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Dirty Al's

33396 State Park Road 100, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6412
+1 956-761-4901
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fried shrimp” (151 reviews)
“fries” (198 reviews)
“seafood” (179 reviews)
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American, Seafood
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LOCATION
33396 State Park Road 100, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6412
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was a highly recommend spot for local fare. I’m a huge shrimp lover and looked forward to this for awhile. I ordered the shrimp and oyster basket,my wife and kids the fish and chips. Shrimp smelled and tasted off and oysters were chewy. I...More

Thank Corbet H
Reviewed 2 days ago

We stopped here one day for lunch, as we had heard about Dirty Al's for years during visits to South Padre. What an utter disappointment. We ordered the typical shrimp and fish meals. While the service was OK, the food was nothing to write home...More

Thank Tom_McGoldrick
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had some time to waste before we went on a boat ride so we decided to eat at Dirty Al’s. We order drinks and the service was very fast. We had shrimp and oysters on the half shell plater to start with. I ordered...More

Thank littlemrsflower
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fishing store, bait shop and restaurant all in one. Definitely a hole in the wall on the south end of the island. Food is consistent and specializes on fresh seafood. Wait staff is good and apt to encourage a fun time.

Thank MellohYellow
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My favorite shrimp place! Always good! Wish they had coleslaw! Boiled Cajun shrimp is the best! Onion rings were greasy, but the fries are awesome!

Thank 31janette63
Joriu1965, Director of operations at Dirty Al's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

thanks Janette , we are glad you enjoyed your visit at our padre island location thanks for sharing your experience and for your business we hope to see you again.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A local favorite of mine for probably two decades. I have referred hundreds of visitors to DAs over the years and have visited numerous times even this year hoping to dispel my now firm belief that they are slipping in quality. Jumbo shrimp are no...More

Thank TXAdvr
Joriu1965, director of operations at Dirty Al's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

we want to thank you for your recent visit , and want to apologize for not meeting your standards this time, we are working on issues that need to be corrected and hope to gain your business back, some times bad things happen to good...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dont always get a full meal, but we alwaysgetsome of there coleslaw....... best on the island by far!

Thank Hhead3rd
Joriu1965, director of operations at Dirty Al's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

thanks for your recent visit to our island location .we are glad you had a good experience we hope to see you again , don't forget to visit our other locations in port Isabel ,Brownsville and McAllen.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I love coming to this restaurant everytime we come to South Padre Island. The food here is very good and the service is always great! The staff here very friendly and always on point. We love the peel and eat shrimp on...More

Thank Priscilla G
Joriu1965, director of operations at Dirty Al's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

we sure appreciate your positive comments as well as business thank you for sharing your experience we hope we can see you again in your next trip, and don't forget to visit our other locations in port Isabel Brownsville and Mcallen.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love Dirty Al's. It is always our go-to spot for lunch! The shrimp is amazing and i love the seasoned fries. Last time we tried the fish tacos, the fish was wonderful!

Thank 257bambi
Joriu1965, director of operations at Dirty Al's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

we would like to take the time to thank you for sharing your experience and for your business as well, we hope you can visit us again ,we will be waiting for you to continue providing good service and good food .

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here one night during a 6 day trip to the island. I had the mahi-magic topped with shrimp and it was excellent. My wife wasn't as crazy about her grilled shrimp - they were overcooked. Dessert of brownie and ice cream was...More

Thank Brian J
Joriu1965, director of operations at Dirty Al's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

thank you for sharing your experience we are glad you enjoyed your visit to our island location thanks for your business and positive comments we hope you come back soon , don't forget to visit our other locations in port Isabel Brownsville and Mcallen.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33396 State Park Road 100, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6412
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  South Padre Island
  • Phone Number: +1 956-761-4901
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Description
About Us
Dirty Al’s has been in operation since 1986 and has always provided the freshest seafood to thousands of visitors from all over the world.
As a family owned and operated business, we have always taken great pride in taking care of each customer and providing them with a unique experience that they can only get from eating at Dirty Al’s. Dirty Al promises every customer that they will only be served the absolute freshest seafood caught in the wild off the Gulf of Mexico.
A Father and his Sons Make a Great Team!
Alfonso Salazar, better known as “Dirty Al” originally started shrimping as a young man with his father and 6 brothers. In 2003, he and his youngest son, Cameron, who graduated from Culinary School, transformed his bait stand into a restaurant where together they have been known for having “The World’s Best Fried Shrimp”! In 2005, his other two sons returned home to help grow the business. To this day, they now own 6 restaurants on beautiful South Padre Island and continue to bring only the “best” Gulf Seafood to each customer’s table.
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