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Benno's on the Beach

1200 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-8233
+1 409-762-4621
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good36%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“crawfish” (65 reviews)
“hush puppies” (48 reviews)
“seafood” (109 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
$$ - $$$
1200 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-8233
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1 - 10 of 578 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I suppose somebody likes dried out, over-fried seafood. There's gotta be a market for it as this place is still open. And it was pretty full the day We showed. But my one visit will be my last. My wife was even less impressed. Sorry...More

Thank Kerry C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nothing like this anywhere else!! Delicious Cajun style seafood and ice cold draft Texas Shiner bock!! You get filet of fisf, oysters, shrimp, new potatoes, cole slaw and garlic bread. Cajun seafood platter for 17.95!!! Plate is huge!! Delicious!

Thank Marianne M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place is nice surprised. It is extremely causal. They did the cajun right. We ordered a two pounds blue crabs and they were fresh and delicious. Buy if you are in a hurry, this place would not be the right place. The lines were...More

Thank EDLC007
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

TripAdvisor reviews were all over from excellent to awful. Decided to try it anyway. Benno's is an average fried fish and shrimp restaurant with decent portions. Menu consist of fried chicken, catfish, oysters and shrimp along with boiled shrimp and crab.

Thank Chad E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a letdown... hubs and I are here for a mini getaway, wanted some good & fresh seafood. Looked like this place has been here awhile, so gave it a shot. RUDE RUDE RUDE ladies that work there. It stopped raining hours before we got...More

Thank Dream L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easter Sunday, a drive to Galveston to relax. We were getting hungry, as it was dinner time. This is crawfish season, we search for a restaurant and Benno's was along the main Boulevard. Parking can be a problem. We order the crawfish dinner, it included...More

Thank ckfrndshrdr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great atmosphere!! Food was delicious! There key lime pie was scrumptious. There wait staff were very helpful.

Thank sherylgor
Reviewed 1 week ago

... and had no problem with birds - but that always depends on what previous folks have been doing in feeding or not recently. Thankfully none of that had been going on. The the seafood platter - shrimp, oysters, crab balls and fries - was...More

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in for dinner our first night on the island. I thought the food was ok. There really is no service as you walk up, order then sit down. One good but weird thing I liked was that our wine came in beer mugs,...More

Thank mb52015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the fried gulf shrimp for lunch and enjoyed it. My wife had the tilapia filet and enjoyed it. Very large portions on the tilapia. Very nice view of the gulf from the restaurant.

Thank JubileeJerry
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damien c
31 January 2017|
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Michael M
3 August 2016|
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Response from denpattt | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately no.
Rose P
10 February 2016|
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Response from mikecox24 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. This is the best seafood restaurant for locals in Galveston. Enjoy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1200 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-8233
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
  • Phone Number: +1 409-762-4621
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Looking for fresh local seafood and a casual beachfront atmosphere? Benno's on the Beach has both! Our menu offers a variety of Cajun grilled, golden fried, and hot boiled entrees. Dine in or take out today.
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