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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, 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
  • 127
    Very good
  • 54
    Average
  • 22
    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
Cajun Seafood Platter is all I have to say!

Came in for a late dinner. We had a large group so it was nice that each family could pay separately up front after ordering. I got the cajun seafood platter. It was excellent but it was spicy. My husband got the red beans and rice. It was the biggest bowl I have ever seen. He really liked it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
Angela S
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Anderson, Texas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Elizabethtown, Kentucky, United States
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14 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

If you like heavily breaded seafood, then you will like this place. The breading is spicy. The oysters were tough. The fish fillet was frozen cod even though this place sits on the Gulf of Mexico.

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Austin, Texas
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Stone crab claws! Blue crab! Garlic shrimp! Oh my gosh, the food here is delicious. This restaurant has been here...I don't know, forever, and I would never go to Galveston without eating here. You get to sit right on the beach, sipping your iced tea, eating delicious seafood. This is part of my perfect Galveston vacation memory.

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Libertyville
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Sitting right on the gulf, Benno's is a favorite of our family. For old school seafood in a casual setting, you can't do better than eating a Benno's!

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Anderson, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Came in for a late dinner. We had a large group so it was nice that each family could pay separately up front after ordering. I got the cajun seafood platter. It was excellent but it was spicy. My husband got the red beans and rice. It was the biggest bowl I have ever seen. He really liked it. Someone... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This place is horrible! Understandably it was busy but come on! Customer service was very very poor! The food never made it to my table, and every time we could catch a waitress it was always coming! After a 2 hr wait I gave up!!! Going to the front asking for our money back the manager had the nerve to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Don't let the title of this review fool ya for ONE minute (Although they DO have the freshest, and sweetest blue crab of ANY place I have EVER eaten), their other variety of seafood is JUST as fresh and noteworthy. Benno's is the "crab shack" in all of Texas and especially on the Galveston seawall. PLEASE do not be fooled... More 

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Mesquite, Texas, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We go to Galveston at least once every year and we always go to Benno's for fried and grilled seafood. Their Stone Crab claws,grilled flounder and above all their fried soft shell crabs are outstanding. Some times the wait can be quite long, we always go early or late to beat the crowds. Their beer comes in frozen mugs and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

If you are looking for good seafood at a great price with a view of the Gulf, then this the place. Crabs, Snapper. Grilled (blackened) or fried, simply great. The wait staff is prompt and keeps the drinks filled. There may be a wait, but it is worth it!

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Beaumont, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Food was good but slow coming out but was to be expected with the crowd that was there. Facility including restrooms was DIRTY.

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Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

A colleague told me about Benno's and when I was in Houston in December I drove down to find out why he enjoyed it. I was blown away by how delicious the food was and by the huge portion sizes. The menu was extensive - they even have a gluten-free menu. I will definitely be back!

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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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