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ShermansTravel experts know where to find the best meal in town at the best price. Our restaurant reviews sift through the mountains of menus to highlight neighborhood gastronomic institutions and up-and-coming foodie hotspots – not to mention where to go for affordable, dependable fare complemented by a charming atmosphere.

Top Restaurants in Galveston

Apache Mexican Cuisine

Get your Mexican fix at this local favorite. Their enchiladas, carne guisada, and chicken mole have been luring crowds since 1960.

511 20th St., TX, 409-765-5646,
Tags: moderate | local favorite | mexican

Gaido's Seaside Restaurant

Owned and operated by the Gaido family since 1911, this Galveston institution is known for incredible seafood. Try the stuffed snapper or the comforting shrimp bisque.

3828 Seawall Blvd., TX, 409-762-9625, ext. 365,
Tags: expensive | smart splurge

Island Bowl

You can’t go wrong when you combine bowling and the beach. Enjoy both at this 10-pin alley with bar and diner featuring cocktails, burgers, and diner favorites.

3424 Seawall Blvd., TX, 409-763-0655,
Tags: family | budget | funky | bowling

Lunchbox Café

No item tops $10 at this creative sandwich shop, where staples like tuna salad are dressed up with field greens, dried cranberries, and tarragon.

210 21st. St., TX, 409-770-0044,
Tags: family | budget | funky

Mosquito Café

Unlike many Galveston establishments, this East End restaurant doesn’t fry anything. Instead, the menu is a welcome mix of grilled, roasted, sautéed, and steamed seafood, plus pastas and salads (try the salmon salad).

628 14th St., TX, 409-763-1010,
Tags: luxury | trendy | eclectic

The Spot Restaurant and Tiki Bar

Kick back over a gourmet burger and a beer, and take in the great Gulf of Mexico views. Kids love the arcade; parents appreciate the Tiki Bar and one of the city’s biggest open-air decks.

3204 Seawall Blvd., TX, 409-621-5237,
Tags: family | budget | ocean views

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