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Restaurants in Galveston, Texas: Local Seafood, Cajun, and More

Restaurants in Galveston, Texas, offer RVers and vacationers a mix of local seafood, Cajun gumbo, barbeque, Asian, Italian, Mexican, German, and more with cafes, fast food, and upscale eateries. If that makes Galveston Island look like a diner's paradise, it is because it is.

Restaurants in Galveston, Texas

Here are some of the restaurants in Galveston that we patronized or have heard especially good things about:

Miller's Seawall Grill
1824 Seawall Blvd
Galveston, TX 77550
Phone: (409) 763-8777

Miller's Seawall Grill, also called Miller's Landing, serves fresh seafood. The shrimp and grits were…can grits be described as "exquisite?" The grits were creamy and oozing with gouda cheese, flavorful in a delicate way, topped on one side with carmalized mushrooms and onions. And on the other side of the bowl, sat a mound of fresh, sweet, slightly spiced, perfectly cooked, plump shrimp. We dined at Miller's Seawall Grill mid-afternoon on a Sunday. The place was packed, with a 20 - 30 minute wait for a table. While they serve fish and oysters, and burgers, we chose three shrimp dishes. We started with Shrimp Galvez, an appetizer of shrimp sauted in a Spanish sauce. Delish! The shrimp gumbo was good, though contrary to how the menu described it, was only mildly spicy, and the sausage was diced into teeny bits. And the shrimp and grits -- the star of the meal. But, then, our waiter described the peach cobbler: a boat filled with a split biscuit, topped with glazed peach slices, covered with a butter and brown sugar crumble, and baked until the crumbles started turning into a chewy toffee. Then, they covered the cobble with a rich, warm, maybe-rum, sauce, and added a scoop of vanilla ice cream and caramel drizzles. Plan to share or bring home leftovers. Miller's Seawall Grill has off-street parking for cars, but we parked our motorhome on the street in front.

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Mario's Ristorante
2202 61st St
Galveston, TX 77551
Phone: 409-744-2975

Mario's Ristorante -- the one eatery in Galveston that I really hope we get to go back to again. Everything about it rated well. We went for the weekday lunch buffet. The waitress said we had to try the seafood bisque. It was divine -- a rich, creamy, cheesy thick-but-not-pastey soup, with real crab, shrimp, surimi, and crayfish. I wouldn't swear to it, but I think it also had bits of lobster. If I'd had nothing more than a bowl of the bisque, I'd have left a happy camper. But, there was more -- lots more. A salad bar with fresh fruit, pasta salads, greens and other salad vegetables, toppings, and side dishes. A pizza bar. The main buffet featured eggplant parmigiana; Bob and I agreed it was the best eggplant we'd ever eaten. The buffet food was fresh, with the cold items cold and the hot items hot. And, there was a dessert case. Service was friendly and efficient. Prices are the best we've found on the island. They have a convenient parking lot. Mario's has two other locations: Mario's Seawall Italian Restaurant and Mario's Pizza.

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Nate's West End

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Cafe Michael Burger

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Shrimp N Stuff Restaurant

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Kitty's Purple Cow -- Surfside Beach, Texas

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Pirate's Pizza

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Cajun Greek
2226 61st St
Galveston, TX 77551
Phone: 409-744-7041

Cajun Greek is popular with locals. Before you order the Crabber's Seafood Soup, ask if they have crab; the day we went, they were out, but "forgot" to tell us when we ordered. The soup broth was hot and spicy, loaded with squid rings, celery, potatoes, carrots, and slices of sweet corn on the cob. It was topped with oysters and shrimp. If it had had the namesake crab, it would have been impressive. The blackened catfish po-boy was okay. The Cajun dirty rice that came with the bacon-wrapped shrimp appetizer was the best part of the meal. We found adequate parking for our 24-foot motorhome in the Cajun Greek back parking lot, though it was a Sunday afternoon, when businesses who share the parking lot were closed.

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Rudy & Paco Restaurant and Bar
2028 Post Office St
Galveston, TX 77550 
Phone: 409-762-3696

Rudy & Paco Restaurant and Bar is steak and seafood with a South and Central American influence. The food was excellent, though very expensive. Atmosphere is white tablecloth, with business or nicer dress for lunch, and a dress code for dinner. Paid street parking is available nearby.

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