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3828 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-8848
+1 409-761-5500
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good17%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“seafood” (542 reviews)
“pecan pie” (153 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
3828 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-8848
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Well, this place is tradition with us. We went here on our honeymoon 33 years ago and have been back about once a year since whenever we visit Galveston. We were there for the 100th anniversary and have always LOVED this place. It's still good,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank kannb
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We are Galveston natives and absolutely love Gaido’s! Everything is always delicious and Elena is great!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Eepeterson8
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great service and food. Our server was Elena and she was a great server. We both had the fried shrimp which we really enjoyed. Love their bread

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank a3jranch
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My dad died in 1995, but Gaidos was one of his favorite restaurants. We have not been here in years, but both of us had good memories of Gaidos. We set aside our last night in Galveston to try it. Expensive, but the food was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Proffessor
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This amazing “Dining Experience” far exceeded our expectations! This treasure undoubtedly and easily confirms to anyone that visits - why they have successfully and repeatedly won awards, are highly recommended by locals and noted as a “must visit” by many publications. Having opened in 1911,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Tammy S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Picked Gaidos because of good reviews and the history. Excellent service from Dave the entire evening set the stage for a great night. Very good wine list and great menu options. Service was nicely paced, and food quantities were larger than expected, (or needed!). Enjoyed...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank oshkoshtraveler61
Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband and I went to Gaido's to celebrate my birthday. We deliberately went after the lunch crowd had departed on a weekday. We were given excellent service and the food choices were fabulous! My husband ordered an oyster platter (it was oyster season) that...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

12 oysters, two soft shell crab, pecan pie and a great long walk just outside to aide digestion. Not a bad way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon. Jason was my server, used to work here when he was 16 (in the biggest kitchen in...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Griso_man
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Food was great, excellent service. Was recommended by a family member. Clean right across from the Gulf coast

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Christount0107
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tonight we had the pleasure of dining at Gaido's. I have been here several times but each time is special. Truly, the food is outstanding. The seafood is incredibly fresh and magnificently cooked. Tonight we enjoyed fresh raw oysters which were some of the best...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Im sorry just saw this. we walked right in on a saturday
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Yes they have a children's coloring menu with things like chicken, grilled cheese, and Fettuccine Alfredo and other child appropriate food. Their seafood is amazing.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3828 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-8848
    (39th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
  • Phone Number: +1 409-761-5500
  • E-mail
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. -– for over 100 years – is truly the coastal classic.
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