South Padre Island Travel Guide

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What to Eat in South Padre Island

One of the perks of vacationing at a beach destination is the fresh seafood, and SPI is no different. Enjoy a plate of fresh oysters while watching the dolphins play in the Gulf, or you can sample one of the many types of fish that can be found in Laguna Madre, including marlin, red snapper, kingfish and flounder. Cafe on the Beach at the Palms resort and Beachside Bar & Grill at the Pearl South Padre Island Resort are beloved spots offering ocean views, outdoor seating and a wide array of excellent seafood dishes. 

Thanks to the large influx of tourism, the South Padre restaurant scene has diversified and you can now find establishments serving everything from Polynesian to Italian fare. Barry's International South Padre Island has everything from Tex-Mex to Italian to seafood dishes. The island is also home to numerous burger joints – Padre Island Brewing Company is a popular spot where typical American fare is served and the local brews are abundant. For something sweet, reviewers say you can't go wrong with the pancakes at Yummies Bistro.

Find the Best Restaurants in South Padre Island

  • #1
    Yummies Bistro
    #1 of 113 Places to Eat in South Padre Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1500 reviewsTripAdvisor (1500)
    $ - $$ | Healthy, American, Cafe
    700 Padre Blvd Ste J, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6653
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  • #2
    Ceviche Ceviche
    #2 of 113 Places to Eat in South Padre Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 358 reviewsTripAdvisor (358)
    $ | Latin, Seafood, Healthy
    1004 Padre Blvd Suite H-1, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6605
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  • #3
    Barry's International
    #3 of 113 Places to Eat in South Padre Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 467 reviewsTripAdvisor (467)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, International
    7010 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7726
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  • #4
    Gabriella's Italian Grill & Pizzeria
    #4 of 113 Places to Eat in South Padre Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1995 reviewsTripAdvisor (1995)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza
    700 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6653
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  • #5
    The Meatball Cafe
    #5 of 113 Places to Eat in South Padre Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 476 reviewsTripAdvisor (476)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Bar, Pizza, Healthy, Soups
    2412 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6926
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  • #6
    Grapevine Cafe & Coffeehouse
    #6 of 113 Places to Eat in South Padre Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 775 reviewsTripAdvisor (775)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, American, Cafe, Healthy
    100 E Swordfish St, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6975
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  • #7
    Pier 19
    #7 of 113 Places to Eat in South Padre Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2187 reviewsTripAdvisor (2187)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, American, Bar, Seafood
    1 Padre Blvd at end of the road thru KOA rv park, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6402
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  • #8
    Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar
    #8 of 113 Places to Eat in South Padre Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1154 reviewsTripAdvisor (1154)
    $$ | American, Seafood
    1 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6402
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  • #9
    Liam's Steak House & Oyster Bar
    #9 of 113 Places to Eat in South Padre Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 365 reviewsTripAdvisor (365)
    $$ | American, Steakhouse, Seafood
    3409 Padre Blvd corner of Laguna dr and Tarpon st one Block south of louis Back yard, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7139
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  • #10
    Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort
    #10 of 113 Places to Eat in South Padre Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 605 reviewsTripAdvisor (605)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Cafe, Seafood
    3616 Gulf Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7006
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  • #11
    BurgerFi
    #11 of 113 Places to Eat in South Padre Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 518 reviewsTripAdvisor (518)
    $ - $$ | American, Fast Food
    5001 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7431
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  • #12
    Laguna Bobs
    #12 of 113 Places to Eat in South Padre Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 300 reviewsTripAdvisor (300)
    $ | Seafood, American, Bar
    2401 Laguna Blvd In Between Louie's Backyard and Tequila Sunset, South Padre Island, TX 78597
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  • #13
    F&B
    #13 of 113 Places to Eat in South Padre Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 65 reviewsTripAdvisor (65)
    $$ | American, Seafood
    3109 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7027
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  • #14
    Beachside Bar & Grill at Pearl South Padre
    #14 of 113 Places to Eat in South Padre Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 399 reviewsTripAdvisor (399)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Seafood
    310 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6501
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  • #15
    Blackbeard's Restaurant
    #15 of 113 Places to Eat in South Padre Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 2134 reviewsTripAdvisor (2134)
    $ - $$ | American, Seafood
    103 E Saturn Ln, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7347
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  • #16
    Dirty Al's
    #16 of 113 Places to Eat in South Padre Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1301 reviewsTripAdvisor (1301)
    $ - $$ | American, Seafood
    33396 State Park Road 100, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6412
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  • #17
    Wanna-Wanna Beach Bar & Grill
    #17 of 113 Places to Eat in South Padre Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 473 reviewsTripAdvisor (473)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Seafood
    5100 Gulf Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7440
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  • #18
    Jax
    #18 of 113 Places to Eat in South Padre Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 64 reviewsTripAdvisor (64)
    $ | American
    1912 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6826
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  • #19
    Cap'n Roy's
    #19 of 113 Places to Eat in South Padre Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 738 reviewsTripAdvisor (738)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, American
    1313 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6723
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  • #20
    Russos New York Pizzeria
    #20 of 113 Places to Eat in South Padre Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 268 reviewsTripAdvisor (268)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza
    410 Padre Blvd Suite 101, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6603
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