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“Get there early to avoid the wait”

Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations
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.
San Antonio, Texas, USA
Level 6 Contributor
132 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Get there early to avoid the wait”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

Steaks were delicious. Split the meal, it's worth the extra $2 given the portion sizes. Beautiful views!

Visited July 2014
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Thank Mary D
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Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this review, 24 July 2014
So glad you stopped by, Mary! We're thrilled to that you enjoyed your steak dinner. It's great to hear you loved our view, too. Hope we'll be seeing you again soon!

All the best,
Bob Friedman, Owner
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South Padre Island
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fun for everyone. ”
Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

We only went here for drinks while waiting on our different activities at Breakaway Cruises. During the evening it was very easy to get drinks but at night the bar was very crowded. Especially with the amount of people that eat at the bar. I feel like it would have went smoother if the bar was for drinks only then you had to be seated at a table. Bartenders did a great jobs and drinks were over the top definitely planning to return.

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1 Thank Texas2014Traveler
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Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this review, 23 July 2014
So glad you stopped by for drinks! It's great to hear that you had a great time with us. We will certainly keep your helpful feedback in mind. Looking forward to seeing you again soon!

All the best,
Bob Friedman, Owner
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Delicious!!! ”
Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

Nice & clean atmosphere!! Great views, friendly staff, & delicious food! Went here with our family and everyone single one was pleased with their food!!

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Thank Soria2013
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Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this review, 21 July 2014
So glad your family enjoyed a great meal with us! It's great to hear everyone enjoyed their meal, and it's always wonderful to hear that our staff is friendly and helpful. Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. Hope to see you again soon!

All the best,
Bob Friedman, Owner
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good enough”
Reviewed 18 July 2014 via mobile

The food here is good enough. Most of the plates are overpriced. The special wasn't very special or good.
The appetizers are their best items: oysters Rockefeller, ahi tuna, and raw oysters. The snapper throat in the appetizer menu is really good.
Coconut shrimp on dinner menu is good. If you like clam chowder, that is also good.

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Thank Ginalaur
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Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this review, 21 July 2014
So glad you've been able to try so many of our menu items, Ginalaur. Our kitchen always uses the best ingredients, so I'm glad to hear you're a big fan of our fresh seafood. While we do our best to keep prices as low as possible, the high quality ingredients do transfer to the dish's price as well as the delicious taste. Thank you very much for your honest feedback. I hope you'll come back soon to give us a chance to earn that 5th star.

All the best,
Bob Friedman, Owner
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South Padre Island, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“The Tuna "Is Like Buttah"”
Reviewed 17 July 2014

The freshest tuna I have ever had, I could eat it all day long!

Although it is a bit on the pricier side, it is arguably the best restaurant on the Island and worth every penny. If you don't have a lot to spend at least go sit at the bar and have a martini and an appetizer portion of the tuna. I promise you will not be disappointed!

Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Brad F
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Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this review, 21 July 2014
So glad you're such a fan, Brad! It's great to hear you love our Tuna dish so much. Thanks so much for taking the time to review us!

Hope to see you again soon!

Best
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