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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 - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hurst, Texas
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We got so many recommendations from other tourists to try Sea Ranch so we may have visited with too high expectations. Ordered the stuffed jalapeños as an appetizer but they were very bland and not crispy. Ordered the blackened shrimp and fish which was good. The scalloped potatoes were very good! The mixed vegetables side dish consisted of under-cooked carrots... More 

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Robstown, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We come to South Padre a lot - and we consider this to be the best restaurant on the island. Our last visit was Wednesday August 10, and again we had great service and great food. It was very busy but the bar is fun to sit in, and makes the wait go fast. If your visiting the Island this... More 

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

I am beyond flattered that you consider this to be the best restaurant in South Padre, Tommi. Knowing that you've always had such great experiences here means the world, and I'm honored to be part of your island traditions. Thanks so much for your incredibly kind words -- I can't wait to see you here again! All the very best,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Delicious! Food was fresh and stayed hot during my time of my meal. My husband meal was perfect and loves the flavor. Our server came out to check on us multiple times. This is a must visit restaurant!

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

I am so honored to have earned your wonderful recommendation, Ali. Knowing that your meals were so fresh and full of flavor is fantastic, and I'm especially pleased to see that your server took such great care of you. Thanks so much for your very kind words -- I hope we get to see you both here again some time... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here for our 30th anniversary. Extremely good. Great oysters Rockefeller, very nice staff. Best place we have ate so far in South padre

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

I am sincerely honored to have you consider us to be the best restaurant you've been to in South Padre, Tjeppe! Seeing you mention what a big hit your oysters were is fantastic, and it especially means the world to know that our staff took such great care of you. Thanks so much for everything -- I hope we get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed our dinner and wine selection at this restaurant. The service was exemplary. Fresh red snapper was featured during our visit, which was very fresh. Highly recommend as it has the best seafood selection in the area.

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

I am so truly honored to have earned your recommendation, Maria. It's incredibly flattering to have you consider us to have the best seafood in the area, and I can't thank you enough for sharing your kind words with everyone. Thanks so much for coming by -- I hope we get to do it again real soon! All the best,... More 

Tyler, Tx
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere at this restaurant is a little more serious than the other restaurants we visited on SPI. The view was beautiful and the food was delicious. The Oyster Rockefeller is a must have. The scalloped potatoes were delicious also. It's a little pricey but if you are looking for a more quieter sophisticated place with good food, this is... More 

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Thank ConcernedTylertx
Franklin, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing shrimp dinner, and amazing service! Our order came out fast even though it was packed. We've been to spi many times, and this was our first time to the Sea Ranch. Wish we would have found it sooner because it's the best food on the island.

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Thank knr97
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this review

I'm sincerely honored that you consider the food here to actually be the best on the island! Knowing that you were given such quick and attentive service means the world, and I can't thank you enough for sharing your experience with everyone. I hope we get to see you again some time soon! All the best, Bob Friedman, Owner More 

Houston, Texas
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69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Completely unremarkable in every way. I cannot remember what I ate, I cannot remember what I drank, all I remember is that we sat by the window after initially being seated in a really really bad location. The fact that they did not remove the two-seat table next to the entrance to the raised area cost them a star. However,... More 

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Thank baywatersport
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. Our staff truly does everything they can to make sure that our customers have a wonderful dining experience from start to finish, which certainly includes trying to make sure that you have a table that compliments your meal. I apologize that these qualities didn't shine through... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's getting 3-stars due to one out of three entrées being good. Calamari was enjoyable but small portion for the price. The Shrimp Boat platter was very good (mixture of fried, blackened, and cream cheese/jalapeño stuffed shrimp wrapped in bacon). Scalloped potatoes were tasty as was the baked potato. The dinner salads were respectable (spring mix with cherry tomatoes and... More 

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

I'm sorry to see that your overall experience left something to be desired, Karin. While it's nice to know that you enjoyed a lot of the various sides as well as the Shrimp Boat platter, we obviously want you to feel the same way about your entire meal across the board. I can assure you that's the goal our entire... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, excellent service! We visited during the summer high season, and had a terriffic time. It's not that pricey, really.

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

I'm so thrilled to see that your experience was so wonderful, Elaine. It's especially nice to know that you received such fantastic service, and I can't thank you enough for sharing your kind words with everyone. It really means a lot, and I hope that we get to have you back again some time soon. All the best, Bob Friedman,... 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, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Scenic view
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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