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Mosquito Cafe

628 14th St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
(409) 763-1010
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Ranked #10 of 261 Restaurants in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Dessert
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English first
Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

We stopped by for a weekend lunch. The sandwiches were tasty - I had a salmon & bacon sandwich, hubby had a shrimp & bacon. I had a Thai noodle side - yum! Hubby's potato salad was OK. Beer, including come local Galveston beer, is available. Tip: Sit in a covered seat if outside. The food attracts birds, and they... More 

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San Marcos, Texas
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

The Mosquito Cafe is my favorite restaurant in Galveston. The food choices are always great, and while a little pricey, they are still affordable by comparison to some of the other options. The meatloaf is very tasty and my wife enjoyed her Mac and cheese. Do yourself a favor and skip the touristy seafood places on the sea wall and... More 

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Middletown, Maryland
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

This was a great stop for lunch prior to our tour of the Bishop's Palace, which is very close. Interesting menu selections, quick service, delicious food; great cookies too!

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Kemah, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

I LOVE Mosquito Cafe. We go almost every time we come to Galveston (probably over a dozen times). I have a few favorites, and it is hard to order anything different, they are so good - the Warm Goat Cheese Salad, Kahuna Tuna Sandwich, or Far East End noodle salad. SOO GOOD!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

First time here , we had a party of 10. Quality of food was great. Price was a little high , but for the quality I didn't mind paying it. Staff was pleasant . Took care of us well.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Party of 6, we all ordered together, but meals came out very sporadically , eggs were barely warm. Coffee & bacon were good. Seating is very limited & bathroom needed a good refresh. I'd read great reviews & was looking forward to eating here. I was sadly disappointed

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Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This is a strange kind of 'restaurant'. They post what they are serving on boards, you go to the counter and order (like in a deli), take a # and then sit at a table (indoors or outdoors), then they serve you your order. It's a bit confusing when you first get there, but it all worked out well. Firstly,... More 

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Galveston Island, Texas
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I'm a Galvestonian resident and used to be a regular customer of the Mosquito cafe until for two consecutive times had the Asian Shrimp Skewer with very unpleasant gastrointestinal consequences. When a restaurant like this serves rotten shrimps, I feel like I'm done with it and people should be aware.

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James C, Manager at Mosquito Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I’m not sure what caused your “gastrointestinal” issues, but I can assure you that our Shrimp is always fresh and is, at all times, handled properly. You may consider that you have a food allergy to something in the dish, but I know our Shrimp is not the problem. I hope you will continue to... More 

Bedford, Virginia, United States
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64 reviews 64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We were there for Saturday lunch. The place was hopping, and the seating is tight. The food was great, and the service was very good. Be prepared to wait for a seat. The atmosphere is Key West style. It is a little loud, so if you are looking for a quiet place (this is not it). Overall is was very... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

You won't leave here hungry! We ended our stay in Galveston with breakfast at this neighborhood located restaurant. I had the "Plain OL' Breakfast" , others in our party had omelet's, all in agreement food awesome! After placing your order finding a seat was a little tough as the main seating in restaurant is small but additional seating upstairs and... More 

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Additional Information about Mosquito Cafe

Address: 628 14th St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
Phone Number: (409) 763-1010
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: American

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