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Gaido's Seafood Restaurant

4.6
4.6
6978 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


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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: (855) 502-4466

  • 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

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What 6,978 people are saying

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Houston

    Most Booked

  • Galveston

    Fit for Foodies

  • Galveston

    Good for Groups

  • Galveston

    Healthy

  • Galveston

    Great for Lunch

  • Galveston

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Galveston

    Romantic

  • Galveston

    Scenic View

  • Galveston

    Special Occasion

  • Galveston

    Seafood

  • Galveston

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great.
  2. WM

    WalterM

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Worst service we have had there in 45 years. No one came to even pour water for over 15 minutes. We had reservations. Our cocktail order was unrecognizable! I am still not sure what was in it but when we questioned what they served, they said they forgot the cherry! That was not the issue. Soft shell crabs were great and salad was very well done.
  3. DZ

    DarylZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An experience that should not be missed.
  4. D

    Davey13

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Service + food was exceptional. Great experience all around.
  5. HD

    HappyDiner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding dining experience! The food was delicious, and the service was excellent! In a week full of good food, the dining experience at Gaido’s surpassed all the others.
  6. RS

    RScogg

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was very friendly and food was excellent - what more can you ask for!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    We have been enjoying Gaidosfor years. The quality and service has changed quite a bit. I miss the Gaidos from before.
  8. KC

    KentC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gaido's is a fantastic place. The quality of the food was superb. Our waiter Cliff K. was excellent and timed everything just right. It is not cheap but well worth it.
  9. SP

    SherriP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enrique was perfect. He welcomed us, gave us history of gaidos and very attentive. The perfect dining experience
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic! Dothis everything was wonderful.get the crab cheesecake and askfor Chelsey she was wonderful
  11. JR

    JohnR

    East Texas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was excellent as always but service was not as prompt and attentive as we’re used to.
  12. AO

    AmyO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've always loved dining at Gaido's. Excellent service. amazing food, great atmosphere. I was not expecting the changes that have been made since my previous visit. No more regular outdoor dining, menu changes with a significant hike in prices. But, overall a pleasant experience.
  13. C

    Cara

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The Food and service were excellent. One of the groups nearby been overserved and were a bit loud but we still enjoyed ourselves.
  14. GE

    GregoryE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Amazing restaurant for date night or any special occasion.
  15. DV

    DanaV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience here at Gaido’s was wonderful. Our waiter William was great & took care of us promptly.. We were celebrating our anniversary & they provided us with a complimentary dessert on a beautifully decorated platter! This is a memory that will not soon be forgotten! Thank you Gaido’s!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    Anniversary Not recognized at all We were never ask allergies My salad was wrong Pretty sure I was given some shellfish. Because halfway through my first piece of Mahi-mahi my tongue started to swell! Not significantly but enough to give me a warning. I have eaten at Gaido’s a million times since I was 10 years old. I am 65 years old & never has that happened. When we spend a 4 day weekend in Galveston I eat at Gaido’s twice
  17. PT

    PamelaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. The Crab Cheesecake appetizer was outstanding!
  18. CR

    CReese

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This place is definitely an experience you should try at least once. Mojito…excellent, after dinner French press….perfect, salmon cooked to perfection, pecan encrusted mahi-mahi, perfect. Bread before dinner, delicious. We ordered the crab cheesecake as an appetizer, my husband did not like it, but I did. Our waiter was amazing. He made us feel like we were in a very elite restaurant in New York City. We loved it!
  19. C

    Cweb

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience, our waiter was personable and very attentive. Food was incredible we had the salmon special and Seafood pasta. The bread and olive oil with herbs was a show stopper. Incredible! I want to try to make it at home
  20. X

    Xamiel

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impeccable service. Outstandingly fresh seafood. Can not wait to return!!!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were great as usual.
  22. U

    Urturn

    Denver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My husband had come here with his mom and dad when he was younger. He had such good memories that he brought me here before flying out. The food and service was phenomenal!! Enrique recommended Red Snapper and it was the best fish I've ever had. Will most definitely be back if we return to Houston/ Galveston.
  23. MW

    MicW

    Dallas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    Food was terrible and way overpriced for what it is. Overly salty, not fresh, the grilled shrimp and fish has burnt grease taste. Gumbo is mass produced in a bag. The shrimp balls were mushy and soggy on the inside with cheap shrimp pieces. Service was actually good except for the hostess who didn’t seem to want to be here. I highly suggest to not try your luck here.
  24. C

    Captainhc

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Very good fish. Expensive restaurant. Waiter not easy to understand for a foreigner. The daily specials was not written down and we had to ask the waiter several times before we understood. The vine knowledge of the waiter was poor as he recommended us a vine as a dry one but the vine turned out to be very sweet.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice. Will come again
  26. a

    alwaysreadytodinefine

    Houston

    30 reviews

    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great drinks. Friendly service. Food great. They aim to please. The BREAD!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Food was terrible! Definitely not worth the bill, but service was amazing. I ordered the scallops and they were charred and burnt (and not in the way they were supposed to be). My wife’s fish was dry and over cooked as well. Her salad was good, nothing too fancy’s overall it felt as if the chef was trying to be amazing and the menu looked amazing, but the chef just couldn’t cut it. Very poor example of a high end restaurant. I would try some local cheap food and if you’re looking for a fancy restaurant for a date I definitely would not go to Gaidos.
  28. JM

    JohnM

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    always my favorite place, I have been coming here for over 50 years with my family and it never fails to impress.
  29. JD

    JoelD

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Dinner was delicious. The red snapper was excellent, prepared perfectly without even a need for the sauces. The scallops and shrimp were also fantastic. Put server Isabella was great, with good knowledge of the menu and was attentive without being intrusive.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It has always been a tradition to go here but definitely seeing the age. Food was ok.
  31. RW

    RogerW

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary and were in Galveston for a long weekend. We had Kevin as our server and he was great!! He was knowledgeable and made several very good recommendations. When he found out it was our 40th wedding anniversary he gave us a free dessert. Great place and we will be back!!!
  32. 1

    13ralph

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome as always thanks well worth the drive 🌻🎉!’
  33. JP

    JimP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I don't remember Gaido's any other way but excellent as to service, the quality of the food, and the unique location of the best seafood restaurant on the Texas coast. I am sincere. Very Truly, Jim Parks
  34. KB

    KimB

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed our delicious dinner and our waiter Daniel was most attentive! Fun evening with great service and food.
  35. SC

    SwatiC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best restaurant in Galveston, it was our first time, has left the best impressions! Hospitable hosts, delicious dishes, beautiful presentation and wonderful position. I recommend to everyone! I would like to come back here again and again.
  36. A

    Afoodie

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    I noticed this restaurant had really high reviews, so I knew I wanted to visit. The staff was amazing, very attentive and welcoming. The appetizer “spinach crab dip” was amazing and loved the bread as well, however the entrees was nasty. I ordered the shrimp and grits - the grits were very thick and lumpy, the taste was similar to baby food but the shrimp were good! My boyfriend ordered the seafood pasta, the pasta sauce was thick as well and a very strong taste. I was definitely disappointed!
  37. VC

    VickiC

    Oklahoma City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Vidam, our server was great! Food always delicious! Favorite place for pre-cruise dinner!
  38. BM

    BruceM

    San Antonio

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding, as usual. First time back in over two years. Cruising again!!! Great Bloody Mary! Be back in November!!! Looking forward to it!
  39. DC

    DennisC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fresh seafood prepared to perfection. Attentive service by the wait team.
  40. GR

    GreatRestaurant

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife & I were in Galveston on vacation, and went to Gaido’s to celebrate our anniversary. The food was great, the server (Sado) fantastic, and we will definitely be back! My wife had crab-stuffed shrimp and loved it. I had the red snapper, which was truly heavenly - hands down the best fish I have ever had! Sado was the one that recommended my choice, as well as the wine that we ordered. The whole evening was wonderful!

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 4.6 stars by 6978 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
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

  • 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: (855) 502-4466

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