Top South Padre Island Restaurants

We know how hard it is find a great place to eat when you're on vacation. Lucky for you we've compiled a list of what we think are the best restaurants on South Padre Island. South Padre Island restaurants have had a rich history of serving some of the best seafood you'll find on the Gulf Coast. South Padre Island is home to the World Championship Shrimp Cook-Off and many local restaurants compete annually for the top prize! Seafood not your thing? South Padre Island also offers fantastic selection of Italian & Mexican food restaurants that anyone can enjoy. Be warned! This list below might make you very hungry!


The Garden Grille & Bar

Located inside the Hilton Garden Inn South Padre Island, this restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The feature special dinner and lunch buffets on most major holidays. Breakfast at the Garden Grille is a huge spread of breakfast items and features a made-to-order omelet station. They also have lunch and dinner specials all year long.

Our favorite dish: Cajun Shrimp Pasta View the full Garden Grille & Bar menu

7010 Padre Blvd. (MAP IT) Phone: (956) 761-8700


Gabriella's Italian Grill & Pizzeria

Gabriella’s is the type of restaurant that everyone is treated like family. If you are looking for the best Italian for but for that special anniversary, birthday or special event than look no further. With their great selection of foods and over 500 bottles of wine on hand, we are certain they can accommodate your needs.

Our favorite dish: any of their pizzas

700 Padre Boulevard (MAP IT) Phone: (956) 761-6111


Padre Island Brewing Company

With a wide variety of American cuisine, you'll find Padre Island Brewing Company one of your favorite dining choices on the Island. From Seafood to Taco Wraps, Steak and Pork to Pizza, we aim to provide fresh and satisfying dining options.

Our favorite dish: Mexican Plate

3400 Padre Boulevard (MAP IT) Phone: (956) 761-9585


Clayton's Beach Bar & Grill

You can start your day and end your night without even leaving the beach. From sunrise to midnight dancing, Clayton’s Beach Bar and Grill will keep you and your friends entertained.

Our favorite dish: Shrimp Tacos

6900 Padre Blvd. (MAP IT) Phone: (956) 761-5900