South Padre restaurants

Mar 23rd, 2006, 04:53 PM
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South Padre restaurants

Headed to South Padre for a week in June and was wondering if any of you have favorite restaurants. We like all kinds of food.

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Mar 23rd, 2006, 05:50 PM
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It depends on what you are looking for. Are you a couple, a group of friends, or a family? Here's what we enjoy when we go down there.

Family-type:
1) Tom & Jerry's--not the best food, but pretty good. Very kid-friendly.
2) Louie's Backyard--has a pretty good seafood buffet, but a little pricey; good music and fun atmosphere.
3) Roma Dolce--awesome gelato.

Good food, but still kid-friendly:
1) Blackbeards--good seafood, but a little overrated IMHO
2) Padre Island Brewing Company--good beer, good food, and really good ribs!
3) Rovans--good breakfasts
4) Shrimp Haus--awesome if you do all-u-can-eat shrimp
5) Bigo's--we liked it for Mexican

In Port Isabel (just on the other side of the bridge):
1) Beefeaters--all-u-can-eat meat
2) Lighthouse Ice Cream (I think that's what it is called. It is right off the bridge across from Beefeaters)--homemade ice cream, really cool flavors.

A few we didn't like:
1) Jesse's Cantina--way too greasy for us
2) A 50-s style bar and grill on the island...further north on the island and on the western side--can't remember the name--but not that good and way too expensive for what you get.
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Mar 24th, 2006, 02:00 PM
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Thanks, divingaggie -- that's a good list.
I will defintely check some of these out. You've mentioned quite a few that I hadn't tried.
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Mar 28th, 2006, 07:22 PM
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Try Dirty Al's just south of Causeway, Seafood and a fun place to be, live music and good reasonable prices. There may be a line to get in but it moves fast.
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Mar 29th, 2006, 09:43 AM
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Hey thanks, boombaca. Is Dirty Al's new?
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Mar 29th, 2006, 12:00 PM
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Sea Ranch for elegant casual atmosphere and GOOD seafood!
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Mar 29th, 2006, 12:21 PM
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jayne,
There is an Italian restaurant just over the bridge in Port Isabel. It's on the right hand side, can't remember the name right now...
But if it's still there, we enjoyed our meal there very much.
We did not care for Blackbeard's. Overpriced and underwhelmed.
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Jun 10th, 2006, 12:01 PM
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Heading down there next week-- taking all your suggestions with me. Memejw -- I know the Italian place you are talking about; there's a karoke bar on one side, as I recall. Beach here I come!
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