When it’s time to take a break and get food for everyone, the many restaurants in Galveston on the Seawall can leave you wondering if you have time to do anything else! The good news is there is plenty to choose from and we’ve made it easier by highlighting them all here in one page. From burgers to seafood, authentic Italian and Mexican cuisine, and everything in between – there is always something for everyone in your family, vacation, or group. The Seawall in Galveston is famous for many reasons. It was constructed in the early 1900s to protect from future hurricanes. The street itself is Texas FM Road 3005 and is known as Seawall Boulevard where it runs along the seawall.
The sidewalk next to Seawall Blvd on top of the seawall is claimed to be the longest continuous sidewalk in the world at 10.3 miles) long.
It is approximately 17 feet (5.2 m) high and 16 feet (4.9 m) thick at its base.
The seawall is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and designated a National Civil Engineering Landmark.
Seawall Boulevard is one of the main streets lining the island East to West. The seawall is very busy with vehicles, traffic, and pedestrians during busy tourist seasons. Here are the restaurants located on Seawall Blvd in Galveston, TX
Galveston Restaurants: On Seawall Blvd
These iconic Galveston restaurants are all situated on the Texas Gulf Coast on Galveston Island’s famous Seawall
3204 Seawall Blvd, Galveston TX
The Spot in Galveston is an amazing place with an amazing story, and an amazing view from the outside dining decks. It offers a unique beachfront dining and entertainment experience for everyone.
Located on the famous Galveston Seawall, the views are absolutely unbeatable. The menu covers everything from local seafood, delicous salads, and giant mouth-watering burgers.
At The Spot, you actually find 5 different venues in one place. The owner started at this restaurant as a bus boy and dishwaher. He also made deliveries, was a cook and a cashier. He has performed every single job in the restaurant, shows up for work even today and has never had any other job.
On the menu you will find plenty to choose from in way of appetizers, burgers, seafood entrees, amazing onion rings, a special slaw and waffle fries to go along with just about everything. They also have a nice selection of salads and sandwiches. Don’t forget dessert, they even have a few that are homemade.
You’ll also find a very nice selection of beer right on the menu or choose from frozen fruity drinks. Ask the bartender about specials. All there is left to do is catch your favorite game on one of the many inside TVs, or step outside to one of the many decks and enjoy beautiful views of the Gulf of Mexico. Whatever you choose, you be happy you did.
At this same location, you’ll also find a laidback island style Tiki Bar that opened in 2005, as well as a trio of concept bars known as: Squeeze Ritas and Tequilas, RumShack, and the SideYard.
Each of them offers its own style, atmosphere and appeal which gives you five concepts to choose — all from one convenient Spot!
What Do Customers Say About The Spot in Galveston?
“Yummy food with a great view”.
“The hamburgers were giant and my family really enjoyed the waffle fries. My fried shrimp and onion rings were fantastic as well.”
“Fun spot to watch a storm roll in. The place is huge, with several levels and dining areas of varying ‘outdoors-ness’.”
“The food was surprisingly good and plentiful for being such a beach bar. The employees were friendly and attentive.”
“Its got something for everyone.”
Read More about The Spot for menus, directions and contact information.
Gaido’s Seafood Restaurant
3828 Seawall Blvd, Galveston TX
A longtime family restaurant in Galveston, Gaidos offers an elegant seafood experience like no other on the island. Located on the seawall, just look for the giant crab with parking right up front. Dress code required for dinner, reservations recommended.
Family recipes are still prepared by hand and this is what makes Gaido’s unique. They have adapted surrounding cultural influences to create food selections not found elsewhere on the island. Take that and add impeccable service and atmosphere, then you have a menu and an experience unlike any other on the Seawall.
A great place to celebrate a special day, or simply enjoy the fine dining service and food that Gaido’s is known for. Gaido’s has hosted presidents, famous entertainers, star athletes, and even Alfred Hitchcock once upon a time.
Read More About Gaido’s Seafood Restaurant on Seawall
Miller’s Seawall Grill
1824 Seawall Blvd, Galveston TX
Miller’s Seawall Grill in Galveston is a local favorite that has something for everyone. With award winning recipes, a menu that includes all day breakfast, one of the best chicken fried steaks available, seafood platters, and home-cooked meals – you just can’t go wrong at Miller’s.
Best of all, you get all of this with great service and an amazing view of the gulf.
See why Galveston locals love Miller’s Seawall Grill.
2502 Seawall Blvd, Galveston TX
Fish Tales has a spectacular view of the gulf, the waves, the seawall, and Pleasure Pier amusements. The restaurant falls under the Landry’s Inc. brand. It fills up fast during busy days and when there are events taking place on Seawall Blvd.
The Fish Tales Galveston location has shrimp, catfish etouffee, ribs and other non seafood selections. Save room for dessert, there are plenty to choose from. Located directly across from Pleasure Pier at 25th Street, this makes for a perfect stop when everyone is hungry and needs a break
More Info: Fish Tales
Jimmy’s on the Pier
9001 Seawall Blvd, Galveston TX
Jimmy’s on the Pier is a restaurant and bar that is located on a pier above the crashing waves of the Gulf of Mexico. They serve breakfast on the weekend, and have burgers, seafood dishes, great appetizers and salads. With a full bar, they also have great drinks. Dine indoors or sit outside right over the water.
After your meal, stroll out to the end of the pier where you are very likely to see people reeling in their next catch.
Jimmy’s is located on the west end of Galveston Island and they have a small gift shop and coffee bar available as well.
More Info: Jimmy’s On The Pier
Nick’s Kitchen and Beach Bar
3802 Seawall Blvd, Galveston TX
Nick’s is located next door Gaido’s is a more casual version of the same great seafood selections with a huge beer selection.
You can come in and cool off or enjoy yourself by the pool.
Chef Nick Gaido brings a special style to great local dishes that you won’t forget.
Look for the giant shrimp right on the seawall, indoor and outdoor dining available.
Benno’s Cajun Seafood Restaurant
1200 Seawall Blvd, Galveston TX
Also known as Benno’s On the Beach, this casual seawall restaurant offers cajun style seafood with a great view of the gulf. Sit inside or sit outside – either way you’ll find the simple wooden picnic table which is all you need.
Benno’s is known for the location and for fresh seafood. You can sit inside or outside under the sun with perfect ocean views. This is a casual seaside restaurant that has a Cajun flair to the menu. Enjoy crab, shrimp, and more. Make a perfect pairing with your fvaorite wine or beer.
Learn More: Benno’s on the Beach
Salsa’s Mexican Restaurant
4604 Seawall Blvd, Galveston TX
Salsa’s Mexican Restaurant of Galveston Island is a locally owned and operated Mexican restaurant that opened in 1998. It is located directly on the seawall right across from the gulf.
At Salsa’s has a bright and colorful building with great mexican dishes served with chips and salsa. A few of the more popular dishes are the Red Snapper Del Mar, yummy garlic butter shrimp, as well as the always expected fajitas, combo plates and fish tacos.
A couple of specialties you might like are Stuffed Shrimp Jalapenos, the Chipotle Enchilada, Big Burrito or Messy Nachos appetizers. Don’t forget to try one of Salsa’s award winning margaritas – as seen in Texas Monthly and the Galveston Daily News for “Best Mexican Restaurant” and “Best Margarita.”
Salsa’s can accomodate large groups or cater your next event. They have happy hour and lunch specials daily.
What Others Say:
Every trip my family takes to Galveston i make sure I get to eat at Salsa’s at least once!
“The staff was extremely nice and welcoming. The food was good too.”
Service was impeccable. Some of the best fajitas we’ve ever had!
Great queso and the green sauce is so good if you like avacados. Left so full and satisfied.
Learn More: Salsa’s Mexican Restaurant
Bubba Gump Shrimp Company
2501 Seawall, Galveston TX
Inside Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier
Located directly on the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, Bubba Gump’s is a family restaurant chain known for shrimp (of course) and standard American fare. A themed place created mostly for hungry tourists. If you are a fan, you’ll likely want to try it – just to say you did.
Learn More: Bubba Gump Shrimp Company located on Seawall at the Historic Pleasure Pier
Tortuga Mexican Kitchen
6010 Seawall Blvd, Galveston TX
Tortuga’s is a great choice when you are hungry for Mexican standards and seafood selections. The Baja Shrimp tacos are delicious. They have a large indoor dining area, a full bar, and plenty of outdoor seating with a view of the waves.
Happy hour and margarita specials are available and there are several large TV screens for catching your favorite team.
Learn More About Tortuga Mexican Kitchen
Galvez Bar & Grill
Galvez Bar & Grill is a casual restaurant found inside the Grand Galvez (formerly known as the Hotel Galvez. The dining room has a historic feel that people love, complete with lofted ceilings and natural light from the large front windows of the hotel that look out to the Gulf of Mexico. Visit the restaurant anytime from 7:30am-10:30pm and enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Dine-in and carryout options are available and of course, room service for guests staying at the hotel.
More About Galvez Bar & Grill
More Seawall Restaurants
Mario’s Seawall Italian Restaurant
The Gumbo Diner
Texas Pit Stop BBQ
Brick House Tavern + Tap
Russo’s New York Pizzeria & Italian Kitchen
So there you have it, the summarized list of Galveston restaurants on the Seawall, where you’ll get great food with unbeatable views of the gulf. It makes for a perfect combination.
If you happen to be on another part of the island, check out the other wonderful Galveston restaurants that are available throughout the island.