Galvez Bar & Grill

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577 reviews
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Seafood
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 (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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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great music,great prices. This restaurant was perfect to celebrate my wife's bday.

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OT
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Sunday brunch! Amazing selection. Presentation is beautiful!

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JA
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our 4 th time eating Hotel Galvez’s Sunday brunch. It is a great experience. All the food is very good. They keep the champagne flowing! Can’t wait to go back!

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KW
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice menu that was quite affordable. Nanette was our server and she couldn’t have been more attentive. Definitely recommend.

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VM
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

It’s a great day to meet the girls to have cocktails. But not so much a romantic evening with your husband anymore. It once was a very romantic place, and still is very beautiful, but rather noisy and too bright. Instead of going in the evening like I did, I will go in the afternoon enjoy the sun and have drinks with the girls!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience and food! Kids loved it and were treated fantastic. Can’t wait to go back

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MJ
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. Nannette, our server, made my husband’s birthday dinner extra special with a surprise key lime pie. She also took care of the kids first, so they were fed and happy (and quiet) just in time for our entrees.

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SM
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were first class! Great lunch special- fish tacos were delicious and followed with bread pudding. There are many conferences in this hotel and the buffet lunch was set up right next to the dining area so was very loud but other than that I have no complaints. I dropped in for the ghost tour of the hotel and thoroughly enjoyed this as well.

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M
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Sunday brunch with friends. Our sever,Lois, was delightful.

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K
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was terrific for Sunday Brunch! A perfect view of the Gulf from nearly every angle!! It was a girls weekend and we had massages afterwards at the Spa which were equally as amazing!! From the service to the ambience, not a thing to complain about! I can't wait to come back in the summertime.

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M
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Sunday brunch lived up to its reputation. Stellar food choices. Service was good, not great. I will definitely be back.

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t
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent brunch! So many choices. Everything we ate was wonderful.
Ask to be seated in the veranda with the great view.
Waddled out of there very happy and full.

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TA
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The Galvez provides a beautiful buffet with endless mimosas. It’s our annual birthday/Mardi Gras treat; well worth the drive from Dallas.

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JA
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten at the Sunday brunch 4times and have enjoyed it every time. The variety and quality of the food is so good. For a buffet our server Greg was very attentive - cleared the dishes quickly and keep the champagne flowing. We are going back in two weeks!

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TB
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very beautiful and excellent food. Wish the chairs were more comfortable, but they are nonetheless nice and fashionable. The seats are just too deep so I can't square up making it very my painful for back. Best breakfast omelette ever, and support fresh tasting market fish. Well prepared but no over seasoned. The shrimp cerviche was a real hit.

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RC
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

At first the restaurant appears to be a simple, nondescript, typical hotel coffee shop. Even the lights are much too bright. It was raining and cold, so we didn't want to go out. We each ordered the seafood platter without any great expectations. We were amazed at the size and variety of our food when it arrived. It was more than we imagined. However, it was prepared and served perfectly. You could not find better service or a more tasteful meal at any finer restaurant. It turned out to be a perfect dining experience. We highly recommend this great restaurant to the most discriminating customer.

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G
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was outstanding

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y
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent buffet with so many choices. lots of fresh seafood like shrimp and snow crab clusters. yummy! meal includes mimosas so that is a great bonus. our server was on top of it and always kept plates cleared and mimosas topped off. ill be back!

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PT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I almost never eat from a buffet as it is never worth it for the amount I eat. That being said, everything was tasty and the bottomless Mimosa was the perfect mix. The variety was amazing and my sister got her fill of seafood.

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JC
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Last time we went was in 2013. It's was amazing then and still amazing. Loved it!!

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H
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lois is so wonderful! Always request her!

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MS
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very Nice Venue........ It was a little noisy but all-in-all a great brunch! The servers were very nice, courteous, and well informed. I would suggest that they scatter out the tables they have the food on to help with congestion. Some people just don't pay attention to anyone but themselves. We will go again soon......

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GB
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Gumbo great..oysters not so great. Desserts were amazing!!! Shrimp and mahi mahi delicious.

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JO
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The grill part was good the food was good what wasn't was the bar. Sat at the bar the bartender would either forget or ignore what we ordered. You sit when they finally do serve you a drink they don't ask if you need a menu. If you ask them for a menu it takes them forever to bring you one. The worst bartender by far is the female that works during the day. Ordered a drink got it from her, but later asked for water she never brought out. The other bartender a gentleman in a suit finally came over I think he said we needed something else to drink, he offered and we ordered from him.
If she was angry at us for some reason then let us know and we'll go elsewhere, but don't just leave us sit there while you serve everyone else.

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DB
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our overall Valentine Day dinner very much. The food was excellent quality; the service was also top-notch, though I think we had a bit of a new waitress, she was very attentive, and she double checked on things that she didn't immediately know about. This is a highly rated hotel; and the restaurant is very, very nice too.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as always! Amazing selection of fresh seafood AND amazing desserts! We loved it!

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JL
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with a group of girlfriends. Will definitely be back with family. A bonus is free valet with eating there.

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CW
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was the best Brunch Buffett that I have ever eaten at. It was good for my age and also my 2 kids, who are 8 and 9. Excellent variety and quality.

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K
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food, impeccable service! It was amazing how knowledge the wait staff were as well as the bar tender. They all showed how much they loved the restaurant and their positions.

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MK
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful views with beautifully presented, good-tasting food. We thoroughly enjoyed it!

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E
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful. A mix between date night and casual Saturday. I loved it. We will be going back for dinner one night.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my fiance here for the Sunday brunch for our 3 year anniversary and we loved everything! The food and atmosphere were awesome and the hotel is beautiful. Will definitely be going back!

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RC
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you are on Galvesto Island on a Sunday and want a special treat, make reservations for this Brunch.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great thank you!!

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AE
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I love the atmosphere of this hotel and restaurant. The food is top notch. I highly recommend it

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JO
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely historic hotel and restaurant. A must stop during your Galveston stay.

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EB
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed our visit to the Galvez. Hostess very helpful and knowledgeable. Waitstaff prompt and friendly. A good variety of food for choices for everyone.

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PP
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We were in Galveston for a couple of hours and had afternoon lunch with a beautiful view. The lunch was very good. There was a beautiful view. The service was mediocre.

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j
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Sometimes a chef builds up a tolerance for salt.
Much like the Avon lady that day in day out wears "evening in eudora".
He or she needs someone else to taste the food.
In other words......way too salty.
The bread pudding was warm on the outside and cold on the inside,
maybe that's a new thing and I don't know about it yet.
The service was great, atmosphere wonderful.
Food is the business though.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

We reserved the brunch and when we arrived were told that the brunch was cancelled. We had to order off the regular menu which did not include breakfast items.

A msg was left on my phone with less than an hour notification. (Which I did not see because I was driving).

Disappointing, as I had invited friends.

L

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