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Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort

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$$ - $$$
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3616 Gulf Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7006
+1 956-761-2703
08:00 - 22:00
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Laguna Vista, Texas
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I went there because their menu lists some healthy options. I ordered a salad with chicken, a cup of Tortilla soup and a Diet Coke..... $27!!! It was decent, but not that good. Regardless, I left a $5 tip. It wasn't her fault. Afterwards, I walked down to the beach for a little stroll. When I returned to my Jeep... More 

Thank Haciendares
Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The views were nice and staff was very friendly. The food was just ok. The shrimp weren't deveined, which is a problem for me, but maybe not others.

Thank Pamela B
Little Elm, Texas
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's outdoor dining so unfortunately we battled some flies. The service was good and the pancakes were incredible.

Thank TammyEwashere
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered baskets of shrimp and fries. They were great. We would return. Only downside were the mosquitoes, they were out and biting, but the restaurant provided bug spray.

Thank Melinda H
Frisco, Texas
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Simply put, good food. Good view of the ocean even though the night we visited was really windy. Fast service and accommodating staff - really watches what's going on with customers and moves quick on his feet. Coconut shrimp was hugeeeeee! And grilled snapper and squash were cooked and seasoned just right. Not on the cheap side but definitely worth... More 

Thank Jin K
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food Roxy had the red snapper sandwich and I had the my mahi-mahi tuna fish tacos, and an incredible view of the ocean.

Thank Mike L
Prescott, Arizona
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319 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the Palms Resort so ended up eating breakfast and lunch on several occasions at the Cafe on the Beach. The location is overlooking the beach so its a relaxing place to eat. Aubree was our server on most occasions and he was very good - but very busy so we had a bit of a wait to... More 

Thank Prescott2007
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67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch at The Cafe today since it is one of few which offer a Monte Christo sandwich. Tasty food, good service and a view of the Gulf of Mexico. What more could one want? Minor quibble would be our preference for raspberry preserves versus the breakfast packets of strawberry jam offered at The Cafe.

Thank Dennis N
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

The Palms is an open-air restaurant overlooking the beach of South Padre Island. The fish tacos and homemade potato chips were fantastic! Even though the bird took one of my potato chips, it only added to the ambiance. So relaxing to watch the beach while you eat. Staff was very friendly and attentive. They serve breakfast lunch and dinner and... More 

Thank blueskylady
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

This was a quaint, little cafe with great food. It is right on the beach, so you can enjoy a great breeze off of the gulf while you eat.

Thank dianek901

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$38
American, Bar, Cafe, Seafood, Pub
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
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
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
  • This restaurant is at The Palms Resort

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