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Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort

3616 Gulf Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7006
+1 956-761-2703
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Cafe, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
3616 Gulf Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7006
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1 - 10 of 514 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

This was our first visit to South Padre Island and only had a few hours to stay. We had no info on local restaurants but we lucked out on selecting The Café on the Beach at The Palms Resort! The atmosphere, location and the view...More

Thank Viola T
Reviewed 5 days ago

Food was average. I’ve had better steak. Typically salad comes before entree, mine came all together. Ambience was okay, very small place—so tight gettung around.

Thank TravelGal60_11
Reviewed 1 week ago

I began craving fried gulf shrimp approximately 1 hour into our 6 hour drive to SPI, and The Cafe was our planned destination. After a short wait, we were seated with an uninterrupted view of the Gulf. Service was slow ~ kitchen and front house...More

Thank LouisaJune
tmetty, Owner at Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We’re so pleased you enjoyed dining with us. I’ll show your review to our staff as a reminder of the importance of very prompt, attentive service. Thank you!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dined here with friends on 8th May and as always the food was excellent. We had the spinning salad which were yummy. Our friends had the fried fish. Margaritas were flowing. Service was 5 star. Love dining here and can't wait to go back next...More

Thank Steven T
tmetty, Owner at Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you! We’re so happy you enjoy our little beachside café when you’re in town. We adore our guests .... especially those that come back again and again!! Thanks for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had ordered dinner one night. I had blackened mahi mahi with shrimp and greens. Godiva choc cheesecake for dessert. Excellent preparation. Several days later, came back for their breakfast. I had lobster, swiss, and spinach omelette with one pancake. Again, excellent food. Both times,...More

Thank Maxim D
tmetty, Owner at Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We’re so happy you enjoyed spending time at our little beach side cafe! We hope to see you back again soon. Thank you so much for taking the time to provide your feedback on Trip Advisor. We sincerely appreciate it!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I were down for three nights and visited this cafe each day of our trip! We stopped by for happy hour one day, breakfast the next, and lunch on our last day. They have great happy hour specials, and it's important to...More

Thank Lauren L
tmetty, Owner at Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much! The greatest compliment to us is when customers like you come back again and again! We are delighted you enjoyed dining in our café... and we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with other Trip Advisor readers.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cafe on the Beach is a wonderful, cozy small cafe situated right on the beach, offering superior food and service. The bar drinks and service are excellent, and the quality and quantity of the food is excellent. The fried seafood, wedge salad and burger are...More

Thank emichaeli
tmetty, Owner at Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your recommendation and your great review! My mouth started watering as I read it. You listed so many of my favorite items! Please come back soon. Thank you again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every time we are on de island it’s a must to go and have breakfast and this time we were so disappointed because there were so many flys and as I said I am a regular a didn’t see the menu I already knew what...More

Thank Andrea H
tmetty, Owner at Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Oh dear! We remember this situation very well. We offer a wonderful “stuffed French Toast” on our menu. While most guests like it just the way it is listed on the menu, we also get frequent requests for plain French toast - without the creamed...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While the restaurant does face the ocean, the open air concept requires you to swat away the numerous flies and other bugs from your meal. The dishes were generally quite expensive. I had the peel and eat shrimp special - which was nothing special. The...More

Thank G13e
tmetty, Owner at Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I’m so sorry you didn’t enjoy your time with us. One of the great things about our little open-air beachside café is it’s proximity to the beach and dunes. Our customers enjoy hearing and seeing the Gulf of Mexico while dining with us. We’ve considered...More

Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

We walked from our condo about a mile, past the beach shops, community center, even a Dollar General store, to a neighborhood lined with condos of all shapes and sizes along Gulf Drive. I was concerned that the "best breakfast in South Padre" was attached...More

Thank dwlaw79
tmetty, Owner at Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Oh my!! Thank you SOOO much!! I want to use your review as an ad for our Cafe! It perfectly describes all we strive to be. I’m delighted you enjoyed our little “pearl” and look forward to your return to try our delicious pancakes! Thanks...More

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Tamara P
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Response from CarolynChester | Reviewed this property |
No idea sorry. Great idea though
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Samantha W
14 July 2017|
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Response from Russ F | Reviewed this property |
No they don't sorry for the delay! Great place though!
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Response from tmetty | Property representative |
Yes-dogs on leashes are welcome on our outdoor patios. Certified service dogs are also permitted in our covered dining area. Hope to see you soon!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$38
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3616 Gulf Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7006
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  South Padre Island
  • Phone Number: +1 956-761-2703
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  • This restaurant is at The Palms Resort
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