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Blackbeard's Restaurant

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103 E Saturn Ln, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7347
+1 956-761-2962
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11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Wauconda
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place has been in business since 1978, and there is a reason: the food is amazing. The Cajun flavors are done just right, neither too hot nor too mild. The portions are generous, but not wasteful. Of course the seafood is fresh and delicious. Dinner is wonderful, and lunch is a great bargain. Go there!

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Thank WaucondaDavid
Portland
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40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stopped here our first evening on South Padre Island. Good variety of selections and good beer selections. Prices were reasonable and seafood was excellent.

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Thank lynnnddd
San Augustine, Texas
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Blackbeard's remains one of my most reliable and consistent sources of a great meal out on South Padre since I first went there in the 90's. Chicken fried steak is my standby favorite or bring your own fish so they can cook it for me. No fussing. We maintain a boat in Port Isabel, and often cross the bridge to... More 

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Moore, Oklahoma
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I really enjoyed the service and food last year, but this year was awful. Took an extremely long time to get our food, then even longer for my daughters food. It was extremely cold in the building, we were. It asked if we wanted to sit outside (which my kids were hoping for) and to top it off the food... More 

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Thank brownsgirl75
Springfield, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I decided to grab a late lunch (around 2:00 PM). We had the place all to ourselves as we had missed their normal lunch hours and are usually packed. I ordered a Shrimp dinner that was excellent. My wife ordered a Chicken Fried Steak dinner. It was big enough for two meals. She had two whole Chicken... More 

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Granbury, Texas
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were out with our kids & grandkids-- 12 in all- we were well taken care of by the staff,& even the manager introduced himself. Food was delicious and hot-- we didn't wait too long, either. Highly recommend.

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Mission Viejo, California
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Blackbeard's was our last stop before leaving South Padre Island and we were not disappointed! Had the shrimp and Mahi Mahi dish-good size portions and very good! Service was excellent and we were seated quickly without reservations (although in the off season). Extensive seafood menu.

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78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was with a party of 8, and they were easily able to accommodate us without a wait. The appetizers were good (cheese sticks and calamari), but portions were not as big as the entrees. They were also very accommodating to children with separate menus that they can also color. The meals were huge. I'm not sure if anyone was... More 

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Frisco, Texas
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Comparable to Red Lobster, nothing more and nothing less. Pretty quick service, but the place wasn't full, so it was obvious. For the price, it should be better, much better. Had the mahi mahi and shrimp platter. Portion is small when compared to other seafood restaurants in town. Will probably go somewhere else next time.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband's uncle had suggested we take his catch of the day and have it prepared by Blackbeard's for dinner. We ordered it three way--Parmesan, Blackened and Fish Enchiladas. We were not disappointed! They served entrees with choice of salad or slaw, choice of potato, and rolls. Flavor was delicious, especially the fish enchiladas which isn't something that even sounds... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 23:00
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103 E Saturn Ln, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7347
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  South Padre Island
  • Phone Number: +1 956-761-2962

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?