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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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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“fried shrimp” (145 reviews)
“seafood” (182 reviews)
“fries” (103 reviews)
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11:00 - 20:00All hours
American, Seafood
€€ - €€€
33396 State Park Road 100, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6412
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Reviewed 24 June 2016

Great fried food and burgers! We had fried fish, fried shrimp, French fries and a hamburger. Large portions and reasonable prices.

Reviewed 24 June 2016

They have all kinds of seafood to choose from fried shrimp to Po boys and fried fish. they will even cook your catch for a small fee. I like their french fries yum yum.

Thank shannondgaylor
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

This food is awesome! We are here probably 6 times throughout our whole week stay here. I stick to what I like and other places didn't compare to dirty Als! Plus it's right next to boat tours so it's convenient!

Thank Dvdhill
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Best food in town and huge platters!! The wait was not long at all, I loved the shrimp and fish platter, my husband had the mama loma burger (food allergy) and it was huge and delicious. Worth every penny!

Thank Vanessa A
Reviewed 22 June 2016

The food and drinks are all good, as long as you can handle them one at a time...you'll want to try them all...eventually!!!!

Thank Patrice C
Reviewed 21 June 2016

Even though the food was good, the service left a bit to be desired. Our server was forgetful, confused a couple of our items and looked a little perturbed. We ordered two frozen cocktails off of their menu and were disappointed to see them served...More

Thank dagloz1974
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

The food was very good here but the portions were small. The restaurant seemed dirty and uninviting. The wait staff was very nice.

Thank Nicholas W
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

We were trying to figure out which restaurant to go to on our last night in SPI. Originally we wanted to go to Pier 19 but their menu was quite expensive in comparison. We wanted to experience sea food and with a family of 7...More

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Had the fried shrimp basket and it was very good. Shrimp had good flavor. Grilled shrimp salad was also good. Came in a taco shell. Blackened flounder was good, but the blackened spice was not my favorite spice. Too much paprika, was not what I...More

Thank retiredlady07
Reviewed 18 June 2016

The food was not very good. We ordered fried shrimp and it tasted "old". The service was good but we did not enjoy the food and will not waste our time going back.

Thank Tammy H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
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
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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