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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 89
    Excellent
  • 105
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 11
    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
Most recent review
Great crawfish!!!

This little out of the way place is great. Walk in and you are immediately greeted by friendly staff. Place your order and they bring it out to you. Great outdoor space overlooking the beach as well as a Diner type feel inside. We had boiled crawfish, Corn and potatoes. Good and spicy. Would... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
nana1003
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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266 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

This little out of the way place is great. Walk in and you are immediately greeted by friendly staff. Place your order and they bring it out to you. Great outdoor space overlooking the beach as well as a Diner type feel inside. We had boiled crawfish, Corn and potatoes. Good and spicy. Would definitely come here again

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Galveston Island, Texas
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39 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This is not a fine dining experience....but I don't say that in a negative way one bit. Benno's presents themselves as a Cajun spot, and that it is indeed! I stopped for lunch on a cold and blustery day and pretty much had the place to myself. Loved the casual, beachy décor, and really enjoyed the Cajun music and ambiance.... More 

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Austin, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I was here 3 years ago and we really liked the food but this most recent time, 9/14, we were pretty unimpressed. Inside it smelled, and not like seafood. The fry batter was pretty flavorless and my fried oysters were like fried smoked oysters they were so dried up inside. BUT the waitstaff was totally cool about making me a... More 

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Tennessee
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We have wintered in Galveston and passed this older place a zillion times. Well today we decided to give it a try. You walk in and walk up to order...the order is on the wall. I orderd cajun oysters which comes with fries and coleslaw. The others ordered shrimp,which were big, meaty,and without a heavy batter on them. Excellent! My... More 

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Houston, Texas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We came to Galveston for Mardi Gras 2015 & stopped here on our first night in town. We got fried shrimp, grilled shrimp, seafood gumbo & garlic bread & everything was quite good. The restaurant is a standard shore-resort seafood house. You order at the front counter & a runner brings your food & checks up on your drinks, napkins,... More 

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Houston, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Went there with my wife and 2 children and enjoyed the view and some terrific seafood! When in season, don't miss the Stone Claws as an appetizer (can be shared between about 4). And if you like some kick, order the Cajun grilled seafood platter. The platter had the best grilled oysters ever and paired nicely with their grilled potatoes.... More 

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Euless, Texas
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

The food was excellent. Six of us ate all different things and it was all excellent. Prices for seafood was $15-20 an entree. I would definitely come back.

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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Benno's never disappoints. Definately the best seafood on the island, and we have tried them all. The quality matches the price and the service is always friendly and fast. If you are not in the mood for seafood, the muffaletta sandwich is awesome!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Benno's has a great selection of seafood and it was very good...we had the Shrimp Po-boy, the Etouffee, and the hush puppies were awesome! Staff very friendly and helpful. Great family restaurant!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

seriously.... best VERY!! OK -- trip advisor wants me to use 50 characters. VERY good food. Catfish was amazing. crab cakes good -- very very rich. but the Hushpuppies were AMAZING!!!!

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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, Outdoor seating

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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