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Benno's on the Beach

1200 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1 409-762-4621
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Ranked #58 of 257 Restaurants in Galveston
Price range: $10 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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.
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English first
Houston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I've always wanted to try Benno's since it is a Galveston institution. My friends haven't had anything glowing to say about it, so I decided to try it myself. Horrible decision. I ordered the fried seafood platter. I could immediately tell that the frying oil was old because it tasted, and looked, like crap. Hard, burned, rancid was the taste... More

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Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Don't expect the healthiest menu in town. Bennos is just reliably good, fresh Cajun seafood fare which means spiced, breaded (unbreaded is available) and buttered--very well, I might add. There are worse things than a cold beer, corn on the cob, cole slaw, boiled potatoes, hush puppies and a plateful of fried shrimp and/or fish. Crabs, crawfish, and oysters also... More

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TEXAS
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

We ate here twice over the weekend. My wife had the blackened flounder and I got the Cajun seafood platter. Great food at good prices. Shiner bock or bud light on draft in frosty mugs. If you sit on the patio to eat, DO NOT FEED THE BIRDS. There are signs all over, but some idiot always does. As soon... More

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Spring, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

A little old fashioned in the way they take your order, you forget you had to stand in line to get the order in when the food arrives at your table. We always eat outside watching the waves march in and ships at anchor on the horizon, the seafood is well prepared and the price is a great value.

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Nacogdoches, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Benno's seems to have become an LGBT hangout over the years. The food just keeps getting more expensive. Every trip to Galveston has always included a visit to Benno's. Next year we're trying Guido's instead. Oh, and the bathrooms are NASTY.

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Oklahoma City
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

My husband and I tried this place a couple of years ago and were blown away. The food was fabulous then and still is now. This time, we shared the fried platter and the Cajun grilled platter that had fish, shrimp, oysters and crab balls along with fries and spicy Cajun boiled potatoes. The serving size is very good. The... More

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Local Resturant food and service very good. I got the seafood plater and my wife got the shrimp and oysters. We got a bread pudding to go and it was good also. Most Restaurants experiment with their bread pudding by adding ingredients but this was basic and that is what bread pudding is about. Very friendly staff and you can... More

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Basehor, Kansas
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57 reviews 57 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Wow, perfectly prepared, in a garlic herb butter dipping sauce that will knock your socks off. The view right on the water completes the whole package. A must if your near

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Galveston, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The Crawfish Etouffe' was wonderful, with just the right amount of Seasoning and the Fried Fish and Shrimp was perfect in every way. don't forget to try out the Chefs tasty Gumbo! And their Soft Shell Crab is " Scrumptious "

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Hondo, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I'm originally from South Louisiana, and it's hard to find reasonable seafood that tastes good. We absolutely love Benno's! The red beans and rice are fantastic and the shrimp and shrimp poboys are always excellent. The price is super reasonable and the atmosphere is great!

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