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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
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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW 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!!

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Thank krosk
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a bit formal restaurant with very good food. Menu is not extensive, but has all the expected options- seafood and not. Prices were good, not a cheap eat, but worth it.

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

I'm happy to know that you had such a good time here, DJ, and thanks for sharing your experience. I hope we get to see you again some time soon! All the best, Bob Friedman, Owner More 

Richmond, Virginia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The only bad thing I can say is that the restaurant is all the way at the end of the island. The service was superb and the food was outstanding. Pricier but worth it.

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

I'm happy to see that both your food and service were so great, Heidi, and thanks for sharing your experience. It's sincerely appreciated, and I hope we get to have you back again some time soon! All the best, Bob Friedman, Owner More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food, drinks and service was excellent. Location was nice with a beautiful view of the water. We tried the Rib eye steak and coconut shrimp, both were delicious.

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

I'm thrilled to see that your rib eye and shrimp were both such a big hit, Jenny! Thanks so much for coming by, and for sharing your experience with everyone. It really means the world, and I can't wait to have you back again! All the best, Bob Friedman, Owner More 

Texas
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131 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined here 2 nights. Monday night and Friday night. Both nights very busy. Staff did the best they could, but were obviously overworked. Food was good,but not excellent and I would probably try some other restaurant next time on the island.

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Thank gambler2016
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this review

I'm sorry to see that your overall impression wasn't a greater one. We will always do everything possible to make sure that our staff can always provide you with attentive, wonderful service during your entire meal, and I hope we get to see you again for the true five-star treatment. Thank you, Bob Friedman, Owner More 

Denver, Colorado
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347 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were excited to have a fairly nice meal while at SPI and chose the Sea Ranch. There were certainly some good things--nice location, nice views, inexpensive happy hour in the bar with free homemade potato chips...but the dinner itself was just average at best. There were not a lot of choices on the menu, and the flounder, which we... More 

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Thank Thailandtraveler64
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this review

I'm sorry to see that this was your overall impression. While it's great to see that certain aspects such as the wonderful views and happy hour were a hit, we certainly strive to make sure that everything else about your meal is just as fantastic. This is something that our staff is passionate about everyday, and I sincerely hope we... More 

Aubrey, Texas
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419 reviews
314 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely view and great seafood platter. The scalloped potatoes are an absolute must. Service was very slow.

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

While it's certainly great to know what a big hit your food was, we definitely want to make sure that the rest of your experience is just as great. That goes for the customer service you receive, and I apologize if your left something to be desired. This is something that I'll be addressing, and I truly look forward to... More 

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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

had an elegant meal here wait staffers were very friendly. cute little gift shop too. everyone's meal was done just as ordered. great cheesecake.

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

I'm thrilled to know that everyone's meal was prepared so perfectly, Sue. Thanks for all the kind words -- I hope we get to see you again some time soon! Sincerely, Bob Friedman, Owner More 

Mound, Minnesota
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by the Sea Ranch for a light dinner of seafood appetizers. The Mussels were wonderful, prepared in olive oil, although we actually prefer a broth preparation. We both tried the Oysters Rockefeller, for the first time, on the advice of our server. They were amazing. Of the 3 dishes that night, I probably would not order the Calamari... More 

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

I'm thrilled to know that your meal was such a big hit, Krkam. The only thing better than that is seeing what a great impression Raul made during your experience. Thank you so much for the kind words -- we truly hope to have you back again some time soon! All the best, Bob Friedman, Owner More 

Dallas, Texas
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Seated with bay views, we enjoyed excellent service and fresh, delicious meals for non-veg and vegetarians (rare fond on the island). We can't wait go come back here next SPI stay!

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Thank RachelC1313
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this review

I'm thrilled to know that everyone was able to find something they loved, Rachel, and thanks so much for sharing your great experience with everyone! It truly means the world, and I can't wait to have you all back again during your next visit! All the best, Bob Friedman, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, 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
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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