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Galvez Bar & Grill

4.5
447 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Top Tags:
  • Sunday Lunch
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for Anniversaries
Galvez Bar & 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 is a top choice for Open Table users and was named as one of the top 100 brunch restaurants in the U.S.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Southwest, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Mon–Sat 6:30 am–11:00 am
Sun 6:30 am–10:30 am
Brunch
Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Sat 11:30 am–2:00 pm
Dinner
Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(409) 515-2145
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Bobby Ross
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
21st Street
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Parking details
Complimentary valet and parking in north lot when dining.
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Entertainment
Jazz Duo on Friday and Saturday evenings and pianist during Sunday Brunch from 11am-2pm.
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Special events & promotions
Ghost Tour Dinners offered on the second Thursday of the month at 6p.m. Advance reservations required.

Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 447 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SarahS 
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

The steak that i ordered Was chewy, other than that it was good.

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MarilynS (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

We love the Sunday brunch at the Galvez and try to fit it in whenever we're in Galveston. The food is great and the selection outstanding. Lots of friendly smiling faces to help with everything.

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PaulS (Dallas)
3.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

All was good until the shrimp. No doubt they wash/ soak their shrimp in bleach* (see Food Lion bleach scandal) Almost ruined my appetite for eating shrimp again!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Worth the trip. Great variety. We will be back for sure.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

The Sunday brunch is absolutely amazing! It is pricy, but oh so worth it for that special occasion with your special someone. Be sure to come hungry, because you will want to try all the delicious and decadent tables of beautiful food.

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OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Brunch was very good food, friendly attentive service. Well worth the expense - good birthday meal.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

The food was amazing! There is something for everyone!

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OpenTable Diner (Central Texas)
4.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Always a treat to enjoy good food and ambiance at the historic Galvez Hotel.

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ZZZzzz (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Great selection on the buffet with something for everyone! A tad expensive but with the plethora of options, who can blame them for the cost? Wonderful service and will definitely be back.

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Robertoj (Houston)
2.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

The worst New Year’s celebration ever! The place was nice and elegant but did not offered the spirit of warm and happiness for this type of occasion. The bartender’s knowledge of common drinks and his selection of cocktails were limited. The staff was friendly but limited and slow.
The food was good and well priced but this type of restaurant should not be promoted among the best 10 places in Galveston to have a New Year’s dinner celebration. It is good for a funeral!!

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was excellent and great ambiance but server not the best. Struggled to open wine. Slow to check on table and not even that busy.

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2fullbellys (Houston)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

My steak was awesome and my wife's fish very good .

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Caroline (Houston)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Absolutely, amazing brunch. Justin, our waiter, was beyond attentive. I never had an empty glass or had to seek him out to request something. The Sunday brunch was a wide variety of fabulous food.

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LUVGREATFOOD (Oklahoma City)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Probably one of the best Sunday champagne brunches we have been to in years!! Great service, great value, only $116 for four, including bottomless mimosas, prime rib, snow crab, smoked salmon, baked salmon, breakfast items, build your own pasta, build your own ommelate, really nice. This 110 year old hotel has been very successfully remodeled including outdoor heated saline pool and hot tub, great fitness center, history hallway with old pictures of the Galve when it first opened. The entire property is repainted, air and heat individually to each room work flawlessly! Beds are very comfy with premium linens. Before booking with another third parties always call hotel direct for best rate.

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

We took my parents here for a Christmas Eve brunch buffet - and had the BEST time! So many food options - some of the best being the fresh crab. Delicious mimosas, great atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
1.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

I booked a reservation through Open Table for Brunch with Santa on Dec. 17. I couldn't have been more disappointed! Mostly frustrated for this waste of time, where I could have chosen to eat anywhere else. But I chose this event because of Santa. This was an event for my 2 year old granddaughter to see Santa. My son and I had been building her up for this for a couple of weeks.

We arrived at 12:30, and my granddaughter was so excited. She caught a glimpse of him leaving the lobby area. One of the staff members said, "oh you just missed him." So my son and I checked in and were seated. We took turns getting our food at the buffet line. We wanted to at least enjoy the meal for the time being. But still no Santa mingling about. I caught a glimpse of him sitting in a chair in the lobby. We heard bells jingling and my granddaughter got excited again. I saw Santa walking through the buffet area to go to the back. We waited another 30 minutes, but no Santa anywhere.

I called the waitress over for the check. By that time, Santa was clearly absent so I asked when he would be back. She said she'd ask. When she came back to us, she said he was not returning, I couldn't wait to get the hell out of there. So for two hours to eat at the price I paid for two glimpses of Santa, you can bet I'll never be back, for this event or any other. No announcement, no message from the waitress like, oh you might want to get up from your table and go see Santa now - no nothing.

We thought Santa would walk around to say hello and interact with everyone. He did not!! We never saw his face. Children and families were still dining, but Santa was nowhere to be seen.

My son and I were more disappointed than my granddaughter, as she didn't know he was gone. But we did, and this whole event just for her. The waitress brought an elf toy over to her because Santa wasn't coming back.

So $100 down and we got food and an elf. For $4.99 I could have gotten her a happy meal and a toy at McDonald's!!!

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OpenTable Diner (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

We had a wonderful brunch, attentive staff, beautiful table with a equal view

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Wonderful (Houston)
5.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

We sat at a table with an ocean view and loved it. The Sunday Brunch was awesome.

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Trudy (Houston)
3.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

Food was good but pricey (which I expected being it is in the Hotel Galvaz). Service did not meet expectations. Servers seemed to disappear.

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foodie (Houston)
5.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

We loved going to the Galvez for the special Prime Rib Night, which was a benefit for the Salvation Army. The food was exceptional, and the wine was divine! We loved our server, Nanette - she made the experience very special. It was also a Birthday celebration, and she brought a special Birthday dessert for my Husband. Thank you, Galvez and Nanette!!

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DandJ (Houston)
5.0  Dined on November 26, 2017

This was our first time enjoying Sunday brunch at the Galvez. The spread was enormous and had something for everyone including prime rib, seafood, omelets, waffles, pies, and more.

Everything we sampled was delicious, and we will definitely be back. Probably wouldn't bring the kids as the cost is moderately high, but the quality of the food was excellent and was a lovely setting. Best Sunday brunch in Galveston!

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vipcoolbeans (Houston)
4.0  Dined on November 19, 2017

Lovely variety in presentation of food choices. Appreciate the beautiful ambiance of 'old world' decor and charm of the restaurant/hotel coupled with the pictureque view of the Gulf.

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Courtney (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

Went there for my mom's birthday because she was excited about the prime rib special. Sadly, the experience was just okay and the manager left a bad impression. Service was slow despite there being few people sitting down to eat. They changed their policy about parking and treated us poorly when we explained we didn't know about the change. Trying to get our car out of the parking lot was time consuming and we were hung up on twice when calling the front desk.

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vipfmgl (Houston)
5.0  Dined on November 17, 2017

Ambiance was great with the live jazz band playing in the bar area. Our server, Justin, was very attentive. The Prime Rib special was a good value. While the prime Rib wasn’t as tender as I would have liked, it was adequate. We were celebrating a birthday and our server personally decorated the cake plate which was quite nice. All desserts were great! Validated valet parking is provided by the restaurant. Nice evening and we will return.

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rexster1505 (Houston)
4.0  Dined on November 12, 2017

Second time visit here. Food selection is excellent. Great salad bar, fresh baked goods, cold boiled shrimp (already peeled!), oysters on half shell, two types of soup (gumbo is good) bacon, sausage links, eggs benedict (get them fresh, otherwise pass on them) omelette station, waffle station, several types of vegetables, prime rib/ham carving station and several tables of desserts. Endless champagne or mimosas while you're dining. Service has been very good. Ask for a window seating so you can watch the ocean. If you qualify, the senior citizen's discount saves you a bit. Best part is you don't feel rushed at all. An earlier reservation helps to insure you are able to sample all the choices. At 1:30 pm they stopped replenishing the carving station.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on November 12, 2017

Great Sunday Brunch. Long lines but moved very quickly. Great selection of food. Server was very attentive. Seating was comfortable, not crowded. Will be back soon.

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Pdiner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on November 12, 2017

Wide selection choices on the buffet. Great fun atmosphere . Outstanding service!

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on November 12, 2017

Only there for brunch, but would be back any day. Wish they had brunch on Saturdays too so I would not have to miss church.
Great food selection, great athmosphere, excellent service

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on October 29, 2017

Restaurant was great, but they didnt have our Open Table reservation, but let us in anyway. Next time, we will make reservation directly with the restaurant.

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DowntownMichael (Houston)
1.0  Dined on October 28, 2017

Couldn’t hear the live music over the function going on next door, as the door they chose to use is the one directly across from the dining room. The server was not prompt and didn’t know the menu. We had serious allergy concerns as the Au Gratin potatoes had egg in them, which is not normal. Luckily as a guest I saw it, the waiter was “not sure” and the manager didn’t care. This is my second time dining here and ultimately my last. The service and the ambiance does not reflect a 4-5 star dining experience, or the price point being a 4-5 star establishment.

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