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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 good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“cajun seafood” (29 reviews)
“hush puppies” (54 reviews)
“oysters” (68 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
$$ - $$$
1200 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-8233
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place is AWESOME. We were lucky enough to get there just before the rush. You have to queue up to order. There is always a queue. Why? Because it’s that good. I had the fried. Yum.

Thank Claudia G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Counter service with table service prices. They were busy and it took a while for the food to come up. Had a fried fish platter which was just ok. Cornmeal breading that produced dark brown rather than golden brown food. Coleslaw ok. French fries good....More

Thank Nomad062_10
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Every time we come to galveston, we hit up this small building overlooking the ocean and I have never been disappointed. We come hungry and leave stuffed from oysters and shrimp, fried and boiled fish, and we always order the crab balls! Plus tons of...More

Thank Lee H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Shrimp OK, just. Fries appalling. Fettuccine sauce split. Tables took a long time to clean. Give it a miss.

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 6 days ago

We ate here the second day of our vacation. I didn't like it at all. The best part of the food was the fried shrimp and I had better at another restaurant the next night. Won't eat here again if I ever go back to...More

Thank ella h
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was terrible!!! We waited for over an hour for food that was cold and wrong. Service was horrible. The wait staff knew nothing.

Thank daycd672
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First off we have been eating at Benno's every time we visit Galveston which is about every other year for the past 20 years. We have always enjoyed their food and would recommend it to friends visiting the island. This time things were a bit...More

Thank jcgood87
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Large portions. Oysters and shrimp were delicious! Seasoned well as Cajun food should be. Casual dining.

Thank LDBrooks321
Reviewed 1 week ago

Benno's came highly recommended by our trolley driver and was our first taste of real southern seafood in Galveston.. It was just unbelievable! The staff walked us through the unknowns. Our favorites? Gumbo, their potatoes... cold slaw....hush puppies, etoufee.... oh man! I am drooling right...More

Thank shingram2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to have lunch here and realized we had eaten here a couple of years ago. Food is a little expensive for what you get, but it is tasty and well done. The time it took to get our food was ridiculous though. It took...More

Thank thejbwall
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Eliza L
3 February 2018|
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Response from RDQEN | Reviewed this property |
I would contact the restaurant directly. I also think their menu was online. They may have crawfish specials
damien c
31 January 2017|
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Michael M
3 August 2016|
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Response from BeachbumAggie | Reviewed this property |
they have grilled and boiled seafood, they have boiled n grilled potatoes as well.
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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, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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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