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Grand Galvez Bar & Grill

3.8
3.8
40 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood

Galvez Bar & Grill, our onsite casual seafood restaurant, serves delicious Lone Star State specials and freshly caught Gulf Coast seafood in a gorgeous space with soaring ceilings and oversized windows to soak in all the natural light.

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2 people

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8:30 PM


Booked 12 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast
    Mon–Sat 7:00 am–11:00 am
    Sun 6:30 am–10:00 am
    Brunch
    Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm
    Lunch
    Mon–Sat 11:30 am–2:00 pm
    Dinner
    Daily 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (409) 765-7721

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

Menu

Served Daily 11:30AM - 2PM and 5PM - 10PM

Appetizers & Salads

  • Quesadilla$13.00

    Braised Pork | Caramelized Onions and Peppers | Salsa Verde | Toasted Garlic Crème Fraiche

    • Crab Cakes$15.00

      Lump Blue Crab | Lemon Butter | Micro Greens

      • Bacon Wrapped Shrimp$15.00

        Habanero Jack | Ancho-Chili Glaze

        • Seafood Gumbo

          Shrimp | Crab | Okra | Sausage | Rice

          • Cup$9.00
          • Bowl$13.00
        • House Salad$10.00

          Mixed Greens | Candied Pecans | Dried Papaya | Dried Cranberries | Blood Orange Vinaigrette

          • With Chicken$14.00
          • With Shrimp$17.00
        • Caesar Salad$10.00

          Romaine | Garlic Croutons | Shaved Parmesan

          • With Chicken$14.00
          • With Shrimp$17.00
        • Blackened Cauliflower Taco$12.00

          Cauliflower | Black Beans | Avocado | Green Chili Aioli | Island Slaw

          • Market Catch and Shrimp Salad$20.00

            Mixed Green | Seasonal Crunchy Vegetables | Southwest Cilantro Vinaigrette

            Handhelds Served with Shoestring Fries

            • Beach Burger$13.00

              Angus Patties | Lettuce | Tomato | Onion | Cheddar Cheese | Brioche

              • Texas Pulled Pork$12.00

                BBQ Sauce | Pickle | Island Slaw | Jalapeno Cheddar Bun

                • Shiner Braised Short Rib Dip$16.00

                  Roasted Tomato Jam | Brie Cheese | French Baguette | Au Jus

                  • Classic Triple Decker Club Sandwich$12.00

                    Cajun Turkey | Lettuce | Tomato | Swiss | Applewood Bacon | Avocado | Mayo

                    • The Cavalla Press$12.00

                      Cajun Turkey | Lettuce | Tomato | Onion | Melted Swiss | Applewood Bacon | Avocado | Piquillo Pepper Aioli | French Baguette

                      Entrees

                      • Braised Short Rib$35.00

                        Smoked Cheddar Grits | Guajillo Demi | Seasonal Vegetable

                        • Cajun Jambalaya Pasta$24.00

                          Gemelli | Shrimp | Andouille | Peppers and Onions | Okra

                          • Gulf Shrimp$27.00

                            Fried, Blackened or Grilled | Shoestring Fries | Island Slaw | Cocktail & Tartar Sauce

                            • Shrimp and Grits$28.00

                              Gulf Shrimp | Smoked Cheddar Grits | Andouille Sausage | Peppers & Onions | Green Chili Sauce

                              • Chili Dusted Chicken Breast$26.00

                                Tomato Relish | Habanero Mango Sauce | Toasted Pepitas | Seasonal Sides

                                • Crab Stuffed Redfish$38.00

                                  Redfish | Blue Crab | Lemon Butter Sauce | Seasonal Sides

                                  • Cowboy Ribeye$42.00

                                    Cajun Dusted | Seasonal Sides

                                    Dessert

                                    • Chocolate Mousse Cake$8.00

                                      White Chocolate Sauce

                                      • Cheese Cake$8.00

                                        Chef Inspired

                                        • Key Lime Pie$8.00

                                          Key Lime Coulis

                                          • Vanilla or Chocolate Ice Cream$4.00

                                            Last updated: August 9, 2021

                                            What 40 people are saying

                                            Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                            3.8
                                            3.8 based on recent ratings
                                            • 3.9Food
                                            • 3.9Service
                                            • 3.9Ambience
                                            • 3.7Value

                                            NoiseModerate

                                            Loved For

                                            • Galveston

                                              Vibrant Bar Scene

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                                            1. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Houston

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined 1 day ago

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Me and some girlfriends went to the Galvez for brunch! Everything that you could want is on the menu. Delicious! I feel it was a little high at $60 per person, but it is bottomless mimosas and crab legs and oysters! Yummy.

                                            2. DC

                                              DebraC

                                              Houston

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined 1 day ago

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Great everytime

                                            3. KD

                                              KenDog

                                              San Antonio

                                              9 reviews

                                              vip
                                              2.0

                                              9 reviews

                                              Dined on January 17, 2022

                                              overall2food2service1ambience1

                                              Will not be back again anytime soon.

                                            4. CM

                                              CindyM

                                              Houston

                                              2 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on January 9, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              The food was excellent. Prime rib, eggs Benedict, crab legs, seafood gumbo and do much more. Bottomless mimosas which our server kept filled. Would go again if we lived near.

                                            5. KC

                                              KrisC

                                              1 review

                                              4.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on January 9, 2022

                                              overall4food5service5ambience3

                                              We had a great server and the food was great. The only problem we had with the experience was that the tables were extremely close together. We were both back-to-back with tables on both sides of us and were almost touching the other guest's chairs behind us. Very uncomfortable for trying to get in and out of your chair, having private conversation, and COVID-friendly spacing just wasn't there. A little more space in the dining room would be appreciated.

                                            6. r

                                              robertr

                                              Houston

                                              2 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on January 2, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              It was my 1st time, and LOVED it! Looking fwd to coming back soon

                                            7. JB

                                              JerryB

                                              Houston

                                              3 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              3 reviews

                                              Dined on January 2, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                              We went to the Sunday brunch and it was not a disappointment! Lots of fresh seafood offerings such as crab legs, oysters and cold boiled shrimp. Many breakfast favorites like waffles, eggs Benedict, fresh fruit, pastries, bacon and sausage, etc. Also lunchtime offerings such as gumbo, fresh fish and sides. For two people the cost was $129. All drinks including Mamosa’s are included. It’s a little pricey but come hungry! Prime rib carving station is phenomenal and save room for dessert! At least 15 different choices!

                                            8. SA

                                              StaceyA

                                              New Orleans

                                              1 review

                                              1.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on January 1, 2022

                                              overall1food1service2ambience1

                                              Not sure if it was a temporary situation, but we where seated in a literal hallway! Hotels guests were walking by half dressed coming to/from pool. If this is a temporary seating arrangement due to remodeling of some sort, there was an open ballroom right next to us. The food was average (basic chicken and ribs) took over 40 minutes to arrive (reservations were for 8:30 and we ate entrees at 9:45). Your definitely be charged for eating at a "nicer hotel" but not worth it at all

                                            9. k

                                              kens

                                              San Francisco

                                              2 reviews

                                              2.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on January 1, 2022

                                              overall2food4service2ambience1

                                              Not as advertised, no jazz music no dancing. This was a New Years Eve dinner, food was good but everything else was a disappointment. Seating was in the entry since the regular room was under renovation. Had hotel guests traveling back and forth to the pool walking between the tables in their towels and bathing suits. Not the atmosphere I expect when spending close to $200 for dinner.

                                            10. PS

                                              PeggyS

                                              Austin

                                              4 reviews

                                              4.0

                                              4 reviews

                                              Dined on December 30, 2021

                                              overall4food5service5ambience1

                                              The hotel's website showed and stated that their Bistro was open and serving lunch. When we arrived we began looking for the restaurant area and could only see the bar. We bumped into one of the staff and asked for directions. We were told the food was being served in the front hallway of the hotel lobby where two-top and four-top tables as been placed. Needless to say we were disappointed. We knew the hotel was undergoing a massive renovation but also knew parts were complete as they served a holiday brunch the week before. We came very close in leaving which would have been a disappointment as this was a birthday celebration. The service was great (Alexa) and so was the food. The hotel needs to be honest on their website!

                                            11. CJ

                                              CatJoLaw281

                                              Houston

                                              1 review

                                              1.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on December 29, 2021

                                              overall1food1service1ambience1

                                              Hotel is being renovated, so main dining room is closed, only 8 or so tables along corridor. Table was not ready. Waiter was unapologetic. Took an hour to get food to go to take up to our room. Fries were inedible (rubbery, stale, couldn’t chew), aioli for crab cake sliders was missing so dry bread, crab cakes were good but small, short rib sandwich was greasy, salad was tiny and overdressed. For the cost, ridiculous! Very disappointing, food and service are usually great. Not just COVID related issues, new management is not handling construction, staff/service problems properly. Such a shame for a very popular historic place.

                                            12. RC

                                              RandyC

                                              Washington DC

                                              1 review

                                              1.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on December 23, 2021

                                              overall1food1service1ambience1

                                              We arrived on time but could not locate where to go. Even some of the staff weren’t sure of where the restaurant was due to renovations being done. When we finally did find the area, it was a table in a hallway with guests and staff walking by. The construction noise was untenable, so we just picked up and left. 100% bad experience. They should not take reservations if they are going to treat guests like that. It will be a beautiful facility when completed but for now the experience was totally disappointing and we will not make an effort to return.

                                            13. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Houston

                                              1 review

                                              3.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on December 19, 2021

                                              overall3food4service2ambience4

                                              Service was lacking. Had to wave down waitstaff every time we needed something (ex:plates cleared, drinks refilled, check)

                                            14. HW

                                              HermiW

                                              1 review

                                              1.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on December 16, 2021

                                              overall1food1service1ambience1

                                              The place is in total disarray due to ongoing construction. We were offeres a seat in a corridor surrounded by make-shift walls; we left to dine at another place. No apologies or courtesies by any of the few staff present. I was shocked.

                                            15. PC

                                              PhillipC

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on December 5, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              It was wonderful as always! Thank you. We will be back.

                                            16. DT

                                              DavidT

                                              Dallas

                                              1 review

                                              1.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on December 5, 2021

                                              overall1food1service2ambience2

                                              Ordered grilled shrimp and got chargrilled shrimp

                                            17. DA

                                              DeborahA

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on November 21, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Absolutely delicious and high quality. Will go again as soon as I'm in town! Highly recommend.

                                            18. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Houston

                                              1 review

                                              4.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on November 21, 2021

                                              overall4food3service5ambience5

                                              Was good over all

                                            19. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Atlanta

                                              1 review

                                              2.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on November 21, 2021

                                              overall2food2service5ambience4

                                              They changed food vendors, increased the pricing, lowered food quality, variety. They will see a decline in guest count. New owners brought in a new Chef, they let go of tenured, veterans of that hotel. Too many changes, not worth it for the price and lack of selections.

                                            20. CP

                                              ChristineP

                                              Houston

                                              4 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              4 reviews

                                              Dined on November 21, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Great buffet and our server Sarah was excellent!

                                            21. BS

                                              BeckyS

                                              Oklahoma City

                                              5 reviews

                                              3.0

                                              5 reviews

                                              Dined on October 31, 2021

                                              overall3food4service2ambience4

                                              A dining experience not to be missed. Great selection of food. Something for everybody

                                            22. M

                                              Michael77401

                                              Houston

                                              1 review

                                              4.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on October 31, 2021

                                              overall4food4service5ambience5

                                              Anniversary

                                            23. TR

                                              TraciR

                                              Houston

                                              15 reviews

                                              vip
                                              3.0

                                              15 reviews

                                              Dined on October 30, 2021

                                              overall3food5service3ambience5

                                              The bar service was unfriendly and at times rude. The bar tender and the server were unhappy about servicing us. They made it clear that they didn’t want our business. The service in the restaurant was excellent.

                                            24. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Houston

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on October 30, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience3

                                              Great quiet place enjoyed the time there and was a great date idea

                                            25. T

                                              Terrible

                                              Houston

                                              3 reviews

                                              2.0

                                              3 reviews

                                              Dined on October 23, 2021

                                              overall2food3service1ambience2

                                              Service was slow and poor . Food was meh. Overpriced for what it was. Ordered a “signature cocktail” that tasted like cough syrup.

                                            26. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              1 review

                                              3.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on October 17, 2021

                                              overall3food3service4ambience4

                                              Prime rib was very good. But had to wait very long time to get another one. Shrimp were good. Crab were not - slimy and stinky. Great egg and desserts table. Hard to find forks ,knife and a spoon!

                                            27. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Dallas

                                              1 review

                                              1.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on October 16, 2021

                                              overall1food4service1ambience3

                                              Service from cocktail to dessert took over two hours with an empty dining room. Dessert (cheesecake) came frozen. I couldn’t even put a fork through it. Told them. Still charged us.

                                            28. EG

                                              EssGee

                                              New England

                                              11 reviews

                                              vip
                                              1.0

                                              11 reviews

                                              Dined on October 15, 2021

                                              overall1food2service1ambience4

                                              Given the pedigree of the Galvez Hotel, we were extremely disappointed with our dining experience. My glass of red wine was sour (the bottle had been open too long); asked our waitress to get me another, she copped an attitude and walked off. Came back about 20 min later with the wrong kind of wine and since our food arrived simultaneously, I asked her if she could temporarily put the food in the kitchen so we could enjoy our wine. She stormed off and said she was too busy to do that. I found manager Kevin (he was also the bartender) and asked for another server. Our second server was nice but when she brought our food out, she forgot our appetizer (to be fair they did take it off the bill). C'mon guys, you work for a fine dining establishment not fast food! The short rib was dry, tasteless and the grits could have been used to patch holes in drywall. Most of all I am bothered at the apathy (not even a word of apology or an offer to make things right) and complete lack of accountability by the waitstaff. I realize things go wrong at times in a service business but it's the hallmark of a good establishment as to how they recover and or make things right for the customer. The Grand Galvez gets an "F" in that area. I do not recommend you go there .... plenty of other, better places to go in Galveston.

                                            29. D

                                              Diningirl

                                              Dallas

                                              59 reviews

                                              vip
                                              4.0

                                              59 reviews

                                              Dined on October 10, 2021

                                              overall4food3service5ambience5

                                              Fish was dry & it was the special. Crab cakes were excellent but tiny.

                                            30. L

                                              Luvchampagne

                                              Houston

                                              5 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              5 reviews

                                              Dined on October 10, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Beautiful location! Great selection!

                                            31. 2

                                              2eatornot2eat

                                              Houston

                                              62 reviews

                                              vip
                                              3.0

                                              62 reviews

                                              Dined on October 10, 2021

                                              overall3food3service3ambience3

                                              Service was a bit slow and the food was fine but nothing special. We had higher expectations for this place. We had the crab cakes to start which were the best of the items we ordered. I had the Cajun Pasta which tasted ok but the sauce was a bit thin and not as flavorful as it could have been. Mu other half had the burger which was like any burger from a diner. Nothing out of the ordinary.

                                            32. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Savannah

                                              3 reviews

                                              4.0

                                              3 reviews

                                              Dined on October 5, 2021

                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                              What can be better than eating down home cajun cuisine in a gorgeous haunted hotel?!

                                            33. DM

                                              DonaldM

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on October 3, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              A little pricey but good experience. My husband and I went there for the Sunday brunch for our honeymoon. Our waiter was montalvo and he was so sweet and attentive. I would go back for a special occasion

                                            34. VR

                                              VictoriaR

                                              Houston

                                              2 reviews

                                              3.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on September 26, 2021

                                              overall3food4service5ambience2

                                              The service was outstanding and the food was good. Nice selection of mixed drinks. I thought the restaurant was in the big glass bay window area but it's in the lobby, so we were a little disappointed about that. We would have probably gone somewhere nicer had we known.

                                            35. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Houston

                                              4 reviews

                                              2.0

                                              4 reviews

                                              Dined on September 24, 2021

                                              overall2food1service3ambience4

                                              The waiters and service was decent, but the food was absolutely terrible. My husband and I ordered a Caesar salad to split and that was the best part of the meal. Next we ordered the rib-eye ($42) and it was nothing but fatty gristle. Not to mention it was cold and poorly cooked. We got the Mac and cheese for our split side, and it was decent, but again came out cold. The food was so bad that we even skipped dessert because we just want a to get out of there. We were both incredibly disappointed with the meal as a whole- especially since the hotel itself is absolutely amazing. Definitely will not waste our money on this food again.

                                            36. KT

                                              KellyT

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on September 12, 2021

                                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                                              The cocktails were fantastic!!!! I ordered the special and I was not a huge fan. It was overly sweet and other than the sweetness not much flavor. The appetizers and were very tasty and the cocktails were amazing! Nick was our serve and he was helpful and attentive.

                                            37. AA

                                              AmandaAshley4610

                                              Detroit

                                              5 reviews

                                              4.0

                                              5 reviews

                                              Dined on September 5, 2021

                                              overall4food3service3ambience5

                                              It’s a beautiful place, but our food was just ok. Our server was not very personable either.

                                            38. SH

                                              SaharH

                                              1 review

                                              3.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on August 31, 2021

                                              overall3food3service3ambience3

                                              It’s ok resturant at Galvez hotel. The lady who served us did a great job and the food was good. And everyone welcome us very good. Thank you.

                                            39. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              New York Area

                                              2 reviews

                                              2.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on August 22, 2021

                                              overall2food4service1ambience4

                                              Probably I would love it, but waiting time was 2 hours +

                                            40. LL

                                              LLRBOI

                                              Dallas

                                              16 reviews

                                              vip
                                              3.0

                                              16 reviews

                                              Dined on August 14, 2021

                                              overall3food3service5ambience4

                                              Emma was a fantastic server!!!

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                                            Grand Galvez Bar & Grill is rated 3.8 stars by 40 OpenTable diners.

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                                            Booked 12 times today
                                            Google Map for Grand Galvez Bar & Grill

                                            2024 Seawall Blvd Galveston, TX 77550-8029

                                            • Neighborhood

                                              Galveston

                                            • Hours of operation

                                              Breakfast
                                              Mon–Sat 7:00 am–11:00 am
                                              Sun 6:30 am–10:00 am
                                              Brunch
                                              Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm
                                              Lunch
                                              Mon–Sat 11:30 am–2:00 pm
                                              Dinner
                                              Daily 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

                                            • Cuisines

                                              Seafood, American

                                            • Dining style

                                              Casual Dining

                                            • Dress code

                                              Casual Dress

                                            • Parking details

                                              Hotel Parking

                                            • Payment options

                                              AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

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                                              Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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