Padre Island is perfect for a day of sand, sun, surfing, and sightseeing, but at some point, you’ll need to break for food. With the variety of locally owned and loved restaurants, you’ll have plenty to choose from. Read on and find your new favorite dining spot on Padre Island.


We love a good pizza moment and Padre Island has a variety to choose from. Enjoy pizza with dough made from scratch and hand tossed to perfection at Padre Pizzeria. They use locally sourced ingredients to serve pizzas, calzones, pepperoni rolls, and other delicious items. Or, you could take a bite out of true New York style pizza at Brooklyn Pie Co. and New York Pizza with a variety of toppings to choose from.



With the many miles of beaches on Padre Island, a delicious plate of fresh seafood is the perfect seaside delight. Head to Costa Sur Wok & Ceviche Bar, a hidden gem with a seafood focused Peruvian menu for the best ceviche in the Coastal Bend. 

If you’re looking for traditional seafood favorites, gorgeous waterfront views that are perfect for watching the sunset, and live music, then head to Doc’s Seafood & Steaks Restaurant. Went fishing? Bring your catch and the chefs will cook it up for you. Snoopy’s Pier offers the same picturesque waterfront views and traditional seafood, but when you’re finished eating, head next door to Scoopy’s Veranda for some Blue Bell ice cream delights.

Head out to Merida’s Tapas and Cantina for stunning waterfront views and a variety of delicious seafood dishes including shrimp baskets, seafood mac and cheese, hot or cold tapas, paella, and more. 


Sports Bar and Grill 

Fun atmospheres with delicious food and full bars are a must, especially for ending your day. Swing by Hard Knocks and enjoy wings, chicken strips, burgers, and more with your favorite drink, while watching a game on one of their 83 HD televisions. Boathouse Bar and Grill is the place to be for the best beach party. With 4 full bars equipped with HDTV’s, waterfront patio dining, and a mouthwatering menu, you’re in for a relaxing and fun experience.



A fiesta of flavors awaits on Padre Island with some of the best Mexican food to satisfy your hunger. For that homemade taste and family environment, head to Celsita’s for Mexican and Tex-Mex favorites, made from scratch, and created from Celsa’s cultural upbringing. 

Dine at La Palma, a local favorite, and enjoy burritos, tacos, chalupas, and other Mexican plates. Don’t forget to ask about their daily lunch and drink specials.


Burgers and Sandwiches 

Prepare to indulge in a medley of stacked wonders with burger and sandwich options in family friendly, relaxing environments. Satisfy that burger craving at Padre Island Burger Co. with “The Famous” Dr. Padre or The LuLu, two unique burger combinations, or build your own with your choice of patty, bread, toppings, and sides. 

If you’re craving a quick and casual bite, head to Surfside Sandwich Shoppe. Whether you’re looking for a meatball sub or a roasted turkey sandwich on warm sourdough bread, you can dine in or take your lunch on the go. 



Indulge in delicate rolls of edible artwork on your trip to Padre Island. At Island Time Sushi Bar & Grill, you’ll find a variety of delicious sushi options, and you can enjoy a traditional dining environment in the front room, or head to the back for a casual hang out vibe on one of their lounging couches. If you’re extra hungry, try one of their sizzling steaks served on salt blocks and delicious homemade cheesecakes

Get ready to rock your tastebuds with some delicious music themed sushi rolls at Rock & Rolls Sushi. Let the cucumber, carrot, mango, and avocado mixture riff with miso vinaigrette, sweet chili, and fried garlic in Welcome to the Jungle, while Led Zeppelin sings a krab, cream cheese, spicy baked tuna, and white fish tune. 



Not craving anything specific, but you want a variety of menu items to choose from? Head to Angry Marlin, where everything is unique. From the handmade translucent bar and the turtle pond to the Texas Sized Hamburger and Blue Corn Crusted Fried Chicken menu options, you’re in for a treat and plenty of food options. Choose from soups, seafood, burgers, Italian, and more at Black Sheep Bistro, another Island dining experience that promises a unique experience. 

Island Joe’s offers a more laid-back café style dining spot, but the colorful, stacked shipping containers that make up its building, along with the selection of coffee with homemade flavor syrups, energy bars, biscuits, and more, make it a must stop for a quick pick me up.