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Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar

1 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6402
+1 956-761-1314
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“seafood” (153 reviews)
“shrimp” (125 reviews)
Open Now
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6402
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I go often to the bar at Sea Ranch...it is VERY friendly place with excellent service...delicious food ..especially soiups and warm bread......I usually also have peel and eat shrimp...one reason for going to south Texas is to eat as much fresh caught shrimp as possible...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank normaa954
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sea Ranch is situated right on the pier so has a beautiful view day and night. We had a mix of sea foods among us which were all beautifully presented and prepared. The scallop potatoes though were so cheesy that the potatoes were a bit...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Suzie H
BobF1899, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Suzie, We are so happy to hear that your experience was worthy of a four-star review! We strive to provide excellent service and quality food to our guests and are glad that you were able to get a taste of that. We appreciate your...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate redfish with Diane sauce while watching sun set into the bay. Took a bite of cousin’s filet mignon, and it practically melted in my mouth. The food was great and the setting is lovely, right on the water. Relaxed atmosphere and service is great....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank H334VVandreah
BobF1899, Manager at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for the kind review! We really appreciate the positive feedback, and we hope we have the pleasure of serving you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had our hearts set on fresh seafood. The wife had the red snapper fillets ($26) with salad and sweet potato fries. The salad was drenched in vinaigrette dressing. Need to order it on the side next time. Snapper was mushy and lacked a distinct flavor....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank danrB432KJ
BobF1899, Manager at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review! We appreciate you providing us with your feedback, we are happy to hear you enjoyed the overall experience and we look forward to having you back!

Reviewed December 10, 2018

We had to ask for a little help to understand the differences between the lobster orders with the different weights of lobster tails from a more English speaking staff member . Other than that everything was perfect.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank LloydminsterTykie
BobF1899, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2018

Hi there, we're glad to see you had such a great visit with us and hope you visit us again soon!

Reviewed November 27, 2018

our first table was a bit to busy of an area for our preference. we asked if we could change tables and the staff did so without question. The food, service and atmosphere was excellent, A little pricey but worth it!More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Dana C
BobF1899, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this reviewResponded November 30, 2018

We are so glad that we were able to accomdate you, and that you enjoyed great food and service during your visit. It always makes us so happy to hear feedback such as this. Thank you for visiting and we are looking forward to seeing...More

Reviewed November 24, 2018

This is the place we always go for our last night on the island. It is a little expensive, but we enjoy it. A couple of drinks & appetizer in the bar before dinner. I enjoy the scallops. This is one place they are good....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Steve T
BobF1899, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2018

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, Steve! We're so pleased to know you consistently enjoy your time with us. We can't wait for your next visit!

Reviewed November 20, 2018 via mobile

This place fit the bill for a dimly-lit romantic place for a date night. Pretty decor. Fish was excellent. Server was excellent. Want to try some more things on the island next time but would definitely go back.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank alphagirl86
BobF1899, Manager at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this reviewResponded November 28, 2018

Thank you so much for this lovely review! We're so happy that we could help make your date night special. We look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed November 18, 2018

We had an excellent meal at Sea Ranch. The atmosphere of the restaurant is casual, yet upscale. The menu was very extensive, with a few fried selections but a wide offering of appetizers, grilled or blackened entrees and even escargot. The prices were very reasonable...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank PamRoad
BobF1899, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this reviewResponded November 23, 2018

Thank you so much! We're so happy to see that you enjoyed your meals. Next time, you should try the escargot! Very delicious!

Reviewed November 12, 2018

We went with friends. I had chicken Alfredo and my husband had grilled seafood. It was al delicious. It’s really pretty inside and the service was awesome. It was a very enjoyable evening.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Becky C
BobF1899, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2018

Hello Becky, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We strive to offer our guests a quality dining experience from the dishes we serve to the level of customer service we provide. We're thrilled to have hit the mark...More

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Response from WilliamS404 | Reviewed this property |
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February 14, 2017|
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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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Response from Debbie O | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Business meetings, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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: +1 956-761-1314
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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