Welcome to Scampi's

At Scampi's pride our selves in excellent service, fine dining cuisine and wonderful ambiance, all while enjoying the beautiful Bayside. We can host any type of special event function for you such as Luncheons, Dinners, Cocktail Functions and Wedding Receptions.

Scampi's features Bayside dining, overlooking the Laguna Madre. Make sure you enjoy the beautiful Island sunset with us! We are known for offering one of the finest and most extensive wine lists in south Texas, featuring over 200 domestic
and imported wines - including many premium wines available by the glass. With live Music in our Lounge, opening at 6pm Weekdays & 7pm on the Weekends Let us host your next event!  Our restaurant is available for your party and special event dining needs!

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Hours of Operation at Scampi's

Upstairs Sunset Lounge open Daily 5pm-10pm

Downstairs Seating:
Wed, Thurs & Sun 6pm-10pm
Fri & Sat 6pm-11pm




   The wife had fresh grilled Red Snapper fillet, which is probably my favorite fish.  It was delicious.  I started out with Blackened Seared Ahi Tuna with a Jicama slaw on the side and a ginger soy.  There is something special about raw Tuna, but then roll it in a Blackened Seasoning and your have a great appetizer.  It was hard to follow the Tuna but then the Gulf Shrimp Sautéed, sitting on a bed of homemade pasta and Alfredo Sauce didn't skip a beat.  About midway through dinner the wife and switched plates and her Red Snapper was excellent.  The portions were ridiculous, we were able to give the little one a part of our meals.  She gave the shrimp and pasta 2 thumbs up.

   It had been years since I had been to Scampi's and I was glad to see it hadn't changed much.  If your're staying on South Padre Island, I highly recommend doing a dinner while the sun sets on the Bay, Laguna Vista and Port Isabel.

   I've been going to Scampi's since 1987 or so for one reason -- a quiet sunset experience.  Go to Louies or Amberjacks if you are noisy, or smoke, or expect loud music, or are in a group that wants to do that.   FYI -- We really like the Really Bad Lounge Singer guy -- not musically of course, but he does have a good sense of humor & is fun to listen to -- And we use him as a time marker for friends that haven't been down to SPI in awhile -- "Yeah, Really Bad Lounge Singer is still here!  Yay!"   2nd FYI - they can turn down the volume on the outside speakers if it gets real bad.

   I have never eaten downstairs, we always eat off of the upstairs bar menu -- fried shrimp, oysters rockefeller, etc.  The bar menu has expanded over the years & gotten a tad more expensive -- $15.99 for the shrimp basket, but half-price appetizers during happy hour.  I prefer their fried shrimp to Big Al's, b/c Scampi's fried shrimp are lighter and cripser, in my experience.  Oysters Rockefeller are excellent too.  I'm sure they would be great downstairs.

   Scampi's also offers "You Catch, We Cook" services if you do get into the speckled trout -- try the pecan crusted fillets -- delicious preparation and a bit different from the typical fried, sauteed, grilled or blackened.

   One of the nicest and fanciest restaurants on the Island and in Port Isabel.  The food is great.  The price is a little high, but that's what you expect when youeat dinner right on the water in a fancy restaurant.

   Every time I have been in there, some celebrity was in there (Mandy Moore, Johnny Knoxville... who was actually squeezing lemon juice into his eye at one point... and Isabella Rossilini). 

   Fabulous wine list.  Steak and Seafood are to die for, and the waiters are knowledgable.  Ask them for wine pairings...they know their sh*t.  Love this place:-) EAT HERE!

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