Gaido's Seafood Restaurant

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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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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Jaya
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing 109 year old restaurant. Food was outstanding! Service incredible.

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KristieS
Houston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent!

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vipVicCruz
Dallas
52 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Gaido’s is a seafood restaurant. That is what they do best. My wife ordered the 16 oz Bone in ribeye steak, hoping that it would be cooked correctly. However, the steak is cut too thin to appeal to the large piece of meat on a plate crowd. The steak was not cooked as ordered, medium rare. It was medium. We sent it back to get another one and the second steak as cooked correctly. So, lesson learned is don’t order steak at a seafood restaurant!

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vipReneeH
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!

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TroyS
Dallas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Food was way below par.
My snapper portion was 2 bites.
Appetizer was all coleslaw.

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HalM
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food and great service. We’ll definitely go again

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DONNAP
Austin
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I think k music could be updated ,
Service was slower than normal, our waiter loved to talk too much and we sat without water I’d tea for awhile.
Fundraiser receive salt dad pepper, wedge salad was great but needed my salt and pepper, husband says his fried shrimp not as good as used to be .
We had gone to Nicks a couple of nights prior.... what a joke, wait people were not happy to serve you, food meciocre, guess waitress was to busy talking to her friend at hostess stand and food was barely warm with almost empty restaurant. We won’t be back to nicks (rundown looking)

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JesseB
Anchorage
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gaidos is always a treat! Try the fried shrimp and the red snapper.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, great food, great service! Thank you to our waiter, Jesse!!

DG
vipDaveG
Houston
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We haven't been eating out as often lately so we wanted to go to one of the nicest restaurants in Galveston. Gaido's . For the first time ever we were disappointed with both the food and the service. But the gumbo and the poblano soup and the bread were excellent!

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vipKmoney
Houston
42 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great local seafood restaurant. Good local fish and highly featured dish. Get the seafood tower

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DianaL
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience1

Considering all the rave, we had to try this place out. We were disappointed the place was in need for a face lift. Food could have been better plated for more appetizing appeal. Our main dish came out a mushy mess on plates.

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RobinF
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our visit very much. Ordered the American Red Snapper Michael with the Beurre Blanc sauce with Jumbo lump crab. An amazing dish. Will come back again and again to enjoy their fresh seafood and excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & friendly service!

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vipMiniMe
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

They truly are set up for social distancing in the best way possible. We were impressed. It could use a light dusting. We were seating next to a window. We were about to put on purse on the ledge but it was very very dusty. Our waiter Johna was excellent. She answered every question and was not afraid to give recommendations when asked. We overheard another waiter giving a recommendation that she told us was unavailable. Before we could ask, she stated that she heard the same thing, double checked and let us know she was correct, it was not available. We appreciated that. Our food looked great but really had little taste. It was crab week but it tasted boiled in plain water. So ordering it extra to top our fish did nothing. The best things was the table bread (oooh so good), the crab cake (pricely but was delicious), the spinach crab artichoke dip (Order extra bread... it was delicious) and crab stuffed shrimp. Otherwise it was a nice evening out able to look out on the waves.

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JosephP
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was extremely fresh. The restaurant was set up for social distancing and the staff was amazing.

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ShawnE
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very delicious and the service was excellent.

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JohnT
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, historic establishment. Food was amazing as was the service. Ask for Reid. Make a reservation, it was busy and the only reason we got in was we had made one.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son’s birthday. This is where he wanted to go for it.

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AnnaT
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Fresh! And the pecan pie alone is worth going for. Hands down the best I've ever had (sorry Grandma).

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TrendyMom
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great landmark restaurant, you can always count on the food being good and fresh!

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GlennR
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice restaurant and service was great. Food was good too

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DavidR
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Grilled snapper over cooked on dirty grill which contaminated the entire plate. Greek saladad was excellent.

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scottp
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Wonderful experience!
Our waiter had a large party in our section and, was away for quite sometime.
He seemed to be overwhelmed, which caused us some concern because of Guidos great reputation and pricing.

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SnehalP
London
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Onion ring stack was crispy and non-greasy.
The blackened tile fish was delicious.
And the pecan pie - just the right amount of sweetness - awesome
The bread they give initially - melts in your mouth and wonderful flavor.
The shelled crab with lemon garlic tasted too meaty and no flavor.

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vipKatbirdpicks
Austin
27 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Wanted to go back to this restaurant we ate at in the 80's. Fond memories of that evening with our little toddler. Looks like the restaurant is still getting a good crowd.

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NasrinF
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For these past 20 years for different occasions I go to Gaido’s and enjoy Bread and olive seasoning, food, service and ambiance always awesome 👏
Red snapper Blakend with crab on is fantastic. Pecan pie with ice cream is a must.

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LoriW
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there to celebrate my birthday. Food was great. Service very attentive and friendly.

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DonnaW
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the vest restaurant on the island hands down!

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ErinG
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was fantastic. They will definitely see us again.

TM
TommyM
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pecan crusted redfish special was the best I have ever had. I’ve been to giados a lot, but this was the best!

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JohnN
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and excellent staff. Worth every penny. Great selection of fresh catch and interesting history of the family owned restaurant. Definitely eat at Gaidos when you are in Galveston.

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LarryB
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great birthday lunch for my wife. Our waiter was Reed and he was very knowledgeable and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The shellfish tower is so worth it the food was wonderful and the service was outstanding

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PaulS
Shreveport
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food & service. Been enjoying Gaido’s over 60 years!!

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vipMeganT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Server wasn’t the best. Hardly checked on us. Food was oddly not too great, and we normally always have a great experience here. Flounder had no flavor, crab Mac n cheese tasted off, salmon was very odd tasting as well.

JM
JordanM
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous dinner, our waiter Kevin was exceptional! Food was terrific. My wife and I really enjoyed her birthday dinner. We were visiting from out of town.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fresh seafood tower is amazing; food is always consistent as is service.

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CarolE
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite and a must while in Galveston. This toppings !!! Amazing ❤️

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food great service

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 4823 OpenTable diners.

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.