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Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar

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1 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6402
+1 956-761-1314
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16:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 16:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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Austin, Texas
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

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.

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Thank Vicki63
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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!

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Houston, Texas
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85 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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!

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Thank alvinmena
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this review

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 More 

Houston, Texas
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 the Monday –Sunday schedule). The patrons at the restaurant appear to be older island retirees... More 

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Thank Jennifer B
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this review

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 to the staff in our next meeting. The fact that your meal and service were... More 

Arlington, United States
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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

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Thank Joseph R
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this review

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 More 

Mountain View, California
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 attentive.

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Thank DLGersh
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this review

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 best, Bob Friedman, Owner More 

Austin, Texas
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110 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 get there earlier than late and earlier in the week is better if you have... More 

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Thank csbernard
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this review

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 Friedman, Owner More 

Mission, Texas
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107 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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

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Thank smatthews8473
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this review

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 More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Thank Stacy B
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this review

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, Owner More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 feeling more than satisfied. Our waiter Raoul was friendly, professional and fun. It made the... More 

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Thank janice r
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this review

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 for all of your kind words -- I hope we get to see you again... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Romantic
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
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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