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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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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“seafood” (124 reviews)
“scallops” (52 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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1 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6402
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11 - 20 of 893 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sea Ranch was our best choice all week to eat on the island. Fresh,cold, BIG oysters, red snapper was exceptional , scalloped potatoes great and key lime pie very good.. great service ,,

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

I am truly honored to know that we were able to serve you the best meal you had during your getaway! Thanks for all the kind words -- I hope we get to see you again some time soon! All the best, Bob Friedman, Owner

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food, the service, and the atmosphere were top notch! Fresh seafood cooked to perfection. Mahi Mahi, Red Snapper, fried, grilled, and steamed shrimp, calamari, and flounder. All amazing! Finished it off with some créme brûlée and key lime pie. So good! Pricey but worth...More

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

I am absolutely thrilled to know that everything about your meal was so amazing, and thanks for your kind words. I'll be sure to share them with the rest of our staff, and I hope we get to see you here again some time soon!...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived and the traffic was terrible and unable to find a place to park. The wait was not long. We had the onion blossom appetizer which was good. I ordered the char grilled mahi-mahi which was excellent. Food quality is excellent and service is...More

Thank Andrew S
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I am so happy to see that your meal was so wonderful, Andrew, and thanks for sharing your experience with everybody. It really means a lot, and I hope we get to have you back again some time soon! Sincerely, Bob Friedman, Owner

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful meal in a wonderful setting. Best seafood on the island, in our opinion. Price is good for the quality of food, but it's not "fast food", so price reflects it.More

2  Thank Vicki63
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I am absolutely honored to know that you consider our seafood to be the best on the whole island, Vicki. Thank you so much for your very kind words -- I hope we get to see you again some time soon! All the best, Bob...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Red Snapper was on special. It was absolutely delicious!!! Best seafood we have had on South Padre Island. Prepared well. Great service. All in all a perfect dinner. I highly recommend it!

1  Thank Victor H
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I am so happy to know that your Red Snapper was such a big hit, Victor, and it's an honor to have earned your recommendation. Here's to doing it all over again some time soon! Sincerely, Bob Friedman, Owner

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We smell the seafood blocks away and definetly love it. Grilled catfish marinated with garlic butter and herbs was the best choice while enjoying baseball game. Delicious taste!

Thank alvinmena
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I'm so excited to see that your meal was such a huge hit, Alvin. Thanks for everything -- I hope we get to have you back again real soon! Sincerely, Bob Friedman, Owner

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ate at Sea Ranch on 05/22/17 after reading reviews on TripAdvisor. I was attending a Conference for work at the South Padre Island Convention Center. The restaurant bar opens at 4:30 pm and the restaurant opens at 5:00 pm for dinner (not sure about...More

Thank Jennifer B
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I'm so happy to see that your meal was such an enjoyable one, Jennifer, and thanks for the kind words. Thank you for pointing out not receiving our delicious bread first. These are the details we don't like to miss and I'll point it out...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For a good clean family meal you can't beat it. Extra clean restaurant staff friendly and quick. Food arrive temperature and price was reasonable for quality

Thank Joseph R
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I'm so thrilled to see that you loved your meal so much, Joseph, and thanks for all the kind words. We can't wait to see you again! All the best, Bob Friedman, Owner

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed the food I had here. The shrimp bisque was good and I loved the pan-fried snapper piccata-style. My companion also enjoyed her salad with grilled shrimp. The best meal I have had on SPI. A little on the pricey side. Service was reasonably...More

Thank DLGersh
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the kind words -- I am absolutely honored to know that we served the best meal that you've had here in South Padre. I sincerely appreciate you sharing your experience, and we can't wait to see you again! All the...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Sea Ranch is a regular yearly spot for us. We go to SPI every year for one of our vacations and one night is always dedicated to getting great seafood. Sea Ranch is our spot! They do not take reservations so it is best to...More

Thank csbernard
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I am truly honored to know that we've become one of your South Padre traditions, and thanks so much for your very kind words! It really means a lot, and I hope we get to see you here again real soon. All the best, Bob...More

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a7rios
Can I see a menu?
26 March 2017|
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Response from WilliamS404 | Reviewed this property |
Check the website.
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Charles E. B
do you take reservations
15 February 2017|
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Response from Charles E. B |
do you take reservations
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Charles M
We'd like to make a reservation for New Year's Eve. When is a good time to call or email?
30 November 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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 21:00
Monday
16:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
16:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
16:30 - 21:00
Thursday
16:30 - 21:00
Friday
16:30 - 22:00
Saturday
16:30 - 22:00
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
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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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