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Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort

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3616 Gulf Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7006
+1 956-761-2703
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08:00 - 22:00
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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Did not discover this place until our last morning there. Great breakfast, great location. Ask for Molly.

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Thank markhin2n
tmetty, Owner at Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort, responded to this review

Thank you!! I do love our breakfasts and I'm so glad you do too! We hope to see you again soon! More 

Normal, Illinois
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were excited to try out this scenic spot...but found the food disappointing. The Mango Daiquiri was fabulous. The mussels lacked flavor and the brie hamburger was a novel idea....but not outstanding on taste.

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Thank belleung827
tmetty, Owner at Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort, responded to this review

While I'm pleased you enjoyed our service, cocktails and view, I'm so sorry you thought the food was only ordinary. We usually get very positive feedback on our food-especially our mussels and our burgers. I checked with our chef and confirmed nothing has been altered (recipes, ingredients, preparation) for these two dishes. I also spoke with the waitress that served... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was great, great waiters, good selection of food, and a cosy atmosphere. And most important the prices are reasonable.

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Thank Jose G C
tmetty, Owner at Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We're delighted you enjoyed our Cafe and we hope you'll return very soon! Thanks again! More 

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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed dining at this restaurant! The lunch was superb! We had mussels and crab cakes for appetizers and it was some of the best I've ever eaten! Mussels were seasoned and cooked just right. The crab cakes were light and full of crab meat. For our main course, we had the fish and shrimp basket. Big meaty pieces... More 

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Thank Jim C
tmetty, Owner at Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort, responded to this review

I am delighted you enjoyed dining at our restaurant! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Northfield, Minnesota
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I tried the fish tacos, they were served with slaw and home made chips. The food was well prepared and the service is fast and friendly. It is a popular restaurant for locals and tourists alike.

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1 Thank 300gem
tmetty, Owner at Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to rate us on Trip Advisor. You had one of my favorite lunches!! Hope to see you next time! More 

Amherst, United States
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food is always good. Salad with grilled tuna is the best. Staff very friendly and helpful. The view of the Gulf is amazing and love listening to the waves.

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Thank Karl B
tmetty, Owner at Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to give feedback on our food and staff....and our view of the Gulf! I love the peaceful sounds of the waves washing up on the beach while enjoying good food and friends.. So glad you enjoyed it too! Thanks again! More 

Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were down at SPI for Christmas. On Christmas Eve we decided to try the Palm at lunch time. Had some fabulous blackened shrimp tacos. Decided to go back Christmas Day for breakfast at noon. My wife had eggs benedict and I had the BLT eggs benedict. The BLT stands for bacon, lobster, tomato. These eggs benedict are excellent. Service... More 

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Thank DTfromTX
tmetty, Owner at Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort, responded to this review

Thanks so much for sharing your feedback on Trip Advisor. I'm delighted you chose our little Cafe during your holiday visit to SPI and I couldn't be happier that you enjoyed dining with us. I do hope we will see you again when you return to SPI. Thanks again for taking the time to share your experience with fellow Trip... More 

Laguna Vista, Texas
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

I went there because their menu lists some healthy options. I ordered a salad with chicken, a cup of Tortilla soup and a Diet Coke..... $27!!! It was decent, but not that good. Regardless, I left a $5 tip. It wasn't her fault. Afterwards, I walked down to the beach for a little stroll. When I returned to my Jeep... More 

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Thank Haciendares
tmetty, Owner at Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort, responded to this review

I am so sorry this happened. We definitely stubbed our toe here! By way of explanation, a new employee at our hotel put this notice on your car. Unfortunately, we have had non-customer beachgoers park in our lot which inconveniences paying guests. She saw you leave your car an walk to the beach. She didn't realize you were a Cafe... More 

Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

The views were nice and staff was very friendly. The food was just ok. The shrimp weren't deveined, which is a problem for me, but maybe not others.

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Thank Pamela B
tmetty, Owner at Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. While I'm pleased you enjoyed our service and the beautiful Gulf view, I am sorry you didn't enjoy the shrimp. We are usually praised for our shrimp. We don't buy prepared food, so we individually devein the shrimp. I am so sorry the shrimp you were served wasn't deveined. We have... More 

Little Elm, Texas
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

It's outdoor dining so unfortunately we battled some flies. The service was good and the pancakes were incredible.

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Thank TammyEwashere
tmetty, Owner at Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. We're usually able to discourage flies using a non-toxic organic product to clean our tables, but sometimes Mother Nature wins! I'm so pleased you enjoyed our pancakes (my personal breakfast favorite!) and the service of our terrific Cafe staff. Please come back soon! The weather and view are delightful! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$38
Cuisine
American, Bar, Cafe, Seafood, Pub
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
Monday
08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
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
  • This restaurant is at The Palms Resort

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