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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” (129 reviews)
“shrimp” (117 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6402
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Reviewed today

There were so many to choose from and we tried several. This one was fine - but not special enough for a second trip. But no complaints either.

Thank Tom B
Reviewed today

Service seemed rushed. I had one of the restaurants specialties - pan seared scallops and they were mushy not firm and appeared to have some type of coating on them and they didn't have much flavor. My daughter had the clam chowder which didn't have...More

Thank mmanzanero
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I had the shrimp scampi and it was best I ever had Kay had steak kabob and it was also great Probably the best dinner in the area Our waiter was Irvin, he was excellent. It was our first time upstairs and it was a...More

Thank jamesandkay24
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

After 8 days in South Padre Island by far the best meal!! Family of 4 and we all agree the entire night was fabulous! This is the best for seafood ! Best for atmosphere ! Best excellent table service the entire evening! Menu items we...More

Thank TripandTravel4Fun
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Food was ok, but not great. Go to this place if you have noisy kids, or with a group of noisy drunk people, or you have a wife that is a wooo-girl and already had a few drinks. Definitely not a place for couples, unless...More

Thank Aaron R
Reviewed 6 days ago

it is a bit more expensive than some others but the taste is worth it - most crip salads and to die for seafood soup. ever dish on their menu is made perfect. our only place for anniversary dinner

Thank lisadE4934SJ
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food, drinks, waitstaff, and view. We enjoyed the ahi tuna, shrimp, fish and scallops. We would recommend as a nice place to try.

Thank TheFikacs
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went to the Sea Ranch with another couple for dinner. We were pleasantly surprised by the delicious appetizers and main dishes. My husband had Tuna and I had red fish. Both were excellent. It is a bit pricey but worth it....More

Thank Carol B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is beautiful! The food is excellent but the vents all drip with condensations and that very unpleasant!

Thank junkqueen14
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were seated immediately upon arrival. They do the clever trick with mirrors on one wall so wherever you looked you could see the bay and ships in their slips My wife ordered a Patron Margarita which was delicious. My wife ordered the General Hector...More

Thank Murph1965
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March 25, 2017|
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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
Charles M
November 29, 2016|
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Response from Debbie O | Reviewed this property |
I would contact them as soon as possible.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 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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