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Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar

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1 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6402
+1 956-761-1314
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16:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 16:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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EAGAN, MN
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed dinner with some out of town friends. The place was busy but not crowded and the service was exceptional. It is an upscale experience from what we have enjoyed on the island. Good food, good service, most dinners in the $20-$30 range.

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Thank MN_TRAVLER_46
Springbrook, Wisconsin
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169 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Returned this year even though experience last year was considered average at best. Glad we did as all 4 of us were pleased with our selections. I had the fried oysters and they were great. Last year I considered them soggy and unseasoned. Not the case those time and I would gladly order them again. My wife had grouper and... More 

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Thank WilliamS404
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this review

I'm beyond thrilled to see that you return visit was such a fantastic experience, William. To know that your fried oysters were so delicious means the world, and I'm glad that everyone else felt the same way about their meals. Thanks so much for coming by again, and thanks for sharing your kind words with everyone. I look forward to... More 

Sioux City, Iowa
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great selection of FRESH seafood, love the heat from the deep shrimp, not to hot, just right. Scalloped potatoes are rich and decadent. Shrimp trio is the greatest. Service is very good, waiter is there just at the proper times and always available.

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Thank 341KimD
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this review

I'm so thrilled to see that our food has left you with such an amazing impression, Kim! Between that and the level of service that you've received, your kind words have sincerely made my day. Thanks so much for everything -- we can't wait to have you back again soon! All the best, Bob Friedman, Owner More 

Georgetown, Texas
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We visited in the off season (Friday in February). No waiting had a great booth overlooking the docks in the evening. John was very attentive; Entrees of Shrimp Scampi and Grilled Salmon were super! Ample portions any very tasty. Will return again next year!

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Thank davidsusanh2016
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this review

I'm thrilled to know that you had such a fantastic meal! From the relaxing atmosphere to your tasty food -- reading about your experience made my day. Thanks so much for coming by. We all hope to see you again some time soon! All the best, Bob Friedman, Owner More 

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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every time we come here we are blown away. High dollar but worth every penny. The server Jose is by far the best. Amazing food. Love this place and will be back without question. ❤️

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Thank Stacie J
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this review

I'm truly honored to know how often you've had such a wonderful experience here, Stacie, and it means the world to know we'll be seeing you again. I look forward to passing your kind words along to Jose -- thanks for everything! Sincerely, Bob Friedman, Owner More 

San Antonio, Texas
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114 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been coming here for several years the staff is absolutely one of the best anywhere the food is spot on can't get any fresher ! Highly recommend

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Thank scubachef88
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this review

I am absolutely thrilled that we've earned your enthusiastic recommendation! From the food to the staff, it means the world to know that everyone was a big hit, and I can't wait to have you back here again. Thanks for everything, Bob Friedman, Owner More 

North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I both enjoyed our dinner at the sea ranch. I had the parmesan encrusted snapper which was excellent. If you want a quality seafood dinner with excellent service don't pass up the sea ranch when at SPI.

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Thank Linda R
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this review

I'm so thrilled to know that you and your husband had such a wonderful dinner, Linda! It means the world that your server did such a great job taking care of you both during your meal, and of course it's great to see that snapper was a big hit as well. Thanks so much for sharing your kind words --... More 

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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice and good views of the lagoon and boat docks. Food is seafood and steak open for dinner, very good happy hour and good food . Nice dinning room with tablecloths a bit more elegant than most places on the Island. We will return again and again.

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Thank KathTheSunnyOne
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this review

This just made my day, Kath. The fact that your food was so outstanding is wonderful, and I'm honored to know that we've earned your return visits! Thanks so much for your kind words -- we can't wait to have you back again! All the best, Bob Friedman, Owner More 

Little Rock, Arkansas
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180 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying at the South Padre KOA and walked over to the Sea Ranch Restaurant for dinner. We had to cross the street because the sidewalks were on the other side of Padre Blvd., but traffic was light and there were crosswalks. The service was excellent. The setting was attractive. We both had the broiled Sea Ranch scallops and... More 

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Thank ARretired
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this review

I'm delighted to know that both of your broiled scallops were so enjoyable, and thanks so much for sharing your experience with everybody! It means a lot to know that your visit was so enjoyable, and we can't wait to see you again! Thanks for everything, Bob Friedman, Owner More 

Port Isabel, Texas
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94 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Their private venue was under construction, but we were provided with a place a bit out of the main seating area which was adequate. Their kitchen was fantastic. Unbelievable how fast the food was served after the orders were taken. There were 22 of us. The food was prepared just as ordered and was enjoyed by all. Our waiters Jerry... More 

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Thank Shirley R
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this review

I am absolutely honored that we could help make this special 85th birthday a special one, Shirley! Knowing that John and Jerry did such a great job taking care of everybody means the world, and I will certainly pass all of this along to them. Thank you so much for all your very kind words -- I hope we get... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 21:00
Monday
16:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
16:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
16:30 - 21:00
Thursday
16:30 - 21:00
Friday
16:30 - 22:00
Saturday
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6402
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  South Padre Island
  • Phone Number: +1 956-761-1314
Description
Sea Ranch Restaurant has been serving South Padre Island visitors for over 35 years, and has established itself as the island’s premier dining destination. If you haven’t spent an evening at the Sea Ranch Restaurant, you haven’t truly experienced South Padre.Our menu is comprised of local seafood that is caught directly from the Gulf of Mexico, and it changes often based on what is in season. Every item is made with high-quality ingredients, from unbeatably fresh seafood to juicy steaks and hearty pastas. Start your meal off with our Ahi Tuna or Escargot appetizers, or try something a little spicier like our Stuffed Jalapeños. For your main course, pick from one of our countless seafood items including fresh fish, crab legs, shrimp, oysters, lobster and scallops. Our house specialty is the Red Snapper, which has become a customer favorite as well. If you aren’t in the mood for seafood, try one of our delicious grilled steak, chicken or pork dishes. We also have decadent pastas, from chicken or seafood Alfredo to Scott’s Shrimp Scampi served over angel hair pasta. No matter what you are in the mood for, we have a tasty, fresh option for you at Sea Ranch Restaurant.Seafood goes perfectly with wine, so we boast an extensive selection of wines. With over 122 choices ranging from $20 all the way to $500, we have the perfect choice to compliment your meal. If you have an event coming up, consider hosting it at the Sea Ranch. We can accommodate up to 77 people for anything from weddings and receptions to birthdays and meetings.

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