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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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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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  • 103
    Excellent
  • 119
    Very good
  • 51
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Portions But Lots of Leftovers

I wanted fried flounder and I got it...for $27. The hush puppies were few and greasy. The cole slaw was old. Maybe on a different night and different selection it would have been better but there are too many other seafood places to go back here again.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Ron S
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Alvarado, Texas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Alvarado, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I wanted fried flounder and I got it...for $27. The hush puppies were few and greasy. The cole slaw was old. Maybe on a different night and different selection it would have been better but there are too many other seafood places to go back here again.

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San Marcos, Texas
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

I went here with my friends during Spring Break and the place is fully packed until 9 at nigt. We tried all kinds of different food from the menu, and all were wonderful. If you want to go safe, try the seafood platter. Other than that, I would recommend you to order the shrimp or the crab, coz it's awesome!

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Oklahoma City
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99 reviews 99 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I don't normally enjoy cajun food because the seasoning tends to overpower the dish. But the cajun grilled shrimp here are amazing! It's just the right amount and type of seasoning so that you can enjoy both the flavor of the seasoning and the flavor of the shrimp. You order at the counter when you come in and they bring... More 

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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I got the shrimp poboy, hubby got fried crawfish and kids had fried shrimp. The food is awesome! U can tell they breaded it there. It's fresh not out of the freezer! It is pricy but so yummy!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Food was very bland, from the poboys to the grilled fish. Service at table nonexistant. Very casual atmosphere.

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Tamuning, GU
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11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We ordered fried crawfish tail and fried shrimp, they were ok, need some more salt. Big portion and lots of fries. Other table ordered boiled Cajun crawfish and those look good. Fair price to the food portion. There are a lot of birds will come eat the food when people left, it makes me wonder how clean they wash the... More 

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Oklahoma City, OK
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We showed up on a Saturday night around 8:00. The long line didn't keep us from eating here. The line was out the door but we thought, "this place must be good!" It certainly was. I'm sure you can find times during the day when it's less busy but if you encounter a line, don't let it alter your decision.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Don't understand the negative reviews. The food is outstanding, and there is absolutely no atmosphere to get in the way of enjoying the food! Nice to sit on the deck and watch the ocean while you eat. Service is always quirky but outstanding. Great tunes always on and everyone has a great time. Don't miss this place!

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Houston, TX
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Benno's catered a party I went to and the crawfish etouffe' was the best I have eaten. they had wonderful salads & chicken too, but the etouffe' was the star.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Decent food high prices for what you get. Lots of reviews on how great it was. No offense to others ya'll must be starving for good Cajun/seafood. Not to mention customer service pretty much non existent. Have to be better places in Galveston. Pass on this one next time we are in town. You should to.

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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 - 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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