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Sea Island Shrimp House

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Uptown Loop
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Hamburgers
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322 W Rector St, San Antonio, TX 78216-5718
+1 210-342-7771
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10:45 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun 10:45 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 10:45 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:45 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 46
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  • 10
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
worth the trip

Some of the best shrimp I have had. The staff is friendly helpful and make the visit memorable. The app on our phone sent us to a residential area so keep the phone handy and give them a call.It will be worth the extra trouble! Enjoy!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
mary c
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McCall, Idaho
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San Antonio, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Stopped for take out. Friendly service, good food, just took almost an hour after being told 20 minutes. Apparently they couldn't find my order. The good that came about is that the food was definitely hot off the stoves, and the baked potatoes really were good this time. Have had some before that appeared to old potatoes.

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San Antonio, Texas
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78 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Food was just so so and our order was not correct but was too far to take back. This is the second time this has happened and we will not be going back. Although during Lent there are not a lot of choices in San Antonio.

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

Thanks for joining us Patricia! I'm disappointed to hear that your order was incorrect. Please email contactus@shrimphouse.com with more details about your visit. We look forward to hearing from you soon! More 

McCall, Idaho
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Some of the best shrimp I have had. The staff is friendly helpful and make the visit memorable. The app on our phone sent us to a residential area so keep the phone handy and give them a call.It will be worth the extra trouble! Enjoy!!

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

We're so glad you could join us Mary and hank you for taking the time to leave your review! We agree, nothing compares to the flavor of fresh wild-caught Gulf shrimp! More 

San Antonio, Texas
Top Contributor
207 reviews 207 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I've loved Sea Island for 25 years!! And I've never had anything except the Charbroiled Shrimp! Yum-o!! And this is the original restaurant! Busy, busy, busy! I also love the hot green beans! My hubby enjoys the lemon pepper grilled shrimp. So good and such friendly service!!

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

Hi Debra, thank you so much for taking the time to share your review! We are honored to count you among our loyal guests for 25 years! We hope to serve you for many more years to come! More 

San Antonio
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Surprise, Surprise. We finally returned to a Sea Island Shrimp House for a dinner meal. Been about a year since their fiasco outlays drove us away. Hooray for mgt getting quality back. I had the grilled lemon pepper fish and shrimp and my wife just the lemon fish. We thoroughly enjoyed these entrees. The fish was done with slight breading... More 

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

Thank you for joining us and taking the time to leave your review! We look forward to your next visit, and please feel free to email contactus[at]shrimphouse.com if you every have any questions or concerns about your experience! More 

San Antonio, Texas
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This one of my favorite seafood restaurants in San Antonio. The food is constantly good and reasonably priced, and the informal approach to service eliminates the need for tipping.

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

Bill, it's great to hear from you! Thank you for taking the time to share your review with others on TripAdvisor! We appreciate your loyalty and look forward to your next visit! More 

North Aurora, Illinois
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This was a pleasant surprise. You need to order at the counter, then they give you a table. Not a place for those who like to be served but if this doesn't bother you, the food is well worth ordering at the counter. We went with friends we hadn't seen in a long time so afterwards we just sat and... More 

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

We're so glad you had the chance to visit us with friends! Thank you also for sharing about your experience. We hope to see you again! More 

San Antonio, Texas
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A kid friendly place that all ages enjoy! The food is delicious and the service is great! Try it, you'll enjoy it!

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

Connie, it's great to hear from you! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with others on TripAdvisor! We appreciate your loyalty and look forward to serving you again soon! More 

Woodstock, Vermont
Top Contributor
330 reviews 330 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
181 helpful votes 181 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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187 reviews 187 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 322 W Rector St, San Antonio, TX 78216-5718
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Uptown Loop
  • Neighborhood: Uptown Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 210-342-7771

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 12
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Hamburgers
Open Hours
Sunday
10:45 am - 8:30 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

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