Fish Tales

4.4
688 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Located across the street from Pleasure Pier, break away from the beach and enjoy fresh fare on the most popular beachfront balcony on the Seawall in Galveston. Fish Tales specializes in seafood straight from the Gulf of Mexico, as well as pastas, steaks, salads and more. Start with our famous Shrimp Kisses – bacon-wrapped and stuffed with jalapeno Jack cheese. Then savor Galveston seafood by trying one of our signature dishes like Fresh Catch Redfish, Fried Shrimp, Blackened Stuffed Catfish Etouffée or Succulent Snow Crab Legs. After an incredible meal, indulge in our large assortment of ice cream and desserts that will satisfy any sweet tooth! Fish Tales in Galveston is open daily for lunch and dinner with great happy specials including beers & cocktails.
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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 688 people are saying
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TN11
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food4service4ambience5

This was our first time. Great value of food. Only thing is not feeling the white rice. Too much and the black beans had no flavor. The tacos were amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dishes were excellent and included a great recommendation by our waiter. His service was outstanding. I wish I could remember his name. He was so cheerful having to work NYE! Very outgoing blond or red hair and I think a beard. Lol

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great time

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad they were open on Christmas Day! Good food and service.

JF
JessicaF
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience4

My baked potato was so cold that it didn’t even melt the scoop of butter that was put in it.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. The crab balls were wonderful. The fish and fries are my favorite.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was very good. An extra plus was the Blue Bell ice cream. They have a large selection.

TJ
vipTJTJ
Houston
181 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The Spinach Artichoke Dip was excellent and the Gilled Mahi was pretty good. The Mai Tai from the bar was excellent as well.

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vipStanfordS
Dallas
26 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food and good service. Noisy but it was Friday night holiday week-end. Easy walk from our AirBNB and nice stroll along Seawall Blvd.

J
Joew
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We made reservations for 7pm when we showed up the kitchen was in the process of closing down we were told food was no longer available and were asked to leave we will never go there again!

MW
MarkW
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Been coming to FT over 40years.
Wife ordered a steak well done.. came out medium rare sent back came back burnt and not fit to eat..Mgr brought out steak stating to waiter it was very well done. She did take it off our Bill book ruined our THX dinner.

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ErikP
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Red snapper delicious

MF
MarshaF
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good. Our waiter was excellent . The obeisance was good. I highly recommend this restraunt.

YM
YvetteM
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Hostess was great. Very friendly.
Service was slow.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Bottom line, we arrived ON TIME for our reservations at 1:30p & wasn’t seated until close to 2pm. When our party of 4 was escorted to our table, there were only 3 chairs. The hostess looked at us confused as to why we weren’t all sitting. Finally, it dawned on him that it was 4 of us & only 3 chairs & he went to go get us another chair. Shortly after our server “James” comes over. He was very short with us. He was impatient, rude, & overall seemed like that we were a problem. I immediately knew that I didn’t want him to continue serving us. It was my friends very 1st visit & it started off horribly. I explained to them that we visit here on several occasions & it’s never like this. I spoke with a manager. I can’t remember her name but she said that she is the “Assistant General Manager.” I explained to her what was going on with our server & she got us a new server. Our new server was really nice & polite. Unfortunately, our food all came out separately. My friends started off with cups of Gumbo & shared a shrimp platter as their meal. The shrimp platter was cold & had to go back. My Husband was hungry & just ate what he had. My food still hasn’t arrived yet. Finally when my food arrived, the plate was hot but the food was cold too. I sent it back. Actually, I handed it to the Manager. In any event, they were out of my food & I was asked to select something different & I did. While my new food is cooking, my friends food has arrived again & it’s hot & fresh but overcooked. They just ate it. My replacement meal comes shortly after, also overcooked. When people go out to eat together, they want to eat their food all together. To top it off, they doubled charged us for our drinks. Yes, they corrected the ticket. We payed & couldn’t wait to get out of there. This was the most disorganized visit that I’ve ever had at ANY restaurant in my life. From the hostess stand to getting our check, the entire visit was horrible. What I’m stating is factual. Just ask the staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

My daughter’s 16th birthday

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was AWFUL!! The food was mediocre at best, but the worst part was when my husband found a hair in his rice! The server called the manager to come over and the manager never even apologized. He came over to our table and said “so what’s the problem?” When we told him there was a hair on the food, he said “ok so what other meal do you want?” No shocked look, no “I’m so sorry”, no nothing! We said we just needed the bill, and the manager just walked away. Don’t waste your time going here!

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SHERRE
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We had a reservation, was taken to our table with about 10 minutes of delay, the person (and every one of the employees that dropped a menu off at the podium) at the upstairs podium was ignoring us. We were not even addressed with a greeting to let us know it would be a few minutes before the hostess would seat/greet us. I’m not happy at this point. We were seated outside as requested. The waiter took our drink order, returned 20 minutes later with drinks. He did stop by during that 20 minutes to drop off waters stating that he knew the drinks would be a while…bonus points. The menu online was not the menu that was handed to us. The menu we found out that the menu was reduced to 1/4 in the last 2 months. The spinach & artichoke dip no longer comes with the toasted bread, it comes with chips…not communicated with us until it was served. The sirloin steak was over cooked and dry and the fresh vegetables were so fresh that they were not even cooked. The chicken sandwich was good. The seafood platter was good. The baked potato was not washed and there was not enough toppings to mix throughout the potato. The Caesar salad was good, right amount of dressing. I know businesses need workers but they need some training and quality control needs to be present. We were a party of 4 with zero special requests with our orders.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Food was so bad i had to spit it out.

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RickyA
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Made reservations for 5pm. Checked in and was immediately taken to our table. Ordered drinks and food. Food came out at 6 pm sharp. Took 1 hour to get food once ordered. Was not happy with the long wait. The rest of visit was ok. Nothing special. We did have a good view of the ocean from our table. The price is comparable to other seafood restaurants in area.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Steve, made our dining experience a great one! He was awesome!

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isabelled
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food, good prices and casual dining. We enjoyed our visit

Y
Yoshields
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The food,the service and the cleanliness was just okay. I don’t ever need to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for any occasion.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
21 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The enjoyable ambiance, food, and service were all great! The hostesses made sure to have our table ready promptly to meet our booking time!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was so attentive & really strived to make sure we had a great experience.

SR
SusanR
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sitting out on the upstairs patio was awesome. The view was the best thing about the dining experience. Service was excellent from the host to the server and managers checked in as well. Seafood platter was good. Fish & shrimp stuffed poblano pepper was great! Pricey but expected. After all, it is a prime real estate location.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our favorite restaurant, we had AMAZING FOOD, an amazing waitress and the kids loved it. Excellent service and the fish tacos were life changing.

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Dachshundlover
New Orleans
19 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Friendly staff. Food was amazing.

FM
FrankM
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

I ordered the seafood platter broiled with a crab cake, lump crab meat, broiled shrimp and salmon. Crab cake next to nothing with crab, there was no lump crab meat, shrimp was overcooked and the salmon was fine. Overall, it lacked seasoning.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is always a great go to for drinks and a good view.

MM
vipMariaM
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Great view and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Great location for a day at the beach. However food was ok and a little over priced for.the quality. In addition some of.the food came out cold and had to be returned. Speculating it sat prepped and not freshly made. Staff was cheerful and very understanding of our issues.

SB
ShelleyB
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food tasted fine, but for the price we should have gone to Landry’s. The portions were skimpy for the price.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

This was the worst restaurant we ate at on vacation, hands down. If I knew it was a Landry's before we sat down, that would have explained it. Never again.

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Enrique
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was good food kid friendly choices too. Fun place to take the family.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

OpenTable app said the 10$ parking is paid for as long as I give the ticket to the restaurant.We drove up to the employee at the gate outside said “10$ to park,open table is wrong “Then they had issues with the receipt tape letting all my A/C out.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Let me start with the waiter. Not the happiest. Steak was a joke. No flavor with any of the food we got. I got the fish tacos and practicality only ate only 1 of the 3 and left the rest. My husband got the gumbo and also took a couple of bites. Alfredo plate was ok. I don’t know how a restaurant can survive like this. It’s been a couple of years when we were last here and thought the food was wonderful. Something has changed. We know for next time we need to skip this place and maybe give it a few years 😔

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Brandon
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The fish tacos were delicious even though they were made with tilapia. The sauce, seasoning and texture were perfect. My wife and daughter's plates were mediocre at best. I would definitely stick to the fish taco plate if I find myself here again in the future.
The atmosphere on the upper patio was nice and my wife truly enjoyed her Pina Coladas.

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You can order delivery directly from Fish Tales using the Order Online button. Fish Tales also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (409) 762-8545.

Fish Tales is rated 4.4 stars by 688 OpenTable diners.

Fish Tales does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.landrysinc.com/giftcards/default.asp.

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.