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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” (123 reviews)
“bread” (48 reviews)
“panini” (16 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Italian, Bar, Pizza, 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

I really wanted to like this place. We had the special and it was very bland. We prefer Gabriella's. Maybe if we had ordered a different dish it would have been better. The staff was very kind, nice place. Not too busy.

Thank Canfamily_9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was sitting at a bar on the bay side of the island when a group of folks came up who all had the same shirts on.....The Meatball Cafe. I didn't think anything of it when this girl, Carla, sat beside me and started ordering...More

Thank Rick N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely one of the best places on the island - highly recommend eating in! The ambiance, staff, and food is wonderful for a family dinner :) They also have TVs to watch any sporting events that you need to keep up with! The dinner was...More

Thank jessiekmeek
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Went for dinner last night since my friends had recommended the place. The menu looked amazing because aside from the usual lasagna & ravioli dishes, they had entrees like chicken piccata (which my mom ordered), chicken cacciatore, & pasta with clams. The ingredients sounded very...More

1  Thank Juanita A
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

The hostess took forever to seat us then our server asked her to wait 5 min so he could go smoke. Once we were seated, it took awhile to place our food. The pizza was super greasy and our waiter kept disappearing. This is not...More

Thank Sandy D
Reviewed 7 August 2018

If you have had your fill of seafood and are looking for a restaurant that has atmosphere, good food and generous portions - try The Meatball Cafe. One tip, unless you are a big eater you might think about splitting an entree and save room...More

Thank DougTX1
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

We visited this restaurant with a family of six including a five-year-old. There was something on the menu for everyone and the prices were reasonable for South Padre Island. The atmosphere was casual, there are plenty of other families there, and it was efficient and...More

Thank Amy L
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

The meatball cafe homemade pastas and bread are delicious, I tried raviolis and they were amazing, the meatballs delicious and all pizzas are great! I highly recommend Meatball Cafe.

Thank Anita G
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Went here for dessert! Carrot cake was awesome. Middle of day. Not busy at all. Very nice decor. Baby grand piano. Would like to return for dinner when live music is available.

Thank Charlotte B
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Very pleased with our recent visit there. We had meatball appetizers which were yummy followed by fresh salads and an assortment of entrees that included pizza, veal parm, chicken Alfredo, and more. The staff was friendly and food prompt, even for our group of 13....More

Thank david h
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, 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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
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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