Fisherman's Wharf

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Seafood
One of the best seafood restaurants in Galveston, Fisherman’s Wharf is renowned for the freshest fish and seafood specialties. A Texas-sized establishment, it is the perfect spot to unwind, ideally situated next to the Historic Strand District, the Tall Ship Elissa and Galveston Cruise Terminal. The menu features the famous Shrimp Kisses (bacon-wrapped and stuffed with jalapeño Jack cheese) as well as an extensive selection of fresh fish daily, signature seafood combination platters, savory chicken dishes, pastas and perfectly prepared steaks.
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LP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Dinner was great, wait time with reservation was great. They need better seating for those waiting in the heat, it’s just too hot to be waiting outside. Our table was right in front of kitchen area, very noisy, very busy area, would have been better if away from kitchen area. Service was fair, waitress could have been better. While in restroom one of the hostess came out of bathroom stall fixed her hair but never washed her hands.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Not what we expected. Was expecting good food and a scenic view. Food was average and view was not what we thought. Wouldn’t choose this one again.

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Brent the waiter was outstanding. Ambience was great. Food was good. Bathrooms were really dirty.

W
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting Galveston for the day. Great way to finish off a great trip with a great meal.

BR
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was good except they overcooked the shrimp.

GT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great view. Ceviche was amazing!

MJ
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was awesome, our server was amazing. We sat outside on the harbor at night and it was perfect!

BM
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice setting, good service, great food. Highly recommend!

AG
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing time...great food, drinks, & view...we will definitely be back

SS
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and awesome service.

EE
Shreveport
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Loved the place! The ambience, the location, the decor, and THE FOOD!!!
Service was good. The server wasn’t very talkative and a little short in her responses. Nonetheless, her service was good and the food came out fast. The whole experience was very good. We’d definitely come back.

SC
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and atmosphere was great. We had noted in the reservation and mentioned to the manager that it was our 29th anniversary. Nothing was done to mark the occasion.

AP
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything tasted great, we all enjoyed our meals. They were delicious and the service was excellent!! Thank you

G
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a very pleasant dining experience and the staff was friendly, we enjoyed the food, it was a great place to eat seafood!

TM
New Orleans
18 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance and location. We were out on the dock. Service was quite attentive. Drinks were poor touristy concoctions. Food was edible, but not memorable. Our three year old enjoyed the whole experience.

SC
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my husband here for his 36th birthday dinner, as we were vacationing in Galveston for a long weekend. We were quickly seated outdoors on their cozy dock area which gave us a lovely view of the harbor at sunset. The music and fun lighting were perfect for the setting, and complimented the excellent food and drinks (which weren't waterted down, by the way -- be careful!). Also, props to Angelo, he was awesome, personable, and attentive -- the support staff that helped carry the meal was awesome too. Everyone was very accomodating, and we thoroughly enjoyed the meal, more so than any other we had on the island all weekend. Thank you, Fisherman's Wharf. We shall return!

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

It was good food! With reservation they set you at a table so you don't get the happy hour menu. So tell them the lounge if you want that.

c
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Was sat right across from the kitchen serving area...... but, i guess someone has to sit there right? Noisy w/ lots of traffic. But, we will be back!

PW
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Honored our reservation quickly on a very busy night - service and food were excellent.

MR
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The kid's meals are huge and the seafood platter my husband ordered was enough for about 3 normal sized people! I had crab cakes and they had a very good flavor. To be honest they had quite a bit of 'filler' and not really much crab meat, but they were seasoned well. The kids had shrimp, chicken, and burgers, which they all enjoyed. We also ordered calamari and the bacon wrapped "shrimp kisses", which were delicious. We had a few Pina Colada's that were tasty as well. We enjoyed watching the ships sail in and out of the harbor as we ate our dinner. We eat here every time we come to Galveston, and I would recommend Fisherman's Wharf to friends.

j
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Went there for my wife's birthday. Good atmosphere and romantic. Was a little disappointed in the appetizer but the dinner was real good . Would recommend setting outside. All and all good experience.

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Upon check in they took us to our table without delay. The server was a bit slow to greet us at the table but once greeted everything was as expected. The food is delicious and has been every time we have been here. Manager checked in on us which is always a plus, some managers seem to be MIA. All in all great food and another good experience.

CB
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 1

This was my husband and mines second time here this trip. The first time was very nice. This time was the complete opposite. After we were seated and ordered, there was a family set at the table next to us with four young girls and one young boy. They children kept getting up and coming to the window at our table, they bumped my husband many times, they were very pound and rambunctious. My husband have three children of our own, however we were on vacation to get away from that.

The waitress was attentive, but rather than boxing the food up for us I had to box it all up. Plus she only brought one box when we both had leftovers and I had to ask for a container for the melted butter for the crab legs.

Not as happy with the second and last visit of this trip.

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience. Reservation was ready when we got there, waiter was great!

CP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

EJ was super fun and friendly!!! We enjoyed our dinner

QB
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Took visitors from New Zealand and Zimbabwe after our NASA tour. Given table I requested at a window in the Elissa Room. Wonderful view of the old 4-masted schooner and two huge jack-up offshore oil rigs in construction across the channel. Food outstanding!!

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 1

Food was well prepared and hot. The waitress was ok. But, they sat us next to the kitchen - very loud and high traffic area.They shouldn't seat anyone where they seated us. We were there at 5pm and hardly anyone was in the place. Sorry, but we probably won't go back. Too many other places that show they want our business.

CC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had reservations for lunch on a Monday, good move, they were busy but service was outstanding and food was great.

JG
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was great, the food was wonderful! We had reservations but got there early and they got us seated right away.

ES
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Make sure to make reservations or you will be waiting a couple hours

KG
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food! We had reservations so we were sat as soon as we got there! 10/10 loved it!

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent seafood, bread, and drinks. Great water views. We will return.

TK
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easy reservation online. We arrived a few minutes early and were seated immediately.
Good service and our food came lightning fast.

CH
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience. The food was great as was our server.

WH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The entire experience was absolutley beautiful, the food, drinks, service, ambiance, it was all wonderful. I will definitely be back.

C
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great menu, good local fish, and no waiting with our reservation. We needed a high chair and booster seat, and they gave us plenty of room to sit and maneuver around to take care of our small kids; most restaurants don’t give enough space for that! Our food came quickly and they brought the kid’s meal out first. Service was excellent.

M
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed s fabulous dinner out to celebrate my brother’s birthday. I had made reservations, highly encouraged. We were quickly shown to our outside table, even a little early. Service was excellent, friendly, and prompt. Drinks, dinner, and dessert were impeccable!

OB
Houston
56 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This is a "go to" spot for me whenever I am in Galveston. Location speaks for itself. We sat outside and watched a open boat with a family catching flounder for their dinner while we enjoyed our lunch.

When you order a main plate you will have enough to take some home. A real test of the pasta and shrimp disk my wife ordered was having the "left over" the next night for dinner. It was great.

Will be coming back!

OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic food and atmosphere!

CL
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food as usual; good service as usual; beautiful setting. We love Fisherman's Wharf in Galveston!

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