South Padre Island Restaurants

Like many coastal areas, South Padre Island is famous for their array of high-quality eateries specializing in a wide range of culinary styles. There’s a little something for everyone who comes to South Padre Island! With this in mind, we’ve put together a brief guide on the best South Padre Island restaurants to try during your time here. We hope you find this list helpful for planning your vacation! Bon appétit!

Padre Island Brewing Co.

South Padre Island’s very own gastropub is the place to go for local craft beer, hearty burgers and steaks, and succulent seafood in a relaxed atmosphere with incredible views. Come here for lunch or dinner between 11:30am and 10:00pm on Sunday through Thursday and until 11:00pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

Ceviche Ceviche

At this counter-serve lunch joint in South Padre Island Texas, you can get your fix of build-your-own seafood ceviche in a casual, laid-back setting. Ceviche Ceviche is open from 10:30am to 5:00pm daily.

Yummies Bistro

Yummies Bistro is the perfect place to start your day on South Padre Island. The restaurant serves up breakfast classics, sandwiches, coffee, and mimosas from 8:00am to 2:00pm daily.


A household name in the South Padre Island culinary scene since 1978, Blackbeard’s is the place to go when you’ve got a hankering for sandwiches, burgers, or fried seafood. Blackbeard’s is open from 11:30am until 9:00pm on Sunday through Thursday and closes at 10:00pm on Fridays and Saturdays.


If you find yourself craving Italian food during your time on the island, Gabriella’s will satisfy your palate. The family-friendly restaurant in South Padre Island serves up brick-oven pizzas, classic Italian dishes, and an extensive selection of craft beer from 4:00pm to 10:00pm on Sunday through Thursday and until 11:00pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Click here to learn more!

Sea Ranch

At Sea Ranch, the menu emphasizes steak, pasta, and wild-caught seafood in a colorful restaurant overlooking the marina. The eatery opens at 4:30pm daily, with closing times ranging from 8:30pm to 9:30pm throughout the week.

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