912 Padre Boulevard
South Padre Island, TX 78597
Phone: (956) 772-9020
Fax: (956) 772-9022
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.
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 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.
Located on Padre Boulevard, Café Kranzler is known for its own take on New American cuisine. They are famous for their Sunday paella. They also serve a range of other delicious items like buttermilk pancakes, delicious pastries, apple and pear salad, lump crab cake, bistro steak sandwich, bruschetta, lemon trout and so on. You can sip some wine from their extensive list or enjoy a zippy cocktail along with your meal.
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.
Enjoy delectable American food in the company of well-crated drinks and pristine views of the ocean at Pier 19. This restaurant is simply perfect for a romantic dinner.
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.
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.
Located in a covered deck of the Palms Resort, The Cafe On The Beach is a relaxing dining experience. Soak in beautiful vistas of the Gulf of Mexico and its shore as you nibble on eggs Benedict, smoked Atlantic salmon, fried fish basket, baked potatoes and more.
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.
This popular little Island restaurant is locally very well known for breakfast and lunch offerings drawn from south of the border and all-American cuisine. Expect to choose between tacos and waffles, fajitas, burgers, burritos and salads. Locals tend to prefer menu combinations like fajitas and eggs, but visitors who go for the tried-and-true hash browns or french toast come out impressed. Friendly staff animate the establishment. Ted's is one of the oldest places to grab a bite on South Padre Island.
This pirate-themed restaurant overlooks the Queen Isabella Causeway and Laguna Madre Bay. Moreover, the restaurant is located on a historically significant bluff which served as a military fort nearly 200 years ago. The restaurant is decorated in pirate castle style with nautical decor and pirate figures. The menu at Pirate's Landing is decidedly seafood-oriented, with everything from shrimp to mahi-mahi, but the restaurant does serve steak, chicken, turkey, and a good, old-fashioned 1/2 pound hamburger. After dinner, be sure to go for a stroll on the restaurant's pier, one of the longest fishing piers in Texas.