If you think a claim of having the world’s best-fried shrimp is over the top, then you don’t know this famous dish over at Dirty Al’s. Not only do they serve up this local favorite platter, but also a variety of freshly caught seafood and other favorites. Dirty Al’s has been open since 1986, serving up fresh seafood to the various visitors of South Padre Island, Texas. This family-owned and operated establishment takes pride in caring for its customers and making sure they leave satisfied. Dirty Al himself grew up shrimping and knows what makes the freshest seafood out there. Him and his youngest son, who graduated culinary school, serve these delicious seafood dishes.
Freshly Caught Seafood
Dirty Al’s puts family first, and the menu definitely shares that theme. You can enjoy platters that are easy to share around the table. Oysters on the half shell and peel and eat shrimp are recommended to start this journey through a delicious menu. Other appetizers include oyster shooters, calamari, beer battered onion rings and mushrooms, fried pickles, wings, and more. You can even purchase king crabs by the pound served with hot butter. Dirty Al’s likes to keep the salads fun and serves them up in a taco salad bowl with a variety of protein options.
Various taco, po’ boy sandwiches, and seafood baskets make up the majority of entrees options that are worth every piece. Along with their world famous fried shrimp, you can expect fried oysters, fried fish, spicy tenders, grilled fish, grilled shrimp, or mix and match for your own combo. If you want a little of everything, then the Seafood Botana is perfect to share with the family. Rounding off this delicious menu is made to order burgers, seafood plates, and jumbo friend shrimp. A kids’ menu is also available for the little ones, with several non-seafood items just in case they haven’t opened up to seafood yet.
Where You Need to Be
If you are in the market for good restaurants in South Padre and enjoy a family friendly atmosphere that knows how to serve up delicious seafood, make a trek over to Dirty Al’s. You can visit the restaurant at 33396 State Park Rd. They are open every day from 11:00am to 8:00pm. Gift cards are available that work at Dirty Al’s and the five other local establishments run by Dirty Al and his family. Visit Dirty Al’s today and try the world’s best-fried shrimp!