Katie's Seafood House

4.7
925 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
In 1998, Buddy Guindon, his wife Katie, and his brother Kenny opened Katie's Seafood Market in Galveston, Texas. For more than 20 years now, Katie's Seafood Market has provided the highest quality of products available to its customers. The majority of seafood comes from local fishermen and shrimpers, including Red Snapper, Grouper, Golden Tile Fish, Flounder, Oysters, Shrimp, and Blue Crabs. A producer contacted Guindon in the hopes of doing a reality show about his family business. In 2015, the reality show 'Big Fish Texas' came to life on National Geographic. As a supporter of the local economy, In September of 2019, Buddy opened Katie’s Seafood House, next to the market. Katie’s seafood market supplies the restaurant with all fresh seafood. We take pride in being the only local seafood restaurant on the island that brings fresh fish straight from the boat and to your table.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 925 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an awesome meal dining at Katie’s. Quick polite service and the seafood was great!

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vipDogMan
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We came to Katie's on a recommendation to celebrate my 65th birthday. Though we were a large group, we all felt we'd received personal attention and service. There were so many delicious-looking menu options it was hard to decide, but we were all delighted with our choices. The atmosphere is informal and relaxed, and the hosting and service personnel were unfailingly friendly and welcoming. Definitely planning a return visit.

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vipPollyJ
East Texas
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love Katie’s, especially when they have snapper wings available!

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Para
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

One of the side dishes was cold. We ate outside and the light at our table kept going out so we could not see the food. The rest of the food was great and service was good, we received the wrong check the first time but the waiter quickly corrected.

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RobertT
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service food above average nice ambience good menu

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saharh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks Katie seafood 🦞 service was good and food was great.

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LMCFoodie
Houston
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a great birthday lunch for my nephew before heading to the polar express. We were sat promptly & food was great from the ceviche, gumbo to the chocolate chip ice cream. The server was attentive & paid attention to detail. Favorite place on the strand to eat.

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RyanB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience4

For the price the food really wasn't good. Tasted like fast food fried stuff. And came out not very warm.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter seated us as soon as we arrived since we had a reservation. The place was loud but felt happy. We ordered the gulf oysters and they were supurb! Came with cocktail sauce, horseradish, minonette, and chimichurri sauces. We then ordered the fish and shrimp platter. There were 4 large shrimp and 3 good size fish filets. These were cooked PERFECTLY. It came with fries, slaw, crab mac n cheese, and hushpuppies. The hushpuppies were golden brown and crispy on the outside while hot at soft on the inside. Just a hint of jalapeno. We left so full we almost couldn’t walk. Lol. Our waitress was so kind and efficient. We cannot wait to go back.

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RamiroC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fantastic food and service. Not a romantic place just a great place foe seafood especially the snapper

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DanS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We were able to eat outside and enjoyed a quiet dinner across from the fishing boats. Staff was courteous and respectful. Good and service quite good.

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Baron
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary! Wanted a casual meal with a nice outdoor patio. Katie’s did a fabulous job. Food was great and our service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Celebrating wife’s birthday. Golden Tile was delicious!

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vipPOWELL3
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Thanks to our server John for making our visit all we expected it to be. The food was cooked perfectly.

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LeslieG
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Love this place. Did good job with changing reservation when porch too windy. Couple of us found our fish fresh and flavorful but bit too dry. I really though right of us left happy

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall excellent experience. Gwen, our server was a delight. Pleasant, attentive and energetic although it was the end of the night. Food, drinks, presentation ++!

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BarryD
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a large group. They accommodated us with no fuss. The staff was awesome and energetic. The food was off the hook. So good and fresh.

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vipSteveA
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints!! Delicious food and great service.

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Parker
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Katie’s was very good. Our waiter, Eric was excellent!

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vipThao
Houston
32 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The seafood was good and portions were big. We enjoyed our fish poboys and gumbo. Service was great!

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MarieN
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our lunch at Katie's Seafood House was awesome. The shrimp was so fresh and cooked to perfection! The Hushpuppies were fantastic and actually everything we had was great. The service was impeccable! I will definitely be dining there again very soon! I highly recommend Katie's Seafood House!

Marie Nash
Texas City, Tx

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything thing we ordered was outstanding! We will definitely be back!!

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Terramar
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food- holiday crowd- lots of energy! Food fantastic!

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Rodrigo
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, unmatched food!!!
We’ll come back

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JillR
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun vacation dinner. We both got a fresh catch. Flounder and red snapper. Both were excellent. Drinks were not very strong tho .

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Court
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious food & great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and great service. Food was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Love outside setting:

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PhilD
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Birthday lunch for 5 +baby excellent as usual! Our Open Table reservation was waiting and table set outside on porch as requested. Busy Saturday so we expected a little more relaxed service which was fine with us. Ordered drinks, bread appetizer and then came the huge lunch plates. Unless you play pro football or a big person, plates are ver much for sharing. Appetizers are also generous. We had the Shrimp Etouffe, Flounder stuffed, shrimp and grits, and the tilefish special fish plate - all excellent. Leftovers went home and were a nice lunch next day. Service is very good with busboy backup on big orders. Still best fish place on Galveston and better than all of the tourist competition. they have their own fishing fleet so all seafood is fresh, you can buy seafood next door at their dockside seafood store. Value is excellent as all food and especially seafood has gotten expensive. This is a cheap lunch if you are from the northeast or west coast...We are locals and love Katies!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was phenomenal! Food, service and atmosphere all perfect.

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vipSteven
Houston
54 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Fried shrimp (not beer-battered) very good. Seafood quesadilla too salty. Nice seafood restaurant ambience but very noisy when most of the tables are occupied.

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CameronJ
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I had a wonderful dinner here. Great place to get together and spend time together with great food!

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EricF
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was great food, nice experience.
Beautiful environment by the bay

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor seating on the harbor. Great food and great service

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AubreyJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was our first visit to Katie's, but I look forward to coming back the next time I'm in Galveston!

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EmmeKay
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends arrived requesting fresh seafood and dinner exceeded all their expectations!

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iliketopreach
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a terrific experience. The fish was fresh, and the quality of everything we ate was top notch. The cornbread skillet was exceptional. EJ provided excellent service, and his recommendation of the red snapper Italian style was spot on.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a wonderful time with wonderful service. The food was outstanding.

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PatrickT
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The out door dining was great to see the birds and the boats ... thanks for the great time and service

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vipBobP
Dallas
54 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Cool place and super clean.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Katie's Seafood House using the Order Online button. Katie's Seafood House also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (409) 765-5688.

Katie's Seafood House is rated 4.7 stars by 925 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.