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Gaido's has been a family owned seafood restuarant in Galveston since the beginning. They even have a private restuarant Club at the back entrance. Must be a member with two referrals that are members.
No matter though - this place will make you anything you want and any way you want it. Great chefs. They pay for top chefs - and the food is very good.
Favorite Dish: Being able to tell them to change the dish and it comes to the table perfect.
Written Aug 19, 2008
This place is like a easy casual hangout place after the beach. Located on the strand and the crowd gets younger and the night goes on. Yet if you want to catch some awesome salads before 9p.m. stop in and get the chicken salad - has another name for it - comes on huge platter with tomatoes on top, real chicken in it, and enough for the table. Same with the other appetiziers. Would not recommend as a family dinner place. Just the kids would be bored....the adults can order fun drinks and a huge appetizer - skip the menu -
Favorite Dish: The chicken salad appetizer
The Tostito Tortato Monster Mound of Nachos, beans, cheese, jalepenos (huge)
Written Aug 19, 2008
Address: The Strand
Mario's on the seawall is my favorite restaurant in Galveston. I love their pizza! But that's not all it has to offer. It's a local store that is proud to be in Galveston and I always appreciate the loyalty of a restaurant owner. When you walk in the door you see all of its awards, newspaper clippings, and famous people who have eaten at the restaurant.
Be sure to get a table with a view of the beach! Or, if it's cooler weather, sit outdoors and listen to the waves.
Parking across the side street...
(Wifi available now, too!)
Favorite Dish: Other than italian it also offers wonderful seafood, fresh from the bay!
I always get the pepperoni pizza (create your own). I love it! It's my favorite!!
Updated Jun 19, 2008
Address: 628 Seawall Blvd
While we were shopping Shanna wanted to stop for some chocolate. While I was dreaming of eating all the chocolate with no calories, Shanna then snuck off to the ice cream side of the place. While waiting for her I decided to try the coffee shop. Since it felt like 100 degrees I decided to get something cool, since I don't really like ice cream.
Fun place! Great for kids! Has traveling brochures right when you come in if you're looking for your next destination in Galveston/Houston.
Favorite Dish: I had a mocha frappacino. It was good...Not starbucks but that's why they're a different name haha. Shanna had an ice cream cone that was wonderful, she said, as well as some chocolate truffles. If you do buy chocolate be prepared for melting in the summer!
Updated Jun 18, 2008
Address: 2323 Strand
Food was in abundance at Dickens on the Strand but we wanted to find a sit-down place. We, unfortunately, made the mistake of ordering at La Palmita. We were warned that the food would take 30 minutes. However, we only ordered a burger and taco salad thinking that would make it a bit shorter. We weren't upset until we were the only people in the place without food. We went up to check on our order multiple times and it was never ready. Finally, right before the parade was to start our number was called. Many people were upset here. With only two people working (one taking orders/money and one cooking) I don't know why on earth they wouldn't bring in more help for this huge event.
They were not very concerned with our feelings.
Favorite Dish: The taco salad was fine.....I wouldn't waste your money though.
Written Jan 20, 2008
Address: 2408 Strand St
Phone: (409) 621-1611
One of a vast chain of Joe's Crab Shack Restaurants, this one has the smell of the sea air as it is right on the beach road. The decor persuades you that this has been around for years, plenty to look at as you enter and wait to be seated. You can also buy various Joe items of clothing, T shirts, the ever popular baseball caps, keyrings etc etc at the small shop near the entrance.
You have to wait to be seated, it is VERY popular.
Favorite Dish: I had to have crab, of course! The seafood is good, no doubt about that, but you have to watch the shrimps. They are doused in this chemical just after they are caught, some regulation or other, which affects the taste. The trouble with shrimps are they are sometimes tasteless, but Joe's makes up for it with a selection of dips and sauces which add to the flavour.
Always reminds me of that song The Love Shack....
Updated Jun 14, 2007
Address: Galveston Beach Road
As a child did you ever dream of being locked in a candy store overnight with every sugar coated treat and chocolate confection within arm's reach? This would be that candy store! Not only does La King's Confectionery have cases and cases of the most delectable candy you could want, but it also is equipped with an old-fashioned ice cream counter.
All types of chocolates await you: chocolate covered marshmallows, chocolate creams, chocolate fudge...chocolate,chocolate and more chocolate. Jellybeans in brilliant colors, hard striped candies, soft pastel candies all in individual size or novelty packaging.
The candy counter was crowded with patrons with sizeable sweet tooths, so we quickly got in line with those people wanting to satisfy a craving for something smooth and oh so creamy...a crispy cone topped with a mound of ice cream!
Updated Feb 23, 2007
Address: 2323 Strand St., Galveston,Tx
We first discovered Fuddrucker's when our children were young and we were traveling to S. Carolina. Ever since that time, when we see a Fuddrucker's we stop. They serve the juiciest hamburgers we've ever tasted!
This Fuddrucker's was conveniently located near Strand Street where the DICKENS FESTIVAL was held. As usual, the interior had a funky and nostalgic decor (see photo #2). A salad bar held all sorts of toppings and veggies to add to your entree.
If you're looking for good old American cooking and generous size burgers, Fuddrucker's is the place for you!
Favorite Dish: 'da burgers!
Updated Feb 23, 2007
Address: 111 Tremont St., Galveston, TX
The food is excellent here. You will not go wrong eating here. The atmosphere is great and so is the service. They also do specialty martinis. They have Seafood, Steaks and Chicken. The Big Daddy Gumbo is excellent. Large portions. This is so much better than the usual tourist resturants like Landry's or Gaidos. Saltwater food is fresh. Not frozen. Steaks are tender and flavorful. They don't have to cover the steaks with all the seasonings to flavor it. I try to eat there at least once a week. Desserts are spectacular. You will not go wrong eating here. Promise.
Favorite Dish: Everything here is wonderful. I have had everything on there menu at least once if not several times.
Written Jan 29, 2007
Address: 21st & Postoffice
In keeping with the period, street vendors created colorful booths offering all types of foods. Sir Lawrence's had a long line--his reputation must have preceded him!
Turkey Legs, Sausage on a Stick and Sausage in a Bun were some of the foods offered here. The vendors were also in costume and deliveries to these booths were done by wagons pulled by 'street urchins'. I found it amusing seeing all the different ways this Victorian village was created....down to the costumed delivery boys.
Updated Dec 20, 2006
Address: Near Strand Street
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