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Pirates Alley Cafe

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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310 Ocean Village Dr, Surfside Beach, TX 77541-3942
+1 979-239-2233
08:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Thu 08:00 - 18:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 20:00
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Kaufman, Texas
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have eaten here several times and will continue to come back. Dogs are allowed on the patio and when the waitress comes to take our drink order, she always asks if our dog would like some water. We usually split the San Antonio Burger and onion rings. They actually split it in half and serve it on 2 separate... More 

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Needville, Texas
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We ate here on Friday evening. The shrimp were not fresh. They tasted like they were frozen and pre-battered. Unedible! The mashed potatoes were instant and pasty. The catfish was not very good. Four of us ate here and with no alcoholic beverages our bill was over $90. Very overpriced. Captain D's is much better and a lot cheaper.

Thank Cruiser2004
Houston, Texas
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 March 2017

This is a busy place and we ate at the bar rather than wait for a table. Fish tacos were very good and bartender very friendly. We saw several delicious looking meals going out of the kitchen.

Thank maggie17202
Houston, Texas
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

I make a point to drive down from Houston on a sunny afternoon and have lunch here, at least every winter. Sit outside, enjoy the surf, the birds and the fishermen. Revel in the winter sunshine.

Thank Elisabeth B
Houston, Texas
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85 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We had a fried catfish basket which was a little muddy tasting but generally okay. The fried shrimp basket was a joke, some type of pre-battered and fried shrimp, not fresh at all. The french fries are decent, the onion rings are not. If we go again, we'd probably just stick with burgers and fries. Skip the seafood.

Thank Jopper
Houston, Texas
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We had lunch here, drinks in the evening & breakfast in the morning. All of the food was tasty. We were able to bring our dog with us for meals (outdoor deck/patio area) & the views were fantastic! I would definitely recommend this place if you're in the area!

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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Food: very good. I had the fish and chips. They were very good and the fries had a great texture and taste. The cost was average for fish and chips. My wife had grilled shrimp and really enjoyed it. Service: great. We had a trainee who did a great job. She was very attentive. Atmosphere: small interior but good outdoor... More 

Thank Doug A
Dallas, Texas
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

They have the nicest waitress, April. We were here on the off season so wasn't crowded, she was helpful with ordering suggestions and was just cool and fun to talk with. The food was good and the view from the beach is beautiful.

Thank JPDallasTX
Montrose, Colorado, United States
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Personable waitress, quick service, and great food for a fairly reasonable beach price here in Surfside Texas.

Thank RandyBWhite
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Don't waste your time or money. We had to return a dish that arrived burnt and got food poisoning from the dish they brought back. Who knows what they did to it. Oh, and we had a baby eating the food too. The waitress felt the need to tell us her life story instead of bring us our order. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 310 Ocean Village Dr, Surfside Beach, TX 77541-3942
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Surfside Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 979-239-2233

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