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3502 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-8846
409-766-1515
Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 61
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 23
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good seafood, reasonable priced, friendly staff

We went there for a late dinner, the wait staff is very friendly and she did a good job. The food is cooked right, and well seasoned. If you want seafood, this is the place to be.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
671Diver
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Tamuning, GU
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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204 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Tamuning, GU
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We went there for a late dinner, the wait staff is very friendly and she did a good job. The food is cooked right, and well seasoned. If you want seafood, this is the place to be.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Expect picnic tables (patio side) and noise. There is playground and water for washing up. There will be some sand on floors. Good for families, but pricey. The food was good, not spectacular. Service was good.

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Peterborough, England
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The food was delicious and very reasonably priced. We were a party of four, one of whom is a very picky eater but we all found something to our tastes and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Even the English style

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Dallas, Texas
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Ordered my food to-go. After they were out of a couple of menu items, I settled on a steak and apple crisp desert. Went and picked it up, and specifically asked if the utensils were in the bag. They said they were. Got back to the hotel and sure enough, no utensils. The steak was the worst one I have... More 

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Spring, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

We normally eat at restaurants that are local or not a chain when we go to Galveston or just the beach in general. However, we also don't like to wait an absurd amount of time to eat anywhere. I don't care how good the food is! We sat at the bar because it was very busy. The bartender was an... More 

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Waco, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Came here on vacation with the kids. The play place was broken and therefore closed. The music was so Lou we couldn't hear each other talk. The kids pizza was good but expensive. Our meal was so disappointing. My husband and I ordered the fish and shrimp and none of it was really seasoned. I hate to say it but... More 

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Los Lunas, New Mexico
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We went here simply because it was the only thing open. What a mistake. It was apparently $2 Tuesday at the bar and every single degenerate from Galveston Island seemed to be hanging out there. There were people yelling and carrying on both inside and outside. I wish I had gotten more pics of them and the trash that was... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We visited there will on our trip and the service was great, the food was good as usual and it was especially fun because it was my daughter's birthdayan they just had fun with it.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

After eating at mostly ethnic restaurants in the area, we decided we wanted some fried seafood. My companion and I had never been to a Joe's Crab Shack and thought it might be fun. We weren't very hungry and I ordered the Classic Sampler (crab dip, great balls of fire and fried calamari) and unfortunately, neither my companion nor I... More 

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Spring, Texas
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The only thing this place has going for it is that it is open until midnight and there is a playground outside for the kids... Every time we have eaten here the service was horrible! I ordered one of their more expensive cocktails waited about 20 minutes only to take one sip and spit out a piece of glass. Informed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3502 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-8846
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
  • Phone Number: 409-766-1515

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?