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4 Beachside Restaurants to Visit on SPI

Vivian Farmer
June 06, 2018

The beachside of the Island is privy to pristine beaches and breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico. Take in the stunning view, the island ambience and the delicious food at any of the beachside restaurants South Padre Island has to offer.

Beachside Bar and Grill


Address: 6501, 310 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597 | Hours: Monday through Sunday 6:30am–10pm
Phone: (956) 761-6551 | Website

Beachside Bar and Grill at the Pearl South Padre overlooks the Gulf and serves up a mix of casual and fine Island dining. The restaurant prides itself on its fresh seafood and signature cocktails. Order off the menu, or come for the seafood buffet or Sunday Champagne Brunch. No matter when you decide to go, it’s the perfect spot to indulge in a tropical cocktail and enjoy the ambience.

Windjammer’s Beachfront Café


Address: 500 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597 | Hours: Monday through Sunday 6:30am–10pm
Phone: (956) 761-6511 | Website

Windjammer’s Beachfront Café is part of the Isla Grand Resort. Come for the seafood, Italian, or Mexican buffets, or order up some tacos and ceviche for a South of the Border dining experience. If you love shrimp, try the gulf shrimp your way. Savor the food and the views of the Gulf.

Café on the Beach

Address: 3616 Gulf Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597 | Hours: Monday through Sunday 8am–10pm
Phone: (956) 761-2703 | Website

This hidden gem is nestled in the dunes with an unobstructed and breathtaking view of the beach. Their menu offers a wide variety of breakfast choices to sandwiches, salads, and entrees like Blackened Mahi Mahi. Try the Redsnapper Sandwich with cilantro-lime tartar sauce or the creamy seafood bisque, complete with salmon, shrimp, redsnapper and crab!

Wanna Wanna Beach Bar & Grill


Address: 5100 Gulf Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597 | Hours: Open daily at 11:30am (closing time varies)
Phone: (956) 761-7677 | Website

This thatched out dive bar is a favorite amongst both tourists and locals. Steps away from the beach, Wanna Wanna offers up delicious signature drinks, ceviche, Gulf shrimp, and your standard bar fare. Grab a drink and take a stroll along the beach or hang out under the tiki hut and enjoy the breeze and the view.

More Beachside Dining

Boomerang Billy’s Beach Bar

Address: 2612 Gulf Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597 | Hours: Monday through Saturday 11am–9pm & Sunday 12pm–9pm
Phone(956) 761-2831 | Website

Clayton’s Beach Bar & Grill

Address: 6900 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597 | Hours: Open daily at 11am (closing time varies)
Phone: (956) 761-5900 | Website


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