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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.

3828 Seawall Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77550
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 9:30pm

Cross Street:
39th Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(409) 761-5500 ext. 4

Website:
http://www.gaidos.com/

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Private Dining

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

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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

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95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (68)
Good for a Date (66)
Good for Anniversaries (63)
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Waterfront (58)
Good for Birthdays (49)
Romantic (44)
Worth the Drive (43)
Authentic (42)
Local Ingredients (42)
Scenic View (42)
Good for Groups (32)
Quiet Conversation (32)
Casual (29)
Neighborhood Gem (28)
Fit for Foodies (24)
Great for Lunch (23)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Sunday Lunch (22)
Business Meals (21)
Kid-friendly (17)
Cozy (16)
Healthy (16)
Comfort Food (14)
Fun (14)
People Watching (13)
Seasonal (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Disabled Access (10)
Tasting Menu (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Great for Brunch (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Amarillo)·Dined a day ago

Phenomenal experience! Food was superb, and service was exceptional! Vidam, our server, was one of the best we've ever had! Attentive without hovering, perfect timing, and completely aware of the needs of his entire section (I used to be a fine dining server years ago, so I pay attention to these details, and I'm pretty critical.) Vidam was on point all night! Best oysters OTHS I've ever had. Shrimp bisque was up there in the top 2-3 as well! Everything else we ate was absolutely wonderful as well... Perfectly prepared and in readily flavorful. All-in-all, it was a supremely enjoyable experience, and we'll definitely make Gaidos a regular stop on our Galveston trips.

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 (Houston)·Dined 2 days ago

Service was outstanding. Food was good, not extraordinary, but good. The ambiance and view is very nice.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

Foggy evening. Not crowded. Got seated at 6pm. Just wanted to relax and enjoy a cocktail before we ordered. The waitress must have asked us 10 times if we were ready to order. We finally said we would order our soup but hold off on our entree. The soup came immediately. We weren’t even through with our one cocktail. Our main entree, stuffed flounder special came before we could finish our soak up. At this point I was really irritated. She said they could take it back to the kitchen. No thank you. Iit was supposed to be special of the day. It was soggy. A rip-off. From the time we sat down and left, it had only been 45 minutes. We had planned for a relaxing evening and nice dinner. We will not be back.

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·Dined 4 days ago

It did not disappoint! I had waited several years to come back to Guidos as we live several hours away.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Cozy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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·Dined 4 days ago

Great experience

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·Dined 4 days ago

Everything was wonderful from start to finish, especially the rose on the table for Valentines day. I did have a problem with parking but we managed.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Waterfront, Good Vegetarian Options, Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Romantic, Healthy, Good for Groups, Casual, Business Meals, Organic, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Vegan
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 4 days ago

We never fail to visit Guido's and have never been disappointed, The deluxe oyster combination is great.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful food as always. Baback was our waiter and he was great. Very attentive, very knowledgeable of the menu. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined 4 days ago

Chairs in by the bsr are old and smelling of something

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating
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 (Houston)·Dined 4 days ago

We have been coming to Gaidos for over 20 years and my husband for over 50 years! It really is a tradition for us. Always look forward to coming back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Waterfront, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (Houston)·Dined 6 days ago

Elena was attentive and personable. She let us know all the specials and we were all pleased with the service. We had two appetizers, and several different entrees in our party. All were delighted with the appetizers, soups, seafood choices. Everything was delicious. We splurged and had your award winning pecan crunch to share. It is the best. Thank you for a perfect dining experience.

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Always fresh, high quality seafood. Service was slow. Been dining here over 50 years.

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was average ... definitely better places to go on the island. Atmosphere was nice.

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined on February 5, 2018

I have a food allergy and Gaido’s was not very accommodating. What the chef did prepare had absolutely no flavor at all. I was told there would be a lemon butter sauce on my food and this did not happen. I’ve been to Gaido’s many times since I was young, I was quite disappointed with this visit.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 4, 2018

The food was great, but I am not sure it was the worth the price. I think we could have found other places with great quality for a better value.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Nice atmosphere, great service, wonderful lobster bisque.

Tags: Business Meals, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The au Gratin potatoes were spoiled and chef agreed and taken from bill. Unfortunately they made my wife very ill for the next 18 hours

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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 3, 2018

It's wonderful when a 100 year old restaurant does not rest on its laurels and pays attention to detail. When good food, good service and nice ambiance come together it makes for a memorable dining experience. That was the case for us at Gaido's.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fun, Authentic, Special Occasion, Cozy
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·Dined on February 2, 2018

The service was great and the stuffed flounder was excellent but pricey at $51. The asparagus with lump crab meat needed some spice but was good, and the shrimp salad was a disappointment in that had a very drab taste. Mostly lettuce with just an icecream scoop of shrimp salad.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date
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·Dined on February 1, 2018

It felt like it was overpriced for just average food. Our server was very nice , polite and trying hard to please us. Two of our people had stomach aches the next day. Not worth the price

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We have been going here for over 50 years. What more can I say!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Drove 2 hours for Gaidos to get the fried snapper. This restaurant has been a favorite in my family for decades. Wonderful!

Tags: Waterfront, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent meal and service.
I had fresh red snapper and wife had salmon.
Waitress was very attentive and super.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Good food as always. Love their gumbo. Tried the pecan pie but it was too sweet for my tastebuds.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Our fish was over cooked on the outside but the dessert and appetizers were delish.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I have been eating here for over 45 years! the restaurant has had its ups and downs over the last 15 years or so. The current management is running the place every bit as good as 45 years ago, if not BETTER!
Always fresh, always tasty. always great service, always a view of the Gulf of Mexico, always adequate spacing between the table, reasonable prices

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Romantic, People Watching, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Our service and food were, as always excellent and way above average

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fun, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Spicy, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour
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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Wonderful food, excellent service. Maria always welcomes us and makes us feel like family.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The table behind us was really loud, which in turn caused my husband and I to yell a little. Also the asparagus should come with a sauce or the option of having a sauce accompaniment, the natural taste was pretty bad. Also the spinach and crab dip was my favorite....awesome wouldn’t change a thing about it.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 26, 2018

meeting with old friends we had not seen in ages.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Sally was a great knowledgeable server. Table with a view. Perfect for a late lunch. Seafood all first rate & delicious with a good presentation.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Always great food and great service. Food is always freshly made.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 21, 2018

My girlfriend and I had a wonderful anniversary dinner here this year. Our server was beyond pleasant and very attentive, and every single thing we ate was fantastic. Definitely recommend this spot for a somewhat upscale meal on the water!

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Just as wonderful as it was 50 years ago when we first dined there.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Excellent seafood and great dessert. Good place for a date or special occasion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2018

great food great service

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 17, 2018

My husband and I were in town for the Texas Press Association's Mid-Winter Conference. We had a lovely dinner with superior service and absolutely delicious food. I can't wait to come back on our next trip to Galveston.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Special Occasion, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Late-night Find
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Excellent food, excellent service. Server knowledgeable on dishes and preperations.
It is on the pricey side for regular dining but probably good for fine dining.

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront, Authentic, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Food has been improving over the last several months. Very good now and no complaints. The service was a little slow. The waitstaff appeared to be responsible for too many tables to give prompt service.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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