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Dirty Al's

33396 State Park Road 100, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6412
+1 956-761-4901
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“fried shrimp” (148 reviews)
“seafood” (182 reviews)
“fries” (104 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 8:00 PMAll hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
33396 State Park Road 100, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6412
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Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Went to Dirty Al's wanting some simple fried shrimp. Waitress was pleasant, but mixed up our order a bit...wasn't a big deal so we didn't even bother her with it. Food was good, but not great and I think a bit over priced for the...More

Thank StacieSal
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

I couldn't have ask for a better fish taco. Plenty of food. Everyone was very happy with their meal. My daughter had the fried shrimp. Large pieces, and batter was excellent. A must visit. We also enjoyed watching the charter boats come in with the...More

Thank belinda d
Reviewed 6 July 2016

We stopped by here after we spent the entire day out at the beach during Fourth of July weekend. We were a group of 3 adults and 2 children. I am not sure if the hours changed due to Fourth of July, but online, it...More

Thank Lize C
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Dirty Al's offers excellent seafood at a great price. They offer a wide variety of food along with great drinks. Great atmosphere for dining with someone special or with the family.

Thank jostormy35
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

We had Fried calamari, fried cheese stick, Fried mushrooms, beer battered onion rings, grilled chicken with salad, shrimp and fish with fries. Way more then two could eat for dinner. Excellent flavor. Be prepared to eat with plastic silverware and sit at fold up tables....More

Thank Diana S
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Good food, a little crowded in the dining room and service was a little slow. Many fresh seafood options! We had the shrimp basket and burger basket.

Thank kbrooks76033
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch. We had a table with a nice view and decent service. The food was okay. We both had grilled fish (shrimp and flounder). The salads were just lettuce, nothing exciting. We have heard the fried fish is good, but we...More

Thank Cocobear
Reviewed 28 June 2016

great food, quality was excellent and service was fast. prices are great for a beach restaurant. everything was delicious and tasty great location right on the bay.. highly recommended...

Thank ponchoiram
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Good food,calamari is the best. Cooler at the entrance sets the tone and the smell. Go for the food.

Thank coach86
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Oh my can I say enough about this restaurant. Fish rods motors hanging everywhere so cute. This restaurant made TV and may I say every word is true. The freshest seafood on the island. You have to go here you will be glad you did.

Thank romron
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33396 State Park Road 100, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6412
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  South Padre Island
  • Phone Number: +1 956-761-4901
About Us
Dirty Al’s has been in operation since 1986 and has always provided the freshest seafood to thousands of visitors from all over the world.
As a family owned and operated business, we have always taken great pride in taking care of each customer and providing them with a unique experience that they can only get from eating at Dirty Al’s. Dirty Al promises every customer that they will only be served the absolute freshest seafood caught in the wild off the Gulf of Mexico.
A Father and his Sons Make a Great Team!
Alfonso Salazar, better known as “Dirty Al” originally started shrimping as a young man with his father and 6 brothers. In 2003, he and his youngest son, Cameron, who graduated from Culinary School, transformed his bait stand into a restaurant where together they have been known for having “The World’s Best Fried Shrimp”! In 2005, his other two sons returned home to help grow the business. To this day, they now own 6 restaurants on beautiful South Padre Island and continue to bring only the “best” Gulf Seafood to each customer’s table.
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