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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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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“crawfish” (67 reviews)
“hush puppies” (51 reviews)
“seafood” (115 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
$$ - $$$
1200 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-8233
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm 67 and when I surfed as a teen this location was a Burger Chef but you wouldn't know it now. The casual restaurant has been a long time favorite when my daughter lived on the island from 2000 until Hurricane Ike. The Cajun and...More

Thank jpt51
Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this place on the Seawall during the Lone Star Rally which was also in Galveston at the same time at the Art Educators Convention. Amazing Red Beans and Rice. Also, seafood platter, grilled Cajun style, amazing. Easy to get to. Down home place with...More

Thank J Michael M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very affordable restaurant is located right on the seawall with a great view of the beach. Great for families or couples looking for a quick bite to eat. It's far from upscale, so this is not the place for a fancy date.The...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and i ate here for the first time this past weekend, won't be our last either. Being from Maryland its alot for me to say that they have the best crab cakes west of Maryland. Haha. Tasted great.

Thank myblackcat78
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cute little place located directly on the seawall with a great view. There is also outdoor seating with an even better view if you can take the heat and sun. Shade is minimal; dress is very casual. The interior is usual seafood furnishings of wooden...More

Thank Karen R
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Great fried shrimp and oysters at very reasonable prices. Benno's on the Beach doesn't look like much and you need to order at the cash register but the food was very good - freshly fried shrimp and oysters, good hush puppies and tasty coleslaw. The...More

Thank Brenda-Houston
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Good spot if you like fried seafood Portions were large, and beer was cold Parking was limited, but service was good

Thank txbride
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Couldn't wait to eat seafood.... we were fortunate to walk into Benno's... it was delicious and lunch special with drink $10...

Thank Julie C
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We were hungry but worried about falling into a tourist trap of expensive seafood imported from Alaska. (Advertised at another restaurant on the seawall) We were happy we selected this place! It took us a few minutes to figure out it was counter service. We...More

Thank Laura G
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Took a day trip to the Galveston Texas Seawall and decided to try this place out as it's right across from the ocean. My husband loves Stone Crab and they actually had it on the menu! He also had the jambalaya that was stuffed with...More

Thank cookerlady
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damien c
31 January 2017|
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Rose P
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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

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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
Kids, Groups, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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: 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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