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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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American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6402
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We always visit Sea Ranch when we are in SPI and it is never a disappointment. The lobster tail and red snapper are always great and the creme brûlée is a definite must!

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our meal at the Sea Ranch. We both had the red snapper which was fresh and delicious. The scalloped potatoes were awesome too. Nice wine list and the key lime pie was very good. The only negative is that parking is a...More

Thank Shaan T
Bob F, Manager at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for the positive review Shaan! We're glad to hear you enjoyed the menu items that were served to you and hope you will join us again!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great service and a fun gathering place for happy hou4 and “swirly7 drinks”.plentyof bar choices and great bartenders

Thank crino402
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review us! We appreciate the positive feedback and hope to see you in for more in the near future! :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the fried oysters. The wait for service was LONG. The food was cold, tasteless and 14 hours later the whole meal came back up !More

Thank stkey
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're really sorry to hear about this experience. This is not the norm for our restaurant, and we hold ourselves to much higher standards. If you could please send us an email at Bobf228@aol.com with the date and time of your visit, along with a...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After all the good things we heard about sea ranch, my expectations were high. Sea ranch did not live up to them. The food was not bad, but it was not outstanding either. Our group had snapper, poke, fried shrimp, calamari, & Alfredo. The tuna...More

Thank Hran
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are sorry to hear of your disappointment with your recent visit. We aim to WOW each and every guest that walks through our doors and apologize that you couldn't experience that. Thank you for your feedback and we hope to have the pleasure of...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t get me wrong the food was good. No real complaints there. Just no real bang for the buck for what you get. The staff was awesome. Food was good but very over priced.More

Thank tsvetlik
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed the food & service as those are our top priorities. However, in ensuring that our food is as flavorful and fresh as possible, we filet everything in-house and use local ingredients whenever possible which, unfortunately, drives...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was alright nothing great. Service was good but not from out waiter. He took out order and bought ticket, but other than that other servers brought food, refilled drinks, etc. Ordered Calamari appetizer, different from any I ever had before, cut length wise...More

Thank Darrell G
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Darrell, we are sorry we were not able to WOW you during your visit with us. We'd like to assure you that we always have a manager on duty to address any concerns with anything you've ordered so that this may be taken care of...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall a very good meal and good service as well. 4 in our party, 2 adults and 2 teens. appetizers--ahi tuna and escargot were delicious. The calamari was just OK. main courses--wife and I had grouper and redfish respectively and both were very good tasting...More

Thank Laning
Bob F, Manager at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! Guest satisfaction is our top priority and we're thrilled to know we delivered during your visit. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is great. Large menu. Great service. The wait staff always finds time to spend at your table and chat. This makes for a friendlier experience. Not a heap place.More

Thank vextor
Bob F, Manager at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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 during your...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was alright nothing great especially given the price. Our waitress was not attentive at all. She took a good 10/15 minutes to come by and then would disappear. We had to ask a busboy for refills. The highlight was the blackened fish.More

Thank CB R
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. While we're happy to hear that the majority of your time with us was positive, we'd like to apologize for the inconsistencies that caused a three-star rating. Guest satisfaction is our top...More

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Response from WilliamS404 | Reviewed this property |
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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
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Response from Debbie O | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Kids
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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