South Padre Island Restaurants

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    Rovans Bakery and Restaurant: Best Bet for Breakfast

    by Stephen-KarenConn Updated Jun 17, 2004

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    Rovans Restaurant and Bakery

    Rovans is where the locals eat. An island tradition since 1969, some people would not consider a visit to South Padre complete without at least one meal at this "Mom and Pop" family restaurant. The southwestern decor features an authentic Wells Fargo stagecoach and model train which circles the front dining room. Back rooms have a bar, pool tables, and other games.

    Favorite Dish: For us Rovans was where we enjoyed breakfast. Their signature dish is Migas with Cheese: Two jumbo eggs scrambled with sauteed onions, tomatoes, chili peppers, and Monterey Jack cheese, served with refried beans and chips.

    Rovans also features their own in-house bakery where one can indulge in a variety of fresh pastries and cakes.

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    Whataburger #477: Texas' Own Fast Food Franchise

    by Stephen-KarenConn Updated Jun 8, 2004

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    The Whataburger on South Padre Island

    Virtually every town in Texas has a Whataburger, and most towns of any size have several. Only a relative handful of Whataburger restaurants exist in a few neighboring states, so most people from outside the area are not familiar with them.

    The Whataburger chain had its beginnings in South Texas in 1950. We felt it our duty while in Texas to do as the Texans have been doing for more than half a century and have a Whataburger.

    Favorite Dish: We both ordered the medium #1 value meal: Whataburger, fries and drink. When I informed Sergio, the manager, that this was our first ever Whataburger experience, he told us to be seated and that he personally would make our sandwiches and bring them out to us. The burger was big and juicy and delicious. The fries and drink were typical. The service was the best I have ever had in a fast food restaurant. Sergio came by twice to check on us, offering us condiments and a refill on our drinks.

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    Padre Island Brewery: Good Brew AND Good Food

    by TuanRonski Written May 20, 2004

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    It's great to get good beer in a tourist area. The Brewery has great seafood, and seems to be a magnet for the young (upscale?) crowd. I was there on a Thursday night in May, and there were no empty tables.
    The waitresses flirt with even old guys like me.

    Favorite Dish: Try their Brewed Beer Sampler- for $3.75 you get four ounce servings of their best 5 brews. You may not like them all, but, if you are a beer lover, you'll find at least two that will make you order more.

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    Blackbeards: Multiple Choice Seafood

    by TuanRonski Written May 19, 2004

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    Great Eats

    Blackbeards has a great seafood (and non-seafood) menu that allows you to mix and match several seafood items to combine into a special platter just for you. The dark wood fixtures provide a cool break from the sun drenched streets and beaches.

    Favorite Dish: Each person can choose his/her favorite dish. In my case, it was scallops and stuffed crab that literally melted in my mouth. The cole slaw was perfect, the rice pilaf was excellent, and the waitress was charming.

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    Sea Ranch Restaurant and Bar: Our Favorite Restaurant on South Padre Island

    by Stephen-KarenConn Updated Apr 16, 2004

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    Sea Ranch Restaurant and Bar

    When we heard that Restaurant Hospitality Magazine had named Sea Ranch one of America's top 500 restaurants, for five years in a row, we decided that would be the place to celebrate our second wedding anniversary. We were not dissapointed. The view, the food, and the service were all excellent. The waterfront location allowed us to watch the boats coming and going from their docks on the Laguna Madra as we celebrated in style.

    Favorite Dish: I ordered the grilled red snapper fillet while Karen enjoyed a special of four varieties of shrimp: fried, blackened, stuffed and scampi. Both dishes were flavorful and delectable. We told our waiter that it was our anniversary and he surprised us with a complimentary slice of cheezecake with a sparkler on top.

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    Scampis Restaurant and Bar: Spectacular Sunsets - Great Food

    by Stephen-KarenConn Written Apr 7, 2004

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    Scampis on Laguna Madre

    Our best sunset view on South Padre Island was enjoyed while we dined at Scampis. The restaurant was elegantly casual and in a slightly out-of-the-way location, right on Laguna Madre. The service was very good and the food was excellent.

    Favorite Dish: We splurged on the special of the evening: Buffalo Steaks and Shrimp Scampi. It was fabulous - one of the best meals we had on our vacation.

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    The Shrimp Haus: 101 Ways to Eat Shrimp

    by Stephen-KarenConn Updated Apr 7, 2004

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    The Shrimnp Hause Restaurant and Club

    The Shrimp Haus is a self-contained restaurant located within the grounds of Schlitterbahn Waterpark - not yet open for the season when we were there. Outdoor and Indoor dining offers a great view of both the beach and the waterpark.

    Favorite Dish: The restaurant advertises "101 ways to eat shrimp!" They also offer a variety of other dishes for landlubbers. Since we had decided to forget dieting for the duration of our vacation, I could not resist ordering the special: All the fried shrimp you can eat for $9.95. I consumed 22 of the tasty morsels, and was offered more. Karen had the Shrimp Scampi, which was better than my fried , but fewer in number. We both enjoyed our meals.

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    BLACKBEARD'S RESTAURANT: Really good food!

    by rsleisk Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Old blackbeard himself!

    The food here was really good. they have just about all kinds of food, plenty of choices (American, Barbecue, Hamburgers, Seafood).

    Favorite Dish: Definitely the chicken fried chicken, with mash taters!!!

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    Kohnami: Japanese at the Beach!

    by TexasDave Updated Feb 17, 2006

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    Typical Japanese sushi and steakhouse.

    Favorite Dish: Teppan-yaki, where the meal is cooked right in front of your table.

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