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“Great seafood”
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.
Salem, Illinois
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great seafood”
Reviewed April 6, 2013

Went here with my brother, sister in law, sister and nephew, had oysters on the half shell, calamari, grilled shrimp and it all was wonderful. Expect to wait as this restaurant is one of the most popular on island. But even though they were super busy they get the food out fast and the service was great as well.

  • Visited April 2013
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Edmonton
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great Bar Fare”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

Great bar food. Lots of options for shrimp and fish, but mostly deep fried. Reasonable prices and fun atmosphere with amusing, dirty quips on servers` T-shirts.

  • Visited March 2013
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Edinburg, Texas
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Just a little dirty...”
Reviewed March 23, 2013

Food was great! Atmosphere is okay if you get a good view. Place needs a small facelift. The food does nix everything else.

Visited February 2013
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Rancho Viejo
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Dirty Als restaurant and bar.”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

The best shrimp in Port Isabell. Shrimp all kinds of ways and for a very good price. There is cold beer and daquris flowing and dancing,. Everyone has a good time. A little older crowd goes there, but it's fun.

Visited November 2012
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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108 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Awesome sea food! Reasonable prices.”
Reviewed March 20, 2013 via mobile

Have been here couple of times over the years and I love it. Recommend it to everyone I know. The ambience is perfect, compliments the food well. Food and service are exceptional. Me and my fiends always got the seafood platter that has a little of everything. The staff are very nice and helpful. You won't regret eating here.

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