Galveston Food Guide

Galveston Food Guide

Best Food in Galveston

Galveston Island is a foodie's paradise. Experience the best Southern cuisine and many other flavors from various cultures.

What Food Is Galveston Known For?

Galveston is known for its locally sourced fresh shrimp, oysters, and fish. If you are not in the mood for seafood, the island is also famous for its Tex-Mex fare. Taste these favorites at some of the top restaurants in Galveston, which are listed below.

1. The Spot

Much of the food at The Spot is made from scratch for the most mouthwatering flavors. Diners can savor burgers, local seafood and some of the best hand-spun milkshakes at this location. The restaurant features a balcony with ocean views and several indoor dining areas with different themes and music. You order first and then get your pick of where to sit, whether outdoors or in one of the rooms throughout.

2. Gaido's Seafood Restaurant

This joint has been around since 1911, making it a classic dining location in the city. They use only the freshest seafood cooked by hand, combined with the best service, to create an excellent experience for guests. Some favorites to try are the red snapper, bisque, flounder and soft-shell crab. You will also find mouthwatering desserts like pecan pie and bread pudding. See how over one hundred years of passion for food results in a delicious dining experience.

3. Shearn's Seafood and Prime Steaks

Enjoy the beautiful views from giant ocean-facing windows while you eat signature dishes like beef, veal and lamb at this award-winning restaurant. Shearn's Seafood and Prime Steaks offers an upscale dining experience with excellent service. It is the perfect place for a special night out. When you seek a decadent meal in Galveston, this is the place to stop. 

4. Gypsy Joynt

This eclectic cafe offers a fun, hippie vibe with colorful walls and hanging trinkets. It serves breakfast food all day with dinner options at night, including burgers, pizzas, sandwiches and pasta. This Galveston Island restaurant also serves specialty coffee drinks like Unicorn, Honey Bear and S'moretella, giving you a sweet treat to enjoy with your meal.

5. Taquilo's

This Tex-Mex cantina serves delicious fajitas and tacos made with shrimp, beef and chicken. You can also order specialty margaritas. Diners can savor their meal inside the colorful cantina or sit outside on the covered sidewalk patio and people-watch along Postoffice Street. With handmade food and excellent service, you will love this Galveston staple.

6. Kritikos Grill

Stop by Kritikos Grill to try a taste of authentic Greek cuisine and fresh seafood. Options include pitas, pasta, beef and lamb. This restaurant in Galveston also has plenty of vegetarian options for diners to choose from. It is located directly along the Galveston Seawall, too, so you can take in the beautiful ocean views as you enter and leave.

Taste the Flavors of Galveston

Whether you want Tex-Mex or seafood, casual or upscale, there is a restaurant on the island with just the thing to satisfy your craving. Galveston celebrates its incredible restaurants with Galveston Restaurant Week, a yearly event where restaurants offer discounted, fixed-price menus. Part of the proceeds for the event go to local charities. 

Try the restaurants listed above or dozens of others with a reservation at Galveston Island KOA Holiday. This location offers excellent camping and lodging options during Restaurant Week or any other time of year you want to check out Galveston food.

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