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Cap'n Roy's

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1313 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6723
+1 956-761-9990
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Austin, Texas
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All the meals are delish! We got the world famous, award winning Shrimp Diablo for an app, 6, so everyone could try. I need to just give into and get 10 next time. Amazing taste!

Thank Victopia P
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2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I assume it was the owner that greets you at the door, very nice guy! That was the highlight though. The food is no more than average. Also, after you order and get your food...forget about talking to the watress again. We could barely flag her down to pay the bill and get out of there. It was busy in... More 

Thank orfinani
Ada, Oklahoma
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87 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered fried shrimp, liked the Cole slaw and fries but the shrimp was flat, tough, I've never had tough shrimp, but this was tough and no flavor. Two there's in the party ordered the grills shrimp on skewers with something else, it was soak/covered in BBQ sauce which they complained as over powering, the menu says drizzled. Others in... More 

Thank Kimrayoil
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is second time I've eaten here. Both times I had shrimp po boy and both times shrimp cooked to death. Very overdone and tough but all the others had fish tacos and said they were great. The beans delicious. I will go back but no more fried shrimp!

Thank BryceSA
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Love the food and service...this is one of our favorite places to eat at the island but today we wanted to try a "new" place....what a waste! Why mess with a good thing!!! Looking forward to returning to Cap'n Roy's!!

Thank jlongoria
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Good food Good service Give them a try Good prices Best pinto beans you will find.. Good fish tacos Clean little mom and pop type Restaurant Iced tea a little less than desirable for me

Thank Tim A
South Padre Island, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Please post your restaurant specials and announcements on the new island page "SPI Foodies" to reach more customers!

Thank mdelg62
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

I always heard good things about this place, but I have to say it was average. The shrimp portions were small as they try to put so many fries to cover the plate. The shrimp breading was not very tasty. Overall, nothing to brag about in my dining book. Servers were polite. Will not return.

Thank TexasTravelertx
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We got referred here by the locals as the best fish tacos in the area. The waitress however said the shrimp tacos were even better...SO true!! Casual atmosphere and kid friendly. For sure a great option.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Went to Capt. Roy’s for lunch recently and was disappointed after numerous recommendations from friends. Although the restaurant is small, it offers a good selection of menu items but they only offer beer and wine – no liquor drinks such as margaritas. I selected the Enchilada Plate and my husband had the Fish Tacos. However, the Charro beans were not... More 

Thank TexasDivers

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1313 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6723
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  South Padre Island
  • Phone Number: +1 956-761-9990

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