We asked some locals about their favorite places and meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner and here’s what we heard back.
- Sunflower Bakery, 512 14th Street – Order the Salmon & Eggs, Spinach Quiche, and Smoked Chicken Hash
- Mosquito Café, 628 14th Street – Try to Lox and Bagel Platter and Mosquito Benedict
- ShyKatz, 1528 Avenue L – Order Egg White Veggie Omelet or Katastrophic if you are feeling adventurous.
You absolutely must try Sunday Brunch at Hotel Galvez & Spa which was just named to the 2015 Top 100 Best Restaurants in America by OpenTable diners.
Bloody Mary Bar
Tremont Café at The Tremont House, 2300 Ship’s Mechanic Row – Available on weekends: Create your own Bloody Mary with Tito’s Vodka
- Trattoria LaVigna, 412 20th Street – Try the Lemon Chicken or Pollo alla Griglia
- Little Daddy’s Gumbo Bar, 2107 Postoffice – Try the Fried Oyster or Shrimp Po Boy or Seafood Gumbo
- Brews Brothers, 2404 Strand – Try the Mission from God Burger with 5150 patty (half beef and half bacon)
- Galvez Bar & Grill, 2024 Seawall – Order any of the Texas Size Po Boys
- Farley Girls, 801 Postoffice – Order the Shrimp and Grits or for something lighter try the Warm Goat Cheese and Candied Pecan Salad with Steak
- Dibella’s Italian Restaurant, 1902 31st Street – Request the Chicken Dibella and Shrimp Toscana
- Rudy & Paco’s, 2028 Postoffice – Try the Filete de Pargo Parilla (snapper with cilantro cream sauce) and Atun a la Parrilla (tuna with cognac mustard sauce), and Ropa Vieja
This informal list is just a small sampling of all the dining options in Galveston. Lucky for residents, Galveston is home to a huge selection of locally owned, family restaurants for both locals and visitors to enjoy.
Book Your Hotel:
For a beach view with history, stay at Hotel Galvez & Spa. The hotel provides a courtesy shuttle to transport hotel guests downtown.
For a stay in The Historic Strand District, book your stay at The Tremont House.
Or if you want to enjoy of view of the harbor, consider Harbor House Hotel & Marina at Pier 21.