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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 #101 of 4,108 Restaurants in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $12
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Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Seafood, Steakhouse
Neighborhood: North Central
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Neighborhood: North Central
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Texas
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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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48 reviews 48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
16 helpful votes 16 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
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
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93 reviews 93 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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101 reviews 101 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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

Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I ordered take out and the ordering process was easy, food was ready when they said. I ordered the "40 year favorites" which was all good! Thick fish filet, large fried shrimp, great tasting gumbo and their signature lemon pepper shrimp.. YUMMY! I also ordered the calamari which was classic rings, no tentacles :) and a key lime pie slice... More

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

We're so glad you were able to enjoy a Sea Island meal while you were in town! We appreciate the time you took to leave a review for others on Trip Advisor and hope to serve you again soon! More

Live Oak, Texas
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92 reviews 92 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The fried shrimp in this restaurant cannot be beat, especially for the price. They taste like they were just brought in off the dock before they were cooked. The atmosphere is one of any seafood house on the coastline. Definitely worth the price! DON'T MISS.

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! Rooted deep in our family history, we serve only the freshest ingredients in the same made-from-scratch recipes San Antonio has enjoyed for nearly 50-years! We look forward to your next visit! More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I used to love Sea Island, so I was excited to be back in San Antonio and have the opportunity to have dinner there. It was as I remembered - busy and friendly people. No problems there. The issue was the food. I had a half dozen oysters, which were okay, but didn't appear fresh. Then the chargrilled shrimp. It... More

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

Thank you so much for joining us while you were in town! We do apologize that we did not meet your expectations! Your mention of declining value is concerning to us. Please send an email to contactus@shrimphouse.com with further details about your experience. More

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