Restaurants Near Galveston Port
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:
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.
Location: 2200 Harborside Dr.
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.
Location: 3900 Seawall Blvd.
If you want Cajun seafood in a fun family atmosphere, Benno’s menu includes shrimp, fish fry, crab, oysters, Crawfish Etouffee, and Jambalaya.
Location: 1200 Seawall Blvd.
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 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.
Location: 3204 Seawall Boulevard
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.
Location: 2501 Seawall Blvd.
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.
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.
Location: 731 Seawall Blvd.
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