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Gaido's Seafood Restaurant, Galveston, TX
Gaido's Seafood Restaurant, Galveston, TX
Gaido's Seafood Restaurant, Galveston, TX
Gaido's Seafood Restaurant, Galveston, TX
Gaido's Seafood Restaurant, Galveston, TX

Gaido's Seafood Restaurant

4.7
4.7
8345 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
The toast of the Texas coast.
How can frozen fish be called fresh? The answer for anyone with snap is simple: it can’t. That’s why Gaido’s is the classic choice for fresh Gulf seafood. Patrons know Gaido’s is real, when others are clearly not. From red snapper and blue crab to white tablecloths crumbed with panache, there’s no denying Gaido’s is one-of-a-kind in a world of imitation. Now, after four generations of filleting, frying, grilling and baking, Gaido’s has grown into the picture perfect place of traditions– birthdays, anniversaries, retirements, reunions. As the largest fresh fish house on the coast, Gaido’s can serve up to 2,500 happy diners a day. Plus, with the Pelican Club, private dining, catering, a new food truck and parking galore…it’s easy to see why Gaido’s -– for over 100 years – is truly the coastal classic.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 59 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (409) 761-5500 ext. 4
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Private party facilities
    Wedding receptions, birthdays, business dinners, company outings, galas, anniversaries, retirements – Gaido’s is the perfect venue for your private events. We guarantee our service, food and attention to detail will ensure your event will be a complete success.
  • Private party contact
    Private Event Coordinator: (409) 761-5516
  • Neighborhood
    Galveston
  • Cross street
    39th Street
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 8,345 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Galveston

    Good for groups

  • Galveston

    Healthy

  • Galveston

    Hot spot

  • Galveston

    Good for special occasions

  • Galveston

    Seafood

  • Galveston

    Most Booked

8,345 Reviews
  1. MIke

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Giado’s is a Texas tradition! A must when visiting Galveston!

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  2. SteveA

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and the service was wonderful. It was well worth the 1 1/2 hour drive. I would highly recommend reservations on the weekend. I have been going to Gaido’s for over 50 years. It’s always excellent.

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  3. Galvestonian

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Oysters were waaaay too small. Normally the oyster sort of fills the shell, but some of mine had all sauce and barely a tiny bite of oyster. Sauce as usual was delicious.

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  4. Christinern

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Friendly and efficient service. Good selection of local fare. The house made salad dressings are amazing, as is the pecan crusted mahi mahi. A good wine list, lots of parking, and nice ambiance.

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  5. Larryb

    Houston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We went back after 30 years. It was a nice day out but lacked the wow factor I had hoped for. Service was lacking but the food was very good.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved it! Great food and great staff! We will definitely go back!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was top notch!! I ordered the red snapper with shrimp beurre blanc. It was delicious !! Also, their tartar sauce is amazing. Our only complaint is that our waiter seemed to be busy in the back. There were several moments that we didn’t have water with our meal. The other wait staff seemed to be very good at watching their tables and always visible by guest. Our waiter stayed in the back 90% of our meal. This is our only complaint!!

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  8. BrianM

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food great service. Cool historical building.

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  9. JoshuaP

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food, SLOW service. Took an hour to get our first round of drinks and appetizer. It was just my wife and me, not a large party.

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  10. TxGal2017

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent as always! Wait staff was attentive, but not intrusive. Our waiter was knowledgeable and made great recommendations. Food quality is consistent. Portions are very generous. The meals are well priced. I highly recommend!

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  11. luv2bpampered

    Houston

    129 reviews

    5.0

    129 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always the freshest seafood and impeccable service with a smile, and the desserts and cocktailsare Wonderful ❣️❣️

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  12. DebbieK

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was the first time eating at Gaido’s and it was some of the best seafood I’ve ever eaten. I will definitely go there every time I come to Galveston from now on.

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  13. JosephO

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food, beautiful restaurant, and very good service. Gave service 4 stars because waiter didn’t offer cracked pepper for Greek salad. I know that’s minor but that’s what takes an ordinary restaurant to the next level.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was awesome, the food was so good! The Asparagus appetizer and the snapper were delish!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitresses were amazing! Alan was awesome and his new trainee kicked butt. Food outstanding and you guys made my parents 40th super special, thank y’all! Gaidos in Galveston

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Nick was absolutely great!! He gave us great recommendations for appetizers and Entrees. He made sure we were ok during the food wait. It wasn’t long before the food came out. Everything was so delicious. I had the Chef Michael special.

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  17. TVS1

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Elegant place w history across the street from the Galveston Seawall. Wonderful atmosphere and service, food was great, good prices!

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  18. JeffV

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An absolute Galveston tradition!! The food quality is unmatched and the atmosphere is enhanced by the historical pictures all over the restaurant. It's slightly expensive, but the seasoning is wouth watering! Looking forward to going back!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful seafood. The blackened shrimp was fantastic. So was the salmon

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  20. rich8116

    Philadelphia

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time in Galveston. Open table reviews said this was a good place for diner. Our meals were great. Would highly recommend

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  21. DonN

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I split the combination platter, which consists of shrimp and scallops as well. As a fish of your choice we picked the snapper filets. The platter includes a red or Spanish rice as well. All of it was delicious. The scallops and shrimp were perfectly cooked. I had the snapper for myself. It could’ve been grilled a little longer. We ordered the potatoes and Parmesan tomatoes. They were also delicious. We should’ve ordered some sort of salad instead of the tomatoes to go with the bread that came with the meal, complementary. Again, everything was delicious. We ordered the pecan ball dessert and it was delicious as well. We took some of it home to enjoy it later. The whole experience was very good. The service was good. The ambience was good. We had an enjoyable time.

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  22. luv2bpampered

    Houston

    129 reviews

    5.0

    129 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    GREAT FOOD & SERVICE, THE COCKTAIL'S WERE TOP OF THE MARK!!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been going to Gaidos’s for 35 years and never had a bad meal

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food! My husband and his family used to visit there. When he was a child. Going back years later, it’s still family owned and still amazing.

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  25. Yessv

    Mexico City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Un lugar muy tradicional y muy rico. La comida fue excelente y el servicio bueno

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  26. PATTYB

    Houston

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We ate at a bar table. Bar service fabulous Food so fresh!!!

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  27. MarieB

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service as always was impeccable. Food was delicious… was disappointed when there was no red snapper. Had a group of 10 ladies and we were seated at the round table. It was perfect

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  28. kirkb

    Amarillo

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Not my style. Too stuffy and the prices were too high for the quality of food.

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  29. Randal

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to Gaido’s for our 35th wedding anniversary. The food and service were both excellent! We love Gaido’s and it’s a go to place for us for many of our family celebrations!

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  30. DeeDee

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are frequent guests at Gaido's -- for me since I was a child. It never disappoints and I never need a menu!

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  31. Banfield99

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, food and service were amazing. Seafood very fresh and staff was attentive.

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  32. alwaysreadytodinefine

    Houston

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, drinks and service. Enjoyable evening!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Kevin was outstanding and attended my party's dinner experience with professional courtesy! This was my guest's first visit and they LOVED the food! I will always appreciate the history and hospitality of Gaidos!

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  34. GregE

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was excellent ambiance was above par. I will recommend this restaurant to all my friends

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  35. JlyY

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was perfect! Professional yet friendly service. Christian was very attentive to us. A manager rounded on our table to ensure all was well. There was a very minor issue which she immediately remedied. The ambiance was classy yet cozy. Food flavor and presentation was 10+! Gaido’s is our new Galveston favorite.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Fayetteville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    We had reservations for dinner and when we arrived they realized that they had given our table to another guest so they seated us at a small table. It was so small that there was not enough room for all four of us to comfortably sit. The food was not as good as it has been. We have been eating here every time we cruise out of Galveston since 2017 and was disappointed in the food and service!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Otilio, was outstanding. The service provided was above and beyond.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was great! We will definitely be back!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated our 32nd Anniversary here today and loved it. Justin was our waiter with Gabriella in training. Justin’s recommendations were on point. We started with the 1/2 dozen of grilled oysters and calamari. The oysters were incredible and the calamari so fresh and done just perfectly. Justin recommended the pecan crusted red snapper with lump crab and I am so glad we ordered this, delectable. We also had an order of the seafood pasta which was also delicious…loved the grilled scallops. We have been here before but it has been awhile, so glad we returned. Service is excellent and the ambiance is a step back in time. Loved the view from the window beside our table.

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  40. SaikatM

    Phoenix

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The place was great and the person who served us was awesome. Our only complaint is the front lady. We went on a Valentine’s Day and every couple got a rose except us. The only other couple that didn’t get a rose were also persons of color.

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FAQs

Gaido's Seafood Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (409) 761-5500 ext. 4.

Gaido's Seafood Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 8345 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 59 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Gaido's Seafood Restaurant

3828 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, TX 77550

Additional information

  • Cross street
    39th Street
  • Neighborhood
    Galveston
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (409) 761-5500 ext. 4
  • Private party facilities
    Wedding receptions, birthdays, business dinners, company outings, galas, anniversaries, retirements – Gaido’s is the perfect venue for your private events. We guarantee our service, food and attention to detail will ensure your event will be a complete success.
  • Private party contact
    Private Event Coordinator: (409) 761-5516
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