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Gaido's

3828 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-8848
+1 409-761-5500
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good18%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“seafood” (453 reviews)
“pecan pie” (121 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
3828 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-8848
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I've known about Gaido's a long time but every time I've traveled to Galveston I've dined elsewhere. I finally went to Gaido's and absolutely loved it! Their classic decor and seating doesn't appear to have changed all that much over the years. Some people, mostly...More

Thank TrueTexasTraveler
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I’ve been coming to this restaurant since the 60’s. It was the hot spot everyone coming to Galveston. The iconic Crab sign, bread and glitzy white tablecloths. I moved from Houston, but every visit back we came to eat. Our last trip 2014 was superb...More

Thank Mechele G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is always superb, as are the staff! It is kind of pricey, but totally worth it for the food, service and location.

Thank William J
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited Galveston recently and we decided to dine at Gaido’s since we had both dined there as children when our respective families vacationed in Galveston more than 40 years ago! We were both pleased with the service, the food and the...More

Thank Joe B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Over a hundred years old and on the seawall, you'd think you'd be in for some first rate seafood. And yet. I find the prices high but more importantly the food just doesn't impress. I think this would have been a very impressive place in...More

Thank PaxtonQuigley
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was late, we were tired and wanted some good seafood. Being from Maryland we know seafood! Gaido's hit the spot. The food was delicious! The service was good and the portions were huge. We will definitely go again if we come back to Galveston!

Thank bhudsontuck
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were given this suggestion by our Uber driver on the way to our hotel. We walked from The Hotel Galvez which was very refreshing after being on an airplane. I would not recommend walking after dark since we passed a few areas that made...More

Thank dukegal05
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although over the passed 40 years in Texas we have eaten many times at GAIDO's this year my wife and I chose to celebrate our Thanksgiving Day at their holiday buffet. They provided all the usual Thanksgiving Day fare in addition to some of their...More

Thank Phil G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the stuffed flounder it was very good. The service was great, my family and I had an enjoyable, elegant evening.

Thank valj0hn7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went Saturday after Thanksgiving 2017. 4 of us, thought it would be crazy crowded - wasn't...attentive staff, our server Elena was wonderful, helpful and personable. We were hungry - not starving, so we got "shareable" meals. Started with the appetizer seafood tower - AWESOME! oysters,...More

Thank KVO1234
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Blueridgekat
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
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JMBandi
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.
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tripseyHoustonTX
26 October 2016|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$45
Meals
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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
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
Description
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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