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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
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Plant City, Florida
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was very good. Our meal came with a delicious green salad, a baked potato that had more than enough butter and sour cream, and a loaf of warm bread. We have had better service, but would still go back.

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Thank Bjmn1234
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this review

I'm thrilled to know that everyone enjoyed their meals so much, and I can't thank you enough for sharing your kind words and input. It's an honor to know that we've earned your return visits, and I can't wait to see you again! All the best, Bob Friedman, Owner More 

Nebraska
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119 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to this restaurant a number of times for our anniversary and always thought the shrimp was the best. We came again this year and were certainly not disappointed. We came a little later in the evening and did not have to wait at all. We were seated in a cozy booth and our waiter was wonderful. Husband... More 

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

I am so honored that you chose to celebrate your special evening with us, and it's wonderful to see that your entire experience was such a great one! Knowing that your server provided such attentive and thoughtful service means the world, and I'm of course also happy to see that all the food was such a big hit. Thanks so... More 

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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We celebrated our 46th anniversary with dinner at the Sea Ranch. We were seated quickly despite not having a reservation. I had the scallops which were excellent. My husband had the filet which he said was one of the best he'd had. They gave us dessert for our anniversary which was a nice treat. It was a very pleasant evening.

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

I'm so delighted to know what a fantastic dining experience you had with us, Diane, and it's an honor that you celebrated such a special anniversary with us! Thanks so much for all your very kind words -- I hope we get to see you both again some time soon! Sincerely, Bob Friedman, Owner More 

Williston, North Dakota
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72 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have had supper here several times and have never been disappointed! The raw oysters and the Rockefeller are a great starter! Clam chowder is excellent, salads perfect, all accompanied with fresh bread. Seafood entrees we have had were excellent. Red snapper worth it! Sides are great as well. Try the scalloped potatoes! We have never been disappointed in service,... More 

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

This just made my day, Charlie! Knowing that all of your food was so wonderful is nice to know, and I'm especially honored that you've come by on so many occasions. Thanks for all your kind words -- I hope to see you again some time soon! All the very best, Bob Friedman, Owner More 

Saint Louis
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70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We wenT there last and had an incredible dinner. Started with oysters on the half shell, delicious and steamed mussels which were tender and in a very tasty sauce. For diner we both had the scallops, mine blackened and hers were pan broiled both were very goos and prepared to perfection. Cant wait to go back!

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

I'm so thrilled to see that everybody had such a wonderful meal, John! It's an honor to know that we've earned your return visits, and I can't wait to see you here again! Thanks for everything, Bob Friedman, Owner More 

EAGAN, MN
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

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

I'm thrilled to know that everyone had a great time, and I'm especially pleased to see that your service was so great! Thanks for sharing your experience with everyone -- I truly appreciate it and hope to have you back again some time soon! Sincerely, Bob Friedman, Owner More 

Springbrook, Wisconsin
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180 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 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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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 13 February 2017 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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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 13 February 2017

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 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 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 

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, 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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