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Sea Island Shrimp House

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$$ - $$$
Uptown Loop
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322 W Rector St, San Antonio, TX 78216-5718
+1 210-342-7771
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10:45 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun 10:45 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 10:45 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:45 am - 10:00 pm
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had really been looking forward to having a sea food meal-especially Gumbo. The staff is always very personable and helpful. We were pretty disappointed though. The food was just warm-not hot like we had hoped for-especially since the weather had been pretty chilly lately.

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Thank Donna D
Meghan V, Marketing at Sea Island Shrimp House, responded to this review

We are so disappointed to hear we let you down during your recent visit! We hope you would allow us another opportunity to regain your trust! More 

Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I visited San Antonio over the years, I usually stopped by Sea Island. Now, that I live here -- Yay! -- I eat there at least, twice a month. After all these years, I am still not disappointed. Excellent choices of fish, preparations, and portions. Once you understand how service works -- ordering first, getting your drinks and tables... More 

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Meghan V, Marketing at Sea Island Shrimp House, responded to this review

Wow, we so appreciate your loyalty! Thank you for sharing your review with others on TripAdvisor! More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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178 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

This was probably my 5th trip to Sea Island Shrimp House, the original, in San Antonio. Found this place once upon a time when leaving the NorthStar Mall. We've been going back every trip to San Antonio now for the 4th or 5th time. It never fails to impress. Shrimp is of course the main attraction, but they have nearly... More 

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Meghan V, Marketing at Sea Island Shrimp House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your longtime loyalty! We sincerely appreciate your review and look forward to your next visit! More 

San Antonio, Texas
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

Though not fancy, the food is pretty good for the price. We like the shrimp platters with shrimp prepared three ways. The coconut shrimp is delicious. They have good hush puppies and great Cole slaw as well. Two people can usually get a good meal and drinks for under $40. I'd say that's pretty good for seafood.

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Meghan V, Marketing at Sea Island Shrimp House, responded to this review

Thanks for joining us! We appreciate your review and hope to serve you again soon! More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

I recently had lunch with my husband and another couple. The food tasted very fresh, the service was great, and we could not have been more pleased. The 4 of us dined for about $42. I will definitely visit the restaurant on future trips to San Antonio.

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Meghan V, Marketing at Sea Island Shrimp House, responded to this review

We're so glad you found us! We hope to serve you again soon! More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

Love Sea Island! I go for lunch at least once a week and it is always nice to see the same smiling faces, and sometimes I even run into Mrs. Anthony. The B Lunch Special is my fav! You get a nice, breaded fillet of pure white fish, plump, breaded shrimp, French fries, hush puppies, and cole slaw, for $8.69!... More 

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Meghan V, Marketing at Sea Island Shrimp House, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice review! We look forward to serving you again soon! More 

La Vernia, Texas
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

We love Sea Island. Their seafood is delicious. We don't go anywhere else when we want fish or shrimp. They serve nice size portions and it has always been cooked just right. Would recommend SEA ISLAND to everyone.

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Meghan V, Marketing at Sea Island Shrimp House, responded to this review

Thanks for being a great fan! We appreciate your loyalty and hope to serve you again soon! More 

San Antonio, Texas
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Shrimp Salad is the best I have ever had. They use large shrimp, not the little bay shrimp. They are one of the most popular restaurants in San Antonio. No tipping there, you order at the counter and they call your number when it is ready. Don't be fooled by the self service; the food is fabulous.

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Thank Kat P
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Thanks so much for you review! We hope to serve you again soon! More 

San Antonio, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

Not only is it a top value, but there are several of the franchise around the city. All of the dishes are excellent and it's obvious that everything is very fresh. These restaurants are "fast-casual." No tipping is necessary.

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Meghan V, Marketing at Sea Island Shrimp House, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us and taking a moment to let us know about your experience! Our family owned restaurant group has worked hard to delight San Antonio for over 50 years! More 

San Antonio, Texas
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

Great Seafood selection at a budget. Relaxed atmosphere. Wait time is fair. This is not a fast food restaurant. Great taste and selections.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:45 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
10:45 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
10:45 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
10:45 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
10:45 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
10:45 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:45 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 322 W Rector St, San Antonio, TX 78216-5718
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Uptown Loop
  • Neighborhood: Uptown Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 210-342-7771
Description
Sea Island Shrimp House specializes in wild-caught Texas Gulf shrimp. Guest favorites include Lemon Pepper Fish and Shrimp, Charbroiled Shrimp, Shrimp Salad, Stuffed Shrimp, Shrimp Linguine, and more. We also serve Grilled Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Gulf Oysters on the Half Shell, Catfish, and Flounder, when available. Not a seafood fan? Enjoy our juicy Steaks, Burgers, Beef Kabobs and Grilled Chicken. Soups, salads and a variety of appetizers, including Shrimp Cocktail, Mexican Shrimp Cocktail, Calamari, Ceviche and more keep our guests coming back time after time!

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San Antonio, Texas
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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?