When visiting a coastal town, you always want to try the local seafood. We asked some locals in Galveston for their recommendations for their favorite seafood restaurants and dishes and this is what we heard back.
“The KT at Rudy & Paco's Restaurant and Bar is one of my all-time favorites!!” Megan
“Shrimp & Stuff shrimp poor boy.” Maria
“The seafood display at Sunday Brunch at Hotel Galvez is to die for. Unlimited boiled shrimp, crab claws and oysters as well as salmon.” Kasey
“Grilled shrimp at Gaido’s.” Danny
“The Bounty Mix at Black Pearl.” Sandra
“Galvez Bar & Grill - bacon wrapped shrimp and the po-boys!” Travis
“Red snapper from Katie's! (I know, not really a restaurant but it's my favorite island seafood). Second place might be Rudy and Paco's red snapper.” Melissa
“Gaido's. Grilled snapper stuffed with lump crab. I know it's old school but I love it.” Reid
“Scallops at Ocean Grille.” Carly
“Nonno Tony's Crispy and Spicy Atlantic Salmon.” Joe
“Cajun Greek - Grilled flounder served by the pound.” Randall
“Not fair..... Have not lived on the Island since 87. Gaido's for sure, but Shrimp & Stuff was great last time I was in town.” Trey
“Black Pearl for catfish.” Belinda
“Seafood Gumbo at the Gumbo Bar.” Michelle
“Olympia Grill at Pier 21: Stuffed Bossa.” Lesley
“Miller's Landing is consistently good. Their BIG 16 can't be beat. Best fried shrimp on the island, I think.” Jamie
“Boiled crawfish at Benno's.” Randall
“Try the seafood sampler at BLVD. Seafood then walk next door and have a craft beer at BeerFoot.” Erin
“Fish tacos at Tremont Café are really good.” Robert
“Try the stuffed flounder at Number 13. The view and the food are great.” Jennifer
Galveston is home to a good selection of locally owned restaurants so venture from the familiar and try a local’s suggestion on your next visit.
Remember if you are staying at Hotel Galvez & Spa, the hotel offers a courtesy shuttle to The Tremont House which is walkable to several locally owned restaurants many of which are listed here. Galvez and Tremont guests can also be dropped at Pier 21 which is home to Harbor House Hotel & Marina. Check with the front desk for details.