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Sea Island Shrimp House

322 W Rector St, San Antonio, TX 78216-5718 (North Central)
(210) 342-7771
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Ranked #104 of 4,104 Restaurants in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $12
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:45 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:45 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Seafood, Steakhouse
Neighborhood: North Central
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Woodstock, Vermont
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268 reviews 268 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

While visiting family in San Antonio we decided to get an early dinner at Sea Island Shrimp House on Rector street. This was busy at 4pm and continued so all while we were there. You order at a counter just as you enter and the menu is very large. A family member had shown us a copy of the menu... More

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Meghan V, Marketing at Sea Island Shrimp House, responded to this review

We are thrilled you had the opportunity to join us for dinner during your visit to San Antonio! We very much appreciate the time you took to write up a review for others on TripAdvisor. Our entire team works hard to deliver a great guest experience with outstanding service and quality seafood. We hope you'll join us the next time... More

Kansas City, MO
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157 reviews 157 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Visited mid- August after seeing several locations around in SA . I was pleasantly surprised that it was so Good! I'd been missing out on some really good seafood with reasonably prices. The restaurants offer counter service, pass out pagers to notify you whe order is ready. I ordered the Seafood Gumbo - thick with vegetables, shrimp and seafood. Really... More

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Meghan V, Marketing at Sea Island Shrimp House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your experience! We're so thrilled you enjoyed your visit! Our entire team takes pride in providing a fresh, quality product in an enjoyable family-friendly environment. We look forward to serving you again! More

Azle, Texas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Wow - fresh, delicious seafood! My son had steak skewers and they were wonderful - marinated to perfection and perfectly tender! Rochelle (hostess) was a delight. This place is counter service only (no waitresses) but the servers were so helpful and efficient. This location is fantastic and a fun place to visit

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Meghan V, Marketing at Sea Island Shrimp House, responded to this review

Patti, thank you for joining us and taking the time to share about your experience! We are lucky to have Rochelle on our team- she really embraces our goal of making everyone feel like family! We hope to see you again soon! More

Texas
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104 reviews 104 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My family has been eating at Sea Island longer than I care to admit. For the old SA residents, I will say that it was a regular stop after visiting Frost Bros. No longer living in SA, but visiting frequently, it is still a place we enjoy, as do friends we bring along. Our most recent visit was before the... More

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Meghan V, Marketing at Sea Island Shrimp House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to share about your experience! We love to hear from our loyal guests that know us from our early days! Can you believe we will be celebrating our 50th anniversary in 2015! We are truly honored to be embraced by the community for so many years and we look forward to many... More

Three Rivers, Texas
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57 reviews 57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed late lunch last Saturday at Sea Island Shrimp House on Rector. First time at this location, but enjoyed the same high quality seafood that we have has at two other locations in San Antonio. The restaurant was packed at 2pm, but it only took about 15 minutes for our food to be prepared. The stuffed shrimp, stuffed with crabmeat... More

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Meghan V, Marketing at Sea Island Shrimp House, responded to this review

Karl, thank you for taking the time to leave a review about your experience! We pride ourselves in offering the freshest seafood at an incredible value. We appreciate your loyalty and look forward to your next visit to any of our six San Antonio locations! More

Frisco, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Really wanted to have a fresh sea food lunch with quality and something more unique to San Antonio rather than a large chain. Sea food island seafood is always fresh. The restaurant has been in business since 1965 and the seafood is prepared from scratch daily. The first sign that it was going to be good was the large crowd,... More

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Meghan V, Marketing at Sea Island Shrimp House, responded to this review

It's so great to hear from you! Thank you for taking the time to share your review with others on TripAdvisor! We look forward to serving you again soon! More

San Antonio, Texas
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125 reviews 125 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I eat here regularly and the food is very consistent. I love the Lemon Pepper Fish, though I think it may be fried, rather than grilled as it advertises. I like the steamed spinach because it is not covered in cream or other unnecessary fattening things. The green beans and rice are also good.

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Meghan V, Marketing at Sea Island Shrimp House, responded to this review

It's great to hear from you! Thank you for your observation regarding our Lemon Pepper Fish! You're correct, our Lemon Pepper Fish is not grilled, however it is also not fired. We prepare our Lemon Pepper Fish by hand-breading and broiling the fish filet. It has been brought to our attention that listing it as "Grilled Shrimp & Lemon Pepper... More

San Antonio, Texas
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Consistently good food. However, I tried the ceviche and found it to have too much lime juice. I couldn't eat very much of it. I did enjoy the ample serving of the New Zealand crunchy fish. And the onion rings and hush puppies were outstanding. The staff was friendly and helpful but for someone new to the restaurant the ordering... More

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Meghan V, Marketing at Sea Island Shrimp House, responded to this review

It's great to hear from you, Yolanda! Thank you for sharing your review about your experience at Sea Island. We look forward to serving you again soon! More

San Antonio, Texas
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109 reviews 109 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Living in San Antonio for over 30 years, Sea Island is still my favorite sea food resturant. I highly recommend the Forty Year Favorite because you get a sample of their best: gumbo, fried shrimp, grilled shrimp, fried fish, hush puppies and two sides. The southern fried catfish is also excellent. I also love the shrimp cocktail. Don't worry if... More

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Meghan V, Guest Relations Manager at Sea Island Shrimp House, responded to this review

Phil, your loyalty to our restaurant means so much! We look forward to serving you many more years into the future! More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

My family and I had our family vacation in San Antonio and we ate here for dinner after leaving Sea World. When we first walked in we were not seated and were told to order at the counter, pay and pick up our food at the serving counter when our buzzer goes off. So I thought the customer service would... More

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Meghan V, Guest Relations Manager at Sea Island Shrimp House, responded to this review

We're delighted you were able to join us during your trip to San Antonio! Thank you for giving us a try even though our ordering process is different than most restaurants! Our entire to team works extremely hard to deliver outstanding food and service to each of our guests, and we're happy to hear we met our goal during your... More

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Additional Information about Sea Island Shrimp House

Address: 322 W Rector St, San Antonio, TX 78216-5718
Phone Number: (210) 342-7771
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > North Central
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 10:45 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 10:45 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 10:45 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 10:45 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 10:45 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:45 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 12
Cuisine: American, Hamburgers, Seafood, Steakhouse

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