Daddy’s Cajun Kitchen and Seafood Restaurant on South Padre Island

Daddy's Exterior

Your Kinpadre Stay

Dining Out on South Padre Island

Location (Should you bother? Oh yeah, worth a trip.)

Daddy’s is located at a slight bend in Padre Boulevard between Palm and Corral Streets, about a mile north the Queen Isabella Causeway. It’s about a mile from Kinpadre, our beach front rental on South Padre Island. Daddy’s is a 2 story building, with parking and entrances on both the north and south sides.

Atmosphere… Is it cool looking?  Not awesome, but not bad either.

Daddy's restaurant atmosphere
Daddy’s downstairs bar

What’s the service like? Attentive

How about the service? Pretty good. On a Saturday in February about 7ish we were given a pager and got a table in about 15 minutes. A little slow to get our order taken, but a great waiter with lots of product info and suggestions.

How are the prices?

Prices?? Moderate. At this writing, you won’t find the prices online. Appetizers 6-10. Entrees 14-25.

Menu: How’s the food?

Gourmet? Delicacies? No… but what we’ve had to date is good eating.

Daddy's Menu
Daddy’s Menu

Our go-to is cold boiled shrimp, normally $21.99 a pound, but they were on a 1/2 price special (OH YEAH!). They were huge, firm, sweet, and Sue and I had 2 meals worth in that pound. We also had the fried zucchini. Not greasy, perfectly golden, crisp, well-seasoned but not too peppery, and piping hot. Add a sprinkling of parmesan cheese and ranch dressing for dipping…Excellent!

Daddy’s fried zucchini
Cold-boiled shrimp and a red-headed pina colada. Yum!

Also love that red-headed pina colada. But watch out for brain freeze sucking down the sweet, icy mix.

Ok, But What about Other Reviews?

Trip advisor says: 4 of 5 stars,781 reviews#22 of 71 Restaurants in South Padre Island$$ – $$$, Cajun & Creole, American, Seafood

Reviews are mostly positive, mentioning good service, and plentiful portions, fresh seafood. Occasionally, in the opinion of reviewers, they don’t hit the mark on seafood freshness.

Heading to the Island this weekend? Be sure to stop by Daddy's for your seafood fix!

Posted by Daddy's Seafood & Cajun Kitchen on Friday, September 16, 2016