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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, Breakfast, 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.
Reviewed February 1, 2014

place is over priced considering you get plastic silverware,plastic cups.ordered red wine should have been served at room temperature,served ice cold. shrimp and fish had heavy breading,no taste at at all.two of our party did not finish their food,what a dissapointment,will not be back

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Reviewed January 31, 2014

We enjoyed the largely deep fried fresh seafood at the most un-fancy local joint on South Padre Island. When you're in the mood for a draft beer, and some deep fried gulf shrimp, this joint can't be beat.

Put Dirty Al's on your list of places to eat on South Padre Island.

Thank HarveySm
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Reviewed January 23, 2014

We have traveling through southern Texas and was about to give up finding a good restaurant, then we found this restaurant.
When we arrived to the island we stopped at the info center and the host was helpful in suggesting four different restaurants, that he had enjoyed.
It's laid back with a friendly atmoshphere.
The food was great, esp the large shrimp. I would definitely go again.

Thank KraZynTn
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Reviewed January 20, 2014

If you’re not concerned about fancy and if you enjoy the ‘local eating spot’ décor then this is a great place. Dirty Al’s has a local feel to it and good food. It’s a relaxing atmosphere, reasonable prices, and the service is good. We arrived at a very busy time for the restaurant and I was surprised how soon we received our food. It wasn’t fast but it was far from slow. The dining area is simple, yet clean, and the dining area has a descent view of the water. We will definitely eat there again.

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Thank Traveler2708
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Reviewed January 12, 2014

Husband and I walked by after long walk on beach, 5 miles, to check on take home shrimp. Looked at menu, got hungry, and stayed for a fabulous combo po-boy. Fries were fantastic also and great, fun local atmosphere. Interesting folks working there as well as eating.

Thank tecateBrenham
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