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Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort

3616 Gulf Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7006
+1 956-761-2703
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“eggs benedict” (31 reviews)
“homemade chips” (11 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Cafe, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
3616 Gulf Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7006
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1 - 10 of 538 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dadgum it was GOOD!! Enjoyed the drinks before, outside due to wait. Watched sunset and really enjoyed the outside bar tender. Inside was just as fun and the food was GREAT!!! Caldo de marisco was fabulous! Would do it all again and again!!!

Thank RiverBluffCabins
tmetty, Owner at Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much!!! We’re delighted you enjoyed our little beachside cafe!! Come back soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Always good seafood. Best view of beach with beautiful, blue water. Appeared to be very short-staffed as we had a hard time flagging down our waiter for refills and the check .

Thank Birdbet
tmetty, Owner at Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I’m so happy you enjoy our seafood and our view. I’ll be sure to show this review to our wait staff as a reminder to be more attentive. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a group of 12 and the service was excellent. We were originally seated in one area that was partial sun and before the rest of the party came in we were told we could move to a completely shaded table. While not the...More

Thank Nancy F
tmetty, Owner at Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you! We’re delighted your group enjoyed our little Café on the Beach at the Palms Resort!!! We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to post your review on Trip Advisor. It means a lot to our little establishment. We hope to see you back...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food, terrific service and wonderful view of gulf! I recommend this Cafe on the Beach for bunch, lunc or cozy dinner!

Thank KansasTexas2015
tmetty, Owner at Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much! We are delighted that you enjoyed our little beachside café. Please come back soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food is fine. Location and bartender are good. Wait staff needs to either be trained or exchanged for a staff that gives a hoot. Current ones don’t and don’t mind letting you know.More

Thank Betty L
tmetty, Owner at Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am so sorry you weren’t greeted with outstanding service. There is no excuse for that. We will definitely share your review with our waitstaff. As you can see from other reviews, normally our waitstaff gets rave reviews. I don’t know what happened in this...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious. Fresh. Homey.Plentiful portions. Great service, view, ambiance, and selections. Wife and i had breakfast on a Monday, it was bustling but were seated and served promptly. For some the no air conditioning colud be a setback, not for us!. View is awesome tried omlette,...More

Thank 1dadof3
tmetty, Owner at Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you! My mouth is watering for breakfast! I’m so happy you enjoyed starting your day with us. Please come back soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After all these years we walked down the beach and ate here for the first time. What a delight....staff super friendly, lovely view of the beach with nice breeze off the water, and delicious food. The Reuben sandwich, recommended by the waiter David, was the...More

Thank Nehodges
tmetty, Owner at Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much! We’re delighted you discovered our little beach side café and soooo happy you enjoyed it! Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on Trip Advisor. We sincerely appreciate it!!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is good! there....that's out of the way. This place has a pretty view but it's a frustrating place to eat. It's chaotic and when we checked in --we were told a time. I know that's an estimate and that's fine but they neglected...More

Thank slas86
tmetty, Owner at Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Please accept my apology for the long wait. This is definitely our busiest time of the year. We increase staffing during the summer and have 3 servers plus a bartender. But at peak times, there will be a bit of a wait in the summer....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

4 in party liked food 3 were not impressed. Two tried the whygu burger and should have request medium or medium rare. Medium well did not live up to expectations. Coconut shrimp usually a winner was over cooked. We ordered homemade chips and order came...More

Thank Oct_Exit
tmetty, Owner at Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I am so sorry we disappointed you. You are correct about the Wagyu burger. But there is no excuse for overcooked coconut shrimp or a dry baked potato. I really appreciate you providing your feedback. I will make sure that our entire kitchen staff receive...More

Reviewed 10 July 2018

My family really enjoyed this restaurant. It's small, but the food was fresh and tasted great. The service was okay but they did have great drink specials.More

Thank Dmandeluxe
tmetty, Owner at Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Thank you! We’re delighted you enjoyed our beachside Cafe! I’ll be sure to share your comment about the service with our wait staff. When we get super-busy, we have to be especially careful to not let service slip a notch. Thank you for the reminder!...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$38
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3616 Gulf Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7006
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  South Padre Island
  • Phone Number: +1 956-761-2703
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at The Palms Resort
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