3913 Padre Blvd
South Padre Island, TX 78597
Phone: (956) 761-7831
Fax: (956) 761-2033
Bars & Cafes
One of the most well-known restaurants on the Island, Blackbeards serves a diverse clientele, and for that reason it can get very busy during the tourism/spring break season. The menu contains a tempting mix of drinks (Strawberry Daiquiri, Rum Punch), sandwiches (Yellowfin Tuna, The Pearl - a fried oyster po' boy) and other seafood dishes (Ginger Teriyaki Tuna Steak, Stuffed Shrimp). Make sure to get Cheese Sticks with... well... everything! The restaurant opens at 11:30a everyday.
Although the Padre Island Brewing Company has a great selection of food, with a specialty in, of course, seafood, there is much more to the restaurant than food. As is suggested by the name, the Padre Island Brewing Company is best known for their large selection of beers as well as their homemade ales. The Crab Stuffed Flounder is highly recommended, as are all the beers.
The best thing Wanna-Wanna Beach Bar & Grill has going for it is the beach, which is a lot. Located just next to the beach, sand, sun, warm breezes and alcohol come together to create a one of a kind experience. The people are friendly and the drinks are flowing. What better way to experience all that is the South Padre Island nightlife?
Located right on the sand, Boomerang Billy's is all about fun and sun. Patrons lounge on its spacious deck, swigging beers and sipping cocktails. Beach volleyball courts are just steps away, with the surf just a way beyond, so it's easy enough to get in a little activity now and then and then sidle right back up to the bar. Billy's even has its own outdoor shower too.
A lively venue that is a prime hangout destination of locals and tourists alike, Louie's Backyard offers food, drinks and loads of dancing on all days of the week. Open till 2a daily, it ensures that every night is a party here. Its waterside location only enhances its appeal further. The restaurant serves amazing crab cakes, shrimp and steaks that bowl one over. Dance to the DJs belting out peppy numbers or enjoy a bout of live music here. Sports fans can also view the latest games and try their hand at darts and pool. Happy hours add to the fun here.
Find your gumbo and etoufee, chicken and crawfish, shrimp and all kinds of seafood, pasta and po' boys, or surf & turf at Daddy's Seafood & Cajun Kitchen, and don't forget to start out the meal with oysters, hot wings, frog legs, or fries. Daddy's is a favorite spot for those who love seafood as they have a lot of variety in fried as well as non-fried options. The tasty meals and spicy nights keep the kitchen busy and the full bar - a little less full. So if you are in South Padre Island, don't forget to try Daddy's.
A great place to have a gourmet cup of coffee, this coffee house also serves made-to-order daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner dishes. All of the sandwiches are on homemade breads. An outside patio is available for outdoor dining.
At Clayton's Beach Bar & Grill, it's party time from dusk till dawn. Located on the sandy beach of South Padre Island, this bar takes pride in being one of the largest in Texas. A space that extends out onto the sands, is what makes Clayton's a favorite among beach-lovers. The games, activities and parties ensure that the fun never stops at this place. Some nights musicians churn out melodies while guests dance on the soft sand. You don't always have to take the road to reach this place; get adventurous and skydive your way towards Clayton's Beach Bar & Grill.
An unexpected find in Texas, Kohnami serves big portions of delicious sushi at affordable prices. If fresh and raw doesn't sound appealing, the menu offers tempura, udon, stir-fry, and other Japanese favorites along with special desserts like the banana tempura to round out the meal. If you are looking out to try out a good Japanese restaurant, then this refreshing establishment on South Padre Island will be a good idea.
Listen to your favorite jazz and blues tunes while enjoying delicious deli meats and sandwiches at this cafe that also features an array of imported beers and wines. VIP gift baskets are available. They are open Tuesdays and Wednesday for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and open 24 hours Thursday through Sunday. They are closed on Monday.
Al has been a fixture in the fishing community for a couple decades; he ran a bait shop for many years where fishermen would devour the tacos he served on the side. Today, Al devotes his time to the restaurant and anyone can enjoy delectable seafood dishes. Try the baskets of fried shrimp or oysters (lightly battered and piping hot!), or check out the Jumbo seafood Stuffed Jalapeno; a straightforward menu of lasting favorites keeps the no-nonsense clientele coming back for more.
A casually elegant atmosphere accompanies the Mediterranean cuisine at Marcello's, with a menu offering fresh seafood and pasta dishes that are sure to please the whole family. Each meal is accompanied by bread-sticks and pasta sauce, both made fresh daily. Impeccably polite waitstaff, light music, and pleasant, traditional decor help to assure an excellent experience every time you visit. Reservations are recommended at peak meal times and on holidays.