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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 #98 of 4,043 restaurants in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $12
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Seafood, Steakhouse
Neighborhood: North Central
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Neighborhood: North Central
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San Antonio, Texas
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

My wife and I first started enjoying seafood at this location when we were first dating many years ago. My experiences at this location have continued to be great all these years. Not fancy and not over priced. This is a place to enjoy lots of great seafood food. Try the shrimp salad, which is my wife's favorite. I love... More

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

How do we even begin to thank you for your years and years of loyalty! Every day we open our doors excited to meet all the wonderful guests that dine with us! Next year we will turn 50 years young, and we promise to stick around as long as possible! Thank you for sharing your experience with others on Trip... More

San Antonio
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The last few times we have eaten at one of their establishments we have not been completely satisfied. Quantity remains consistent, but quality/taste seems lacking.

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

We love hearing from our loyal guests! Your mention of declining quality/taste is concerning to us. Please send an email to contactus@shrimphouse.com with further details about your experience. We take all comments seriously and appreciate your feedback. We look forward to hearing from you! More

San Antonio, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

I've dined at this location many times. The food is always fresh. I always order the Charbroiled Shrimp, coleslaw and cold green beans. Love the cold green beans! You get 15 skewered shrimp. Coleslaw has been dry a few times, but I send it back and they get it right. Very filling though. I must mention...I went to the Forum... More

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

We are so glad to hear you love the Charbroiled Shrimp, cold green beans and coleslaw as much as we do! It is great to hear feedback from our loyal guest, it helps us offer great food and service every time! We look forward to seeing you again soon. More

Nashville, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Went to Sea Island for the second time on a trip to San Antonio. This location is near the mall. If you like great seafood this is the place. Especially for their namesake specialty: SHRIMP!. I had a 20 shrimp platter with several different varieties, fried, skewered, coconut, lemon-peppered, grilled. Each was very good. A friend had the flounder and... More

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

Thank you for giving us a try while you were in our neighborhood! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the Shrimp Platter as well as the fries and spinach! We look forward to serving you again during your next trip to San Antonio! More

Central Coast California
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Not just hype. This place gets it done when it comes to fast seafood. Got there 11:00 sharp, by 11:20 the place was packed. The locals have the system down pat. Had to figure out the beverage situation, which is a serve yourself bar off to the side. Got a variety of dishes between the two of us. All good!

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review! Arriving early is certainly a good recommendation, as we do tend to get very busy during the lunch hour. We hope to see you again during your next visit to San Antonio! More

Knoxville, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

My wife and I both had the grilled scallops. Excellent as always. We ate at about 3:00 p.m. so the traffic in the parking lot was light.

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

We are glad you enjoy the grilled scallops as much as we do! Thank you for leaving your review! We hope to see you again soon. More

San Antonio
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

My family has been eating at this restaurant for 30 years, and the wonderful thing is that the food tastes just the same as I remember it tasting as a kid. People unfamiliar with the restaurant may not like the ordering procedure, but once you get the hang of it, it is no big deal. There is typically a line... More

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

Bill, thank you for sharing such a thorough review! We appreciate all the kind words and assure you, our team will continue to proved the excellent food and service you expect from our establishment. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More

Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

My family had several items, fried fish, shrimp platter, crab cakes, steak shiskabobs. It was all very tasty and the beer was really cold....Been in business since 1965 so they knida know what they are doing. Also saw a lot of people eating the baked fish. You gotta try this place when you are in San Antonio!!

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

Thank you for visiting Sea Island and for taking the time to share your review! We are glad you tried a variety of items with your family and that you enjoyed your experience. Thanks for the recommendation, we hope to see you again soon! More

San Antonio, Texas
Top Contributor
331 reviews 331 reviews
297 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

I am not sure where some of the reviewers have developed their palates and would really like to know just what restaurants they find where they can get a better plate of fried seafood for the price, but this San Antonio boy will continue to frequent this and all the other excellent Sea Island locations for as long as they... More

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

Thank you so much for your rave review! We enjoy serving you and truly appreciate your feedback. Thank you for taking the time to share, we look forward to serving you again soon! More

San Antonio, Texas
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

The menu offers variety of grilled, fried & blackened seafood. I think they also offer chicken & burgers. The food is always fresh, service is good & prices are better. The grilled shrimp skewers are a must try ! The 40 yr. anniversary is wonderful. The gumbo is always flavorful ~ ceviche is okay ~not good not bad.

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your review! We are glad you enjoy the shrimp skewers and gumbo. We look forward to serving you again soon! More

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