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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

service

4.6

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4.4

value

4.2

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94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (74)
Good for a Date (69)
Good for Anniversaries (67)
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Waterfront (53)
Good for Birthdays (51)
Local Ingredients (47)
Worth the Drive (44)
Authentic (43)
Romantic (41)
Scenic View (36)
Good for Groups (31)
Casual (30)
Quiet Conversation (29)
Great for Lunch (26)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Sunday Lunch (19)
Kid-friendly (17)
Business Meals (16)
Healthy (15)
Cozy (14)
Notable Wine List (14)
People Watching (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Fun (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Seasonal (9)
Disabled Access (7)
Tasting Menu (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Happy Hour (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

great food great service

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·Dined on January 16, 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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 (Austin)·Dined on January 15, 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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 (Houston)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Wonderful time with friends to celebrate an engagement!

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·Dined on January 14, 2018

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!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 14, 2018

A nice evening at a classic Galveston eatery. It was busy for a Thursday night, but the service was good, drinks were excellent, and the food was good. I would recommend the snapper Michael

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

The dinner was excellent and the dessert was beyond great.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 7, 2018

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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Been here many times in the past. Overall service this trip was very slow. Food was very good as always. Had to ask for restaurant week menu. Had to wait 15 min beyond reservation time to get seated. Then another 1 hr and 45 mins at our table.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

My family was in town and a friend suggested that we eat at Gaido's for great local seafood. We really enjoyed the food, service, atmosphere and our time together.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Benjamin was an excellent server, best service I have had in years

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The food was excellent, especially the raw oysters and the snapper Michael!

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Oysters (on the half shell, Bienville, Maria & brochette) were delicious!
Elena is a very personable server who always remembers us & what we’ve ordered previously.

Tags: Waterfront, Local Ingredients
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 2, 2018

We thought that this was tourist trap but we were wrong. The cocktails, atmosphere, service and food were great! It was a great place to have a date night.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Scenic View, Romantic
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

It was our anniversary. The wait time was quick and the food was great. The server was very professional and had an excellent attitude. My wife and I enjoyed the complete experience.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Went for New Years and had a great time. Loved everything about the evening and would gladly do it again.

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Armando was an excellent waiter. The soft shell crabs were perfect.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent seafood and service! The clam chowder was a culinary delight. The martini shrimp and oysters were very special and superb.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great food and service was amazing. Definitely recommend this place

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Gaido's has always been a favorite. The most recent visit was a bit of a disappointment because the server seemed to go missing in action once we got our food. The restaurant was not that crowded so we did not see a reason for that. No apology was offered.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food, excellent bar drops and service great. Friendly and experienced. No rush

Tags: Waterfront, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Delicious meal- especially oysters!
Maria always takes care of us!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Not as good as it used to be. Very disappointed and will not be back.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Waterfront
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Waiter Linton was awesome!! Food was amazing as always! Crab cake, oysters on ice, grilled combo platter with the golden tile was all delish!

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Delicious, oysters are the best!

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Really nice view, excellent servoce, and the fish was extremely fresh and perfectly prepared.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Scenic View, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Quite quick serving after our order was placed.
Fresh, fresh, fresh fish. Delicious Redfish

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Always a great place to enjoy gulf seafood! Excellent service and cuisine !

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Comfort Food, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, People Watching, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Scenic View, Business Meals
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Our family has been going here for years. Gaido’s never disappoints!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 27, 2017

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.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great waiter-William. Delicious oysters. Our family loves Gaidos!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We both had the Grilled Combination Platter. Mine with Golden Tile - Fantastic and my husband with Catfish. His was equally delicious and done Gluten Free. Highly recommend!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Gaido’s is Century Old Galveston icon. Fish is excellent as are the family sides. The oysters come in six preparations which are amazing. The wine list is both short and long with great values.

Tags: Casual, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 25, 2017

What a treat!! Probably had been 20 years since we’d been there and they continue to meet &/or exceed our high expectations. Food was excellent, service was exceptional, and the setting was classically unchanged. Thanks!!

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Excellent food and service, our dinner a bit pricey at $150 with tip.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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