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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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“shrimp” (114 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6402
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great Job and Kudos to your Restaurant Manager for identifying that Fugitive!! She was on my street in 'Fort Myers Beach!! So Glad you guys were on alert! Will surely stop by whenever I'm in the area! Much Love and Gratitude from Fort Myers Beach.

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

Thank you for your review. We hope you’ll visit us soon. We’d like to commend the members of law enforcement for their prompt and efficient action in this matter. Our deepest gratitude goes out to those individuals.

Reviewed 18 April 2018

Sea Ranch is one of the nicer spots on South Padre, though not so nice that you can't still wear shorts and a tshirt. The shrimp and red snapper were amazing. Drinks are strong and come with a souvenir cup if you order the frilly...More

Thank lowens311
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a 5-star rating! We aim to give nothing but the very best to our guests, so we are happy to hear we could accomplish that for you! We are looking forward to seeing you...More

Reviewed 18 April 2018

The food and the service here was exceptional. Our waiter was so helpful with menu choices. We celebrated an anniversary and he brought us an amazing crème brulee. The whole red snapper was amazing and my mixed seafood plate was just spot on. Everything was...More

Thank mjc0399
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are very flattered to hear you chose to spend your anniversary with us! We aim for excellent food and service, so we are glad to know we accomplished that for you. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, and we...More

Reviewed 16 April 2018

I'm guessin this is where all the rich people eat. The food was excellent and the setting was white table cloth like. But the prices were steep, good for one try but due to the cost will prob not return. The service was top notch.More

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

Hi, thanks for the review and taking the time to rate us! We are so happy that you were so pleased with the food served to you. Our costs are due to the quality and effort we put into each meal. Everything is filleted fresh...More

Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Great dinner for our anniversary at Sea Ranch. We had a fantastic dinner at Sea Ranch 8 years ago before we were married so we were excited to be back. John was our server and he was polite, really efficient, and knowledgeable. The filet was...More

Thank Ben K
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Ben, we are beyond thrilled that you had just as great of a dinner as you had in the past. We are honored you chose us for your anniversary and am glad that we were able to make it special for you!

Reviewed 8 April 2018

This restaurant is a little more elegant than the usual places on S. Padre. At first we were placed out of the way off to the side but asked to be moved to a window on the water. We had Pirate Dan's (shrimp, scallops and...More

Thank Jacquie G
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Jacquie, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. While I am happy to see that you enjoyed some items, I wish that you were more pleased with your overall meal. I hope that you will give us another try in the...More

Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

We had fantastic service when we dined with friends! My husband’s blackened red snapper was superb, but my Mahi-Mahi was not worth the $24.99 and our daughter’s pasta was just okay.More

Thank starosta93
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you so much for this review! We are happy that you enjoyed your visit with us for the most part. Please know that everything is filleted fresh in-house, and it is a somewhat expensive process. We also use local ingredients whenever possible. Sometimes this...More

Reviewed 7 April 2018

Jerry our server was very personable, great knowledge of menu. Highly recommend The Heat from The Deep appetizer.

Thank sunshinepalmtreegirl
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Hey there, thanks for the review and recommendation! We are alawys thrilled to see our guests provide us positive feedback, and I will be sure to let Jerry know. We hope that we will be seeing you in again soon!

Reviewed 6 April 2018

We visited on a Tuesday night. The food was fabulous! The service was spot on!! I have visited this place many times and it does not disappoint. It is on the high end of restaurants in SPI, but always holds it own! It is different...More

Thank Lisa A
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Thank you for the review, Lisa! We're thrilled to know that you have such nice things to say about your visit with us, and we hope you join us again soon! :)

Reviewed 3 April 2018

Delicious fresh seafood and steak. This was our second visit, and we will return! Nice bar also, The restaurant has an extensive menu, and the staff was great!

Thank Glenna C
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Hi Glenna, thanks for the sweet review! It is feedback as such that encourages us to continuously provide excellence. We cannot wait until your next visit!

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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
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Response from Debbie O | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 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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