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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 258 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
Nacogdoches, Texas
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
49 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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The Colony, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We visit Benno's each year on an end of summer trip to Galveston. I have been going to Benno's for 20+ years and the stuffed shrimp is the best!

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Montgomery, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Local favorite. Order your flood and they deliver it to the table always hot. In season the soft shell crab is terrific. My favorite is the whole cajun grilled flounder .... best on the island but it takes awhile so be patient. There AC really works so the ladies might want a sweater even on the hottest days unless you... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I've been to Benno's several times and always loved what I've had. Most recently, I've eaten the gumbo, and crawfish (when it was in season) and it was perfect. Their fish is always fresh and right from the gulf. If you keep an eye out, you can even see it on ice, it's so fresh. If you're eating inside, bring... More

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Nevada, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We shared the Cajun Seafood Platter. Fried, but spicy, and very good. Got full, was recommended, and glad we went!

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