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Mosquito Cafe

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628 14th St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-5004
+1 409-763-1010
08:00 - 21:00
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Sun 08:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had the special snapper dinner; excellant. Friendly and attentive staff, one of the few good places open "later" on a week night in Galveston. Great for breakfast as well!

Thank KerrvilleKirk
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived just before the big dinner crowd and the food was delivered promptly. Mac and cheese was really rich, fish tacos were great and the grilled cheese was enough to share for our 2 kids.

Thank GigEm1995
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On the 25th of November, we visited the Mosquito Cafe to have lunch. We've been coming to the Mosquito Cafe for over 18 years. We would highly recommend the Mosquito Cafe, mainly due to one of the wonderful employees named Kay. She has always been a friendly, conscientious employee. Also, we just really love the food! The Salmon Club Sandwich... More 

Thank Ann L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This little gem has amazing food. I got the chicken salad sandwich. It had just right mix of green apple, celery, and toasted pecans. My husband had a burger and as he puts it "a burger is a burger". All portions are plentiful. They are busy. You stand in line and Order your food, then sit with a number and... More 

1 Thank Bella71486
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food and service in a small cafe off the the main visitor path... great variety of unique entrees to pick from and deserts to die for... A must stop place if you are on the island...

Thank ChrisInRoanoke
Humble, Texas
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is always good, get there early, because line's form and it is hard to find a spot to sit. I have visited Galveston for 40 years and feel this is a must stop for some very inventive and delicious food.

Thank JourneyMan339
Robbins, North Carolina
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the food to sitting outside in courtyard - delightful experience. My friends and I all got something to experience and it was all good. Nice size portions of the hamburger, turkey wrap and quesadilla (beef). With sides of pecan apple salad (finished every bite), side salad with champagne vinaigrette dressing (wonderful) and the macaroni salad. I recommend this place... More 

Thank Twin2Garner
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This mom and pop restaurant does not live up to its reviews. It needs some rigor--flocks of blackbirds were swirling above all the diners, swooping down to eat leftovers, even leaving unwanted, unnameable bits on our tables! Marvin Zindler should be back-- a real whistleblower is needed. The staff is not doing its job.

3 Thank Pompsy
James C, General Manager at Mosquito Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. Many many guests disagree with your comment about about our mom and pop restaurant not living up to the reviews. We try very hard to keep the patio tidy to keep the birds away. We've tried many different techniques to control the birds but it's nearly impossible to control mother nature. We continually clean and... More 

Hood River, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ordered a green chile cheeseburger and it was very good. This is the second or third time I have eaten at the establishment and have always enjoyed the fare. It is fresh, tasty and fair value.

Thank Gary M
Arlington, TX
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474 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hubs had the steak sandwich, he didn't offer me a bite so it must've been good! I had turkey divinity extra apples, it's huge and my fave! I tried the macaroni potato salad, interesting combo but good, it'd be better with more mustard and add some dill pickle IMO but still tasty. Nice day to sit on their patio, it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 628 14th St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-5004
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
  • Phone Number: +1 409-763-1010

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?