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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” (146 reviews)
“fries” (196 reviews)
“seafood” (177 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
33396 State Park Road 100, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6412
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Reviewed 23 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.

Reviewed 22 August 2016

I really enjoyed the fast service and I never had flounder before the waitress said don't worry it is great and she was right the flounder was good so everbody enjoyed there food here and the shrimp was good as well good place too eat.

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

Thank you for your review. We are happy you enjoyed your food and service. The flounder was a great choice. We look forward to serving you again soon.

Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We tried a selection from the menu that fed 3-5 people. It had a choice of fried fish, shrimp, oysters, chicken with fries and onion rings. It did not disappoint. Great food in a down to earth seaside atmosphere.

1  Thank michellewV5582VV
JANET P, Public Relations Manager at Dirty Al's, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2016

Thank you very much for your review. Our botana is very popular. We are happy that you enjoyed the food and the service. We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

As my gf and I both agree on this. Dirty al's was a wonderful place for seafood. We only had the fried shrimp/fish/oysters. I would recommend. This is coming from a man that has ate all across the south.

1  Thank andrewy1234
JANET P, Public Relations Manager at Dirty Al's, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2016

Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your dining experience. Look forward to seeing you soon.

Reviewed 18 August 2016

Best fried shrimp ever. Also, blackened Red Snapper was fantastic. We always make multiple trips to Dirtys ever trip to South Padre. Highly recommend.

1  Thank mlray22
JANET P, Public Relations Manager at Dirty Al's, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2016

Thank you for visiting us at Dirty Al's and your loyalty. We are pleased you enjoyed your fried shrimp and the blackened red snapper. See you soon.

Reviewed 17 August 2016

we went there because it was recommended by the hotel owner where we stayed. If you are looking for seafood, we were, you wont be disappointed!!

1  Thank honestly2016
JANET P, Public Relations Manager at Dirty Al's, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2016

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your dining experience. Look forward to serving you again.

Reviewed 14 August 2016

Our hotel recommended Dirty Al's and we were not disappointed. While the ambiance is plain, the food more than makes up for it. We ordered the shrimp and fish platter. It was fried with a special spice. The servings were large and the sauces delicious....More

1  Thank Bruce B
JANET P, Public Relations Manager at Dirty Al's, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2016

Thank you for visiting Dirty Al's. We are happy that you enjoyed your dining experience. We look forward to serving you again soon.

Reviewed 14 August 2016

Great place to eat. Also try their Pelican Station. Similar menu but much nicer environment. Pelican Station is in Port Isabel. We eat there every time we visit South Padre Island.

1  Thank WHCIV
JANET P, Public Relations Manager at Dirty Al's, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2016

Thank you for visiting us both at Dirty Al's and Pelican Station.

Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

My all time favorite place to eat! Best friend shrimp and oysters! Pleasant staff, very accommodating! Good prices for the amount of food you order!

1  Thank HBea
JANET P, Public Relations Manager at Dirty Al's, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2016

We love to hear that it is your favorite place to eat. Thank you for the review.

Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

This is your fried whatever basket, local hole-in-the wall stop. It was recommended by someone at the front desk of our hotel. We got there around 8pm and were sat immediately. Ordered a round of Lone Star beers in a bottle, definitely were not ice...More

1  Thank Diane C
JANET P, Public Relations Manager at Dirty Al's, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2016

Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you liked your food and service. We look forward to serving you again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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
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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