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“Finally experienced Gaido's” 5 of 5 stars
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Gaido's
3828 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1 409-761-5500
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Ranked #29 of 265 Restaurants in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $35
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 39th Street
Description: The toast of the Texas coast. How can frozen fish be called fresh? The answer for anyone with snap is simple: it can’t. That’s why Gaido’s is the classic choice for fresh Gulf seafood. Patrons know Gaido’s is real, when others are clearly not. From red snapper and blue crab to white tablecloths crumbed with panache, there’s no denying Gaido’s is one-of-a-kind in a world of imitation. Now, after four generations of filleting, frying, grilling and baking, Gaido’s has grown into the picture perfect place of traditions– birthdays, anniversaries, retirements, reunions. As the largest fresh fish house on the coast, Gaido’s can serve up to 2,500 happy diners a day. Plus, with the Pelican Club, private dining, catering, a new food truck and parking galore…it’s easy to see why Gaido’s -– for over 100 years – is truly the coastal classic.
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Finally experienced Gaido's”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

I've been to Galveston many times as a business "diversion". I've often eaten early dinner at Casey's next door for gulf shrimp, and sat outside. Since this was one of the last times I planned to be in Galveston, I decided to stop at Gaido's despite having a tight schedule, and needing to get to S. Houston. It was a bit upscale for a quick lunch, but glad I did it;. Service was excellent (told them I was in a hurry)....the waiter, Marshall was attentive without being obtrusive.....The gulf shrimp was excellent, and the presentation likewise. I would have liked au gratin potatoes, but they were pre-portioned for sharing as an appetizer, and I was solo with no way to take a to-go, so I "settled for" the side offering of parmesan tomatoes (also excellent).. Glad I stopped, and would highly recommend if you're in the area...

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bossier City
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013 via mobile

Upscale, amazing food, service, and atmosphere. Their speciality is seafood. My husband's fish special was wonderful. My steak was the best ever. We experienced no problems; have nothing but praise!

Visited November 2013
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San Pedro, Belize
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67 reviews 67 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Highly Recommended”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Galveston and we keep coming back. We have always had delightful service and excellent seafood. Staff is extremely helpful if you are celebrating a special occasion, they will certainly help with the planning. If oysters are in season, be sure and try them all!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Henderson, Texas, United States
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12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013 via mobile

We went here for Thanksgiving. We had a reservation. If we hadn't had one, I don't think we would have been seated. The waitress was helpful. I had a house salad with ranch and croutons that were made in house. I had ravioli with grilled chicken and sun dried tomatoes (I'm not a seafood fan but my family is). My family got fries shrimp and fried catfish. Everyone left full and happy.

Visited November 2013
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Spring, Texas
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“Family visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Food was very good! Server, David was knowledgable about menu and very personable . Kept our 11 year old daughter entertained and catered to her.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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