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“Avoid shrimp coctail”
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, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, 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.
Laredo, Texas
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Avoid shrimp coctail”
Reviewed May 18, 2013

i recently went with my friends. i ordered the oyster n shrimp basket. the shrimp was amazing! the oysters were also delicious and the fries are pretty good.
my friends had the shrimp coctail....BIG MISTAKE. It was HORRIBLE!!! it is served in a plastic cup and the taste is terrible! One of them ordered a margarita and it was one of those frozen bags from the store!!!
To add insult to injury; the waitor was rude.

  • Visited May 2013
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Cochrane, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great Name. Good Food”
Reviewed May 15, 2013

With a name like Dirty Al's it was a must try. Nothing fancy but the views were nice and the beer was cold. There was no issues with crowds but that was probably because it was off season. Just after spring break. My brother and I had to try the platter. Sorry. We could not finish it!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The only complaint, if you can call it that, is that most of food is deep fried.
If you like sea food it is worth a try.

Visited April 2013
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Brownsville, Texas
Level 2 Contributor
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“Real good food”
Reviewed May 14, 2013 via mobile

I took my family for dinner and enjoyed this place..very good food and good service..tasted the breaded shrimp nd had some breaded fish as well..prices are decent nd portions were of good size..they also have family platters nd those are priced even better..

  • Visited August 2012
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Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Nice meal”
Reviewed May 12, 2013 via mobile

We enjoyed this restaurant on our last visit. Nice drinks, meal, servers and atmosphere. Very reasonably priced. Everyone in our party had a great time. Definitely a winner!!

  • Visited April 2013
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Brenham, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Freshest Shrimp on the Island”
Reviewed May 11, 2013

Loud, crowded & noisy but delicious everytime! Paper plates, plastic forks, plastic cups but all worth the delicious fried shrimp, oysters, fish & fries!!

Visited May 2013
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