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The graceful Queen Isabella Causeway connects Port Isabel, home to one of the biggest commercial fishing fleets in Texas, to South Padre Island, one of the biggest spring break destinations in the country. As you might expect, much of the island's activities don't extend beyond getting in the water or soaking up the sun's rays near it. Just off the beach, though, you can glean local knowledge from the friendly owners of the Beachcomber's Museum, 104 W Pompano St (Tel:956/761-5231), which is also a bookstore and coffee shop rolled into one. Ask Kay Lay to tell you about sea beans that wash ashore …
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Sea Ranch Restaurant and Bar

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.\n\nOur 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. Our house specialty is the Red Snapper, which has become a customer favorite as well. \n\nEveryone knows that wine goes perfectly with seafood, 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.