The Spot Restaurant in Galveston
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 all. Located on the Seawall, the views of tourists and the gulf waves are unbeatable. The menu covers everything from locally sourced fried shrimp to mouth-watering burgers.
The Spot is actually 5 different venues in one place, right on the seawall on Galveston Island. Not only that, but the owner and self-proclaimed “Head Busboy/Burger Flipper” comes by that title honestly. He started at this very restaurant as a bus boy. He has performed every job in the restaurant and has never had any other job.
Grab a beer from an amazing selection, then find a sweet spot to relax inside or out. They have multiple levels of beachfront patios and numerous TVs to catch your favorite game. Or just kick back and enjoy beautiful views of Gulf of Mexico. Whatever you choose, you can’t go wrong.
Owner Dennis Byrd and his team want to provide a memorable family-friendly dining experience. They use an approach based on these core principles: quality, value, cleanliness and teamwork. With a focus on these key values, they strive to achieve a profit margin that allows reinvestment back to team members via raises and bonus incentives, as well as contribute to the community in general.
The Spot, initially started in 1998, was purchased by Byrd in 2002 who had worked his way up from a dishwasher to cook. He learned everything he need to know about the business, and he accomplished his dream of owning a restaurant by purchasing the same one and the only one he had ever worked in.
Today, The Spot in Galveston has grown as it expanded year after year. Now the brand is known as “Island Famous” which The Spot all 5 venues.
They introduced the laidback island style of Tiki Bar in 2005, followed shortly by a trio of concept bars: Squeeze Ritas & Tequilas, RumShack and SideYard. Each venue offers its own unique look, atmosphere and appeal which gives you five concepts to choose — all from one convenient Spot!
The Spot Reviews from around the web:
Yummy food with a great view. There was plenty of safety precautions, and no one was on the beautiful upstairs patio. I only wish someone dropped your food off to you instead of you having to go get it downstairs. Someone did however bring our appetizers up. The hamburgers were giant and my family really enjoyed the waffle fries. My fried shrimp and onion rings were fantastic as well. Drinks were good, and on par for pricing on the seawall. Queso and chips were also good. We didn’t get to eat dessert, and after seeing the counter, I regret it! Next time!
Fun spot to watch a storm roll in. We happened by this place on a cold rainy afternoon, but it was still comfortable with the clear plastic rain “curtains” drawn and it was fun to watch the 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. We went to the Spot and went straight to the top level which had a bar, firepit and nice view of the water. Note : you have to climb stairs. The service was not great. It was typical bar pricing and took a while to get served but we had a good time nonetheless. It has a nice ambiance.
It wasn’t to crowded which was good! The downstairs was more family-friendly, and had burgers, shakes and ice cream on the menu so I guess there is something for everyone. It’s in a convenient location right on the strand of you would to do some sightseeing after, and walk off the meal. It’s great.
A slightly more upscale version of the original, you have to try Shrimp ‘N Stuff Downtown!
Any time you are in the entertainment district of Galveston Island or shopping along Strand, stop in for lunch or dinner at Saltwater Grill, a local establishment with great food and drinks!
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