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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
10:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 22:30
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Houston, Texas
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We chose this place based on reviews. We were all in the mood for a good burger. Location is great, right on the beach w/beautiful views plus the music was good. The burgers were okay...not great...just okay. We all ordered a frozen margarita which were tasty but we all agreed that they forgot to add any tequila. Bottom line, 3... More 

Thank TXLimey
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Aways happy here with a full bar and good fast food! Portions are great and drinks are nice too. Location is excellent for those of us who stay near and walk over along the beach. You can enjoy a live band or singer and even play volleyball right outside! Burgers are good, the fish dishes ok.

Thank David G
Kansas City, Missouri
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Normally I have enjoyed going to Wanna-Wanna, but the last couple of visits it seems it has gone downhill. When setting by the bar area it had a strong bathroom smell. We just left without ordering.

Thank Nanabgl
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There were 4 of us and we ordered the nachos, boil and peal shrimp and chicken fingers. All of it was excellent. Allot of cheese on the nachos. Sauce for the shrimp is very spicy. Beautiful view of the ocean. Very windy when we were there. Was blowing sand on us. Moved to a table away from the water.

Thank Stennis S
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great spot on the north end of the beach to have a drinks and good food. Nothing fancy but that's what's good about it. Afternoon crowd is usually talkative and having a great time. Watch out for the turbo pina colada!

Thank John W
The Woodlands, Texas
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170 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is as cool and laid back as the Bahamas. Atmosphere is excellent - right on the sand with volleyball and beach fun. Tiki hut covers a incredible bar with good drinks and fair prices. Food is fantastic! Try the boiled perl and eat shrimp and the fried oyster plate!!

Thank JeffLowney
Frisco, Colorado
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not fine dining but it is one of the better beach bar/restaurants in the area. You need to order your food and drinks at the bar. They will give you a buzzer for when your food is ready so bring up help if you have a lot to carry back to your tables. Great views from the outside... More 

Thank MarianneB2267
Weatherford, Texas
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fun little gulf-front bar and grill. We spend at least one evening enjoying drinks and appetizers while vacationing in South Padre.

Thank LMHO2523
San Antonio, Texas
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This a great place to grab a great drink and watch a relaxation ocean of waves. Bar staff is great too. People at the bar are friendly too

Thank Mark H
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89 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Went here on a recommendation from a girlfriend. We ordered drinks and fries. It was a cold day and the restaurant provided shelter with a tent and heaters. The fries took quite a long time to come out and we're not everything I was expecting. The drinks that were "specialty drinks" were nothing to write home about. The location however... More 

Thank Andrena F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
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?