Dine like a Local on South Padre Island

Indulge after a long day on the beach, on a fishing boat or shopping along Padre Boulevard and experience the unique flavors of South Padre Island at one of more than 20 local spots. Casual, take out, fine dining, and beach and bayside views – we have it all and then some. You can even catch our firework displays from most shoreline dining options – talk about dinner with a view!

BadaBing Bagels

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More than just bagels and cream cheese, BadaBing is the local spot for house-made spreads and bagels imported from New York. The cream cheeses are all made daily and include classic flavors like plain and blueberry as well as more adventurous offerings– cheddar-salsa, bacon and scallions-capers to name a few.

For lunch, BadaBing serves up burgers, cold cuts, hot dogs and more, all on bagels. Pop in for breakfast or take some lunch to go, just make sure you get enough for everyone!

Cost: $$
Atmosphere: Casual
Website: http://www.badabingbagel.com/index.html

Kraken Bar N Grill

Look no further for somewhere to go for game night. Kraken Bar N Grill serves up big burgers and sharable apps. The space is nothing fancy but the food is good and the portions are large.

Cost: $$
Atmosphere: Sports Bar
Website: None

Liams Steak House and Oyster Bar

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Looking for the perfect date night dinner or meal for a special occasion? Liams won’t disappoint. The seafood is exceptional and the sea theme decorations aren’t overbearing. Try stuffed flounder, steak and lobster tail and of course, oysters! Just make sure to make reservation.

Cost: $$$
Atmostphere: Fine Dining
Website: http://www.liamssteakhouse.com/

Chillito Pikin

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Chillito Pikin is the place to go to satisfy your craving for Mexican. The dishes are easy on your wallet and big enough to fill you up. The menu has all of the classic dishes you’d expect as well salad, pasta, burgers and sandwiches. You can’t go wrong with the tacos, and ceviche fans will be delighted to find ceviche on the menu.

Cost: $
Atmosphere: Casual
Website: None

Wanna Wanna

There’s nothing better than looking out at the beach while nibbling on finger food and listening to live music. Wanna Wanna provides all of that. Located on the beach, you’ll have great seaside views while you lounge under their large canopy. There’s a little something for everyone on their seafood and bar food menu and the frozen drinks are particularily good.

Cost: $$
Atmosphere: Beach Bar
Website: http://www.wannawanna.com/

The Palms Café on the Beach

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Located on the beach, this café takes classic American dishes up a notch. The service is suburb and the views are picture perfect. This café is great if you want upscale dishes in a casual environment.

Cost: $$
Atmosphere: Casual
Website: http://www.palmsresortcafe.com/cafe.htm

Gabriellas Italian Grill and Pizzeria

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Seafood is amazing but sometimes you need a break. Gabriella’s will give you just what you need– heaping portions of classic Italian fare. The pasta’s and soups are filling and the pizza is rumored to be the best on the island.

Cost: $$
Atmosphere: Casual
Website: http://gabriellasspi.com/

Coconuts Bar and Grill

Coconut’s Bar and Grill is a seaside staple. This joint has the classic beach bar feel complete with tiki themed pavilions and a bar open to the sea. Bring the family, watch the sunset, or stay late for a few drinks. Coconut’s does it all.

Cost: $$
Atmosphere: Beach Bar
Website: http://www.coconutsspi.com/restaurant.html

Kellys Irish Pub

Decorated with a green neon sign out front and dollar bills taped to the walls on the inside, Kellys feels like it came directly out of a small college town. The food is hearty and really, you can’t go wrong with a Rueben or bangers and mash. At night, Kelly’s becomes a hot spot for local nightlife.

Cost: $$
Atmosphere: Sports Bar
Website: None

Blackbeards Restaurant

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This is the island themed seafood restaurant you’ve been looking for. Blackbeard’s has been serving South Padre Island for almost 40 years so they know what they’re doing when it comes to seafood. They’re famous for their fired shrimp but the stuffed crab or seafood pasta are sure to delight. If you want a sampling of some of the best fish around, get the fish 3 ways– pan broiled Atlantic salmon with cilantro butter, char crusted teriyaki tuna and parmesan catfish, yum!

Cost: $$
Atmosphere: Casual
Website: https://www.blackbeardsspi.com/


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