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The Meatball Cafe

2412 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6926
+1 956-299-4605
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“meatballs” (138 reviews)
“bread” (53 reviews)
“panini” (18 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Italian, Bar, Pizza, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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2412 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6926
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I often go to the Meatballs Cafe. I go there with my family and I know that the food will always be good. I like to cook but i like when i can find better food at a restaurant, let alone skip washing dishes. LOL....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Islandfood5789
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had an awesome chocolate caramel mint martini. So good. Very smooth and refreshing. Food and service both amazing will definitely come back. Liz was an outstanding server.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 927lizb
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Great little spot to eat some pizza pie! Hubby & I stopped in for quick date night. Sat outside on their cute little porch. Service was a little slow, but food was really good. We ordered a 16” meat lover pizza. It was huge &...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank kimberlyfG74JJ
Reviewed 30 October 2018

Really shouldn't he surprised because we've eaten there before but now I would increase my rating to 6 stars. Chicken Piccata does not get better nor does the service by our server Theresa. We met the owner Rhonda, charming and beautiful. Don't let the name...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank flybear36
Reviewed 21 October 2018

We visited the Meatball café for lunch on a weekend, to our surprised they had specials. We order a pasta with meatballs and it was delicious. They have a great variety of Italian and seafood plates and good service.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank NavarroTraveler
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Been there a few times in the last month or so. Usually pretty darn good. Last time one order was cold and they deep fried it over again instead of making a new order. That was unacceptable. Came back greasy. Manager said to remind him...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank chilicasa
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Consistent in service and quality- always good. Great menu - very nice atmosphere - if weather permits, patio seating is our preference. Patience is helpful - if you’re on the island and impatient, may we suggest going somewhere else like Houston or Dallas - good...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank DD A
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Half price wine Monday and Tuesday, great pizzas, lasagna and osobucco. Then stay for cannolis and tiramisu ll

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Spibartender
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Great place with food, atmosphere and food to match. Wine selection is as good as we expected after stella appetizers! Chicken pesto linguini was great with Italian sausage spaghetti to sink a ship - recommended for everyone

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank SandcastleAndy
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

We ate dinner here tonite for the first time, and it won't be our last! Excellent pizza and calzones, good bread and salad and very good service. Everything tasted like it was made from scratch and pretty authentic (we are both part Italian and from...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Yh687ed
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10 January 2018|
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Response from Rhonda f | Property representative |
Lunch specials are from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 25
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2412 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6926
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  South Padre Island
  • Phone Number: +1 956-299-4605
OPENED DECEMBER 2015. Italian food made from scratch: Pasta, Pizza, Sauces, Sausage, Meatballs, Panini. Steak and Seafood menu. Full Bar.
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