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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
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“fried shrimp” (146 reviews)
“fries” (196 reviews)
“seafood” (177 reviews)
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American, Seafood
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€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
33396 State Park Road 100, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6412
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Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

By far the best restaurant we went to. It was our last night at South Padre Island and our cousin recommended it; thank goodness she did. Food and service was great and a variety of seafood to be had.

Thank miziriz
Dirty_Als_Mgmnt, Public Relations Manager at Dirty Al's, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2016

We appreciate your review. We are happy you enjoyed the food and the service. Come back on your next visit.

Reviewed 6 September 2016

Our hotel recommended Dirty Al's. Its in an old building with a cool sign and mural on the front. We were seated quickly. Drink orders taken. The mango margarita was delicious. We had a shrimp basket and large shrimp platter. Both were very good. Portions...More

Thank travelcookie2015
Dirty_Als_Mgmnt, Public Relations Manager at Dirty Al's, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2016

Thank you for your review. We are happy you enjoyed your dining experience. We hope that you come back again.

Reviewed 4 September 2016

We heard about Al's on a travel Texas show and wanted to give it a try. Everything we had was good. All served on paper and plastic, very casual but we enjoyed our food.

Thank Scook112301
JANET P, Public Relations Manager at Dirty Al's, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2016

Thank you for visiting Dirty Al's. We are pleased you enjoyed the food and the casual environment. Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere is spot on for an island restaurant. The staff is friendly and the food is great it is right next to the water and has fresh fish to eat. $18. For half pound of jumbo shrimp and lots of frys. Will go back...More

Thank Steve T
Dirty_Als_Mgmnt, Public Relations Manager at Dirty Al's, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2016

Thank you for your review. We are happy you enjoyed your food and the service, we look forward to you return.

Reviewed 3 September 2016

The food was excellent. Waiter wearing offensive saying on t-shirt. I was highly offended and won't return because of this. It said "here legally. Relax Gringo" and I don't like the racial slur.

Thank Judith w
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

My wife loves the shrimp basket, very delicious and friendly service. Definitely recommend it for anyone that goes to spi.

Thank v85j88
Dirty_Als_Mgmnt, Public Relations Manager at Dirty Al's, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2016

Thank you for your review and also for your recommendation.

Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We treated ourselves the last night in the area. We ordered an build your own appetizer and one of us ordered the lobster bisque. The lobster bisque he claimed was the best he ever had. The appetizers were very good, but paled to the main...More

1  Thank wywrdsn
JANET P, Public Relations Manager at Dirty Al's, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2016

Thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed your dining experience. Looking forward to serve you again.

Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We just ordered a sampler plate because we were not that hungry. It all tasted the same whether it was a mushroom, or a zucchini. I think it may have been deep fried in old grease. Did not like. Maybe their food that is not...More

1  Thank Tjeppe
JANET P, Public Relations Manager at Dirty Al's, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2016

Thank you for your review. I apologize that you were not pleased with the sampler plate. We take the reviews into consideration to improve. We hope that you may consider giving us a second chance to prove the excellence service and mouth-watering food that we...More

Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The waitress was very attendant and very nice she took care of us she brought us our food very quickly because we was about to board a dolphin watch cruise but the service there was excellent the food was very good and I will be...More

1  Thank jesquivel3671
JANET P, Public Relations Manager at Dirty Al's, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2016

Thank you for your recent visit to Dirty Al's. We appreciate your review and look forward to serving you again.

Reviewed 22 August 2016

The food and the service was great. Of course we had fried shrimp, fish and raw oysters. The appetizer were awesome.

1  Thank jagrabe10
JANET P, Public Relations Manager at Dirty Al's, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2016

We appreciate your review. We are happy that you enjoyed your food and service. We look forward to serving you again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, 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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