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Restaurants Near Galveston Port

Posted on January 31, 2015 by Jason Hayes in Our Blog

Arriving in Galveston for a cruise? Foodies won’t want to miss the chance to take some extra time to explore the island, relax, and eat before embarking. Galveston Island is like heaven on earth for seafood lovers all year round.

Fresh Gulf Seafood With Harborside Views

Looking for the best seafood Galveston has to offer? See our fine dining recommendations for Galveston restaurants that also feature stunning harborside views:

Fisherman’s Wharf

Conveniently located near the Historic Strand District and Galveston Cruise Terminals, Fisherman’s Wharf is considered the premiere seafood restaurant of the Texas Gulf Coast. The Tall Ship Elissa and sweeping harbor views make a stunning backdrop to the Texas-sized deck and elegant dining rooms. Try out their famous Shrimp Po-Boys and the Shrimp Kisses.

Fisherman’s Wharf


Location: 2200 Harborside Dr.
Phone: (409)765-5708

Gaido’s Famous Seafood Restaurant

When S.J. Gaido opened his seafood restaurant in 1911, most patrons arrived by boat or on the old interurban line. He vowed to make the trip worthwhile by offering the best service and finest seafood around. For more than 100 years, four generations of the Gaido family has peeled shrimp, shucked oysters, and filleted fish using the same old fashioned methods. Everything from sauces to salad dressings and desserts are handmade from original family recipes, using only the best, freshest ingredients. Try the famous oyster platter or the red snapper.

Gaido's Famous Seafood Restaurant

Location: 3900 Seawall Blvd.
Phone: (409)762-9625

Benno’s on the Beach

If you want Cajun seafood in a fun family atmosphere, Benno’s menu includes shrimp, fish fry, crab, oysters, Crawfish Etouffee, and Jambalaya.

Benno's on the Beach

Location: 1200 Seawall Blvd.
Phone: (409)762-4621

Looking For Something A Bit More Casual?

Exploring Galveston restaurants by the bay doesn’t have to include shirts and shoes. There are plenty of places near the cruise terminals that offer casual beachside noshes.

The Spot

The Spot is Galveston Island’s favorite beachfront dining destination. Grab a burger, relax with a beer, and watch live sports on their 36 HDTVs. Or simply relax and enjoy yourself on their huge open-air deck overlooking the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Their mission is to bring guests the best in quality, value, cleanliness, and teamwork.

The Spot in Galveston TX

Location: 3204 Seawall Boulevard
Phone: (409)621-5237

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

Food is the focus at the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., located at the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier. Bubba Gump is committed to providing great meals in a casual and fun environment everyone can enjoy. The menu features shrimp, of course, but don’t miss the award-winning Dixie-style baby back ribs and margaritas hand-shaken at tableside.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Galveston TX

Location: 2501 Seawall Blvd.
Phone: (409)766-4952


Look no further for tropical island-style relaxation. Float’s indoor air-conditioned bar overlooks the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Bring your sunblock and shades to the outdoor pool and cool down during the warm summer months. Live bands entertain year-round.

Location: 2828 Seawall Blvd.
Phone: (409)765-7946

The Beach Hut is Galveston’s only bar located with beach access right off the patio. Come sit with a drink and a snack, enjoy the incredible view, wiggle your toes in the sand, and see the sun set from under the largest palapa on Galveston Island. Live entertainment on weekends, weather permitting.

The Beach Hut

Location: 731 Seawall Blvd.
Phone: (409)770-0089

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Visiting Galveston for a cruise? EZ Cruise Parking is family-owned and operated by local Galveston residents who hire friendly and helpful staff. Find out why ours is the best cruise parking in Galveston. Book your reservation online and save $5.00 or call 409-939-0648 for more information.

Jason Hayes

Jason Hayes is known as the parking lot guy. He is the owner, shareholder and manager of multiple parking companies, including EZ Cruise Parking, the leading cruise parking company in Galveston, TX. When Jason is not on the parking lot or in the office, he’s either at home working in the yard or playing with his family.


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