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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

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
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
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
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
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
Cafe
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“Classic Galveston. A little something for everyone. Easy to find on The Strand.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“Food, Fun and Music....on the waterfront. Amusement park, boating, and even zip lining. Expect crowds.”
  • 5 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
Bar
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“This has been on my bucket list, especially now that it moved to a new location and has a roof top deck and allows dogs.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Homemade Italian cuisine and beautiful setting. 15% discount card included in Welcome Guide.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great water views at the Harbor. Free parking in the secured lots out front, just present your parking ticket to your server when you pay. 3 hours free. This is a higher priced place and it's worth every penny! The crab legs are enormous. For small plates, try their Happy Hour menu, weekdays from 11am-7pm. Sit in the bar or tell the hostess you'd like happy hour out on the patio for the lower prices. Great food items in smaller portions and lower prices!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great burger place that has been a local classic for decades!!! So good they even open seafood place!!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
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“Sandwiches and Deli - every changing menu with fresh food. There might be some gluten free options as well. Great for a light meal”
  • 9 locals recommend
Diner
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“The first desegregated lunch counter in Galveston, the diner has been open since 1917! Great shakes and try the Reuben! ”
  • 12 locals recommend