south padre island dining

South Padre Island offers excellent opportunities for fine dining and wonderful restaurant experiences. The area specializes in Gulf seafood and offers some of the best seafood and shrimp dishes in Texas.

Our featured restaurants and dining establishments are considered to be the best in the South Padre Island and Port Isabel Area. Each restaurant offers much more than dining.  You will find that they are central to numerous activities, entertainment and all offer an outstanding waterfront dining experience

Please follow the links on the right to each restaurants official web site where you will find menus, special offers, maps and a list of special activities offered.

Ratings are based on quality, service, atmosphere and added amenities as rated by visitors and local residents.

While there are many places to dine on South Padre Island; the focus of our site is to point you to the best the area has to offer. The following restaurants are 5 STAR based on quality, service atmosphere and related offerings. Each is a “Must Do” dining experience for any trip to South Padre Island, TX.


pirates landing restaurant


Pirate's Landing Restaurant - Port Isabel

Historic location with tons of activities. The food is wonderful and the view is beautiful. Located on historic Lighthouse Square in Port Isabel, TX one can dine, cruise, fish, visit museums, enjoy entertainment and shop. We recommend you plan at least one half day to do everything. 

pier 19 restaurant

Pier 19 Restaurant and Bar - South Padre Island

Pier 19 is a destination for “Over The Water Dining”. In addition to a full menu of fresh prepared entrees, the restaurant offers a variety of activities, entertainment and the best sunset viewing on the island. We recommend you plan extra time to take in everything Pier 19 has to offer.

Sea Ranch Restaurant

Sea Ranch Restaurant - South Padre Island

This restaurant has been the top dining spot on the island for years. Rated as a “Top 500 USA Restaurant” and listed in World's Best Seafood directory. No trip to South Padre Island is complete without dining here.

laguna bobs south padre
Laguna Bob Bar on the Bay - South Padre Island

Serving Seafood, Sunsets and Cocktails! Laguna Bobs offers a fun waterfront location and excellent casual dining. Enjoy a drink or a dinner in this appealing open-air atmosphere.

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