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About Gaido's Seafood Restaurant
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.
Galveston, TX 77550
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 9:30pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
(409) 761-5500 ext. 4
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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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.
Gaido's Seafood Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Our favorite restaurant in Texas, have been going there for years... and had a memorable meal there during our Honeymoon 30years ago. We come back as often as possible, and this restaurant never disappoints. OUTSTANDING Seafood Bisque, Gumbo, Shrimp, Crab, and steaks!! Can't wait to go again soon!!
We had a group of 4 people getting together for dinner. Two of us are vegetarians and found the menu difficult to navigate for our needs. One person ordered the snapper and raved about it. All the vegetable sides were delicious especially the spinach and the blue cheese grits! Service was mediocre. Place was packed!
Absolutely loved this place. It was our first time on a girls trip to celebrate my daughters 13 birthday. We wanted to make it a special dinner and I indicated when making a reservation it was her 13th birthday. A special cake with writing "Happy 13th Birthday" on the plate. The food, drinks, atmosphere, wait staff and management were top notch. I will definitely be back and recommend Gaido's to all. Great job.
I wanted someplace nice for New Years Eve and Gaido’s fit the bill. The crab cakes were delicious, the crab stuffed shrimp the perfect portion for a girl who gets full quickly, and the key lime cheesecake was excellent. Our server was attentive, and I didn’t feel at all rushed. If I lived in Galveston, I’d surely be a regular here.
Gaido’s did not disappoint on my first time in. The seafood was fresh, tasty, and very filling with large portions. We started with appetizers and oysters, followed by blackened tuna for my wife and stuffed flounder for me. Decent but not large selection of beers, delicious cocktails, and extraordinary service. We look forward to going back.
Gaido's has always provided us with a wonderful dining experience. This night Mackenzie was our server and was extraordinary. She was friendly (especially to our young diners) and efficient. We enjoyed every minute of our time in Galveston's historic dining rooms.
The food menu and this restaurant are both old and worn out. I have tried to give this old place a try on several occasions this year and each time we have been extremely disappointed in the quality of the food. We will not be back, not would I recommend this place to anyone.
I have been visiting Gaidos/Pelican Club for many years longing for a return to my childhood when the service, food and southern elegance were supreme (there are finger bowls here) and I have been saddened by the steady decline. Yet, the last two visits have been surprising. The grilled oysters were out of this world, truly. The gumbo had regained its charm, Richard was charming and willing to adapt for our large family gathering. Kudos to Nick Gaido, you must be working your pants off! I'll be back and so will my family. Thanks for hanging in there Gaidos and the finger bowls. It is pricey but good seafood is and good people are worth it. My 94 year old aunt loved her shrimp bisque and probably 1001 shrimp salad. Thanks for the memories, tradition and daring to be great.
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