Foodies will rejoice over the countless AMAZING Galveston restaurant and good eats options. With plenty of popular chain restaurants (Rainforest Cafe, SaltGrass Steakhouse, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., and so many others) and a plethora of local conventional and adventurous eateries, it can be hard to pick. No need to fret, we’ve compiled a list of our favorites for you to try:
Please note that hours, availability and dine-in options may vary during COVID-19.
GALVESTON GOOD EATS – ITALIAN RESTAURANTS
Spacious Italian eatery offers classic entrees including lobster ravioli & gelato. Authentic Italian cuisine at its finest, in Galveston’s oldest Italian restaurant. Delivers!
Serving a variety of Italian cuisine and New York style pizza and strive to use fresh, seasonal, ingredients. Enjoy a wonderful meal and a nice glass of wine at Mario’s Ristorante! Family-owned & operated since 1967.
GALVESTON RESTAURANTS – MEXICAN EATS
GOOD EATS – GALVESTON BAKERIES & CAFES
Cozy coffee shop for lattes & light bites, plus an upstairs nook & patio with weekend music. Great ambiance, great drinks, great location, friendly staff, and great prices. Staff Favorite!
At Mosquito Café you'll find very fresh, homemade, eclectic, trendy food, a warm casual atmosphere, and friendly helpful service. Good eats served in an 1870s building with a sunny patio. Delivers!
Local seafood & New American meals are the draw at this high-end bistro. You'll find a very peaceful environment with dining inside or on a large porch. Serving breakfast, lunch & dinner. Also serves as venue for events! Delivers!
This charming bakery set in a historic building offers breads & baked goods, including custom cakes. Delicious treats made by hand with the finest and freshest ingredients available. Gluten free options!
Fresh baked goods plus an all-day menu of down-home American meals in a homey setting with a patio. Serves an AMAZING breakfast and brunch. They have great homemade waffles, whip cream, and real maple syrup!
GALVESTON RESTAURANTS – MEATY EATS
Genuine hospitality, a vibrant atmosphere, and impeccable attention to service! Offering fresh-from-the-kettle seafood specialties including shrimp & mussels as well as prime steaks fresh-from-the-grill.
GALVESTON SEAFOOD JOINTS
Nick's is serving up the freshest seafood, burgers and fattest po'boys on the Island! With the best beer selection on the seawall, the freshest ingredients, live music & an ideal seaside location.
Shrimp N Stuff, opened in 1976. Offering the best fish tacos and fried seafoods in the island. Fried seafood, hushpuppies, gumbo and so much more fill the menu at this cozy seafood spot with a shady patio.
Louisiana-inspired seafood, chops & libations turned out in a bustling, refined dining room. Willie G's is famous for rich hearty gumbos, perfectly grilled fish and house specialties. Staff favorite!
GALVESTON’S BEST CAJUN EATS
Comfy joint offering Cajun & Creole dishes along with weekly specials for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Offering Southern breakfast staples, burgers and fried seafood. Award winning (try the fish tacos!) Delivers!
This casual beachfront institution (since 1983) offers grilled, fried and boiled seafood and other Cajun specialty dishes such as gumbo, red beans & rice, crawfish etoufee, and jambalaya, all with an ocean view! Local Favorite!
Galveston eatery with a huge bar bringing expertise in steam kettle cooking with offerings such as traditional gumbos, seafood stews, and cioppino & other New Orleans fare. The complete Southern comfort dining experience.
TRADITIONAL GALVESTON RESTAURANTS
Rainforest-themed chain for American fare & cocktails amid jungle flora & animatronic animals. Awesome place to bring your family and eat, great service, great atmosphere and offer vegan options. Delivers!
Galveston Island’s premier beachfront dining and entertainment destination. Dive into a burger or fresh seafood, grab a beer and find a sweet spot to relax inside or out on our multi-level beachfront patios. Catch the game or enjoy the views of Gulf of Mexico.
You can’t go wrong with anything on their menu! Breakfast all day with an amazing ocean view! Miller’s celebrated 40 years in spring, 2016. Gorgeous building and friendly staff! Local favorite!
The original Mama Teresa's opened in the 1980s. Popular pizzeria offering a range of specialty pies, pasta dishes, fried seafood & po’ boys in a laid-back setting. Local favorite! Delivers!
Restaurant & bar located on the pier, multi-level decks provide an amazing ocean view breakfast-to-dinner. American eats with a southern flare, including fresh fish, snapper tacos, chorizo burgers, po'boys & local beer. Staff Favorite! Delivers!
A longtime joint known for breakfast burritos with hot sauce served from early morning till noon. Self proclaimed burrito experts! Offering tacos of all variety from classics like Barbacoa to famous Bronco Burrito at a fair price! Local favorite!
Not retro, because it just never changed. This 1923 drugstore serves soda-fountain treats and classic diner faves (big breakfasts!) at a U-shaped counter with a vintage vibe. Belly up to the counter and order a banana split or enjoy any of the American/deli fare.
Easygoing hangout with a roomy, tree-shaded patio offering pub grub, local draft beer & cocktails. Local bar and grill conveniently located. Offers 50 rotating beers on tap, a kitchen that is open nightly until 1am, and live music on Fridays. Bring your friends!
GOOD EATS – OUTSIDE THE BOX RESTAURANTS
Huli Huli Hut is a bright, festive tiki bar featuring Hawaiian-style eats such as burgers & seafood plus tropical drinks, Serves lunch, dinner, and drinks in a beautiful tropical setting. Large plates, friendly staff and a renowned crawfish platter. It's tiki time! Delivers!
Beads, flags & live music lend a hippie vibe to this family-owned American comfort food mainstay. Offering vegan, gluten-free and vegetarian food options. Fun, homemade food at an affordable price.
GALVESTON SWEET EATS
Old-school candy maker offering traditional sweets amid a 1920's soda fountain & arcade games. Watch candy being made or enjoy the smell of fresh chocolate while enjoying your treats. Chocolate, ice cream and much more!
Independently owned chain with a laid-back, island vibe doling out the self titled 'best shaved-ice desserts in the world' & fresh fruit smoothies with tons of flavor options to choose from! Taking sweet treats seriously!
We hope our list of favorite Galveston Restaurants helps make your next meal choice even easier!
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