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“Fabulous creative seafood dishes in casual atmosphere” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Topwater Grill

Topwater Grill
815 Avenue O, San Leon, TX 77539-2649
281-339-1232
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Ranked #3 of 7 Restaurants in San Leon
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Los Angeles, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Fabulous creative seafood dishes in casual atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Topwater Grill has the biggest menu of any seafood restaurant I've been to in Galveston County including the island of Galveston. Fish can be ordered topped with any of a half-dozen sauces. Oysters on the half shell are served five ways. Seafood is grilled, blackened, broiled, seared or fried. For the non-seafood diners, there are many options, too - steak, ribs, chicken, pork chops.

In season, large raw oysters are as low as $3.99 a dozen on Monday nights. All this is making me hungry. It's a challenge to decide what to order each time we go.

Get out your GPS. Topwater is at the end of the road on Galveston Bay. It's a large, very casual place.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Spicewood, Texas
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Gulf seafood done right”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

If your in the Clear Lake / Galveston area and are hungry for some great seafood Topwater Grill in San Leon,TX is my choice as the best seafood in the area. The restaurant is located on the waterfront so you have a beautiful view to go with some of the best dining in town. The service is top notch and friendly and the shrimp is right off the boat.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dickinson, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Seafood out of this world”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Seafood always fresh and the service is outstanding. Has a great little bar with the games of the week on them always. Ocean view with a boat slip to dock and eat at restaurant or eat outside next to your boat at outside dinning. Pricing moderate and food at it's best!

  • Visited September 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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Clear Lake Shores, Texas
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“By Land or Water”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Fun place to go especially with a group. Food is good to excellent. Prices are very fair. Plenty of parking. Sometimes can be a little noisy but that adds to the fun place it is. Dress as you please. Overall it has the salty atmosphere you would expect on the coast.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Castle Pines, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great food and service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Our waiter was very helpful in describing the types of fish we were unfamiliar with and recommending a local fish and wonderful sauce. We waited about an hour as we did not have reservations. It was worth the wait. The food was fresh and tasty.

Visited August 2013
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