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Windjammer Beachfront Cafe

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Isla Grand Beach Resort, 500 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, TX 78597
+1 956-761-6511
06:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 06:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 06:30 - 23:00
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We usually do Sunday brunch here but didn't this year, so we opted for Prime Rib. Glad we did. We got ample portions, tender, cooked as each of us asked for, nicely done baked potatoes with very nicely presented house salads. The bananas foster with cinnamon and strawberries was very, very good! Portion was still large split three ways. Service... More 

Thank CRL9999
Kansas City, Missouri
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112 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our service was terrible and there were only 3 other tables in there. Mynhusband ordered the soup, it was served cold and had to be sent back. I ordered steak and steamed veggies. Veggies were straight from the microwave and cold. The view is nice, but everything else is a huge disappointment!

Thank SherrieLyne
Mission, Texas
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236 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Although the service was very good the food choices on the buffet were very limited. What they did have was tasty. The posole soup had excellent flavor. The buffet line was somewhat akward.

Thank CathyDArizona
Burleson, Texas
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198 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

This is the worst restaurant i have ever eaten in. Ordered prime rib rare and it was well done. It took two hours to get our food and it was cold when it came. Waiter never took drink orders, had to wait in line at the bar to get a drink. When the bill came it was wrong, got charged... More 

Thank richardderose
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126 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Got there early and they were not very busy, possibly due to a number of negative reviews that I had read. But we were satisfied with our meal and service. We were seated by the window and if there is a better view on the island I would like to see it. Waiter was good. Husband had chicken fried chicken... More 

Thank Huskerredhead22
Normal, Illinois
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Our party of 30 reserved tables for the prime rib dinner special. After seating, we waited n waited n waited. A full 2 1/2 hours after our prompt arrival, our tepid entrees arrived! Members of our group requested to speak to the Food Service Director- who hid in the kitchen! A very unsatisfactory experience- no return appearances for us! This... More 

Thank belleung827
Mnemba, Tanzania
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Had w wonderful Valentine's Day lunch and great wait staff with a red carnation to boot! Love the poolside window seating.

Thank smeby2017
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Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Great Buffet...loved the Oysters Rockefeller! Our friends ate MANY oysters on the half shell. The crab salad is scrumptious! Also the option of a carving station of Beef! We will return!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Poplarville, Mississippi
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86 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

We ate here for Thanksgiving which was great! So was the breakfast buffet. Best restaurant we found on the entire island. Staff was outstanding and view was nice too.

Thank DYK640
Fort Worth, Texas
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

I was excited to eat Oysters Rockefeller, Roast Beef, Fresh Oysters and Clam Chowder to my hearts content at the Seafood Buffet. Granted we were there in the off-season, but my first tip should have been that there was only one other couple in the whole restaurant. The food was anything but fresh.The Oysters Rockefeller was dried out and nasty.... More 

Thank Dane Y

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Groups, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Isla Grand Beach Resort, 500 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, TX 78597
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  South Padre Island
  • Phone Number: +1 956-761-6511

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