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“Go Where The Locals Eat!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Shrimp & Stuff Restaurant

Shrimp & Stuff Restaurant
39th Blvd & O Ave, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-6689
409-763-2805
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Ranked #30 of 263 Restaurants in Galveston
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Houston, Texas
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70 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
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“Go Where The Locals Eat!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Usually when we drive down to Galveston from Houston and we have friends with us from out of town, we figure they'd prefer one of the Seawall touristy places. What were we thinking!!??

We decided to take them to the place with an actual feel of the Island, where the locals go for their seafood and spend less money. And we all loved, loved, loved it.

We walked in and the tables were occupied by locals. You knew because the owner of the place came to most of the patrons and called them by name. Ten or so members of the high school band came in wearing their band shirts and ordered at the counter. You KNOW if the high school kids choose it as their hang out after school it's got something going for it.

The meals were very reasonably priced compared to the tourist traps over by the harbor. Four of us ate and had beers for about $60...inlcuding a big plate of 20 nicely prepared crab claws for a starter. Good and meaty, not dried out and tasty for a start! I don't know if they are on the menu all the time because they were on a special print out taped over the cash register.

My fried oyster meal was fantastic! Really plump, clean and lightly breaded goodness. You get seasoned fries (which coulda been warmer) and a nice sized side of cole slaw with each meal. The fried shrimp was butterflied and also breaded well in breadcrumbs. They don't cover up the flavor of the food with some heavy breading. The shrimp weren't huge but you got a couple good bites off each piece.

The friend who got the fish filets said it was some of the best tasting tartar sauce she'd ever had. She's not a big seafood eater but really enjoyed her fish filets. The breading was crispy and the meat was light, not greasy at all and flaky. The hushpuppies were about the size of a big marble. I got plenty of jalapeno flavor in mine. I ate a few off friends' plates who didn't care for the pepper heat.

Look, it's an order at the counter place. They have beer and wine and soft drinks. You toss your own trash. You don't have a view of the bay or pelican decor. What you have is a mom and pop shop making decent food for local folks and tourist people who are tired of spending $25 for soggy shrimp and $15 rum drinks.

We'll be going back every visit to the Island.

Visited September 2012
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Rochester, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Fried, Fried, Fried”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

This place rocks if you want fried seafood! Its a bit expensive but the quality was good and the portions were fantastic!

Visited August 2012
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17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“A Local Favorite”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

We make this a must go every year. Try the shrimp taco. It's the best I've ever had. They've added sweet potato fries too. The entire meal was less than $10 per person.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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BELLVILLE
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3 restaurant reviews
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“...best there is”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

When it comes to awesome seafood one can travel from New Orleans, across the backroads of Louisiana (home to some of the best seafood fare ever) and be hard put to find anything so fresh, tasty and well-prepared as the servings at this quaint little, off the beaten path, where the locals like to go eatery...it is worth the drive out to the island just to sample some of this wonderful food...everything is prepared AFTER ordering to ensure fresh quality and taste...what a delightful place!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sugar Land, Texas
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“Now at Jamaica Beach too!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

My husband and I love the shrimp po-boys at Shrimp & Stuff. Last weekend we stayed in a cottage at Jamaica Beach, and were very pleased to find an S&S food truck right there. We had fresh, hot shrimp po-boys for lunch on Saturday AND Sunday without having to drive back into town. Just as delicious as the ones at the original location.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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