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“Glad we arrived during a brief lull” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Benno's on the Beach

Benno's on the Beach
1200 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1 409-762-4621
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Ranked #63 of 261 Restaurants in Galveston
Price range: $10 - $30
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.
St. Louis, MO
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
“Glad we arrived during a brief lull”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Benno's is a casual beach restaurant specializing in cajun spiced seafood. Ordering is done at the counter, and as food is prepared when ordered, it can be a long wait at times due to the restaurant's popularity. We managed to arrive just before the lunch crowd so were able to quickly order and receive our food. I would suggest going to Benno's in slightly "off" times to avoid the wait. I had the cajun grilled tilapia and the large serving was well spiced and tasty. My husband opted for the cajun grilled mixed seafood plate and declared all of it excellent, especially the oysters. And, this from a man who had always said he didn't like oysters. We would definitely return to Benno's, but would plan our arrival time carefully.

Visited February 2014
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English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
“Meh food after a LONG wait. ”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Well that's 2 hours of my life I'll never get back. The food was ok, but rather boring for Cajun. And the wait was a just a joke, over 1.5
hours for 3 plates of food!

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“Terrible”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We waited and waited - our food never came - our order had been lost- when it finally came, the food was cold and food was substandard - crab cakes were mostly breading and salt.

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West Hartford, Ct
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“shhhh. its a secret”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

found this gem driving up seawall and the parking lot was overflowing. what amazing fish they have. truely a great local favorite for us. next time try the gumbo with a shinerbock. nothing fancy but sooo good

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columbus
2 reviews
“Great Lunch!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Food was very good! An unexpected find! Great value for lunch..... Would recommend and visit there again !

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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