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  • RaeZoeZ
    Houston •6 reviews
    Dined 2 days ago
    Everything was absolutely fantastic. Erica was super sweet and kept on top of everything. We were amazed at the teamwork within the staff which added to the experience! The food was absolutely delicious. We had the burrata and tomato hors d’oeuvre. It was super fresh! My partner had the red fish for dinner which he said was fabulous! I had the Seabass. I don’t watch shrimp so they made it with the shrimp on the side to give to him instead. For drinks, i had the Vargas 75, which tasted like a fun twist on a French 75 that tasted like a lemon drop. My partner had the old fashion which was made with Rebecca Creek whiskey, he gave it absolutely high praise. Their spirits menu was extensive. This was probably the best meal I’ve had on Galveston Island!! Highly recommend!!
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    Vargas Cut & CatchPrice: Expensive• Steakhouse• Galveston
  • OpenTable Diner
    Houston •1 review
    Dined 4 days ago
    My wife and I have dined in Paris, Singapore, Rome, Budapest, Amsterdam, Rio, Buenos Aires, Tokyo, etc. Rudy and Pacos rates right up with the best in the world. We look forward to visiting again in the future.
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    Rudy & Paco Restaurant & BarPrice: Expensive• Seafood• Galveston
  • LuAnne
    Las Vegas •2 reviews
    Dined on Nov 25, 2023
    Not only was the food excellent, but our waitress who said she had not been working there long was exceptional. Highly recommend this place.
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    Fisherman's WharfPrice: Moderate• Seafood• Galveston
  • OpenTable Dinervip
    Houston •62 reviews
    Dined on Jan 1, 2023
    Specifically chose for New Years Day meal as they used to serve a small bowl of traditional Black Eyed Peas to every table for the NYD Holiday. Apparently, they do not do this anymore. Probably showing my age, but nevertelhess, was dissapointed. Had the whole stuffed flounder. Along with some delicious lump crabmeat on top, the stuffing had "salad" shrimp mixed in. Good seafood restaurants like Gaido's should NEVER use those, in any dish. Such things belong in the "seafood salad" along with the imitation crab at the local all-you-can eat buffet. Soured the experience of enjoying a $61 fish plate.
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    Gaido's Seafood RestaurantPrice: Moderate• Seafood• Galveston
  • LaurieCvip
    Houston •8 reviews
    Dined on Jan 1, 2023
    We love Katie’s Seafood! Fresh seafood combined with a great value, you can’t beat it.
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    Katie's Seafood HousePrice: Expensive• Seafood• Galveston

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On the small island of Galveston, most areas are geared toward tourism. That said, you'll find permanent locals enjoying fresh gulf shrimp, locally sourced steaks, or stuffed crab side-by-side with island visitors. Seawall dining, within walking distance of the surf, is generally more casual. More formal dining is available downtown. Many of the restaurants are owned and operated by second generation Galveston families, and the general atmosphere is open and welcome. As you would expect, the majority of eateries emphasize seafood that has been harvested from the surrounding gulf, although there are some Italian and even Greek restaurants sprinkled among the shrimp and lobster establishments.

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Healthy restaurants located in Galveston include Gaido's Seafood Restaurant, Katie's Seafood House and Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar

Restaurants with gluten-free options in Galveston are Katie's Seafood House, BLVD. Seafood and Gaido's Seafood Restaurant

Bottomless brunch in Galveston is available at Gaido's Seafood Restaurant, Katie's Seafood House and Number 13

The most romantic restaurant in Galveston is Gaido's Seafood Restaurant

Restaurants in Galveston with a great view include Katie's Seafood House, Gaido's Seafood Restaurant and Number 13

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