Best South Padre Island, TX Restaurants

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    9. Pirate's Landing

    This themed restaurant sports a unique decor of old model ships, weathered wood, wharf-like posts and railings, and myriad pictures of briny buccaneers doing their thing. As you'd no doubt suspect, fresh fish and...

    Photo courtesy of Joshua Simmons
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    8. Windjammer Beachfront Café

    After "working" hard to enjoy yourself at this South Texas resort -- fishing on the Gulf, swimming, sunning -- treat yourself to an elegant seafood dinner at Isla Grand's signature restaurant, which offers terrific...

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    7. Cap'n Roy's

    Cap'n Roy's is known as the restaurant "where it's always reel good to go!" This Island eatery serves up some popular seafood and Mexican dishes in a quaint space that showcases photos and mounted fish. Like most...

    Photo courtesy of Joshua Simmons
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    6. Yummies Bistro

    Located in a little strip mall, Yummies Bistro is a restaurant that lives up to its name! It's a popular place to enjoy breakfast and lunch. It's one of the few places on the island with an extensive menu of...

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    5. Ted's Restaurant

    Sure, it's a hole in the wall, but it's one of the most popular places to grab a quick and delicious meal in all of South Padre Island. It's a favorite among locals and return vacationers for its hearty, reasonably...

    Photo courtesy of Kimberly Suta
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    4. Liam's Steakhouse & Oyster Bar

    Liam's Steak House & Oyster Bar is one of the newer fine dining options on South Padre Island. It's a fabulous place for an anniversary dinner or any kind of celebration as it's intimate and provides a more...

    Photo courtesy of Joshua Simmons
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    3. Harpoon's Surf Bar & Grill

    Harpoon's is just what you'd expect of a beach town restaurant, with antique skateboards, surf boards and family photos, a pool table, a large backyard patio perfect for listening to live music, and fantastic food....

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    2. Gabriella's Italian Grill & Pizzeria

    Locals know Gabriella's is one of the best restaurants on or off the island. They have an extensive menu of Italian dishes, a wood burning oven for their incredible pizzas and everything here is made from scratch!...

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    1. Sea Ranch Restaurant

    There aren't a lot of fine dining options in South Padre, so if you're looking for somewhere special that also serves up excellent fresh, tasty food and drinks, Sea Ranch is top of the list. They're upscale, but...

    Photo courtesy of Kimberly Suta

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