We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book a Stay + Win a Getaway Book your hotel on TripAdvisor and you could win a great trip!

Sea Island Shrimp House

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Uptown Loop
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
322 W Rector St, San Antonio, TX 78216-5718
+1 210-342-7771
10:45 am - 9:30 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 10:45 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 10:45 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:45 am - 10:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

144 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 140: English reviews
San Antonio, Texas
Level Contributor
45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank TamiNaustin
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank 56Deb
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank ProfessorGreg
La Vernia, Texas
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Thank Paula S
San Antonio, Texas
Level Contributor
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.

Thank Kat P
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.

Thank mikenovember2016
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
Level Contributor
30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 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.

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

Thank you for your review! More 

Boerne, Texas
Level Contributor
79 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

Came here tonight with friends. I had the Stuffed Shrimp and were they good!! Very yummy! I'll definitely be back for more!!

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

Thanks for joining us! Come see us again soon! More 

Mexico City, Mexico
Level Contributor
557 reviews
323 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

We entered the restaurant expecting to be seated by a hostess. Since nobody came to our aid I walked to a waiter and asked to be seated. He said there was no service you stood in line, ordered food and chose any seat. As soon an food was ready we would be ringed with a ringing device that they gave... More 

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

Thank you for giving us a try! Sorry to hear we did not meet your expectations. Please join us again soon to give us another try. More 

Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

After having lunch at the Sea Island on IH 10 and being told they had great hamburgers. I went to the Sea Island on Rector. I arrived around 7:30, driving around the parking lot two times, finally found a parking place. People were standing all around waiting to get a table. I was ordering take out, so thought it would... More 

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

Thank you for giving us a try! We sincerely apologize about the long wait and hope to see you again soon! More 

Travelers who viewed Sea Island Shrimp House also viewed


Been to Sea Island Shrimp House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood, Soups
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
10:45 am - 8:30 pm
10:45 am - 9:30 pm
10:45 am - 9:30 pm
10:45 am - 9:30 pm
10:45 am - 9:30 pm
10:45 am - 10:00 pm
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
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!

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Sea Island Shrimp House and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
San Antonio, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
9 months ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Sea Island Shrimp House staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?