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
    Ceviche Ceviche
    #1 of 111 Places to Eat in South Padre Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 339 reviewsTripAdvisor (339)
    $ | Latin, Seafood, Healthy
    1004 Padre Blvd Suite H-1, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6605
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  • #2
    Yummies Bistro
    #2 of 111 Places to Eat in South Padre Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1470 reviewsTripAdvisor (1470)
    $ - $$ | Healthy, American, Cafe
    700 Padre Blvd Ste J, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6653
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  • #3
    Barry's International
    #3 of 111 Places to Eat in South Padre Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 443 reviewsTripAdvisor (443)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Mexican, Indian, International
    7010 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7726
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  • #4
    Gabriella's Italian Grill & Pizzeria
    #4 of 111 Places to Eat in South Padre Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1940 reviewsTripAdvisor (1940)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza
    700 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6653
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  • #5
    The Meatball Cafe
    #5 of 111 Places to Eat in South Padre Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 458 reviewsTripAdvisor (458)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Bar, Pizza, Healthy, Soups
    2412 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6926
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  • #6
    Grapevine Cafe & Coffeehouse
    #6 of 111 Places to Eat in South Padre Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 761 reviewsTripAdvisor (761)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, American, Cafe, Healthy
    100 E Swordfish St, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6975
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  • #7
    Liam's Steak House & Oyster Bar
    #7 of 111 Places to Eat in South Padre Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 351 reviewsTripAdvisor (351)
    $$ | 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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  • #8
    Pier 19
    #8 of 111 Places to Eat in South Padre Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2122 reviewsTripAdvisor (2122)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, American, Bar, Seafood
    1 Padre Blvd at end of the road thru KOA rv park, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6402
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  • #9
    Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar
    #9 of 111 Places to Eat in South Padre Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1127 reviewsTripAdvisor (1127)
    $$ | American, Seafood
    1 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6402
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  • #10
    Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort
    #10 of 111 Places to Eat in South Padre Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 590 reviewsTripAdvisor (590)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Cafe, Seafood
    3616 Gulf Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7006
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  • #11
    Beachside Bar & Grill at Pearl South Padre
    #11 of 111 Places to Eat in South Padre Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 393 reviewsTripAdvisor (393)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Seafood
    310 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6501
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  • #12
    BurgerFi
    #12 of 111 Places to Eat in South Padre Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 509 reviewsTripAdvisor (509)
    $ - $$ | American, Fast Food
    5001 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7431
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  • #13
    Laguna Bobs
    #13 of 111 Places to Eat in South Padre Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 293 reviewsTripAdvisor (293)
    $ | Seafood, American, Bar
    2401 Laguna Blvd In Between Louie's Backyard and Tequila Sunset, South Padre Island, TX 78597
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  • #14
    Blackbeard's Restaurant
    #14 of 111 Places to Eat in South Padre Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 2072 reviewsTripAdvisor (2072)
    $ - $$ | American, Seafood
    103 E Saturn Ln, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7347
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  • #15
    Wanna-Wanna Beach Bar & Grill
    #15 of 111 Places to Eat in South Padre Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 462 reviewsTripAdvisor (462)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Seafood
    5100 Gulf Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7440
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  • #16
    Cap'n Roy's
    #16 of 111 Places to Eat in South Padre Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 729 reviewsTripAdvisor (729)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, American
    1313 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6723
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  • #17
    Dirty Al's
    #17 of 111 Places to Eat in South Padre Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1285 reviewsTripAdvisor (1285)
    $ - $$ | American, Seafood
    33396 State Park Road 100, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6412
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  • #18
    Jax
    #18 of 111 Places to Eat in South Padre Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 60 reviewsTripAdvisor (60)
    $ | American
    1912 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6826
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  • #19
    Senor Donkey
    #19 of 111 Places to Eat in South Padre Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 796 reviewsTripAdvisor (796)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Southwestern
    4215 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7328
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  • #20
    Ted's Restaurant
    #20 of 111 Places to Eat in South Padre Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 288 reviewsTripAdvisor (288)
    $ | American, Diner
    5717 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7633
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