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ShyKatZ Deli & Bakery

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American, International, Delicatessen
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1528 Avenue L, corner of 16th street and Avenue L, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
409-770-0500
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout

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  • 130
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
First visit

Great place! Great food! Great atmosphere! Thank-you for this hidden gem in galveston. Can't wait to try bread pudding tonight that we got as take out. Yum

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Donna D
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Galveston, Texas
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Galveston, Texas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place! Great food! Great atmosphere! Thank-you for this hidden gem in galveston. Can't wait to try bread pudding tonight that we got as take out. Yum

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Thank Donna D
Galveston, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I just had potato soup and it was wonderful, creamy with just a subtle seasoning mix. Shy Katz in on the corner of 16th & "L", spacious, tables are outside too. You walk in the the aromas are inviting.

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Thank EnthusiasticNow
US
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have become a "regular" at this place in the 5 days that I have been here. We tried the Mosquito Cafe for breakfast the first morning. That was good, but we went to ShyKatZ the next day and kept going back. They will feed you lunch at breakfast time (which I like). I have had the Hot Pastrami sandwich,... More 

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1 Thank Costumaker
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65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Made an overnight trip to Galveston and wanted to go to places we have never been to. We found ShyKatz on TripAdvisor and it had great reviews. Liked that it wasn't on a main street. It is interesting from the minute you walk up the little painted steps. The counter girl took our order for breakfast then found a table... More 

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1 Thank JLGlenn
Houston, Texas
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We're from Houston and were looking for local places (i.e. no chain places) in Galveston during a long weekend visit. We selected ShyKatz based Trip Advisor reviews and it met every expectation. Although it's smaller it and has a relaxed charm (none of the chairs or coffee cups match) that reminds you of a classic diner. The charm extended to... More 

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1 Thank texasjtr
San Antonio, Texas
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

We had a grilled cheese with roasted tomatoes on jalapeño bread...wonderful! So good we went back for breakfast the next day..very good huevos rancheros..spicy sauce..excellent breakfast cake. Brown sugar and pecans.. The coffee was wonderful. Loved the ladies working there..

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1 Thank Katie3199
Rosenberg, Texas
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118 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

We have been meaning to come here forever and SO glad we finally stopped!!! I had the Huevos Rancheros- best eggs and beans I've ever had!!!! My mom had the hot pastrami sandwich and loved it with the au jus. The desserts are divine and they cut a cake they just put out just for my mom- so sweet! She... More 

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1 Thank liz_tridelta
Pasadena, Texas
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Being late risers making it down to the island in time for lunch before 3pm is tough. Thankfully we planned on eating here and left a little early. Great sandwiches, friendly service and no one tried to rush us as closing time got near. Average sandwich price is about $10 without fries, the sandwiches are huge so we normally split... More 

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1 Thank weirdtexasgirl
Austin, Texas
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101 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

We stopped here for breakfast and enjoyed a casual, unhurried, delicious home style, meal. I had an omelet and my husband had the Nancy 123. We both liked our selections, but I'll note that the cheese on my omelet was an American single...not my preference for cheese, but it was on top so I took it off and the omelet... More 

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1 Thank CTaaB
Dallas, Texas
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114 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

The food was awesome. The service was outstanding. It's so nice to see the local people come in to hugs and smiles. My burger was perfect! We didn't save room for desert but we took it to go. This will be one of our places to come when we return.

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1 Thank vicmil

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1528 Avenue L, corner of 16th street and Avenue L, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
  • Phone Number: 409-770-0500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, International, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?