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Sea Island Shrimp House

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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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Hours:
Sun 10:45 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 10:45 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:45 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Sea Island Shrimp House specializes in wild-caught Texas Gulf shrimp...
Sea Island Shrimp House specializes in wild-caught Texas Gulf shrimp. Guest favorites include Lemon Pepper Fish and Shrimp, Charbroiled Shrimp, Shrimp Salad, Stuffed Shrimp, Shrimp Linguine, and more. We also serve Grilled Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Gulf Oysters on the Half Shell, Catfish, and Flounder, when available. Not a seafood fan? Enjoy our juicy Steaks, Burgers, Beef Kabobs and Grilled Chicken. Soups, salads and a variety of appetizers, including Shrimp Cocktail, Mexican Shrimp Cocktail, Calamari, Ceviche and more keep our guests coming back time after time!
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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Mixed Emotions

My wife and I have been eating here at least once a month for the past seven years. And normally, if I were writing a review, I would give Sea Island on Rector a 5 rating. The only reason, I am giving it a 4 this time is due to our disappointment with their crab plate. This afternoon was the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
harrygjr
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San Antonio, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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183 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This is not a regular restaurant. You place your order, pay for it and go find a table to sit at. They buzz you when your food is ready and you go pick it up at the counter. They do have people that walk around to see if you need any drink refills or extra napkins and there is also... More 

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

Thank you for joining us! We understand our fast casual concept may be a little different, but we hope that doesn't detract from our high quality seafood and outstanding customer service! We hope to serve you again in the future! More 

San Antonio, Texas
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69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

My wife and I have been eating here at least once a month for the past seven years. And normally, if I were writing a review, I would give Sea Island on Rector a 5 rating. The only reason, I am giving it a 4 this time is due to our disappointment with their crab plate. This afternoon was the... More 

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

Thanks for your loyalty, Harry and thanks so much for leaving your review! Sorry, we disappointed you recently. The Crab Legs are a new addition to the menu and we sincerely appreciate your feedback! More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

My kids wanted seafood when we went to visit San Antonio and I did not think I would find anything good but I was very lucky and fortunate to run into this place. Food was very very good the service was excellent everybody was very kind and I would highly recommend this place for families.

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

Thanks for joining us and taking the time to leave your review! We delighted to hear you and your family enjoyed your visit! More 

Alamo Heights, Texas
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164 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Very fresh food which takes time to prepare. But it is worth it. Several specials are always available. Their fried seafood is exceptional, but so too is there broiled selection which I prefer. Hushpuppies are a little thick and require a get beverage to slog down. Nevertheless, I keep coming back. Watch out at mealtime or the line can get... More 

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Thank you for your loyalty and for taking the time to share your review! We look forward to serving you again soon! More 

Annapolis
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81 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

I've been coming here for the 50 years they've been around. Although I don't live in SA any longer came with my Mom while on a visit. Had the seafood platter with two kinds of fish filets, stuffed shrimp, fried shrimp and oysters. Quite good. Not heavy or greasy, sides whew excellent too. Wanted the chargrilled shrimp too but it... More 

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

Thank you for being such a loyal fan! We look forward to serving you again! More 

Orlando, FL USA
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86 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The ordering system here is interesting and a bit confusing needlessly complicated. Essentially your order first, then they call you number for your table, and after you have been seated they call your number for your food--confusing. I live in Florida and even in Orlando our seafood is always pretty good and fresh. The seafood here was good, but it... More 

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

Thanks for joining us while you were in town! Our fast casual restaurant concept is different than most, but that's what makes us a 50 year San Antonio staple. More 

San Antonio, TX
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97 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We took a family member who has suffered from birth with Cerebral Palsy to Sea Island. There was a wait, that was to be expected since it was Sunday and it is a popular place. It looked like we were not going to be able to get a place to sit down for sometime. I asked the person managing seating... More 

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

Thanks for joining us and taking the time to leave your review. We're disappointed to read about your recent experience. We would like to learn more about your visit. Please email contactus[at]shrimphouse.com and mention this post. More 

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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Food is great. Ate there tonight, and I enjoyed it. The staff are super nice. Family owned restaurant in SA. Look for the giant fisherman in the front.

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We're so glad you gave us a try and took the time to share your experience with others on TripAdvisor! We hope to serve you again soon! More 

Houston
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This restaurant has a good variety of food and daily specials that are delicious. You order your food, wait for the hand held "buzzer", pick it up at the counter and go to the seats where the hostess had previously seated you. Service was fairly quick and the food was worth any wait.

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

Wow, thanks for joining us twice during your recent business trip! We hope to see you when you're in our neighborhood again! More 

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70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Inexpensive local spot for business people. I was here right at the peak lunch hour, nothing fancy, but very tasty food, and the service was pretty good. Large portions.

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Thank you for sharing your review David! We hope to see you again soon! 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 12
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Description

Sea Island Shrimp House specializes in wild-caught Texas Gulf shrimp. Guest favorites include Lemon Pepper Fish and Shrimp, Charbroiled Shrimp, Shrimp Salad, Stuffed Shrimp, Shrimp Linguine, and more. We also serve Grilled Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Gulf Oysters on the Half Shell, Catfish, and Flounder, when available. Not a seafood fan? Enjoy our juicy Steaks, Burgers, Beef Kabobs and Grilled Chicken. Soups, salads and a variety of appetizers, including Shrimp Cocktail, Mexican Shrimp Cocktail, Calamari, Ceviche and more keep our guests coming back time after time!
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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