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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


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Mahi Mahi Wade
Extra lean with firm white meat and mild flavor, dusted in seasoned flour and pan sautéed
Blackened Yellowfin Tuna
Medium-mild flavor with very firm texture and large flake, dusted with cajun seasonings and seared on a cast iron skillet
Charcoal Grilled North Atlantic Salmon
Medium-firm texture with large flakes and moderate moisture content, brushed with lemon garlic butter and dusted in traditional charcoal seasonings
American Cornmeal Fried Catfish
Distinctive moist, sweet, mild flavor and less flake thanother whitefish, dredged in our house-made cornmeal and lightly fried
Redfish On The Half Shell
Mild, sweet flavor profile, moderately firm texture and large moist flakes, charcoal-grilled “shell” side down and finished with lemon beurre blanc
American Red Snapper Michael
Signature gulf catch—lean, moist meat with distinctive sweet, nutty flavor, coated in parmesan flour and pan sautéed
Sautéed shellfish of your choice with avocado, cilantro, peppers and lime
Shellfish of your choice poached in Garlic butter with sweet peppers
Shellfish of your choice sautéed in an Asiago cream sauce
Beurre Blanc
Our signature lemon butter sauce
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
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
American, Seafood
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
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Gaido’s is an excellent seafood restaurant. The grilled oysters was the best oysters that we had. Red snapper topped with crab meat was delicious.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Jenny201110
Reviewed 4 days ago

The food was excellent as well as the service. We enjoyed both the seafood and the steaks. Thank you

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Steve A
Reviewed 5 days ago

Well, this place is tradition with us. We went here on our honeymoon 33 years ago and have been back about once a year since whenever we visit Galveston. We were there for the 100th anniversary and have always LOVED this place. It's still good,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank kannb
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We are Galveston natives and absolutely love Gaido’s! Everything is always delicious and Elena is great!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Eepeterson8
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great service and food. Our server was Elena and she was a great server. We both had the fried shrimp which we really enjoyed. Love their bread

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank a3jranch
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My dad died in 1995, but Gaidos was one of his favorite restaurants. We have not been here in years, but both of us had good memories of Gaidos. We set aside our last night in Galveston to try it. Expensive, but the food was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Proffessor
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This amazing “Dining Experience” far exceeded our expectations! This treasure undoubtedly and easily confirms to anyone that visits - why they have successfully and repeatedly won awards, are highly recommended by locals and noted as a “must visit” by many publications. Having opened in 1911,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Tammy S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Picked Gaidos because of good reviews and the history. Excellent service from Dave the entire evening set the stage for a great night. Very good wine list and great menu options. Service was nicely paced, and food quantities were larger than expected, (or needed!). Enjoyed...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank oshkoshtraveler61
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went to Gaido's to celebrate my birthday. We deliberately went after the lunch crowd had departed on a weekday. We were given excellent service and the food choices were fabulous! My husband ordered an oyster platter (it was oyster season) that...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank NYCVISIT2008
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

12 oysters, two soft shell crab, pecan pie and a great long walk just outside to aide digestion. Not a bad way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon. Jason was my server, used to work here when he was 16 (in the biggest kitchen in...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Griso_man
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Im sorry just saw this. we walked right in on a saturday
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Response from Anita767 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have a children's coloring menu with things like chicken, grilled cheese, and Fettuccine Alfredo and other child appropriate food. Their seafood is amazing.
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