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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Burger Joint
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“Awesome hang out with 4 restaurants in 1 with views of the Gulf. Great place to watch games.”
  • 67 locals recommend
Café
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“Really great brunch and bakery. There is a also a cute gift shop as well. It's also down on the East end near downtown (The Strand) so go shopping after your meal.”
  • 73 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“The Mosquito patio is dog friendly. The Mosquito has a lovely patio to enjoy brunch or afternoon bite! Gluten free options are available.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“If you’re looking for shrimp made any way you want it, give this place a try. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Historical Galveston institution. Reservations are highly recommended. Parking available across 39th Street.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Latin American Restaurant
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“This is the place for your special occasion, just be sure to make reservations well in advance. Rudy & Paco is the only restaurant in town that has a dress code, so don't be bop in there in shorts and a tank top. It's also located right next door to The 1894 Grand Theater, so it's great for a romantic date night out. I've only been here twice - I'm just not much of a "fine dining" kind of gal. But I really enjoyed the Filete de Pargo Parrilla (grilled gulf‏ red snapper topped with cilantro cream sauce). ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“This is absolutely on our list each time we go to Galveston. The menu contains food from breakfast to dinner and there's no bad time to eat there. Coffee and breakfast with a view of the Gulf is mandatory for us when we're there. They open at 8am so be there to get a table! There can be a 2 hour wait during busy season and they don't take reservations. Off season is easy to get right in. It's a staple in Galveston and the interior design is really cool.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Located downtown, it’s a great lunch place with lots of from scratch food and be good in an eclectic setting”
  • 33 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“Beachfront spot with a relaxed vibe, outdoor seating and food selection that includes catfish, shrimp and burgers. Offers comfort food and happy hour specials. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“M-F, 4-7 happy hour, (may change, so please check). Wait for the sunset and look for dolphins! Great outdoor seating area.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Resort
“There is so much to do here! Look up their website as things are constantly changing.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This is a must try place. Excellent service, awesome food and clean bathrooms. Parking can be an issue during peak times. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This place is great for lunch! I don’t particularly like pizza that much, but I could seriously eat a whole pizza from this place. There’s plenty of seating so this place is ideal for a large group! ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
“It has it all! Fantastic Fishing, Food and Beverages and the view is spectacular!”
  • 20 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Serves raw & cooked Cajun & Creole seafood. The Shrimp Diablo is really good.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“The Original is one of the best places for service and food! I have always received great service here! I love the food for the price!”
  • 15 locals recommend