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“Not a Tourist Trap”

Benno's Cajun Seafood Restaurant
Ranked #50 of 330 Restaurants in Galveston
Price range: US$10 - US$30
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole, Seafood
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Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Outdoor Seating
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 both selected the all-you-can-eat-catfish. It was more than we could eat! We received catfish, fries, hushpuppies, corn-on-the-cob, and cornbread. (Tip: try the cornbread with the honey butter--it perfectly sets off the seafood.)

The waitstaff kept our glasses full. The food was splendid. We'll be back!

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Thank Laura G
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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 sausage and seafood that he said had really good flavor. My shrimp was very lightly breaded and not oily at all. The staff was awesome, they were extremely attentive and we lacked for nothing. Looking forward to our next visit at Benno's!

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Thank cookerlady
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

Ate there for our 52 anniversary, with some friends. I always have the 10 crab balls and my wife get the fish and shrimp. Then we share, they have the best fish seasoning we ever tasted. Just a hint of spice and cooked to perfection. We eat there every time we get to Galveston.

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Thank Hugh H
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We went on a Sunday afternoon. There was a line, but it went fast and was WELL worth the small wait. Seafood was absolutely delicious. Shrimp was crispy and probably the best I had on the island in the 6 days we were there. It's a very casual atmosphere and service is great! We will make this a regular on our future visits for sure!

Thank skaiser2017
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Reviewed 5 August 2017

Coming in from the beach at night and just needed a meal before we headed back to hotel. These guys are always busy and it takes awhile to get your food but our shrimp po'boys were really good. Soft bread and juicy shrimp, surprisingly tasty for such a casual restaurant at the end of the seawall. Didn't have sweet tea so that's a bit of a letdown but otherwise it was just right. The waitstaff were doing a great job given how busy they were. Menu is fairly varied although most of the dishes are fried, but we would definitely eat here again.

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Thank Jackie F
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