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Wanna-Wanna Beach Bar & Grill

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5100 Gulf Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7440
+1 956-761-7600
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Today
10:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 22:30
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Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

great comfy outdoor place to chill, hangout, and make new friends from all over. The food is good, I normally get the burger. Fries are excellent. Normally stop by at least once a day each trip when I am on SPI.

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Thank Scott M
Winnipeg, Canada
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348 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for lunch, and had the 8oz. Cheeseburger, with a side of fries. As the burger is really quite large, we decided to split it, and 1 order of fries. The burger came with all the fixings, and the order of fries, was also a decent size. Sitting out looking onto the gulf, with nothing but a short stretch... More 

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Thank Garry H
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first time here, we will be back! Laid back, open air bar/restaurant with great food and service!! The fried shrimp was soooo good. You are just steps from the beach!

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Thank DEBBIE S
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136 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was riding the SPI shuttle and the driver suggested this place - he was right - the view and the breeze were just what we needed - we just had drinks but will definitely return and try the food.

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Thank TripGal63
Houston, Texas
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We always make this our last stop while in the Island. Good music and good food. There is a nice beach access and you can rinse yourself before leaving.

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Thank Isabel M
Jodhpur, India
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109 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

A very serene and cool place to sit and leisure out with friends or family on a beach holiday to South Padre islands. Beautiful view of the shore and cool sea breeze with salt taste on lips. Ever brimming bat with beer or other drinks with snacks and sea food to add-on and chill out with friends and family. Ample... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

The deck gets busy in the summer, but after Labor Day things calm down and the breeze from the gulf makes it very pleasant to sit on the deck with the PVC chairs. If you go for a walk on the beach, they have an outdoor shower to wash off the sand. On weekends they usually have live music in... More 

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Thank CherokeeBarb
Austin
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

its the kind of place you expect to see Jimmy Buffet - just plain beachside fun hangout with good burgers and fried shrimp, and live music on the weekend, and its all outdoors!

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Foley, Minnesota
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Stopped for a drink and lunch during a walk on the beach. Friendly staff, good food and a fabulous beach view. What more could you ask for?

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Thank joetta411
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Great food and drinks, local hangout, good music and they have removed to pool for more seating, a plus for us!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 22:30
Monday
10:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
10:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
10:30 - 22:30
Thursday
10:30 - 22:30
Friday
10:30 - 22:30
Saturday
10:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5100 Gulf Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7440
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  South Padre Island
  • Phone Number: +1 956-761-7600

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