepared, reasonably priced, and quite good if you like fried seafood.

Visited April 2012
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Port Isabel, Texas, United States
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great Shrimp!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2012

The shrimp is fabulous, always good and always hot. Good service and fun atmosphere, noisy and full of life. My biggest complaint about this restaurant is the rude T-Shirts!

Visited September 2012
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