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Wanna-Wanna Beach Bar & Grill

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5100 Gulf Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7440
+1 956-761-7600
10:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 22:30
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Warsaw, Missouri
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75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went to spend the day on the island and experience the beach, so looked for a place to have a drink and eat lunch where we could see and hear the ocean.....this place fit the bill. We had a very enjoyable drink and lunch with a beautiful view and sound of the surf. The menu was limited, but good.... More 

Thank George B
Brierfield, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The bar is situated right next to the beach,with views across the Gulf of Mexico,the food is basic but very nice along with the drinks and atmosphere,great place to unwind relax and eat.

Thank Bron1303
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379 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well, we wanted to eat at a restaurant on the beach, and this is where we landed just out of sheer convenience. Everything on their menu is fried...burgers, chicken fingers, shrimp basket, fish basket, fries, etc. You place your order at the cabana and they give you a beeper so you know when your food is ready and you go... More 

Thank gabi_kansas
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here bc I really wanted a wanna-wanna... their specialty drink (essentially a Long Island with cranberry) but what we found was our favorite spot on the island. Drink was great btw... local hang out and everyone was SO friendly- laid back bar scene great food (shrimp chicken and fries) amazing view RIGHT on the beach. I could live... More 

Thank alohalife
Dallas, Texas
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

great comfy outdoor place to chill, hangout, and make new friends from all over. The food is good, I normally get the burger. Fries are excellent. Normally stop by at least once a day each trip when I am on SPI.

Thank Scott M
Winnipeg, Canada
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367 reviews
255 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Stopped in for lunch, and had the 8oz. Cheeseburger, with a side of fries. As the burger is really quite large, we decided to split it, and 1 order of fries. The burger came with all the fixings, and the order of fries, was also a decent size. Sitting out looking onto the gulf, with nothing but a short stretch... More 

Thank BadgerMbTraveller
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

This was our first time here, we will be back! Laid back, open air bar/restaurant with great food and service!! The fried shrimp was soooo good. You are just steps from the beach!

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146 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Was riding the SPI shuttle and the driver suggested this place - he was right - the view and the breeze were just what we needed - we just had drinks but will definitely return and try the food.

Thank TripGal63
Houston, Texas
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We always make this our last stop while in the Island. Good music and good food. There is a nice beach access and you can rinse yourself before leaving.

Thank Isabel M
Jodhpur, India
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109 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

A very serene and cool place to sit and leisure out with friends or family on a beach holiday to South Padre islands. Beautiful view of the shore and cool sea breeze with salt taste on lips. Ever brimming bat with beer or other drinks with snacks and sea food to add-on and chill out with friends and family. Ample... More 

Thank drrahulgarg

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5100 Gulf Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7440
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  South Padre Island
  • Phone Number: +1 956-761-7600

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