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A view from the top of the Iron Shark at the Pleasure Pier.
A view from the top of the Iron Shark at the Pleasure Pier.
Galveston Island Historical Pleasure Pier/Facebook

Where to Eat in Galveston This Summer

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A view from the top of the Iron Shark at the Pleasure Pier.
| Galveston Island Historical Pleasure Pier/Facebook

Time for some old fashioned, Texas straight talk. Most of the food in Galveston sucks, and that's unlikely to change anytime soon. With the opening of the new Pleasure Pier, the continued Fertittaization of the island continues at a new, elevated pace. Beloved institutions like Gaido's have been unable to capture their former glory. The Strand, while charming in its appearance, contains far too many tshirt shops with poorly phrased PG-13 witticisms. Sometimes the hour drive to the coast doesn't seem worth the trouble.

Yet, if you know where to look, a trip to Galveston still holds a lot of appeal, especially in the summer. First of all, with a breeze coming off the Gulf, the heat is less oppressive there than in the city. Also, summer in Texas means crab season, and consuming crabs while looking out on the water just enhances the whole experience in a mystical way. This guide doesn't eschew all the obvious names but does focus on BOI-approved places that work hard everyday to please their customers. Please enjoy.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. La King's Confectionery

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2323 Strand Rear St
Galveston, TX 77550

2. 901 Post Office

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901 Post Office St
Galveston, TX 77550

3. Sonny's Place

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1206 19th St
Galveston, TX 77550

4. Benno's On the Beach

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1200 Seawall Blvd
Galveston, TX 77550

5. Clary's Seafood Restaurant

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8509 Teichman Rd
Galveston, TX 77554

6. Di Bella's Italian Restaurant

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1902 31st St
Galveston, TX 77550

7. La Estacion Restaurant

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2428 Ball St
Galveston, TX 77550

8. Leon's World's Finest In & Out Barbeque

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5427 Broadway St
Galveston, TX 77551

9. Maceo Spice & Import Co.

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2706 Market St
Galveston, TX 77550

10. Mosquito Cafe

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628 14th St
Galveston, TX 77550

11. Olympia Grill

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4908 Seawall Blvd
Galveston, TX 77551

12. Shrimp N Stuff

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3901 Avenue O
Galveston, TX 77550

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1. La King's Confectionery

2323 Strand Rear St, Galveston, TX 77550
2323 Strand Rear St
Galveston, TX 77550

2. 901 Post Office

901 Post Office St, Galveston, TX 77550
901 Post Office St
Galveston, TX 77550

3. Sonny's Place

1206 19th St, Galveston, TX 77550
1206 19th St
Galveston, TX 77550

4. Benno's On the Beach

1200 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77550
1200 Seawall Blvd
Galveston, TX 77550

5. Clary's Seafood Restaurant

8509 Teichman Rd, Galveston, TX 77554
8509 Teichman Rd
Galveston, TX 77554

6. Di Bella's Italian Restaurant

1902 31st St, Galveston, TX 77550
1902 31st St
Galveston, TX 77550

7. La Estacion Restaurant

2428 Ball St, Galveston, TX 77550
2428 Ball St
Galveston, TX 77550

8. Leon's World's Finest In & Out Barbeque

5427 Broadway St, Galveston, TX 77551
5427 Broadway St
Galveston, TX 77551

9. Maceo Spice & Import Co.

2706 Market St, Galveston, TX 77550
2706 Market St
Galveston, TX 77550

10. Mosquito Cafe

628 14th St, Galveston, TX 77550
628 14th St
Galveston, TX 77550

11. Olympia Grill

4908 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77551
4908 Seawall Blvd
Galveston, TX 77551

12. Shrimp N Stuff

3901 Avenue O, Galveston, TX 77550
3901 Avenue O
Galveston, TX 77550

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