South Padre Island – A Great Weekend Get-Away

It is as far south from San Antonio as Dallas is to the north, but well worth the drive for its great restaurants, all within a mile of wherever you could possibly be staying. Add to that the clean beaches — free of seaweed and jelly fish most of the time — and South Padre Island makes for a great weekend get-away. My wife and I went for a long weekend recently and as always it was great.


One of our favorite restaurants is D’ Pizza Joint (it’s small so go early or be prepared to wait). They have a terrific pianist who can play nearly any request. For Mexican food you can’t beat The Big Donkey, and for a simple but really good breakfast, we like Ted’s. The crown jewel of South Padre restaurants in my opinion is the Sea Ranch Restaurant & Bar. It has white table cloths, great seafood and steaks, and a really fun bar to hang out in while you wait for your table. They have great drink specials, and my wife and I each had Sangritas (half Sangria and half frozen Margarita) – for only $1.99 each! We always try to get a window seat at the Sea Ranch so we can watch the boats coming and going, most of them docking at the restaurant. After a day of fishing, you can bring your catch to the Sear Ranch, and they will cook it to your taste for a modest fee.


After your fun in the sun and great dining at the beach, and a leisurely drive back to San Antonio, give me a call and let me know your favorite things to do and places to eat on South Padre – maybe I’ve missed something. And if you have any questions about the San Antonio real estate market, you can probably get me to talk about that as well.



Scott Myers

Broker/Owner of Century 21 Scott Myers

(210) 479-1222 or Toll-Free (888) 868-1222



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