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Pier 19

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$$ - $$$
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1 Padre Blvd., at end of the road thru KOA rv park, South Padre Island, TX
+1 956-761-7437
07:00 - 22:00
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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194 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

While we liked every aspect about this wonderful restaurant, we absolutely loved our outstanding waiter, Alejandro. Extremely knowledgeable, superbly efficient, and very friendly. He turned a good dinner experience into a great one. Thanks. We sat out on the patio / pier area which is weather protected as needed or open air when warranted. A bit spartan, but very comfortable.... More 

Thank pagmeister
Richville, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We recently traveled to South Padre Island to visit friends. It just happened to be on two of the coldest days since 1951! To celebrate our friends anniversary, we went to eat breakfast at Pier 19. This is a unique place, and if you like fancy restaurants, don't go! If like friendly local restaurants this is the place for you!.... More 

Thank Leslie L
Denver, Colorado
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26 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went there for breakfast Sunday morning,the biscuits and gravy I ordered was not very warm,my wifes omelet also was not warm. The food was good but would have been better warm. We went back an afternoon after that,we were met by the greeter who asked if we were there for lunch,we said probably but we wanted a cocktail before,we... More 

Thank tomkat33388
Winnipeg, Canada
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217 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our crew was really looking forward to experiencing Pier 19 because of all the great reviews we read but, sadly, great reviews most often do not reflect reality. This "great" place is just another tourist / spring break operation that delivers just what is needed to rate as a restaurant but certainly nothing extra. Decor is boat dock and not... More 

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83 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The fresh grouper special for $12 in combination with Happy Hour (until 7 pm) was great. Add the pier atmosphere - literally built down a pier - and Pier 19 could be one of our favorites anywhere. YUM!

Thank JSI2802
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great dining spot on the water. Very quaint; staff were very friendly and professional. Food was excellent--will definately be back.

Thank clayjp
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I loved our dinner here....food was good. Service was good, but the view was outstanding. We had the Cajun oyster steamer and shrimp diablos and coconut shrimp. Streamers came with andoille sausage and AMAZING corn on the cob. Main complaint had nothing to do with the service or anything in control of the restaurant, but THE OYSTERS WERE TINY. So... More 

Thank Jkwan33
Champlin, Minnesota
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were on vacation & asked the staff at our hotel if they had any suggestions where to eat & they mentioned Pier 19 so we tried it one evening for dinner. The waitstaff & host greeted us right away & they were all very friendly. The food was really good & this was the first time I had a... More 

Thank peter6857
Barrie, Canada
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very good food in an interesting setting. Out on the pier with the water on 3 sides. Good variety on the menu with some large portions. Great fish dishes.

Thank dougcundall
Normal, Illinois
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

great daily specials...huge breakfast taco...fabulous seafood soup...good all-around seafood restaurant

Thank belleung827

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Mexican, American, Bar, Seafood
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Padre Blvd., at end of the road thru KOA rv park, South Padre Island, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  South Padre Island
  • Phone Number: +1 956-761-7437
We are a comfortable casual family restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and diner. WE also have a full service bar.

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Edinburg, Texas
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?