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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
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
American, Seafood
FEATURES
Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have NOTHING bad to review of this restaurant. The food was OUTSTANDING!!! Service was the same. The adult beverages were TOP NOTCH! I have never had Seafood Alfredo as good as theirs. NEVER! Got a seafood soup that was so deep with different flavors,...More

Date of visit: July 2020
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BobF1899, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for this great feedback! It is so great to know that you enjoyed great food and service. See you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fresh seafood and the service was superb! My husband and I both ordered the fresh red snapper. Absolutely the best! My husband ordered blackened snapper and shrimp, I ordered pan grilled. This is a must for your visit to SPI. It gets busy, so go...More

Date of visit: July 2020
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BobF1899, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much Kathy! We're thrilled to hear how much you and your husband enjoyed your time with us, and appreciate you going out of your way to leave us such a great review. We hope to have the pleasure of serving you both...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service and the food was wonderful Meals average $30 I got fried fish, shrimp and scallops. was perfect lots of food could not finish my plate.

Date of visit: June 2020
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BobF1899, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for taking a moment to leave us a review! We're pleased to know that you felt your visit was a great one, and we look forward to serving you again in the future!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered take-out our first day in SPI. Got the mixed platter with shrimp, scallops, and red snapper. Also tried the stuffed mushrooms. The shrimp were huge, and the snapper was cooked perfectly (pan grilled). The fresh warm bread and cheesecake were wonderful added touches....More

Date of visit: July 2020
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BobF1899, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to recommend us! We love hearing positive feedback from our guests and we are thrilled to hear you enjoyed our wide variety of delicious meals. We hope to see you back soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best lobster I have ever eaten. The service was so fast and friendly. The bar tender doesn't hold back I was 1 drink good. Great view and atmosphere.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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BobF1899, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, we really appreciate you taking the time to leave us such an awesome review! We're so glad how pleased you are with your visit with us. We strive for our guests to always leave happy and feeling completely satisfied, so I'm very happy you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sea Ranch is a higher end restaurant owned by the same team as Pier 19. Where Pier 19 specializes in fried seafood, Sea Ranch deals more with preparation of fresh fish. Excellent meal for our table including grilled and broiled snapper and shrimp dishes. Great...More

Date of visit: July 2020
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BobF1899, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking a moment to leave us your 5-star rating! We aim for the very best and are happy to see we have achieved that in your eyes. Please be sure to join us again soon!

Reviewed June 30, 2020 via mobile

Wow. A SPI tradition...yummy from appetizers to desserts. Order the special, whatever it is. A bit pricey, but sooo worth it.

Date of visit: July 2020
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BobF1899, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much! Your review brought huge smiles to our faces. We hope to have the pleasure of serving you again soon!

Reviewed June 29, 2020

Great food, great staff and great views!! Overall a great experience and highly recommended if you need a place to eat

Date of visit: June 2020
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BobF1899, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there, thanks for the five stars! We continuously strive to provide both excellent food and service and always love to see when our guests feel that we've fulfilled just that! Hope to see you in again soon! 😊

Reviewed June 24, 2020 via mobile

Everything we had was fantastic! Crab stuffed mushroom caps, combined with a buttery Chardonnay are everything you want in a starter. The seafood pasta, fried shrimp, and blackened grouper were all fantastic. You could tell that everything was fresh-caught. This was our most expensive meal...More

Date of visit: June 2020
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BobF1899, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hey- thanks for the great rating! We love to see when our guests love the food served to them as that is, of course, our number one goal. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed June 19, 2020

This is by far the best seafood restaurant on the island, if not the whole gulf coast. Three of us ordered the whole red snapper and it was amazing. We dined there two nights this week and should have gone more times.

Date of visit: June 2020
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My meal was almost $40, and that did not include any alcoholic beverages or dessert or
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Response from discip1e | Reviewed this property |
We went last night. When we called, they said no reservations and no call aheads. If your party is not all there, you don't get seated. We were a party of ten. Walked up and told the wait was an hour. 5 minutes later we were... More
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