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Benno's on the Beach

1200 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-8233
(409) 762-4621
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Ranked #73 of 255 restaurants in Galveston
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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English first
Van, Texas, United States
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Food was good. Very casual atmosphere. ..family friendly. Grilled cajon whole founder was $25...great flavor!! Very disappointed in the crab balls. Shrimp po boy was great as well as the fried platter. Would go back and try a few other items

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New Braunfels, Texas
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We saw that it had some good reviews and was looking for some decent seafood. We ended up getting some great seafood with the best cajun taste I've found outside of Louisiana. The wait staff was almost over attentive; but I believe they were on a layover from the cruise ships or something but it was a great night and... More

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Weimar
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Benno's won me over. I would of never picked this restaurant from the look of it from the outside. Food was absolutely wonderful. Service was great. My advice go early the later you go the busier it is. The bread pudding is out of this world.

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Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This little place has some really good local seafood. We decided to stop in based on reviews and we like to support local when on trips. We ordered at the counter and they brought the food to our table. The gumbo was good and the platters were tastey, but the bread pudding was super! The atmosphere is casual, with paper... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We came here because The Daytripper recommended it. Like other reviews mentioned, the customer service is less than desirable. I ordered the fried seafood platter and my husband the fried fish filet. Is was edible but I have absolutely had better. I also think the cole slaw had soured but because of the cranky lady behind the counter we didn't... More

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Morehead City, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

large catfish portions! perfect local seafood joint. Mostly fried. Don't expect Maryland style crabs though, but theirs are good. Jambalaya was spiced just right with crawfish, sausage chicken.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I was out for a beach day with some friends and we decided Benno's would be a good choice. However we were mistaken. The employees, including the manager, were all extremely rude. I thought maybe she didn't want to deal with us teenagers but then we saw it happening to others. Sarcastic eye rolls and belittling speech. At one point... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I asked a local and this was where they recommended to eat. They were right! Best food in Galveston. I had fried shrimp, my kiddo got the catfish special, and we shared a gumbo. Great flavor, huge servings, great staff, and our food came out quick. We also got a piece of key lime pie and it too was very... More

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Gun Barrel City, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

My husband and I recently ate at Benno's. We had asked for a recommendation for a restaurant with oysters on the half shell and shrimp. We got peel & eat shrimp, no oysters on the menu. You order at a counter, then find a seat and they bring your food to you. The server was very nice. The food was... More

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Denison, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Small local place with great food! The building looks a little older and could probably use a little tlc, but the food was excellent. If you're not in the mood for sea food, try the muffaletta. I'd never had it before, and I wasn't feeling that hungry, so I only order the half sandwich. It was a good thing I... More

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