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Diners' Choice: Seafood restaurants in Galveston

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall Seafood cuisine in Galveston? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar restaurant
4.9
4.9 (3821)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Galveston
About the restaurant
Paco is the definition of the "All American Dream", awarded the 2019 "Faces of Diversity Award" by the National Restaurant Association. This prestigious award honors those who have achieved success through perservance and determination embodying the American Dream.

Rudy & Paco's offer the freshest seafood and steaks with a Central American flare. Come experience fine dining at its best with Paco and his staff.

We are honored to have the opportunity and privilege to serve you and your family.

~ Paco Vargas and Family

Lunch - Street parking is available, pay at parking meter or by App
Dinner - Street parking is free after 6 pm.

Dress code is strictly enforced for Dinner.
No shorts for men, women (including rompers) and children. Men must have a collared shirt (no t-shirts) and no hats.

Dress code for Lunch is casual with shorts acceptable but no hats.




Top review
LAPS1
Dined 2 days ago
Afternoon lunch in Galveston. Rudy and Paco’s is always an elevated experience. Expert, friendly service. The choreography of placing food before the diners. Delicious food (we all had the Friday special Blackened Mahi with rice and crisp-tender sautéed vegetable.) Quiet, elegance where we enjoyed a leisurely farewell lunch with friends.
A photo of BLVD. Seafood restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1921)
$30 and under
Seafood
Galveston
About the restaurant
BLVD. Seafood is a new casual dining restaurant on Seawall Boulevard. Featuring fresh seafood and steaks.
Top review
Dianevip
Dined 3 days ago
Food was awesome, service was top notch! Will return!
A photo of Gaido's Seafood Restaurant restaurant
4.7
4.7 (8515)
$30 and under
Seafood
Galveston
About the 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.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
The food was out of this world! Highly recommend!!
A photo of Katie's Seafood House restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2393)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Galveston
About the restaurant
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.
Top review
maryan
Dined 4 days ago
You can't get much fresher seafood than here at Katie's. Try the snapper wings... so delish!!! Shrimp were large and Fresh! Our only complaint is that we got all of our food out so fast we didn't have time to enjoy one course before the next. Tell them to not bring out so fast.
A photo of Saltwater Grill restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2145)
$30 and under
Seafood
Galveston
About the restaurant
The Saltwater Grill is located just steps away from The Grand 1894 Opera House. Featuring an array of tantalizing fresh-from-the-grill and fresh-from-the-kettle seafood specialties, Saltwater Grill is in a class of its own when it comes to quality and attention to detail.

Saltwater Grill was just named Galveston's 2016 Restaurant of the Year. Thanks to everyone who voted!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Server was Byron and his attention to detail was excellent. The food was cooked perfectly. The meal was delicious. Definitely would recommend this restaurant as we will repeat when in town.
A photo of Willie G’s Seafood & Steakhouse - Galveston restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1744)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Galveston
About the restaurant
The Willie G's experience is more than a meal. Known for serving fresh seafood specialties and mouthwatering steaks, Willie G's has established itself as the premier seafood and steakhouse. Hand-sourced, local and seasonal ingredients are superbly crafted into modern interpretations of classics as well as innovative culinary fare.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 14, 2024
Our first wedding anniversary was made truly unforgettable thanks to the impeccable service and exquisite dining experience at Willie G’s. From the moment we walked in, we were greeted warmly and made to feel incredibly special. The ambiance was romantic, with soft lighting and elegant decor setting the perfect mood for the occasion. Each dish we ordered was a masterpiece, beautifully presented and bursting with flavor. Our waiter went above and beyond to ensure every aspect of our evening was flawless, from personalized recommendations to a surprise dessert congratulating us on our anniversary. It was truly a night to remember, and we can't wait to return for future celebrations.
A photo of Fisherman's Wharf restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1194)
$30 and under
Seafood
Galveston
About the restaurant
Ideally situated next to the Historic Strand District, the Tall Ship Elissa and Galveston Cruise Terminal, enjoy waterfront dining at Fisherman’s Wharf. One of the best seafood restaurants in Galveston, Fisherman’s Wharf is a great place to enjoy a leisurely meal with all dining areas indoor or outdoor on the patio offering a view of the bay. Known for its famous Shrimp Kisses (bacon-wrapped and stuffed with jalapeño Jack cheese), selection of daily fresh fish, signature combination platters, and more. A Texas sized establishment perfect for one or one hundred, Fisherman’s Wharf is a legacy of great seafood since the 1940s. The site originally housed a shrimp and fish “factory” – an old tin building where mountains of Gulf shrimp were readied for shipment across the country. Shrimp from this very place was served to President John F. Kennedy at the White House. In 1966, the current building was constructed to meet the growing demand for Galveston shrimp, which many have acclaimed as
Top review
DavidBvip
Dined on May 14, 2024
Great food and better service. 10 people everything was right!
A photo of Landry’s Prime Seafood & Steaks – San Luis restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1284)
$30 and under
Seafood
Galveston
About the restaurant
The true flavor of Gulf Coast tradition, but elevated to a whole new level. Inspired by the bounty of the land and sea, Landry's Prime Seafood & Steaks invites you to dive into fresh flavors while experiencing our crisp, brand new look. Make your visit to Galveston a more memorable one by visiting Landry's Prime Seafood & Steaks yourself.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 12, 2024
Food was wonderful as always!! Our favorite place. Our waitress, Alex, was the best!!!
A photo of Waterman's Restaurant restaurant
4.6
4.6 (982)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Galveston
About the restaurant
Waterman's Restaurant is a cozy seafood restaurant overlooking the Galveston Bay. The views from here are absolutely stunning, and the food just makes it even better. It has an extensive bar that offers up an array of possibilities, while the abundance of available seating outside offers up a great opportunity to have healthy conversation with friends and family.

Waterman's Restaurant has a terrific low key ambiance and has been serving seafood to patrons for years. Consider ordering the salmon, which is grilled to perfection and served over a bed of rice, as it comes highly recommended by many. All of this and more is what makes Waterman's Restaurant such a special place.

Waterman's Restaurant offers a waterfront DockBar on the ground level that hosts a comfortable open-air bar with music, dancing and great drinks. Pull up to Waterman's Restaurant via Waterman's Marina on your boat if you so desire. Your boating attire is acceptable and even encouraged.

Top review
Snakeoilvip
Dined on May 17, 2024
Great view of the sunset on the bay while dining to a great meal ! One of the best on the island.
A photo of Fish Tales restaurant
4.0
4 (818)
$30 and under
Seafood
Galveston
About the restaurant
Located across the street from Pleasure Pier, break away from the beach and enjoy fresh fare on the most popular beachfront balcony on the Seawall in Galveston. Fish Tales specializes in seafood straight from the Gulf of Mexico, as well as pastas, steaks, salads and more. Start with our famous Shrimp Kisses – bacon-wrapped and stuffed with jalapeno Jack cheese. Then savor Galveston seafood by trying one of our signature dishes like Fresh Catch Redfish, Fried Shrimp, Blackened Stuffed Catfish Etouffée or Succulent Snow Crab Legs. After an incredible meal, indulge in our large assortment of ice cream and desserts that will satisfy any sweet tooth! Fish Tales in Galveston is open daily for lunch and dinner with great happy specials including beers & cocktails.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 12, 2024
Great customer service and the food is really good every time I come!
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