Restaurants

Seafood in South Padre Island

Blackbeard's

It's been dishing out seafood in SPI since 1978, and while the large servings and quality speak for themselves, the huge outdoor terrace certainly isn't hurting its cause. Blackbeard's is popular, and you might have…
Seafood in South Padre Island

Pier 19

On a pier jutting far out along the water, this rambling eatery has a huge menu of fried seafood, burgers, ceviche, fish tacos, po'boys and much more. If you're just looking for a sundowner, head to the bar all the …
Seafood in South Padre Island

Sea Ranch

A little classier than the beach-bum standard on SPI, Sea Ranch has an impressive menu of wild-caught seafood and Angus steaks. It overlooks the harbor and has an elegant vibe. It doesn't take reservations, but it's…
Cafe in South Padre Island

Grapevine Cafe and Coffeehouse

Tasty fresh coffee ($2-$5) is backed up by a reliable menu of American and Tex-Mex breakfast and lunch dishes, ranging from eggs Benedict to huevos rancheros, with a decent number of gluten-free and vegetarian choic…
Cajun in South Padre Island

Daddy's Seafood & Cajun Kitchen

It's not exactly Cajun spicy, but it certainly has Cajun flavor. Order big with the Cajun mixup: a mess of shrimp, crawfish, sausage, potatoes and corn all boiled up together. Lunch specials for $10 are also popular…
Market in South Padre Island

Blue Marlin Supermarket

For self-catering, this is the best choice on the island and prices are similar to the mainland.