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“best seafood ever!!”
Review of Dirty Al's

Dirty Al's
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, 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.
Eureka, South Dakota
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“best seafood ever!!”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

Dirty Al's has the best fresh seafood I have ever had. Modest pricing. We (our family) had 7 entrees with beverages for $100, tip included. Fast, friendly wait staff. The shrimp are fantastic. Not everything is deep fried, my husband loved the blackened seafood! Not fancy, but great food.

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“Good food but pricey.”
Reviewed December 29, 2012

The food was good but the bill not so much. We had two entrees and two kids meals with an appetizer and it was $90.

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Dallas, Texas
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“Awesome Food”
Reviewed December 24, 2012

One of the best fresh sea food I have ever had. We had the blackened fish and Shrimp and they were just awesome.

The only negative think is the wait for service.

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Austin, Texas
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350 reviews
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“Fried Seafood - YUM”
Reviewed December 24, 2012

The menu has other things than fried seafood, but the fried shrimp, oysters, etc. were delicious! And their french fries are great too! If you are not really into seafood they have a few other choices that are yummy too. Our family always makes a point to visit Dirty Al's at least once during our visits to the island - can't beat it!

  • Visited December 2012
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Whitehorse, Canada
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“Fast seafood in a basket...”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

Just ok if you want everything deepfried. I had a basket of shrimp and was asked if I wanted salad or fries with it. I chose salad and they brought me a paper thing of shredded lettuce (you could tell it was meant for the tacos) with 1 slice of a tomato...lol

Visited December 2012
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