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Date
Mon, 4/23
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11:00 PM
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Galvez Bar & Grill

4.3
467 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Great for Brunch
  • Sunday Lunch
  • 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 (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.
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 parking.
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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 467 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.3
ambience
3.9
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73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Had a great 50th Anniversary Dinner with our friends! Good fish and veggies! Will definitely go again! Thanks!

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Although we really enjoyed staying at the Hotel Galvez, the restaurant was a disappointment. We ordered the daily featured fish which was red snapper. It was overcooked and therefore had little flavor. The sides were lackluster and there was no starch option available that did not contain cheese. Most restaurants have a greater awareness of common food allergies than the Galvez demonstrated.

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Enjoyed the prime rib special especially knowing that part of the proceeds continue to go to hurricane relief. Service was very good. Reservation was honored.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Everything you could want for brunch at a great price!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Best Brunch/Lunch in Texas! Love the gumbo, boiled shrimp, crabs and oysters! Very nice pasta bar and omelet bar; Applewood bacon and sausages. The ingredients are so fresh! Also serving prime rib and other dishes. The dessert bar is outstanding.

We had the perfect table for 2 with ocean view. Beautiful!

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Inattentive waitress. Very open and loud. Food - salmon over cooked salad lacked dressing. Prime rib was good.

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2.0Dined on April 5, 2018

The wait time was not acceptable. When we did get our lunch, a plastic bread tie was cooked in my bread pudding which was not good. I shared with waiter she adjusted bill but did not get apology from chef or management. I feel that a hotel and restaurant with this star reputation and rich history should be better.

My past expierences were excellent. I challenge management to improve food service and food preparation.

Unhappy customer

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Went for Sunday brunch. Service was excellent. Good variety of food; typical buffet brunch fare except for a he emphasis on seafood (shrimp, crab legs, fish). Very nice dessert selection.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Day after wedding brunch

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We went for Sunday brunch and everything on the buffet was delicious! Eggs benedict, belgian waffles, omeletts made to order, soups, so many desserts including a diy ice cream sundae bar. Worth every penny!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

What a great find since we are from Oklahoma and were only in for a night before we boarded a cruise. I definitely will recommend your restaurant to everyone. My meal was a burger and fries and I’ve never had a burger anywhere that was so delicious! If we come to Galveston anytime in the future I’ll be back!

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Poor service. Special offer was not completely honored. Charged for tea when the offer said it was included. Poor seating. Very disappointed. The best part was the food. However items promised on the menu were not on the plate and waiter would not provide. Waiter was unfriendly and not accommodating

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2.0Dined on March 16, 2018

The wait for our food was very long and they were not even busy. Less than a third of the tables had guests. The salad my grandson ordered had a very skimpy amount of tuna on it for what they were charging. When I complained I was told that was the correct amount and if we wanted more it would be extra. I was in awe at their response. Not accommodating at all. Only after some time the manager came back and said they would give him a few shrimp to add but it took so long it really was not worth the extra wait. Much better places to dine in Galveston. We won’t be going back here.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

We arrived early and had a drink at the bar. We showed up at the restaurant and were taken to our table immediately. Our waiter was very attentive and efficient throughout dinner, although he was a bit cool and mechanical. The food was very good. We had the seafood Cobb salad, a bowl of gumbo and the fresh market catch of the day. We tried an appetizer of blackened shrimp and crab fondue. Don’t be afraid of the blackened, it is mellowed out in the fondue. In the greater hotel, the ambiance is great, but the restaurant is open to lobby and just seemed a little less intimate.

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4.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Great meal, very tasty. We ate lunch--portions were good, ambience nice, view of the water through the windows, service was good, wine list was small. Loved the historic "tour" from the docent downstairs through the hotel museum.

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2.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We selected the Galvez as we have enjoyed staying there previously. We started with the appetizer of bacon wrapped shrimp which was delicious. My wife ordered the prime rib and I ordered the NY strip which we were both disappointed with the quality of food. Will suggest others who try to stick with the seafood. For the price we paid and expecting so much better we were very disappointed.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

A delicious Sunday brunch buffet with a good assortment and well presented. Buffet offered breads, cheese; crudités, a pasta station, an omelette station, a shellfish section with shrimp, oysters, and snow crab, delicious chile dusted mahi-mahi, eggs Benedict, bacon and sausage, blintzes, roasted strip steak, prime rib and ham, and a large assortment of desserts.

The shellfish were delicious: the shrimp were large and tender, cooked just right with no messy shells left on. The re fresh tasting and not gritty. The snow crabs were large and the meat was succulent and juicy. The eggs Benedict were so-so. While the eggs were perfectly cooked, the Hollandaise lacked flavor and the English muffins were hard and dried out (throughout several visits to the buffet).

The buffet is well laid out, broken into separate areas so that lines weren’t as issue. The room itself is cavernous but not loud. There is a beautiful view of the Gulf.

Bottomless sparkling wine (or mimosas) was nice!

All in all an enjoyable Sunday brunch and an excellent value.

Don’t pay attention to the My Table note about taking advantage of the restaurant parking on Ave. P. It doesn’t exist! Just head straight to the complimentary valet.

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2.0Dined on February 24, 2018

We went there to celebrate my friends birthday.
We ordered the prime rib special. The meat served the 4 of us was very poor Quailty.
The manager didn’t charge us for the dinner special and offered to comp us 4 desserts.
We re ordered other entrees and the quality was below average.
The atmosphere great but wouldn’t eat there again.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

They need to list the prices on the menu. 46 per adult and 27 per kid is ridiculous! Not happy paying over $150 for brunch. My kids barely ate anything.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on February 4, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

The food was amazing! There is something for everyone!

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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2.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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1.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on December 17, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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