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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%
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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1 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6402
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Many other reviewers said it's overpriced but it is a nice restaurant for the area. You can view the menu online ahead of time. We went on a Tuesday night and had to wait at the bar for about 45 minutes. Our waiter was very...More

Thank nicoleaQ4837SK
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am sincerely honored to have earned your recommendation, Nicole, and thanks so much for all the kind words. It really means a lot to know that you enjoyed such a wonderful meal, and I hope we get to welcome you back here again some...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our first visit here. Arrived at a minute after they opened, seated quickly. Special was Mahi Mahi with dill sauce & veggies (29). Was well worth it. Service is great, staff are all experienced, and efficient. Highly recommend!More

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

I'm honored to know that we've earned your recommendation, Jeff, and thank you so much for coming by. Seeing what a big hit your Mahi Mahi was is wonderful, and we can't wait to welcome you back here again for more great times! Thanks for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was treated very well but dinner was great Ambiance was great the hostess came around to ask us a couple times if there was anything else we could do and got a sample of a wonderful dessert

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

I'm so pleased to see that you enjoyed your meal so much, Joe, and thanks for sharing your experience with everyone. We all look forward to welcoming you back here again some time soon! Sincerely, Bob Friedman, Owner

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After spending nearly a month on the Island we decided to splurge and have dinner at one of the nicer restaurants, the Sea Ranch. At the time we were there they did not take reservations. This was not an issue for us, but we did...More

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

While it's certainly wonderful to know that the food and overall atmosphere were both enjoyable, I'm sorry to see that your meal still left you wanting for something a bit more, Bernie. We love bringing a top-notch meal to everyone who walks through our doors,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing special for a $30 plate of seafood. We did much better buying fresh seafood in Port Isabel and cooking it ourselves.More

Thank BigTD10
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

There's nothing more important to us than providing our customers with the very best meal around, and I apologize that these qualities did not shine through more. This is certainly something that will be looked into, and I hope we get the chance to welcome...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great server first and foremost, Sergio always takes great care of his guests. I think we have had him the last two years we ate at Sea Ranch. The food was great as always. Didn't take long to get seated. Loved my Shrimp Boat as...More

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

I am so happy to know that your recent visit was so great, Bryan, and it's especially wonderful to see that Sergio did such a fantastic job as your server. I will definitely pass your kind words along to him, and thanks so much for...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a drink at the bar while we waited on our table. It served to be a neat layout; however seating was scarce. There was only 1 bar tender, so knowing exactly what you wanted to drink was crucial since timing would cost you...More

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

While it means a lot to know that our staff and food were both a big hit, I apologize if there were certain aspects that left you wanting for more, Shawn. Even though everyone has different tastes and preferences, we still want to make sure...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner on this place during our visit to South Padre Island. Our server is welcoming and came to our table many times to ask if everything is okay. The food is great but pricey. The dining area is overlooking a marina which is...More

Thank Lizrosa2001
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Try the whole red snapper, pan grilled - Awesome! Great staff, excellent appetizers at the bar and decent wine list.

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

Thank you so much for sharing your recommendations -- it means a lot to know that the red snappper has been such a big hit. Here's to hopefully doing it all over again some time soon! Sincerely, Bob Friedman, Owner

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When we chose this restaurant, we were under the impression that it was going to be swanky with white tablecloths, etc. What it turned out to be is another eatery at South Padre Island passing itself as an upscale restaurant. The place has regular sitting...More

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

Providing the best dining experience around is what we strive for everyday, Yolanda, and I apologize if your visit here fell short in any way. I'm thrilled to see that you loved the overall flavors of everything that you ordered, and it's great to know...More

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a7rios
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Response from WilliamS404 | Reviewed this property |
Check the website.
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Charles E. B
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Response from jamesandkay24 | Reviewed this property |
Yes Not that crowded most of the time Weekends and holidays I would sure call for reservations
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Charles M
29 November 2016|
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Response from Debbie O | Reviewed this property |
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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, Kids, Groups, Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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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