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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 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 16:30 - 21:00
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Austin, TX
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I wanted oysters and wasn't disappointed. The oysters were moderately priced....most of the rest of the menu was much higher priced.

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Thank txsage
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rockefeller and half ahell out of this world. Scallops, white fish, shrimp and steak to die for. The scalloped potatoes are really what they claim to be. Don't miss it. Won't regret it!

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

I am honored to have received your wonderful recommendation, Danielle! The fact that everything you tried was such a big hit means the world, and I hope that we get to have you back again real soon! Thanks for everything, Bob Friedman, Owner More 

Austin, Texas, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lacking any nuance of flavor. Waiter kept trying to upsell everything. Nice location and pretty view from shore side tables

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

Our number one goal is to make sure that our customers always have a great experience across the board, D'Ann, and I apologize that you didn't find this to be the case. You should never feel as though your server is trying to upsell you in any way, and delivering food packed with bright, rich flavors is certainly another big... More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The good is extraordinary in a location that lacks really fine food. The wait staff was attentive and helpful. Ask if you can sit by the window, as we went there twice and sitting 'on the water' is a completely different experience than being tucked back in the side room. I highly recommend!

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

I am absolutely honored to have earned your recommendation, Jani. Knowing that you were given such wonderful service means the world, and of course it's great to see that your food was such a big hit. Thank you so much for sharing your experience with everyone -- I hope we get to see you again real soon! All the best,... More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am gluten free and our waiter was amazing in helping me make a good choice. Seafood to perfection!

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

This just made my day, Elizabeth. Knowing that your waiter was so kind and helpful means the world, and thanks so much for sharing your great experience with everyone. I hope we get to see you again real soon! All the best, Bob Friedman, Owner More 

Racine, Wisconsin
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sea Ranch is by far the restaurant my husband I choose every visit to South Padre. The food is fresh and excellent. My husband selects the filet and grilled shrimp. He raves about the tenderness of the fillet every time, This visit I chose the seafood alfredo, 4 large scallops, 4 large gulf shrimp, grilled to perfection and a large... More 

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

It is sincerely an honor to know that we've become a South Padre tradition for you and your husband, Marcia. The fact that you can always count on us for a great experience means the world, and I'm so happy to know that this visit was no different! I'm glad that your husband loved his filet and grilled shrimp, and... More 

Fort Worth, Texas
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I are in South Padre for our 7th Wedding anniversary. We had dinner here and the food and service was fabulous. I had fresh oysters on the half shell for an appetizer and had some awesome scallops for dinner. My wife had King Crab legs. It was cooked to perfection. Our waitress did an excellent job. The... More 

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

I'm am truly thrilled that you and your wife had such a fantastic experience, Dane, and I'm especially honored that we could be part of your anniversary plans! Knowing that all of your food was such a big hit is wonderful, and I'm especially happy to see that your server provided you both with such fantastic service. Thanks again for... More 

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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nope, just avoid- eat somewhere else. Want a romantic dinner Pack a picnic, eat on beach. Take a dinner cruise. Food is mediocre at best, service is great. But $100 is not worth it at all. Ps I'm from Houston (great food everywhere)

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

I'm very sorry to see that this was the impression your meal left you with, Annie. I can assure you that this is most definitely not the standard customer experience that I hear about, as our kitchen staff is sincerely passionate about always delivering the best food possible. Your concerns are something that I will most certainly be looking into,... More 

San Antonio, Texas, United States
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our dinner at Sea Ranch. The service was outstanding and the fresh fish was very good. We also really enjoyed the crab stuffed mushrooms. The place was clean but seemed a little dated and that's why I only gave it a 4 instead of a 5. We will definitely dine here again on our next visit to the... More 

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

I'm so thrilled to know that everyone enjoyed their meals so much, Adam, and it's an honor to know that we'll get to see you again during your next visit. I truly appreciate your kind words and can't wait to have you back again! Thanks for everything, Bob Friedman, Owner More 

San Antonio, Texas
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44 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sea Ranch is the leader for fine dining in this area. If you're looking for fresh sea food done to perfection, this is the place. Atmosphere and service also set the standard. It's not cheap, but it is high value. It's certainly a South Padre Island bucket list item for every visitor. Join the Frequent Diner program and get 10%... More 

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

Thank you so much for your very kind words and amazing recommendation! It really means a lot to have you consider us as a must-see spot in South Padre, and I hope we get to have you back again some time very soon! Thanks for everything, Bob Friedman, Owner 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
Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, View
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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