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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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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
1 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6402
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We wanted to enjoy a nice quiet light dinner with a friend. This is just the place. Nicely greeted, and attentive waiter. We ordered salads, soup, calamari, and their hot artichoke dip. All delicious. We would skip the dessert next time. Out "light" dinner was...More

Thank Shirley R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Sea Ranch is by far my favorite restaurant on South Padre. Love their intimate bar area, and let me tell you, they make the best dirty martini I've ever had. Always Grey Goose!! Food is excellent, views of the bay are gorgeous, and some of...More

Thank lagolady10
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Since I was a child, Sea Ranch has behaved as the most elegant place at South Padre, it's def a must !!!

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

Wow -- thank you so much! Your kind words are sincerely touching, and I can't wait to have you back here again real soon! All the best, Bob Friedman, Owner

Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed this restaurant, was quiet, nice atmosphere with table overlooking the marina on water. Was more upscale than some noiser restaurants that are always crowded.

Thank joycec59joyce
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

I'm so glad to see that you had such a great time here, Joyce. I can't thank you enough for the kind words, and here's hoping that we get to welcome you back again sometime soon! All the best, Bob Friedman, Owner

Reviewed 1 week ago

Upscale waterfront Marina based restaurant. The service was great and the food was even better. This place is pricy, but the is worth it. I ordered the Grilled Tenderloin and Shrimp Kabobs and added a 6oz Lobster tail. I had the Tail blackened which turned...More

Thank Justin W
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I am absolutely thrilled to know that you received such wonderful food and service, Justin. Reading about your experience really made my day, and I can't wait to share your kind words with the rest of our staff. Thanks for everything -- we can't wait...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're looking for fresh seafood with superb service, this is the place! We've been coming to SPI for the last few years and are always trying new places. We've learned some good ones and some sorry ones. Although the prices are moderate to high,...More

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

Wow -- thank you so much, Linda! I am absolutely honored to know that we've earned the privilege of being one of your favorite South Padre spots, and I truly appreciate you sharing your kind words with everyone. Here's to hopefully seeing you again sometime...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went here for my bday dinner actually. It is kinda upscale, I mean it's not the Ritz but all the servers are dressed nice, has nice aquariums around and it just kind of has an upscale feel to it. The prices are high but...More

Thank Rollz247
Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

First off, happy birthday! We're flattered you'd spend your big day with us, and it's wonderful that you had such a good time. It sounds like you had the chance to try out a number of our seafood dishes, and I'm thrilled you were so...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the Sea food enchiladas & Oysters Rock, great food & excellent services with Tim! Thanks for the awesome experience!

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

I'm so excited to know that you had such a great experience, Paul, and thanks for all the kind words. We can't wait to see you here again! All the best, Bob Friedman, Owner

Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

First night in South Padre and looking for a good seafood restaurant and we found it. Of course I looked at the reviews here on TripAdvisor and then we set out. Excellent food!! Drinks unbelievable!! Staff top notch! Never let our drink get empty, checked...More

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

This just made my day, Lysa. It means everything to know that your experience was so enjoyable, and I'm honored to have earned your recommendation. I truly appreciate it and hope that we get to see you here again sometime soon! All the best, Bob...More

Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Situated right on the bay, this was a great place for dinner. They had an extensive seafood menu. It was a bit pricey but the food was good. Have to admit though that the server we had was not as attentive as I would have...More

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

I'm so glad to see that your dinner was so enjoyable, Shirley, and thanks for sharing your kind words and input. It is so important to us to make sure that every customer receives both amazing food and service, and we look forward to truly...More

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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, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 22:00
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
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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