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“Table for two in the corner w/kids all around after an hour's wait? No thanks!” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar

Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar
1 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597
956-761-1314
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Sea Ranch Restaurant has been serving South Padre Island visitors for over 35 years, and has established itself as the island’s premier dining destination. If you haven’t spent an evening at the Sea Ranch Restaurant, you haven’t truly experienced South Padre.Our menu is comprised of local seafood that is caught directly from the Gulf of Mexico, and it changes often based on what is in season. Every item is made with high-quality ingredients, from unbeatably fresh seafood to juicy steaks and hearty pastas. Start your meal off with our Ahi Tuna or Escargot appetizers, or try something a little spicier like our Stuffed Jalapeños. For your main course, pick from one of our countless seafood items including fresh fish, crab legs, shrimp, oysters, lobster and scallops. Our house specialty is the Red Snapper, which has become a customer favorite as well. If you aren’t in the mood for seafood, try one of our delicious grilled steak, chicken or pork dishes. We also have decadent pastas, from chicken or seafood Alfredo to Scott’s Shrimp Scampi served over angel hair pasta. No matter what you are in the mood for, we have a tasty, fresh option for you at Sea Ranch Restaurant.Seafood goes perfectly with wine, so we boast an extensive selection of wines. With over 122 choices ranging from $20 all the way to $500, we have the perfect choice to compliment your meal. If you have an event coming up, consider hosting it at the Sea Ranch. We can accommodate up to 77 people for anything from weddings and receptions to birthdays and meetings.
Houston,TX
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Table for two in the corner w/kids all around after an hour's wait? No thanks!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2008

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Saint Paul, MN
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“Not as yummy as I would have liked!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2008

My best friend and I went to the Sea Ranch in SPI and I must say I thought it would have been really good food. We ordered the steak and lobster tail and it was not good. The steak was over cooked like well done cooked even though I requested Medium Well. The lobster was rubbery with no taste whatsoever and the butter had no flavor it was more like oil. The Cesar salad was not good either; it had just like basic Kraft parmesan cheese. Oh and we also purchased calamari as an appetizer and that tasted like boxed food not fresh at all. The setting and atmosphere was nice and the server was really attentive but otherwise not worth the amt we paid for this. I would have rather gone to Red Lobster at least I know the food would have been yummy..

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“delicious shrimp rockfella or whoever u say it!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2007

delicious shrimp rockfella or whoever u say it!!

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“Very nice experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2007

We have been to SPI several times and this trip we tried the Sea Ranch. It was great! Everyone was so nice, efficient, and helpful. The food was really good. The atmosphere is great. The prices are good too. SPI is always where we head for a relaxing long weekend and this restaurant will now be a part of our visits in the future. Highly recommend this place for a nice evening out.

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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Great place!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2007

We just went the other night for our anniversary and really enjoyed everything about the place. The food was very good and the wine list was very nice. We loved our exp. here!
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