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Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar

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1 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6402
956-761-1314
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4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Pearsall, Texas
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Talk about fresh seafood! Had a whole blackened red snapper for dinner. Caught that day, & just made it to the kitchen. Very good experience.

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Thank OriginalCountry
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this review

I'm thrilled to know how much you loved your fresh red snapper! Thanks so much for sharing your great experience with everyone -- I truly look forward to having you back again some time soon! All the best, Bob Friedman, Owner More 

McAllen,Texas
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had the king crab legs, baked potato, and a glass of wine. All were excellent. Service was good. There is a nice view of the gulf and boats. There is plenty of room and bar off to the side. Had the red snapper and shrimp before very good. This place is not inexpensive. Casual attire is ok, will return.

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Thank TexasTravelertx
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this review

I'm glad to know that your meal was such a big hit! It's especially an honor to know that this was a return visit after having the red snapper and shrimp before, and I can't wait to see you again down the road. Thanks so much for all of your kind words! Sincerely, Bob Friedman, Owner More 

San Antonio, Texas
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved the Mahi Mahi, scalloped potatoes and seafood soup. Excellent service and great location. Will definitely return.

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Thank whiteswan9
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this review

I'm so thrilled to know how much you loved all of your food, and it's an honor that we'll get to see you again some time. Thanks for all your kind words -- they've really made my day. Here's to more great meals down the road! All the best, Bob Friedman, Owner More 

Austin, Texas
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It took 90 minutes to get a table. It was so late by the time we were seated, that I only ordered an appetizer. The food and service were good, NOT outstanding. It was a typical seafood restaurant.

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Thank texafornia
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this review

I'm very sorry to see that this was the impression you were left with. Let me assure you that our staff truly strives to make sure that everybody receives wonderful service and a top-notch meal, and I apologize that these qualities didn't shine through. This is most definitely something that I'll be looking into, and I hope that we get... More 

Allen, Texas
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Keeping this Short and sweet!! The foods dynamite here, last visit we came service was awful and staff was rude. Gave it another chance because the foods Delicious!!! Everything was wonderful staff was fantastic/ service was 5 star/ food incredible. Best restaurant on the island!!!

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Thank Brownie B
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this review

I am sincerely flattered as well as honored that we got to have you back, Brownie. This is the sort of five-star experience that you should expect every single time you walk through our doors, and I'm so pleased to know that you were given such wonderful service. Thank you so much for coming by -- I truly hope we... More 

Harlingen, Texas
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We read reviews about the restaurant being pricey and we can confirm that -- we had about a 45 minute wait for a table we spent in the bar and walked out on having spent $40 (including tip) on a cucumber martini, a mango-tini, and a single appetizer; the cocktail waitress' service was prompt and the drinks were tasty (not... More 

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Thank Nels S
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this review

I truly appreciate you and your wife coming by, Nels, and I'm happy to know that you both enjoyed the experience. While it's great to see you mention highlights such as the seafood stew and tropical slaw, I apologize if some of the other items you tried didn't leave you with the same reaction. I want to assure you that... More 

South Padre Island, Texas
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always top notch. My husband & I went for romantic dinner & sat in restaurant next to window with sunset view. Great fish dinner & coconut shrimp. Went next week, more casual for drinks so sat in bar. Ordered appetizers for dinner. Great oysters Rockefeller, ahi tuna with basket of bread. Lori Brass the bartender serves great drinks & actually... More 

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Thank Robert S
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this review

I'm so happy to know that both of your visits here were such a big hit, Robert! Whether it's a fancy night out on the town or something more casual, our goal is to make sure that everything about your visit is amazing from start to finish, so reading your kind words truly made my day. I'll also be sure... More 

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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food here here is awesome. Very well put together. Excellent sea food. I really enjoyed it. Great clam chowder too.

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Thank Steven F
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this review

I'm so thrilled to know what a great meal you had here, Steven. It really means a lot to have you come by, and I'm especially honored to have you share your experience with everybody. Thanks for everything -- I look forward to having you back again any time! All the best, Bob Friedman, Owner More 

The Colony, Texas
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The price range was a little over our budget. Other than that, the food was good. We ordered "peel and eat shrimp"....good but not very many shrimp.

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Thank bevcrist2016
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this review

I'm happy to know that you had an enjoyable meal, although I'm sorry if your overall experience didn't wow you more. We certainly make it our goal everyday to provide our customers with an amazing dining experience, and that most definitely includes great food that leaves everyone satisfied. Your concerns are something that I will be addressing, and I sincerely... More 

Dallas, Texas
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome views and relaxing inviting atmosphere. The bread and salad were very good. We had seafood alfredo. I loved the scallops and shrimp but, no taste to the alfredo sauce. If it had more parmesan taste it would be great. Overall, terrific and would go again.

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Thank JJarrell1320
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this review

I'm so happy to see that you had such a wonderful time here. Knowing that the view and food were both such a big hit is fantastic, although I do apologize if the alfredo sauce didn't have the same great impact as the rest of the meal. Our kitchen staff truly strives to make sure everything is well-received across the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6402
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  South Padre Island
  • Phone Number: 956-761-1314
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.

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