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Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar

1 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6402
+1 956-761-1314
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“seafood” (129 reviews)
“shrimp” (117 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6402
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Food was ok, but not great. Go to this place if you have noisy kids, or with a group of noisy drunk people, or you have a wife that is a wooo-girl and already had a few drinks. Definitely not a place for couples, unless...More

Thank Aaron R
Reviewed 3 days ago

it is a bit more expensive than some others but the taste is worth it - most crip salads and to die for seafood soup. ever dish on their menu is made perfect. our only place for anniversary dinner

Thank lisadE4934SJ
Reviewed 4 days ago

Excellent food, drinks, waitstaff, and view. We enjoyed the ahi tuna, shrimp, fish and scallops. We would recommend as a nice place to try.

Thank TheFikacs
Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband and I went to the Sea Ranch with another couple for dinner. We were pleasantly surprised by the delicious appetizers and main dishes. My husband had Tuna and I had red fish. Both were excellent. It is a bit pricey but worth it....More

Thank Carol B
Reviewed 4 days ago

The place is beautiful! The food is excellent but the vents all drip with condensations and that very unpleasant!

Thank junkqueen14
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were seated immediately upon arrival. They do the clever trick with mirrors on one wall so wherever you looked you could see the bay and ships in their slips My wife ordered a Patron Margarita which was delicious. My wife ordered the General Hector...More

Thank Murph1965
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of my favorite places to eat on the Island. They don't take reservations and are always busy during the summer and on weekends, so get there early or be prepared to wait. Even if you do have to wait, it's nice to go out...More

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was modest at best, 70's atmosphere with waiters in tuxedos. Over done on old school ambiance with a moldy smell in the air. Trinkets for sale in the fifth shop that you'll find at any dollar store on the island. If the prices...More

Thank Hhead3rd
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello, we are sorry to hear you weren't completely satisfied with your experience with us. Everything is filleted fresh in-house, and it is a somewhat expensive process which impacts the prices. We also use local ingredients whenever possible. We thank you for your feedback and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went for our anniversary dinner, it was some of the best food we've had at the coast. The oysters were wonderful and the fish was so fresh it was delicious.

Thank 232connied
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking some time to leave us a review. We're really happy to know that you and your husband had a great visit with us, and we hope you join us again soon! :)

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was excellent when we were here. Wait staff was friendly and prompt. Kids menu had more than just the usual fare.

Thank tmer25
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us this feedback! We're thrilled to know you had such a positive experience while dining with us! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Response from WilliamS404 | Reviewed this property |
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14 February 2017|
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Response from discip1e | Reviewed this property |
We went last night. When we called, they said no reservations and no call aheads. If your party is not all there, you don't get seated. We were a party of ten. Walked up and told the wait was an hour. 5 minutes later we were... More
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Response from Debbie O | Reviewed this property |
I would contact them as soon as possible.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
16:30 - 20:30
16:30 - 20:30
16:30 - 20:30
16:30 - 20:30
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
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
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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