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“Good Food, great service”
Review of Dirty Al's

Dirty Al's
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Takeout
Description: About Us Dirty Al’s has been in operation since 1986 and has always provided the freshest seafood to thousands of visitors from all over the world. As a family owned and operated business, we have always taken great pride in taking care of each customer and providing them with a unique experience that they can only get from eating at Dirty Al’s. Dirty Al promises every customer that they will only be served the absolute freshest seafood caught in the wild off the Gulf of Mexico. A Father and his Sons Make a Great Team! Alfonso Salazar, better known as “Dirty Al” originally started shrimping as a young man with his father and 6 brothers. In 2003, he and his youngest son, Cameron, who graduated from Culinary School, transformed his bait stand into a restaurant where together they have been known for having “The World’s Best Fried Shrimp”! In 2005, his other two sons returned home to help grow the business. To this day, they now own 6 restaurants on beautiful South Padre Island and continue to bring only the “best” Gulf Seafood to each customer’s table.
Reviewed 23 April 2014 via mobile

Ate here with my family after a long morning walk. We arrived a few minutes before opening, the mgr was very accompandating and we had a great waiter Luis. We had Shrimp and Oysters, onion rings, and fries. It was all very good fresh and not oily ...

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Reviewed 15 April 2014

Not only is the seafood fresh, but it real tastes good. The prices are within reason and its a good tourist and family place to eat. The atmosphere is friendly and the server are watch and take care of your every need.

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Thank Steve B
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Reviewed 11 April 2014

When traveling we never eat the same place twice! Well guess what within our 4 day stay on the island we visited a few times! Atmosphere, service, prices, menu choices were great! Food very good! Love the way it is presented in the case for you to see when coming inside. Their oysters are to die for! My hubby had to try the red snapper throats which everyone there eats apparently. He loved them they were just a lot of work! lol
This is well worth your visit I assure you!

Thank cahaden7
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

Simple food served in plastic baskets and paper plates. But they had the best fried oysters we've ever had. Very fresh food, good service. very laid back atmosphere.

Thank JJ_OU812
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Reviewed 4 April 2014

The food was horrible, the shrimp in the basket tasted like iodine, The shrimp poor boy was made with little mini frozen breaded shrimp like you buy in the grocery store. People had said it was good place to eat, if that is good i would hate to taste what they consider as bad.

Thank Barb W
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