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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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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (124 reviews)
“scallops” (52 reviews)
Open Now
16:30 - 21:00All hours
CUISINES
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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21 - 30 of 875 reviews

Reviewed 22 May 2017

one of the few restaurants you can go to and count on it being a great meal, great service and friendly wait staff

Thank smatthews8473
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you so much! It really means the world to know that we've earned your trust and recommendation, and I hope we get to see you here again some time real soon! All the best, Bob Friedman, Owner

Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Very very good mexican martinis. The best. Here for mother's day. The food was pricy. But good. I would go backMore

Thank Stacy B
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Wow, thank you so much, Stacy! It means the world to know that your meal was so good, and I'm honored that we could be part of the lovely Mother's Day celebration. Here's to doing it all over again some time soon! Thanks, Bob Friedman,...More

Reviewed 6 May 2017

We had a sampling of the specialty drinks and they were really nicely done. Ate dinner early from the Early dinner menu. Had fish, shrimp and fries. They were done to perfection and accompanying sauces were very tasty. There was plenty of food so left...More

Thank janice r
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

I am so excited to know that everything about your experience was so exceptional, Janice! It's great to see that your meal was such a big hit, and I can't wait to let our staff know that they did a wonderful job as well. Thanks...More

Reviewed 5 May 2017

We loved the Sea Ranch. We had 36 people in our group and the restaurant was ready for us (we had planned this restaurant ahead of time). The views were beautiful. The food came out and it was delicious. Servers were super friendly and helpful.More

Thank KimberlyObenauer
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

I truly thrilled to know that your big party was accommodated so well, Kimberly! Deciding to have your dinner with us really means a lot, and I can't thank you enough for sharing your kind words with everyone. We'll always be here if you need...More

Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stopped here after it was recommended to us for great calamari. We were not disappointed! Not only that, but our server broight out their soups, clam chowder and seafood soup to try! They were both amazing! Nice, upscale restaurant. If you...More

Thank Amanda W
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Thank you so much, Amanda! It absolutely made my day to see what fantastic meal you and your husband had, and I'm so excited to know that the soups were a big hit as well. I truly appreciate your kind words and can't wait to...More

Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Good service, good food, a little pricey. $30 for snapper...really? $24 for grouper? Good flavors/taste but $75.00 for two people and a glass of wine each. Umm, we won't be back.More

Thank Dnc6471
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

It means so much to see that your meal and service were both so enjoyable, however I apologize if your great experience still didn't quite justify the menu prices. Everyone here truly strives to make sure that quality of your meal is the best around,...More

Reviewed 1 May 2017

During our short time in S Padre, we ate at the Searanch 3 evenings and we were not disappointed with any of the visits. The shrimp, oysters, and Gulf fish tasted very fresh. They also served an excellent snapper ceviche - the best we have...More

Thank Gary B
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

Your kind words have truly just made my day, Gary. The fact that our snapper ceviche is the best you've ever experienced is beyond flattering, and I can't thank you enough for sharing your experience with others. Here's to having you all back again some...More

Reviewed 30 April 2017

We were constantly told this was a great restaurant, but a little pricey. To us, it did not appear any pricier than a Red Lobster. The food was great, and if you got there early enough you could get a table by the window (we...More

1  Thank Joyce R
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

I am honored that we earned your recommendation, Joyce! It means so much to see that your food was such a big hit, and thanks so much for sharing your wonderful experience. I look forward to having you back again any time! All the best,...More

Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

The food was so fresh. The red snapper was supplied by none other than the best fishing guide on the island "Captain Murphy" (you can see his boat from this restaurant). Service was excellent and the on the water atmosphere was great! You must eat...More

Thank Aggiemom39
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Thank you so much for your amazing recommendation! It really means the world to know that your red snapper was such a big hit, and I hope we get to have you back again some time soon! Sincerely, Bob Friedman, Owner

Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a nice place to have a sit down meal - this was the place! Food, service and meal were great. Six people had drinks, dinner and apps for less than $225!!

Thank krosk
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

I am so thrilled to see that your meal was such an amazing one! Thank you so much for all the kind words -- we can't wait to see you again some time! All the best, Bob Friedman, Owner

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a7rios
Can I see a menu?
26 March 2017|
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Response from WilliamS404 | Reviewed this property |
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Charles E. B
do you take reservations
15 February 2017|
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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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View
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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