Best South Padre Island, TX Restaurants

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    7. Amberjack's Bayside Bar & Grill

    A classic Gulf-side resort eatery, Amberjack's offers terrific views of Laguna Madre and a menu boasting everything from tropical cashew chicken and filet mignon to oysters Rockefeller and shrimp and crab...

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    6. Sea Ranch Restaurant & Dirty Dave's Deck

    Upscale but still in keeping with South Padre's unspoken "keep it casual" credo, Sea Ranch offers breathtaking water views, patio dining, and a smartly appointed dining room adorned with original artwork. The kitchen...

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    5. 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...

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    4. Ted's Restaurant

    Popular among locals and return vacationers for its hearty, reasonably priced Tex-Mex fare, this little diner earns high marks for tasty fajitas and spicy lunch specials. Meanwhile, morning appetites are treated to...

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    3. Louie's Backyard

    Although its tropical pink facade is more SoBe than Lone Star, this busy baysider earns high marks as a laid-back place to enjoy delicious local-inspired fare, play a few games of shuffleboard, and share cervezas or...

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    2. 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...

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    1. Marcello's Italian Restaurant and Lighthouse Pub

    For homestyle Italian food, your best bet is this bastion of red sauce. Located over Laguna Madre in Port Isabel, it's set in an old mom and pop grocery store just a few steps from the historic lighthouse. One of the...

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