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3828 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-8848
+1 409-761-5500
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good18%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“seafood” (462 reviews)
“pecan pie” (123 reviews)
“shrimp” (300 reviews)
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3828 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-8848
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We took my Dad to get a sample of Galveston seafood and as usual it didn't disappoint! Excellent service completed the visit!

Thank meganapostolo
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Food was okay but not what I expected for the price. Grilled seafood platter tasted good but the size of the seafood was small. Our waiter Dave was great.

Thank robertbO7576YX
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My family and I went to Gaido’s for the first time,Having never been there we were excited to try all the excellent seafood we had heard about. They have a great selection of fish with delicious toppings. Our waiter named Dave was amazing, he helped...More

Thank Hannah R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Drove into Galeston for a few days to visit a friend. My first stop was Gaido’s. Had a Wedge Salad, and the Signature Charbroiled oysters broiled in butter with parmesan. First time I had a Tiki Island Wheat beer. Sally was my waitress! She was...More

Thank cyndiLair
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lunch was fantastic. Had the stuffed flounder special and it was great. My wife had the mahi-mahi, it was also very good. The pecan pie though was fantastic!!! The good was great, the service was great and the view was great.

Thank poppyman1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being an iconic restaurant, it was neat to see the various mementos in the restaurant from years past. The food was not bad, but it didn’t meet the expectations of the hype. My husband’s tile fish was just ok and lacked flavor. I had the...More

Thank katiekamper
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gaido's is a Galveston tradition. It's a family-owned restaurant that has operated for more than a century offering fresh seafood in an elegant atmosphere. The main restaurant is in a complex that includes a motel and a smaller restaurant that offers excellent food, lower prices...More

Thank TedHanley
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had flounder, grilled oysters and soft shelled crab. All were delicious. Make sure to make a reservation. This place fills up quickly

Thank D B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had not dined here in many years. My family dined here frequently over 50 years ago. After eating here again I can honestly say that it is still the Grand Dame for fine seafood dining in the Galveston area. Our young waiter, Alexander, eagerly...More

Thank howellm2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has been here a long time. Call ahead for reservations. I had my annual dose of oysters, both fried and half-shell. My wife had shrimp. Both were good, but not world class. In fact, my fried oysters were rather small, and average in...More

Thank harrison9161
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2 August 2017|
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Response from kevin5831 | Reviewed this property |
Im sorry just saw this. we walked right in on a saturday
3 February 2017|
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Response from Travels257 | Reviewed this property |
I did not see a child's menu. But the wait staff was very helpful. I am sure they will accommodate your granddaughter.
25 October 2016|
Response from beachiegirl7 | Reviewed this property |
You'll need to call the restaurant to confirm they are open for Thanksgiving
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3828 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-8848
    (39th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
  • Phone Number: +1 409-761-5500
  • E-mail
The toast of the Texas coast. How can frozen fish be called fresh? The answer for anyone with snap is simple: it can’t. That’s why Gaido’s is the classic choice for fresh Gulf seafood. Patrons know Gaido’s is real, when others are clearly not. From red snapper and blue crab to white tablecloths crumbed with panache, there’s no denying Gaido’s is one-of-a-kind in a world of imitation. Now, after four generations of filleting, frying, grilling and baking, Gaido’s has grown into the picture perfect place of traditions– birthdays, anniversaries, retirements, reunions. As the largest fresh fish house on the coast, Gaido’s can serve up to 2,500 happy diners a day. -– for over 100 years – is truly the coastal classic.
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