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Fisherman's Wharf

4.5
4.5
971 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood

Ideally situated next to the Historic Strand District, the Tall Ship Elissa and Galveston Cruise Terminal, enjoy waterfront dining at Fisherman’s Wharf. One of the best seafood restaurants in Galveston, Fisherman’s Wharf is a great place to enjoy a leisurely meal with all dining areas indoor or outdoor on the patio offering a view of the bay. Known for its famous Shrimp Kisses (bacon-wrapped and stuffed with jalapeño Jack cheese), selection of daily fresh fish, signature combination platters, and more. A Texas sized establishment perfect for one or one hundred, Fisherman’s Wharf is a legacy of great seafood since the 1940s. The site originally housed a shrimp and fish “factory” – an old tin building where mountains of Gulf shrimp were readied for shipment across the country. Shrimp from this very place was served to President John F. Kennedy at the White House. In 1966, the current building was constructed to meet the growing demand for Galveston shrimp, which many have acclaimed as

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (409) 765-5708

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    When planning your next special event, think of Fisherman’s Wharf in Galveston for great seafood and warm, friendly service. The restaurant offers several private rooms, which can accommodate groups of any size, from 10 to 300 people.

  • Private party facilities

    When planning your next special event, think of Fisherman’s Wharf in Galveston for great seafood and warm, friendly service. The restaurant offers several private rooms, which can accommodate groups of any size, from 10 to 300 people.

  • Private party contact

    Farhad Vessyi: (855) 408-9699

  • Neighborhood

    Galveston

  • Cross street

    Wharf Road

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine

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What 971 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Galveston

    Great for Lunch

  • Galveston

    Scenic View

  • Galveston

    Seafood

  • Galveston

    Most Booked

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  1. KG

    KayG

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Enjoyed dining outside. Fantastic drinks, wonderful dinner in a quiet setting that included dolphins!

  2. MO

    MichaelO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    One of our favorites while on the island. However the manager did not honor the happy hour times as posted on internet.

  3. KM

    KatieM

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went for our anniversary and took our toddler. The waiter was great and really thoughtful about our son and his quirks and dinner needs.

  4. e

    elaine

    Houston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Love the Dungeness crab! Our favorite with a salad, wine, and attentive service! Enjoying the relaxing view of Galveston Bay is always fun while dining on a good meal.

  5. EG

    EngineeringGurl

    Austin

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4

    Been a long time since I’ve been at a restaurant where all you are is a table to empty asap. I think there was 10 min between drinks, apps and main course. We were only a cog in the machine. My tilapia was feies so hard, my knife couldn’t cut it. My stuffed crab was basically mashed potatoes. No love whatsoever to the food.

  6. AE

    AngelaE

    Phoenix

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Always so fun and relaxing! Food was great; especially the grilled mahi.

  7. c

    charlese

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My wife and I eat at fisherman’s wharf every visit to Galveston and have never gotten a bad meal. Service is always great

  8. PB

    PaulB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Prompt friendly service. Good selection and good quality food. Great view of the Elissa sailing ship from the restaurant. Was referred by a friend and I’m glad he did.

  9. DH

    DHeath

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was delicious. Came out just as ordered. Service was good

  10. r

    rickrack50

    Houston

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    All excellent. Seated right away with reservations at window. Server Melanie was outstanding. Food was excellent.

  11. KF

    KenF

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    Good food and great atmosphere Service could have been a little better She was nice but disappeared several times

  12. LD

    LarinaD

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and fantastic food. We plan to return friends.

  13. SS

    SergioS

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great outdoor dining!!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Excellent food with great atmosphere!

  15. BL

    BrettL

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was phenomenal as always. It is a must stop for my family every time we visit Galveston!

  16. M

    Matt

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    Food wasn't that great. Service was good and we were seated quick. Don't think we would go back.

  17. L

    Laura

    New York Area

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a lovely and delicious meal on the outdoor deck. Chloe was our server - so professional and friendly!

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Always a great choice for dining when in Galveston. Great service and outstanding quality

  19. NW

    NeilW

    Houston

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3

    Appetizer was served with the entree. Food was lukewarm.

  20. TC

    TCCC

    Houston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The view and service was amazing for my son’s birthday family dinner! A new favorite place!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    Our food was mediocre. Everything was over cooked and rubbery. $120 for dinner for 2 was not a good value.

  22. CS

    ConnieS

    Houston

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience3

    We have been going to fisherman’s wharf for approximately 20 years, even before Landrys bought it. It has always been so good, the food and services. Last night, we took some out of town friends to fisherman’s wharf to celebrate my 70th birthday. MISTAKE! It was horrible!!! The evening started out with a waitress that was rude and mad. We ordered stuffed flounder and asked that it be split. When the waitress served our meal it had not been split. When questioned, the waitress said they didn’t split entrees. We finally asked to speak to the manager. The waitress said,”Fine!” The manager was nice and had another waitress take over our table. She said that actually the kitchen could split entrees. The food and the desserts were good. However, the beginning of the evening ruined the overall experience. I doubt that we will ever eat at fisherman’s wharf again.

  23. SS

    South4Scuba

    Houston

    58 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience2

    We were first seated in a new upstairs dining room that had excessively bright lights. We asked and were moved to an upstairs table with a view but right on the main stairs where all the waiters and servers run up and down continually with food and drinks. It was like dining on the side of a busy road. We had to ask for silverware after a while and the food server we asked said, It's not my job but I'll see what I can do. We don't consider Fisherman's Wharf to be a fine dining restaurant. It's more of a happy hour meeting place.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    We frequent Landry’s often but it had been awhile since we ate at Fisherman’s Wharf. After about 10 minutes we had to ask for our waiter. The food came out quickly and was good but not great. The ambient noise was fairly loud. Even though it was Valentines Day they weren’t terribly busy yet they may have been short staffed. I am sure we will return one day.

  25. MJ

    MJB84

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2

    We typically really do enjoy the experience here, however this time we went to celebrate (Valentine’s Day) and it was just meh. Inexperienced waiter as it seemed. Promised to get the bread 3 times, after which I ended up getting it myself since the appetizers had already arrived at this point. The bread was dry. My tuna tacos were overloaded with dry carrot strips, which is ridiculous, and didn’t even allow for what little tuna was on top to remain warm until it reached our table. I’m sorry, I hate to bag on a place, but this was just below par. My wife’s crab stuffed tilapia ended up being great.

  26. CB

    ChrisB

    Houston

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Really scked, skimpy serving, the waiter lost my card

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was excellent, Brent was very outgoing and really made our evening special.

  28. C

    Cogwoman

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Delicious food with wonderful choices. Nice atmosphere and excellent service. Very pleasant and enjoyable dining experience.

  29. EL

    EllenL

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice evening plus we got to the theater on time. Appreciate the great service

  30. TS

    TasteoftheStrandfoodtour

    Houston

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything at the Fisherman's Wharf is always served hot and flavorful not to mention you can literally taste the freshness! The service is also prompt and friendly.

  31. CL

    CatLady

    Houston

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The redfish parmesan is fantastic! I ordered the vegetables grilled instead of steamed, and they were SO good! This is one of our favorite places to eat in Galveston.

  32. r

    rickrack50

    Houston

    42 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    After being seated, and waiting for 10 minutes for a server, went to the hostess stand and ask for assistance. She said someone would come over. Waited another 5 minutes and finally, the server came over. Pleasant but had to remind them to bring bread with water, and drink order. Overall food quality was very good.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience1

    Absolutely no Covid precautions in place.

  34. AM

    AndyM

    Houston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    The shrimp gumbo was only luke warm. Otherwise the food was great.

  35. DN

    DeanN

    Houston

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Everything was great. Food tasted great and service Was very fast.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    News Year Eve and the service and food was awesome! Thank you, Justice

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was amazing and a very large portion. We had a great waiter that made sure that all our needs where met. We will go again when we visit Galveston

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    NO! EAT ME!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server Damion provided my family and I with excellent service!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Fisherman's Wharf is rated 4.5 stars by 971 OpenTable diners.

Fisherman's Wharf does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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Booked 20 times today
Google Map for Fisherman's Wharf

2200 Harborside Dr Galveston, TX 77550

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Wharf Road

  • Neighborhood

    Galveston

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine

  • Phone number

    (409) 765-5708

  • Catering

    When planning your next special event, think of Fisherman’s Wharf in Galveston for great seafood and warm, friendly service. The restaurant offers several private rooms, which can accommodate groups of any size, from 10 to 300 people.

  • Private party facilities

    When planning your next special event, think of Fisherman’s Wharf in Galveston for great seafood and warm, friendly service. The restaurant offers several private rooms, which can accommodate groups of any size, from 10 to 300 people.

  • Private party contact

    Farhad Vessyi: (855) 408-9699

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