South Padre Island Dining & Restaurants

One of the most important elements of ANY vacation is the culinary journey.

While visiting the island, be prepared to enjoy a selection of distinctive cuisines offered in a variety of restaurants and lounges ranging from local “plate lunches” to gourmet cuisine at ocean-view restaurants. Many of the area eating establishments enhance the culinary experience with great locations and proximity to the beach. Some dining even offers outdoor seating and  exposure to the sound of the surf and the light of the moon for a memorable and unique venue.

Choosing Your Island Dining

Listed below is a huge selection of the local fare  and some of the best South Padre Island dining available, divided into categories based on the type of food being served. We encourage you to scope out a few favorites or contact us if you have any questions about where you might eat, and which restaurants and establishments are the best choice for what you are looking for. Whether you like value dining, fresh seafood, or a “once-in-a-lifetime” dining experience Padre Island has you covered.

Use this page frequently during your South Padre Island vacation to find some great deals at some of the island’s hottest dining spots!  After dinner check out Padre Island’s nightlife.  Let us be your guide.

Restaurants & Dining Venues

BREAKFAST/LUNCH

BadaBing Bagels761-55501817 Padre Blvd.
Cafe on the Beach at the Palms Resort761-27033616 Gulf Blvd.
Denny’s761-18871100 Padre Blvd.
Grapevine Cafe761-84632800 Padre Blvd.
Marlee’s Restaurant943-7656209 Maxan St. (Port Isabel)
Ted’s Restaurant761-53275717 Padre Blvd.
Yummies Bistro761-2526700 Padre Blvd. Suite J

BURGERS & MORE

Amberjack’s Bar & Grill761-6500209 W. Amberjack St.
Beachside Bar & Grill at the Pearl761-6551310 Padre Blvd.
Big Boy’s Wings761-43791912 Padre Blvd.
Big Mike’s Best BBQ433-5598209 E. Maxan St. (Port Isabel)
Blackbeard’s761-2962103 E. Saturn
Boomerang Billy’s at The Surf Motel761-24202612 Gulf Blvd.
Clayton’s Beach Bar & Grill761-59006900 Padre Blvd.
Coconuts Bar & Grill761-42182301 Laguna Blvd.
Doubleday’s943-4992402 Hwy 100 (Port Isabel)
Jake’s Restaurant & Bar761-50122500 Padre Blvd.
Kelly’s Irish Pub761-7571101 E. Morningside
Padre Island Brewing Company761-95853400 Padre Blvd.
PadreRitaVille761-74824001 Padre Blvd.
Palm Street Pier Bar and Grill772-7256204 W. Palm
Parrot Eye’s Restaurant & Bar761-90405801 Padre Blvd.
Pelican Station943-3344201 S Garcia St. (Port Isabel)
Pier 19 Restaurant & Bar761-74371 Padre Blvd.
Sunset Bar & Grill761-1164Tarpon St. & Laguna Madre
Sunset Cafe & Deli761-28661004 Padre Blvd.
Texas Moon Restaurant & Bar761-31105800 Padre Blvd.
Tom & Jerry’s761-89993212 Padre Blvd.
Wanna-Wanna Beach Bar & Grill761-76005100 Gulf Blvd.

FINE DINING

Cafe Kranzler772-18402412 Padre Blvd.
Louie’s Backyard761-64062305 Laguna Blvd.
Scampi’s761-1755206 W. Aries
Windjammer’s761-6511500 Padre Blvd. At the Isla Grand

HOT, FAST & CHEAP

Burger King943-51581681 Hwy 100 (Port Isabel)
Church’s Fried Chicken943-85921748 Hwy 100 (Port Isabel)
Coffee Hut~serving Starbucks761-6511 x6472500 Padre Blvd. inside Isla Grande Resort
Dairy Queen761-10722401 Padre Blvd.
Kentucky Fried Chicken761-23923201 Padre Blvd.
Long John Silver761-44562000 Padre Blvd.
McDonald’s761-4999908 Padre Blvd.
Subway761-67002100 Padre Blvd.
Taco Bell761-44562000 Padre Blvd.
Whataburger761-7862105 W. Retama

ITALIAN/PIZZA

Domino’s Pizza943-88801702 Hwy 100 Ste D (Port Isabel)
D’Pizza Joint761-79952413 Padre Blvd.
Gabriella’s Ristorante Italiano761-6111700 Padre Blvd.
Marcello’s Italian Restaurant943-7611110 N. Tarnava (Port Isabel)
Paulino’s Italian Restaurant761-40004600 Padre Blvd.
Pizza Hut761-13611905 Padre Blvd.

MEXICAN

Big Donkey761-48434215 Padre Blvd.
El Valle Tortilla Factory (Authentic Mexican Food)943-2759103 W Queen Isabella Blvd. (Port Isabel)
Isabel’s Cafe943-5082Hwy 100 & Port Rd. (Port Isabel)
Jessie’s Cantina & Restaurant761-45002700 Padre Blvd.
Manuel’s943-1655313 Maxan (Port Isabel)
Pancho’s Mexican Restaurant943-7779225-B Queen Isabella Blvd. (Port Isabel)

ORIENTAL

Kohnami Sushi Japanese Restaurant761-2446410 Padre Blvd. Ste. O
Uchi Cuisine772-99002300 Padre Blvd.

SEAFOOD/CAJUN

Cap’n Roy’s761-99901313 Padre Blvd.
Daddy’s Seafood & Cajun Kitchen761-19753409 Padre Blvd.
Dirty Al’s Seafood Kitchen761-49011 Padre Blvd.
Fisherman’s Restaurant943-4545416 W. Hwy 100 (Port Isabel)
Joe’s Oyster Bar943-4501207 Maxan St. (Port Isabel)
Lost Galleon Seafood Restaurant943-4400202 Queen Isabella (Port Isabel)
Pirate’s Landing943-3663110 N. Garcia
Schlitterbahn’s Shrimp Haus Restaurant772-977233261 State Park Rd. 100
Sea Ranch761-13141 Padre Blvd.
Steamer’s Seafood Bar772-9777202 W Whiting St.
White Sands Seafood Restaurant943-2414418 W. Hwy 100 (Port Isabel)

SNACKS/MUNCHIES/SANDWICHED

Dolce Roma761-11984200 Padre Blvd.
Mickey’s Bistro & Chocolate Shoppe943-71831401 Hwy 100 (Port Isabel)
Windy City761-18441817 Padre Blvd.
Wing Stop761-13003900 Padre Blvd.
Yummies Bistro Coffee Shop761-2526700 Padre Blvd.
Zeste Gourmet Market & Cafe761-55553508 Padre Blvd.

VEGETARIAN

Psycha Deli772-97703112 Padre Blvd.