Al has been a fixture on South Padre islandfor 20 years. Most of that time he was running a bait shop and serving tacos on the side just to fishermen. Now, his restaurants are what keeps him busy. The main attractions are the fried shrimp baskets (Claims to be "The World's Best"), the stuffed crabs, the blackened fish, and the fried oyster baskets. Al fries up the best shrimp on the island here. And his prices are rock bottom.
The restaurant/bait shop is beside the marina (next to Breakaway Cruises). Picnic tables are scattered out in front for people to sit down while they wait for their name to be called (this place is crowded for dinner). Al keeps expanding the facility and it is a great and fun place to visit.
Dirty Al's now has several other restaurants on SPI and in Port Isabel.