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1200 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1 409-762-4621
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating
Description: Looking for fresh local seafood and a casual beachfront atmosphere...
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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  • 113
    Excellent
  • 138
    Very good
  • 58
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
An Island Tradition!

Want seafood with an ocean view? Benno's is the place! It's busy. It can be loud. But man, is it good! Benno's is where you go when you want good seafood. It's what they do. No stuffy waiters, no fancy wine lists. Yes, you'll probably have to wait in a line. When you get your order, you'll... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Russell77017
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Houston, Texas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Want seafood with an ocean view? Benno's is the place! It's busy. It can be loud. But man, is it good! Benno's is where you go when you want good seafood. It's what they do. No stuffy waiters, no fancy wine lists. Yes, you'll probably have to wait in a line. When you get your order, you'll understand why

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Food was very very good and price was decent. The interior looks kind of run down and is in need of an update. Service staff could be a little more attentive to their outdoor patrons.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The inside has some issues but eat outside. From what I could see the kitchen was clean. This is my 2nd fave place to eat in Galvestion. Portions are large and In charge so wear you stretch pants. Staff is good but it is all about the food. I would say go with someone and order different things. Put all... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Had the Cajun seafood platter and it was very good. Great service. The only thing is it is a little bit pricey but what to you expect when you are right on the beach.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We have eaten at Bennos once or twice a year since 2004 and always look forward to going there at least once whenever we visit Galveston. Have to admit that the food has continued to be good. But the service and attitude of the staff is poor, like they really don't care. Tables stay unbussed for a long time, nobody... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The food was delicious and for that reason alone I would consider going back. We sat outside so we could enjoy the beach view while eating. The outside area was extremely dirty. There was paper and trash everywhere. It seemed as though they may have been short staffed with no one to clean up after the patrons. I had taken... More 

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Houston, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We visited for the 1st time because of a review i read but the food sucked and the service was worse the people at the counter were rude such in a rush and the food was too pricey. I wouldnt come back again! Almost forgot the place was a mess so dirty on the outside sitting area.

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Mansfield, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Let me just start by saying the food was good. The bread pudding was delicious. Here's why I probably will not go back: The lady taking orders at the counter was unbelievably rude. We came in a side door and having never been there before we did not know the procedure. We saw a person ordering at the counter so... More 

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Houston, Texas, Usa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Heard a lot of good things about the place and had to try. Food was beach food, not real good and slow to come. Kind of laid back attitude by wait staff. You order & pay before seating and had to ask several times for my beverage. Most likely will not go back considering many better places to go on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Right on the beach in Galveston, this place is a good spot to grab casual cajun grub. We had fresh fried oysters, steamed shrimp, very good red beans/rice, and gumbo. The kids fish fingers seemed to be flounder, more than we feared. The beer was cold, the crustaceans fresh - isnt that all you can ask for from a casual... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1200 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
  • Phone Number: +1 409-762-4621

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 to 30
  • Cuisine: Cajun & Creole, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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