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Benno's on the Beach

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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
  • 110
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 19
    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
Most recent review
Seafood delight

My husband loves Cajun, so naturally we headed to Benno's for their food. The restaurant was crowded, as usual, but they seem to handle the crowds in an efficient manner. We ordered the shrimp with corn on the cob. The half pound of shrimp was well seasoned and more than we could eat at one time... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Motherhen54449
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Marshfield, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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278 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Marshfield, Wisconsin
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

My husband loves Cajun, so naturally we headed to Benno's for their food. The restaurant was crowded, as usual, but they seem to handle the crowds in an efficient manner. We ordered the shrimp with corn on the cob. The half pound of shrimp was well seasoned and more than we could eat at one time - made for great... More 

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Lincolnville, Kansas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Benno's was recommended to us by a friend as well as the fishing guide we spent a day with in the gulf. The place is popular and right on a busy part of the beach, so it fills up quickly in the evening. We were in line about 10 minutes to place our order at the counter, but noticed that... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I highly recommend an order of Cajun style crawfish. The size and taste of their mud bugs are very good and a make sure to eat the cole slaw. Beers are cheap and the wait is about 20 minutes before the food order is at your table.

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Houston
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We enjoyed our meal. We were there on a weekend. Highly recommend you arrive before 5::30 p.m. to avoid a long line. They ran out of crawfish by 7:00 p.m. on the Friday we were there.

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Miami, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We stumbled upon Benno's on Saturday night after other places were way too packed! We were very happy with our choice. The friend fish and shrimp were seasoned very well. My husband had soft shell crab for the first time and enjoyed it! The corn on the cob was seasoned just right and tasty. We had to wait on Saturday... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I dare you to go to Benno's. People say how good the crawfish is, but on God's green earth, ain't no crawfish worth $10 a pound and you have to get at least 3lbs. I might as well go right across the seawall and catch those lil suckers myself. And on top of that me and my wife was sitting... More 

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Houston, Texas
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61 reviews 61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

My friend and I really enjoyed the seafood platter and the 1/2 shrimp platter. The shrimp were lightly battered and seasoned very well. My friend remarked the coleslaw is also very light with on mayonnaise and vinegar. I liked the fact you can order a 1/2 platter, although not on the menu. Service was good and the wait not too... More 

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Pasadena, Texas
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Let's just say my family and I have been loyal customers of Benno's for years but that might not be the case in the near future. While the food and prices have been great in the past, that's exactly what it is "THE PAST ". I ordered the soft shell crab ( $24.00) , a bowl of gumbo and to... More 

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Highland Village, Texas, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

Although the reviews were mixed we were still hopeful. After waiting in a long line we finally placed our order. We sat down to enjoy our wine/beer (only options) while awaiting the food to be delivered to our table. We felt like it was taking a long time, but not really sure until other people around us asked why we... More 

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Freeport
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111 reviews 111 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

So sorry to say that we were disappointed with the food at Benno's! On a previous trip to Benno's a few years ago, the food was so good that I bragged about it to everyone! Now, I hope no one actually believed my recommendation. Sad.......

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?