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Katie's Seafood House, Galveston, TX

Katie's Seafood House

4.7
4.7
2281 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 48 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, American
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 2:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri–Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 2:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (409) 765-5688
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Galveston
  • Cross street
    Wharf Rd
  • Parking details
    We have special parking privileges for our Katie's guest, Please call for details about the parking arrangements.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,281 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Galveston

    Best Service

  • Galveston

    Good for groups

  • Galveston

    Healthy

  • Galveston

    Hot spot

  • Galveston

    Great for scenic views

  • Galveston

    Lively

  • Galveston

    Seafood

  • Galveston

    Most Booked

2,281 Reviews
  1. TomM

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Great service. The chef's special was amazing. Grilled redfish with jumbo shrimp on top. We were attended to by two waiters and a manager everyone sharing duties and being friendly. The view from the deck overlooking the shrimp boats was really nice - the pelcans swimming under our table looked jealous.

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  2. StephenS

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love eating outside at Katie's seafood.! The scenery is nice and the service has never failed to be exceptional! The food is very good, but you definitely don't come here for an inexpensive meal. We come everytime were in Galveston.

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  3. IsaacR

    Houston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I made a reservation for 6 at an outdoor table to get a nice sunset view. We were seated promptly on arrival, even though the restaurant was very busy. Our waiter, Mark, was great! He was very helpful and had a bunch of interesting bits of historic information from around the area. We ordered some bread and oysters to start off with. We ordered our food and it came out right as we finished our appetizers and were enjoying the views. Overall, we had a great time and a very good dinner!

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  4. ShariR

    Austin

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was outstanding. We had two types of baked oysters, Rockefeller and dock. Both were amazing. We all had combinations of fried food, snapper wings, fish, shrimp, oysters, etc. all were great.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ordered the fish and shrimp plate. Just enough food for both of us to share. So fresh and Delicious!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Our meal wasn’t great !! The shrimp were very fishy and everything was bland. I’ve eaten at Katie’s 3-4 times and it’s always bland. You can go elsewhere and get better food for less money. The people are super nice and we love sitting on the back deck. The cilantro lime rice is really good.

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  7. Vegetarian

    Richmond

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We were seated promptly. Our waiter was attentive and got everything correct including the order of delivery The seafood was outstanding The garlic bread lacked noticeable garlic flavor. Using fresh garlic and more of it would improve its flavor IMO

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  8. GreginHouston

    Houston

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First, the service by Joe was great. Knew the menu, kept water full, and very amicable. The atmosphere was fun and busy - but it was a Friday. Also, the seafood chowder was fantastic - and a cup (which would be a bowl anywhere else) is plenty for a starter. It was chock full of crab meat, oysters, and fish - really good! The crab cake ($29) was a disappointment, as there was quite a bit of crab shell. The menu does say, at the very bottom of the back page, that we should "Use caution as there may be small bones, shells or scales in some preparations." However, this should be explained when ordering a $29 dish. When we asked, they mentioned the statement and blamed the shells on the freshness and quick cleaning. Actually, it's due to using the "body meat," instead of claw meat. There should NEVER be shell fragments in crab cake! They took $5 off of the tab. Next, we shared the "SIZZLING GROUPER & SHRIMP PLATTER," ($57). We ordered it 'baked,' and it did come out baked, but smothered in an extremely greasy concoction of onion, bell peppers, and a few jalapenos. The menu said it would be served "on a bed" of this, but it covered and overwhelmed the grouper. The grouper portion had some dark meat, which should have been removed, and the thickness was very uneven. The 4 grilled shrimp were good. For dessert we shared a very dry portion of pina colada cheesecake. So in conclusion, while the service was great, overall the food ($113 after tax) was a tad under mediocre.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first trip to Galveston in several years and a resident there told us our first stop must be Katie’s. They were 100% correct. The food is fresh, from boat to table. The service is spectacular. We had a server who was also being trained. Appreciated how helpful he was to her and to us. Their flagship Bloody Mary is a meal in itself. Also like that you can use your receipt to get 10% off of your purchase at their seafood market next door.

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  10. Brian

    Calgary

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We both had shrimp platters, nice portion but all the shrimp taste like chlorine or some other chemical. We should have complained but didn't. Waitress was 10/10. Eating outside was preferred as indoors is loud and the lighting is harsh. Recommend trying other menu items.

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  11. LisaM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were there during happy hour and menu had great choices. Pricing was reasonable. Ordered off menu and it was also delicious.

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  12. TerriM

    New York City

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic! My second time visiting Galveston and Katie’s Seafood House. The smoked stuffed pork chop, my husband ordered, was incredible! I ordered the Greek Fisherman’s Salad which was delicious. The salad included a generous and well prepared portion of Tile Fish (type of fish may vary daily so ask your server when ordering). The service was 10/10, the waitress and support staff were helpful, friendly, took a picture for us, engaged in some light conversation-but not too much. My next visit to Galveston will definitely include a meal ( or 2) at Katie’s.

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  13. FoodLover21

    Houston

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Katie's Seafood was as expected- seafood done the way I like it. The butternut squash crab bisque was very tasty- a bit spicy and very flavorful.

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  14. Steve33

    Dallas

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very friendly and accommodating staff. Food was very fresh and tasty. We’ll be back.

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  15. RobertB

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Landon, was very nice, helped with menu, and checked on us several times during the meal. The food was good.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious, our server was the sweetest and it was a great family atmosphere.

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  17. onealbc5

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I received 2 sets of silverware that were dirty. They did comp my dessert. Loud atmosphere.

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  18. ChrisD

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our dinners just disappointed. The sever was great and you can’t beat the location, but the food was pricey for the quality. Yes, the fish was fresh but you have to be able to flavor it and make great accompaniments in order to make the meal amazing. We were disappointed and won’t go back.

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  19. MonicaP

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love eating at Katie’s when we get to Galveston

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  20. KriztianC

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter Jordan was super helpful. The manager on duty fulfilled my requests perfectly. Overall it was one of the best experiences, I will be coming back again!

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  21. TerryS

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The oysters Katie was the best chargrilled oyster I’ve ever had. The servers were attentive yet not hovering. They were knowledgeable and friendly.

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  22. AdamA

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great as always. It’s our favorite place to go and never disappoint

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  23. TimC

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food, good service. We dine outside because the noise level inside can be uncomfortable

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  24. CynthiaL

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our party of 6 people enjoyed a wonderful meal sitting comfortably outside on the deck overlooking the bay -- thanks to the very effective heaters. We had a vegan/gluten-free member of our group. The entire staff was very considerate of his needs and came out several times to ask him questions so that they could prepare something healthy and appealing for his dinner. He was very happy with his dinner as were the rest of us. The seafood is amazing and they have many innovative combinations. Stella is a great server. Thanks very much to Katie's Seafood House for a memorable and delicious dinner! BTW -- the fried green tomatoes were excellent!

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  25. DogMan

    New York City

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely harborside view from the outdoor patio (equipped with heaters against the chilly weather). Server (Reed) was friendly, accommodating and efficient. Food was excellent, with a great selection at reasonable prices. A really enjoyable dining experience -- we look forward to going back!

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  26. Clarrissa

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Best seafood dinner I have had in a long time! My husband and me really enjoyed eating there. We will be coming back and bringing our family

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  27. DaymonS

    Dallas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    We ordered the Hush Puppies for our appetizer. They were horrible, honestly Long John Silvers has better Hush Puppies. We had the Sizzling Grouper plate and our fish was rubbery and not very good. I was not impressed with Katie’s.

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  28. ThomasP

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious seafood dinner and nice view too. I would love to come back if I'm back in texas!

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  29. ShawneeR

    Dallas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Good Value and service but it was extremely loud and bright. Was difficult to carry a conversation.

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  30. LauraH

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding! All four of us enjoyed our meals. The crab cake dinner was delicious and full of crab. Everyone enjoyed their fish dinners. The ambience was perfect after driving from Houston. If someone is looking for a great seafood joint, this is the one!

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  31. GwenW

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great. Would recommend highly. Fried green tomatoes was great

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  32. KarenF

    Caribbean

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Joe was an amazing server, ask for him!! Crab fingers were delicious and gumbo was good. Margarita was very good. My sister had the red snapper which she said was very good.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Seesome, wuick service. Our waitress was very pleasant and knowledgeable about their menu . So glad we chose this place

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  34. ClydeO

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Every time we go to Galveston we go to Katie’s! We love this place and the service and meals are marvelous!

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  35. WarrenTJSr

    Houston

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waiter did an excellent job in assuring that we has everything we needed. The food was outstanding and very fresh. The atmosphere is very oen, but some areas could use a little spucing up, considering the prices we paid. Overall, an excellent place to get good fresh seafood.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We love Katie's. Always a great experience! Thank you!

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  37. Travel2Eat

    Houston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Whole snapper was delicious, if basic. Drinks were strong and delicious. Unfortunately, the shrimp was rubbery and hush puppies were bland. Very noisy, tables close together. Good, friendly service, pretty fast. Thought our overall bill was pretty reasonable.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love the place and enjoy the food and how it is prepared. It was a birtday celebration for my wife and her twin. Both will be 78 on February 6. Their college roommate celebrated with us. She will be 78 years old on February 8. It was the perfect place.

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  39. Yumyum

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun and very accommodating for our large Mardi Gras party. Thanks for good food and great service! The happy hour was a bonus.

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  40. luvchocsouffle

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had an absolutely delicious dinner at Katie’s. Waiter was super friendly and suggested we may have ordered too much and so we dropped one of the shrimp orders. It was still too much food! Will definitely come back when we are in the area.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

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 2281 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 48 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Katie's Seafood House

2000 Wharf Rd, Galveston, TX 77550

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Wharf Rd
  • Neighborhood
    Galveston
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 2:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri–Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 2:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    We have special parking privileges for our Katie's guest, Please call for details about the parking arrangements.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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