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Fish Tales

$$$
American, Seafood, Hamburgers
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2502 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-7956
(409) 762-8545
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Outdoor seating
Scenic view

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  • 171
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  • 204
    Very good
  • 119
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  • 59
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  • 43
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Popular restaurant to tourist!

Fun restaurant to visit, however it gets crowded on the weekends and you will have a long wait time. Most staff is very friendly. Our waiter would not even talk or make suggestions! Very strange! Food is decent, there is better on the island.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
DG0519
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Tamaqua, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Scenic view
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Neosho
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

The food was just nasty. my friend got a shrimp cocktail that said it was cleaned deveined and peeled. was none of that was horrible. and I got the fried popcorn shrimp and was nothing but nasty wet batter, and for buffalo shrimp wasn't bigger then a dime. would think on the coast would be bigger. will never go there... More 

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Tamaqua, Pennsylvania
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66 reviews 66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Fun restaurant to visit, however it gets crowded on the weekends and you will have a long wait time. Most staff is very friendly. Our waiter would not even talk or make suggestions! Very strange! Food is decent, there is better on the island.

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Houston, Texas
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59 reviews 59 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We had a good meal here. The dish of shrimp prepared four different ways was good, as was the stuffed flounder. The service was good. The restaurant validates parking.

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El Paso, Texas
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87 reviews 87 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We had appetizers and drinks and they were wonderful. We had a ton of fun sitting downstairs at the bar and looking out over the main drag and the bay. A very popular place so be sure to plan ahead if you want to get in.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Went to Galveston for the weekend, first stop was lunch at Fish Tales. We sat on the patio overlooking below and right across the street from Pleasure Pier. Good fish and chips, great beer and cocktails.

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Beaumont, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Hubby and I visited on a Saturday evening and were seated immediately. The experience started off a little rocky as we were practically ignored for about 15 minutes. After finally flagging down a server, she promised to find "our" server and send him over. Once Lance arrived, the service could not have been better, as it seemed nothing was too... More 

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Neosho, Missouri
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We have had the opportunity to eat at this restaurant on a couple of trips and would definitely go back. The food was very good and the service excellent. We sat on the veranda and the view was outstanding.

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Hicksville, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The is a seafood restaurant right across from the amusement pier. The food was ok. The drinks were good. The service was terrible. My app arrived after my dinner

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The Woodlands, Tx
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Fish Tales is one of my favorite restaurants. We always eat here when we are in Galveston. Great food and great service. We love to sit outside on the upstairs covered deck. Very nice. It is directly across from Pleasure Pier. So beautiful at night.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We arrived for lunch and were greeted by a very nice hostess, but she was confused about where she could seat us. Once sat, we were greeted by a very nice waiter. He too our order, but our cocktails took 15 mins to arrive at the table. Our appetizer arrived with our meal. The food was not very good. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2502 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-7956
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
  • Phone Number: (409) 762-8545

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Hamburgers

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?