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Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar

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1 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6402
+1 956-761-1314
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4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

We had a large group of 11 that was well accommodated. There was plenty of food for everyone. No one could finish their food. It was very delicious. The steak was very good for a seafood restaurant. The staff was excellent, they put up with a lot from our group. Nice atmosphere but average. Good price / value.

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

I'm thrilled to see that you were all taken care of so well -- it really means a lot to know that you were waited on by a friendly and helpful staff! Of course it's also fantastic to know that everyone enjoyed their food so much (especially the steak!). Thank you so much for coming by -- I hope the... More 

Laredo, Tx USA
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

Delicious!! Family enjoys this restaurant every time we stay at the island. Clam chowder is a must have!!

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Thank 956rose
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much! It's an honor to know that we're a part of your Padre traditions, and I look forward to having you and your family back for future bowls of clam chowder! All the best, Bob Friedman, Owner More 

Houston
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 7, 2015

We heard from a local that this was the best restaurant in town. He was right. We went our first night and enjoyed it so much we came back a few nights later. There was a long wait that night. We went to the bar and found a wonderful overlooking the marina. We had another great meal right there.

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

It's such an honor to know that you were recommended to us by someone in town, and I'm glad that you found everything to live up to that recommendation! The fact that you came back during your visit is so flattering, and I sincerely hope that we get to see you again during future trips! All the best, Bob Friedman,... More 

Hunt, Texas
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed September 1, 2015

While I may not make it to the Sea Ranch each visit to SPI, I try! The freshness of the fish and the professionalism of the servers can always be counted on for an enjoyable meal. I find their seafood soup with its light broth to be outstanding!

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Thank 410Kathy
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this review

I'm so happy to know what a great impression we've made on you, Kathy! It makes my day seeing that you've always been served a tasty meal (especially that soup!), and it's really nice to know that you've always been taken care of so well. I truly look forward to having you back the next time you're here in SPI!... More 

San Antonio, Texas
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 31, 2015

Was expecting a little more after reading the reviews. Pricey and the food/ambiance was ok for the price. Very dark inside. The ceiling vent dripped on me a couple times during our meal. Waitress did apologize and said they are remodeling. Our waitress was friendly/attentive. Having a tablecloth and cloth napkins were nice. Hubby had pirate dan's - thought it... More 

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Thank Skyy2001
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this review

I apologize that we weren't able to wow you and your husband more when you came in -- we certainly always strive to give everyone a great meal in a warm and inviting setting. I'm surprised about the overall impression that the food left you with, as the seafood we serve is fresh right from the coast -- everything that... More 

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78 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

Got here at 9pm on a Friday - the staff was friendly and seated us right away. We ordered the escargot for an appetizer, and I had the mussels for my main course while my daughter had the seafood alfredo. The service was prompt, almost too prompt as our main courses arrived while we were still eating our appetizer. But... More 

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

Deborah, I'm glad that you had a positive experience here -- knowing that you were greeted by a friendly and attentive group of people always makes my day! I was a little surprised to read about the impression that our food left you with, as we get our ingredients very fresh and local. Still, I'm happy your visit here was... More 

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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

The place is really nice inside, not run down at all. We came for dinner at about 8 because we made reservations. They had a great wine selection. I got the king crab legs, they were pretty plain. It was a lot of food and came with drawn butter and 2 sides and a soup or a salad. The gratin... More 

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Thank CheerChick2003
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this review

I'm so glad to hear about the good time that you had with us. It's certainly hard to hear that you found the crab legs to be lacking some flavor. All of our seafood is brought in fresh right from the coast, so if you ever have something here that is not absolutely amazing please feel free to let us... More 

Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 29, 2015

Wonderful view and meal. Perfect evening out on SPI. Service and food both top notch. Our waiter's recommendation was spot on and delicious. If possible get a table upstairs next to a window

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

Hublow, I'm so pleased to know that your experience here was such a great one! It's especially nice to see that your waiter took such good care of you all -- I'm glad the recommendation was such a hit! We all really appreciate you coming by, and I hope we get the chance to see you again! All the best,... More 

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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed August 24, 2015

This is an excellent sea food resturant, a great atmosphere with fantastic food and a freindly wait staff. One of my favorites.

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Thank davidcP2512UI
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this review

It's an honor for you to consider us one of your favorites! You always deserve tasty food and great service when you're here, and I look forward to having you back again! All the very best, Bob Friedman, Owner More 

Dallas, Texas
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

Shawn the general manager is always friendly. My business partner takes us here every time we visit. Fantastic appetizers and fresh fish always. Seems to be the place to eat on the island

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

Brian, it's an honor that we could become a go-to place during your visits -- please feel free to also pass on a big thanks to your business partner! Knowing that you're always given a great, fresh meal makes my day, and we all look forward to having you back again real soon! All the best, Bob Friedman, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, 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: +1 956-761-1314
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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