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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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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“seafood” (129 reviews)
“shrimp” (107 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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1 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6402
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1 - 10 of 905 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

First night in South Padre and looking for a good seafood restaurant and we found it. Of course I looked at the reviews here on TripAdvisor and then we set out. Excellent food!! Drinks unbelievable!! Staff top notch! Never let our drink get empty, checked...More

Thank Lysa H
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

This just made my day, Lysa. It means everything to know that your experience was so enjoyable, and I'm honored to have earned your recommendation. I truly appreciate it and hope that we get to see you here again sometime soon! All the best, Bob...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Situated right on the bay, this was a great place for dinner. They had an extensive seafood menu. It was a bit pricey but the food was good. Have to admit though that the server we had was not as attentive as I would have...More

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

I'm so glad to see that your dinner was so enjoyable, Shirley, and thanks for sharing your kind words and input. It is so important to us to make sure that every customer receives both amazing food and service, and we look forward to truly...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome! Friendly staff and customers. My wife doesn't like seafood but she loved the pecan encrusted shrimp. Great atmosphere. Highly recommend!More

Thank Lump68
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I am truly honored to know that we've earned your recommendation, and thanks for all the kind words. The fact that your wife even loved our shrimp means the world, and here's to hopefully seeing you both again sometime soon! All the best, Bob Friedman,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Went in July with a family of 7, had very short wait and service was quick and good. Everyone enjoyed their meals.More

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

This is so great to see, and I'm thrilled to know that our staff took such great care of you and your family. Thanks so much for sharing your experience -- I hope we get to do it all over again sometime soon! Sincerely, Bob...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Receptionist sat us at the bar, and no one attended to us. They told us for 30 minutes, we waited for 40 minutes. None of the staff could help us or answer any questions about the menu. All staff kept bumping into my chair. No...More

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

This is certainly quite surprising to see, Juan. There is nothing that we value more here than providing stellar customer service, and I apologize that you were left with such a different impression. Our staff is more than capable of showing everyone a five-star experience,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Last night our family ate at Sea Ranch and the food was outstanding ! One of my daughters said she thinks it was the best food she has eaten in her life. We will definitely be back when we visit SPI.

Thank Juaniter5ninos
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow -- thank you so much! I am beyond thrilled to see that you and your family had such an amazing experience here, and we can't wait to see you again the next time you're in town! All the best, Bob Friedman, Owner

Reviewed 1 week ago

Sea Ranch Restaurant is a locals favorite, as well as a "must visit" for the tourists. I always recommend it to the guests staying at my condos. Food is delicious and well presented, staff courteous and the bar is a whole new flaver of fun!!

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

Thank you so much, Sheree! Having you recommend us to others is a sincere honor, and I can't wait to have you back here again sometime soon! All the best, Bob Friedman, Owner

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Sea Ranch is our "special" place to treat ourselves to on special occasions. My birthday was one of those days. Sergio is our special guy as is Oscar. Sergio served this on my special day and was wonderful. The food was great, as usual....More

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

This just made my day, Shirley. The fact that Sergio and Oscar did such a great job means the world, and it's an honor to have you choose us for your birthday celebration. Here's to many more special visits down the road! All the best,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The wine selection was excellent. Laurie was sweet and awesome at the bar. The food was great and steaks cooked to perfection. We had the 6 oz filet mignon with scalloped potatoes. The other was served with rice pilaf and this is where we have...More

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Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We always want to make sure that our customers are given a worry-free meal when they come see us, and I apologize for the brief mix-up with your bill. These little mistakes are something that we want to always avoid, and I'm sorry for any...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

best restaurant on the island. We tried the artichoke dip, blooming onion, ahi tuna and calamari. The artichoke dip and blooming onion are the bomb. We loved them. The red soup - seafood soup is so good. Amazing flavors well done and save some bread...More

1  Thank discip1e
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow -- thank you so much! It sincerely means the world to have you consider us to be the best restaurant on the island, and your kind words are truly appreciated. I can't wait to share them with everyone else here, and I look forward...More

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a7rios
26 March 2017|
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Response from WilliamS404 | Reviewed this property |
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Charles E. B
15 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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, 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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