Galvez Bar & Grill

4.5
703 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Galvez Bar and Grill is the go-to restaurant for local seafood as well as cocktails. Galvez Bar & Grill features fresh seafood from Galveston’s Pier 19, steak, Po Boys, award-winning Gumbo, salads and a variety of bar bites including filet mignon sliders and flatbread pizzas. Its Sunday Champagne Brunch (served 11am-2pm) is a top choice for Open Table users and was named as one of the top 100 brunch restaurants in the U.S.
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KimP
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Sunday Brunch was amazing! Can't wait to return, hopefully they'll be serving at Easter.

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Timm
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Food was cold and service very slow (1 hour to come out)

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ElizabethM
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We did have to wait about 10 minutes before finally seating ourselves. But once we had our server she was wonderful and the food was really good ...a little pricey but still good.

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vipAlster67
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

John (Bartender) and Lois (server) are the maim reason why I continue to come back.

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DinaS
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Kristina was wondeful, very attentive and on top of things. Our glasses were never empty.
The food was delicious, the desserts were as tasteful as beautiful.
Lots of people dining this day but service was great. The senior discount helped and will definitely be back

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meatman
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent selection of delicious food. Waitresses are friendly.

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GalvestonSpecialniteout
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Sunday brunch. The variety, preparation and service were all excellent. Mimosas kept flowing and we never felt hurried

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Borderline1
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After the 94th Aero Squadron Restaurant Brunch in San Diego, I thought there was none greater but maybe I was wrong!
This is definitely the best Brunch I have ever been to. The food was magnificent. Service perfect. Beautiful setting. Just the perfect meal.
Hope to be there every Sunday and cannot wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Went for a going away dinner, expecting all you can eat Gulf Shrimp, well that's not what we were served, very disappointed.

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KennethS
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The all you can eat shrimp were really good. The shrimp got hotter as the additional servings came out!

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DebiB
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect shrimp was excellent each time we ask for more we were given amble enough , service was great desert brownie was awesome too ! Only wished for more coleslaw and piano wasn’t playing .

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JerryP
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

We were unimpressed with the food. The food was not particularly hot and the taste was just average. This is the first time we have dined at this establishment and we expected better.

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AnnaT
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice setting Modern Nice food Our waiter was a bit distracted that take down the score a bit

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Took friends for the first time and they loved it. Our 3rd time there and you didn’t disappoint (food wise). Your servers are not consistent & spot on though and need better customer service training.

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carl
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The Sunday brunch was adequate. Not as impressive as I had anticipated. It did have a Southern slant with gumbo, seafood etc which was a nice touch. Our anniversary table was facing a wall and very cramped.

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MichelleS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Yummy food, long lines, wish the waiter would come around more often. However, we would go back for sure!

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PikeBigD
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Teodore took very good care of us. The filet and red snapper were very delicious. The piano and cello played excellent to complete the experience.

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MelindaD
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Dining at this historic hotel had been on our list and I’m glad we did it for a special birthday. However, we don’t need to go back. Our food was fine but bot really worth the price: $150 for lunch for four.

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AaronH
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Elegant place to eat and stay...the staff was awesome as well!

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MikeB
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience1

We had reservations for the $75.00 a plate Valentine dinner. There were no flowers on the tables. Absolutely no ambience. Only 1 appetizer option which was raw tuna. Not everyone likes that. The soup was so rich I could not eat it. The halibut was just ok...my husband requested to eat if the menu and it was ok..never had brown gravy in a beef tenderloin, but that was ok. the strawberry shortcake were two 2” muffins that were so squishy I could not cut them. Like underdone bread! They were not shortcakes I talked to the manager and all she said was “well no one else has complained”!!!! My Valentine dinner was very disappointing. I would think that anything from the Galvez should be excellent, but not the dinner. All the waiters were great.

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HaroldS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The atmosphere was okay, but the price of the meal was ridiculously high.

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kenw
Palm Springs
10 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience - the atmosphere could not be better, and the presentation of brunch dishes is fantastic. Only drawback here is the setup of the certain food stations does not allow effective lines for guests - rude guests will cut through given the wait times.

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NickA
London
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Could (should) be very good but fails.

Overall the hotel is lovely with impressive grounds and lobby.

The bar atmosphere is great with good Barmen but no bottled Tonic for a proper Gin & Tonic (draft tonic is rubbish). Two guys playing the piano and double bass were excellent.

Food in the restaurant was uninspiring; Bacon Wrapped Shrimp was overcooked with too much sauce taste of the shrimp completely lost. Market Fish (Red Snapper) again overcooked, a shame for this lovely fish. The restaurant wasn't busy but there was a wedding taking place - maybe this had taken the Chef's attention.

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vipTasteoftheStrandfoodtour
Houston
40 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful Historical Hotel, fresh seafood and great service!

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MikeB
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was awesome, service was good but not outstanding, ambiance was very good. We dined there for my wife’s birthday which I indicated both on open table reservation and via email but nothing was ever said or mentioned. Will certainly go back but with lower expectations.

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StacyO
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch! Well worth it! I would highly recommend this to someone traveling to Galveston.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Venelin is a greater server and great customer service. food is great.

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HanK
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went for the whiskey and wine tasting on Sunday night. The service was great and the setting was intimate. Food was very good and well paired with the wine/whiskey.

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Criticaldiner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner first night of our stay at the hotel. Service starting with drinks at the bar (bartender made an awesome Classic Margarita that my wife said was one of the best she's had) thru dinner with our waitress being attentive and responsive was excellent. Wife enjoyed local "redfish" that was very fresh and well prepared with au gratin potatoes. Great Gumbo and so was the burger. The restaurant is located in the historic hotel lobby that is beautifully decoratedand had a Nice vibe. Excellent start to our stay!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very well prepared and excellent service

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vipChelsea
Austin
55 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Went for happy hour..Our waiter was good..Disappointed with the happy hour menu.. Just one option..Last Year they had a much better selection.
Not sure we will go back.

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vipChelsea
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Very unpleasant dinner. There were maybe three tables having dinner and then a conference in another room. I don’t think our server was actually a server. She couldn’t answer any questions about the food and didn’t seem to understand much. Service was slow. Food was ok but since the server didn’t know the menu 2/4 of our dishes weren’t compatible with my allergies. Prices seemed ok for what the restaurant was striving for but were very steep for the mediocre to poor experience we had. I was with my mother so I couldn’t complain without upsetting her. We also were staying at the hotel so thought this would be a nice and easy dinner. In retrospect I would have chosen a different restaurant on the island. I haven’t filled out my stay feedback yet but will be bringing this up there as well.

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JanisL
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go for the all you can eat shrimp and they are always hot and so yummy. Lightly battered and they don't mind bringing you more! We have found our new happy place. thanks for brining the special back.

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vipSkipC
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food excellent particularly for a special NYE menu. Wish we could have heard music better

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RickB
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for the Sunday brunch the Sunday before New Year’s, everything was absolutely perfect, highly recommend when in Galveston

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

back wrap shrimp with bbq sayce is the best.

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JohnS
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service, Brandy and your trainee, forgot her name, were excellent. The food also excellent. Will be back.

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WhoDatYats
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Sunday Brunch was really nice in Texas standards. We are from New Orleans, so hard to compare-lol! We had to ask for a server and when he came, we felt he was probably a stand in due to staff shortage. He was personable though and served us well. Prime rib and your honeycomb were your outstanding items! Champagne was great!

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AmberJ
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect for a little birthday celebration! The food was delicious, waitstaff was attentive and friendly, & the ambiance and decor was nice. It's Christmas season so the gingerbread houses were displayed in the lobby which was breathtaking! The birthday dessert was comped and the valet parking was free for diners. That is something you don't see much of anymore! If I had to say one teeny tiny negative thing, it's that the bar is too close to the restaurant and the bar crowd got a littly loud and rowdy at times. But that would not keep me from going back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Brought our parents who were visiting for the weekend and we all loved it!

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Galvez Bar & Grill is rated 4.5 stars by 703 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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