Top 5 South Padre Island Beach Restaurants

There is no better way to enjoy a meal on South Padre Island than from the beach. This vacation island knows how to hosts your meals with some amazing South Padre Island beach restaurants. Here are the top five beachside restaurants to check out during your next South Padre Island getaway:

The Café on the Beach

You can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner along the beach over at the Café on the Beach. This South Padre Island beach restaurant is a local favorite and has been serving up delicious meals for years. Favorites include the blackened shrimp tacos, oysters Rockefeller, and other freshly prepared seafood dishes. The patio views cannot be beat with incredible looks over the water. You cannot go wrong with any entrée you order. The Café on the Beach is open daily from 8:00am to 10:00pm for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Beachside Bar & Grill

You know you will get amazing ocean views at a Padre Island restaurant named Beachside Bar & Grill. This beachside restaurant is also open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with the lunch buffet being the main draw. You can enjoy delicious all you can eat items such as crab legs, shrimp, eggs, pancakes, and so much more. Enjoy the Beachside Bar & Grill daily from 6:00am to 11:00pm.


At Schlitterbahn you’ll find multiple options for beachfront food and drinks. The Shrimp Haus and Seaside Grill are both only steps from the beach and offer full menus of delicious seafood and plenty of other options to satisfy everyone in your group. Sea4Ever Rooftop Bar & Grill is located on the 5th floor of the resort and offers the best views on the island, as well as some of the best food!

Wanna-Wanna Beach Bar & Grill

The term beachside restaurant is used properly at Wanna-Wanna Beach Bar & Grill, where you can rent chairs and an umbrella to park yourself right on the beach. You can enjoy generous pours and delicious food just a few steps away from the sandy beach. The ceviche and turbo piña coladas are local favorites to keep you cool during the summer. Check out Wanna-Wanna Beach Bar & Grill daily from 11:30am to 11:00pm.

Clayton’s Beach Bar & Grill

Enjoy delicious food, frozen adult beverages, and live music all at Clayton’s Beach Bar & Grill. Clayton’s is the perfect party central where you live it up on the dance floor before relaxing on the beach. Enjoy the biggest beach bar in Texas any day of the week from 11:30am to 2:00am.

Choosing Franke Rentals After Eating at Padre Islands Restaurants

You will find only the finest of accommodations in the vacation rentals offered from Franke Rentals. You will be close by all of the attractions and activities offered in South Padre Island, including the delicious beachside restaurants in town. Contact us today to help you find the perfect vacation rental for your stay.

Search Rentals