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1200 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1 409-762-4621
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, 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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    Very good
  • 53
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  • 21
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great food! Very casual atmosphere

The seafood here is the freshest you will find anywhere! My favorite is the pepper shrimp (broiled in black pepper and garlic). This is a VERY casual environment..order at the counter and eat inside or outside. Very limited parking available. Wine is served in a beer mug :)

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Laura H
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Hamilton, United States
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Hamilton, United States
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The seafood here is the freshest you will find anywhere! My favorite is the pepper shrimp (broiled in black pepper and garlic). This is a VERY casual environment..order at the counter and eat inside or outside. Very limited parking available. Wine is served in a beer mug :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

My husband got the 3 pounds of crawfish with potatoes and corn. He said it was the best crawfish he's ever had (he's from Louisiana!) The only complaint he had was the crawfish hadn't been purged. I had the fried shrimp and fish, and it was phenomenal. There was so much on our plates we had enough for two meals!... More 

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Mahomet, Il
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The bread pudding was delicious. I wish I had known prior to ordering that the cajun spices could be decreased to taste. It was spicier than I like or expected. They were busy and service was sooo slow. My husband stopped later a second night just for bread pudding "to go". They were not busy and still he had to... More 

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Owasso, Oklahoma, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We have been visiting Benno's 1-2 times a year for over 10 years. Always the food & service are spot on! Fresh seafood & "Cajun" spices can be adjusted to your taste. Generous portions, but our favorite part is eating on the covered patio with the ocean view! Not a bad item on the menu!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Came back 5 years later and food is still good. Cajun dishes are great. Casual dining. Will return again

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Great location on the sea wall. Order at the counter and they do the rest. Good fried sea food but not so much of local verity. A touch of Louisiana in the menu makes this place great for a poor boy.

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Salem, SC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Tasty food and large portions. We split the seafood platter and it was plenty. My wife got a lesson from another diner on how to eat crawfish. Inside and outside seating. Be prepared to wait for your food - it's prepared to order and the place is busy.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Unpretentious? Yes. Old school? Yes. No glitz and glamor? Correct. Great seafood – Absolutely! Benno’s has been a staple of Galveston culture for decades. Our recent visit confirms why. Their broiled fresh Gulf (never Atlantic) whole flounder was seasoned and grilled to perfection. Flounder is seasonal to cold months, from the fall to mid-spring and this delicacy gets treated poorly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I like fine dining as much as the next person. But this eatery is a coastal dive, and I love it. It is eveything a gulf eatery should be. What ever your pleasure is, what every fish you like, and casual experience...great, simple time.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Let me start by saying we got there at 9:15 and the place closed at 9:30. So maybe a better review could be written if we dined earlier- but it still would have cost the same. For $48 we got a Cajun Seafood Fried Platter and the Crawfish Etoufee, and 2 Iced Teas. Kind of pricey for an "order at... More 

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Additional Information about Benno's on the Beach

Address: 1200 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
Phone Number: +1 409-762-4621
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
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
Average Prices: USD $10 to $30
Cuisine: Cajun & Creole, Seafood

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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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