Gaido's Seafood Restaurant
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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Always a great choice for fresh seafood and great drinks.
We had a delicious lunch. Everything was perfect and the service was excellent. I would definitely return.
Fabulous food! Best crab cakes and deep fried shrimp!!!
I have been a longtime fan of gaidos. I have not gone for about 5 years and the quality of food has declined while the price has increased significantly. We waited an hour from the time we placed our order till we got our food. I will now be looking for a new favorite restaurant in Galveston.
The food is always great at Gaido's. It's a favorite of ours for special occassions.
Have been going here for years. Service and food is always perfect! The experience is always a great one!
Our favorite date spot - delicious food, great service, quiet atmosphere. Been coming for over 30 years - our first date, birthdays, anniversaries etc. Also a family favorite with our kids through the years. The Watkins bisque is everything!!! Only criticism this trip was the Valentines special cheesecake. Bland with a sticky sweet syrup on top. Not our favorite
Food was cold, sent back and only came back barely warm. Manager did give us dessert for the trouble.
We enjoyed our Valentine's dinner at Gaido's; we were driving from Dallas and got caught in some traffic. We let them know we were going to be late and they were so hepful to offer us a later time. It was a busy evening, but we were greeted by the friendly staff and given a rose. The menu offered an array of seafood selections, we chose the stuffed salmon w/ asparagus and it was excellent. Would definitely dine here again!
Our food was amazing, The fish was very fresh and cooked perfectly. I enjoyed my time there and will definitely be back for our next special occasion.
Always a pleasure. We love the tile fish and peach bellinis.
The food and service are always excellent and the dishes are presented beautifully.
Our waiter, Johnathan, gave us great service and attentive.
We will be coming back.
It was excellent
Our server Justin was excellent! Took his recommendation for the Golden Tile fish and it was superb!
All the food was perfectly prepared and flavorful. Could not have asked for a better experience.
Birthday celebration. Wonderful. Vitim. Was great.
We really enjoyed the calm and quiet atmosphere! The food was delicious, though the asparagus and mahi mahi could have used more seasoning, overall we loved it and will go back
The waiter and chef took my shellfish allergy seriously, and I did not suffer any cross-contamination issues! The pecan-encrusted red snapper was excellent! It was so light! My picky six-year old daughter ate nearly all of her fettuccine alfredo. The cheesecake did not have a heavy taste to it. It was very light and scrumptious! The waiter was attentive. We enjoyed our family dinner out at Gaido's for a very special Valentine's Day!
Waiter took our drink order but was gone for a longer than expected time . Bread and drinks arrived and were very good., Gumbo was excellent and thick. The combination oyster platter was probably the best selection I’ve ever ate and the tile fish flaky and buttery. Expensive but worth it.
Waiter was a bit curt after he did not make drink correctly as asked, and inflexible on menu preparation, but then said he would ask and they did preparation of shrimp they have always done previously.
Dinner with family before a concert. Thoroughly enjoyed this Galveston landmark.
Best seafood I have ever eaten!! Our waiter Evan was very knowledgeable and recommended the red snapper and I am so glad he did. It was wonderful food and a must do dining experience in Galveston!
The food was Great and Tasted Great and go to Gaidos once a year for my daughter’s Birthday she looks forward to going every year
The century of customer first in service and quality continues with the current generation of Gaido’s. The “grand dame” overseeing the entire operation is Maria and my preferred server, Ellena are the epitome of superb service. There are many seafood restaurants on the Island, but only one that MUST be experienced - Gaido’s!
Food and service were outstanding!
Always a delightful throw-back experience here. A family tradition each time we are in Galveston.
Luis was an excellent waiter despite how busy the restaurant was. There were aspects of the meal that were worth it and others that certainly weren't. The crust on the pecan mahi mahi overwhelmed the flavor of the fish, but the crabcake was amazing. The salad was wayyy overdressed, but the salmon was delicious. Give and take. Overall, we had a good time.
A Galveston Icon! Definitely a tradition in our family.
Love this restaurant! Always a treat and they make you feel so special.
The charbroiled oysters were great and the wedge salad was large. The blackened yellowfin tuna cooked rare was average. The bread pudding was really good.
Well done! We had the restaurant week special and it was great!
We took advantage of the Restaurant Week menu which was very good - We chose crab stuffed shrimp. Our server - Cameron - was excellent - very attentive, but no overly so. Gaido’s seems to have regained it former status as a great place to eat in Galveston.
Always fresh creative and delicious!! Have never had anything bad there in 50 years
The service at this restaurant was very attentive and made the experience very enjoyable
Delicious food and great service
We were surprised when we asked for bread and told we didn't qualify for it? We were doing Restaurant Week except one lady that wasn't very hungry and ordered an appetizer. Some of the ladies with me felt humiliated by the waiter saying we didn't qualify for bread so were upset with the waiter, and felt insulted. Suggest that treatment is not a way to use Restaurant Week to build new customers.
Absolutely the best food in Galveston! I love going for Restaurant Week because it gives me an opportunity to eat there at a less expensive price. The food is always cooked to perfection....I always leave stuffed!
First time eating at this beautiful place. Enjoyed everything about all I heard and now I have dined. Will come back again and again.
Great food and service. One thing forgot to have flowers on the table. I had requested this when I made reservation. It was an aniversary celebration.