Pier 19

Spend some quality time at the locally loved eatery with the absolute best nightly sunset views in South Padre, Pier 19! This family friendly venue features expansive bay views, amazing seafood, and casual American fare, all for a reasonable price! Inside you will see seaside decor to match the delicious king crab and coconut shrimp, and outside you will see one of the best views of Laguna Madre. Leading from the restaurant is a 750 foot pier to the water, making this a truly special seafood experience! You will catch some of the best sunsets in the region as well as dolphin and pelican sightings, and opportunities to sit and watch the many wind surfers, parasailors, kayakers, and fishermen.

During the summer you will have the option to head down to the end of the pier to the famous Hooker’s Palapa Bar. Here you can take in some of the freshest drinks, enjoy even better unimpeded seaside views, and on the weekends enjoy one of the absolute best firework shows in South Padre.

Pier 19 features You Catch We Cook options, fresh catch of the day, and even a peel n' eat shrimp station. Pier 19 also serves some of the best burgers and sandwiches, unique Texas chef specialties, and even seaside themed cocktails (virgin options are available as well, of course!). Try the mussels and clams, fresh caldo de marisco, seafood omelet, spicy shrimp diablos, deep sea ribeye, or fresh flounder, snapper, tuna, or mahi. Be sure to save room for some delicious mouth watering Pier 19 desserts! It’s easy to see why this eatery is named as a South Padre must do, as well as a recipient of TripAdvisor’s award of excellence in 2013. Before you go make sure you save plenty of time to take in the pier views, snap some essential South Padre seaside photos, and hit the fun sea-themed gift shop!