I recently had a wonderful vacation on South Padre Island. A friend recommended I try The Palm for breakfast. Well, as it turns out, the Palm is a local motel on the beach and their restaurant is called Cafe in the Beach. It was a little confusing at first, so if you look for it, look for the Cafe on the Beach. They are well known for their Eggs Benedict, but the entire menu looked delicious. I had the Eggs Benedict and it was very nice. It was a good hollandaise sauce and the eggs were cooked perfectly for the dish.
When I was there, parking was plentiful and easy, but in the height of the season it might be a little more difficult. The restaurant was exactly as advertised...on the beach. With waves crashing in the background and open air seating, I was definitively feeling the beach and feeling the vacation sensation. The prices were reasonable and staff friendly. I recommend this restaurant as a relaxed way to start your day and enjoy the beach vibe.