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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 #109 of 4,100 restaurants in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $12
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Seafood, Steakhouse
Neighborhood: North Central
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San Antonio, Texas
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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

Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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

Senior Reviewer
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

San Antonio, Texas
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
43 reviews 43 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

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
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 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
38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
100 helpful votes 100 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

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