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3828 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-8848
+1 409-761-5500
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good18%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“seafood” (448 reviews)
“pecan pie” (121 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
3828 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-8848
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was my second time here. The first was 1974. The shrimp & crab are still the freshest anywhere. I love fried shrimp and this is a delight. Very light breading and perfectly fried. It is served on a slice of toast the absorbs any...More

Thank mark236cpa
Reviewed yesterday

This place has class! Established many years ago it has to be the best in Galveston. With a view on the gulf of Mexico the situation is out of this world. Our waiter Marshall explained the menu perfectly and of course we had crab which...More

Thank John F
Reviewed 3 days ago

While vacationing, we tried Gaido's based on reviews here. We were not disappointed. Though I am primarily a beef-guy, it was nice to have a break and enjoy some fresh fish. The Swordfish was amazing. Plus Gaido's has various creative toppings (think Steak Oscar but...More

Thank WayneBrock
Reviewed 4 days ago

Gaidos has been a tradition to my family for some time now but this latest visit was my mother's 60 birthday. What made it exceptional this time around was the service. We normally have good service, however, Brandt was great. He helped make the event...More

Thank rcastro9270
Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband wanted to eat here because of his childhood memories of eating here. We ate an early dinner/ late lunch around 4:00 so it was not very crowded. It is a very elegant atmosphere, and very professional wait staff. We knew it would be...More

Thank Cotillion67
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seafood was fresh and tasted terrific. Great service. Would recommend for those who like good sized portions of their favorite seafood.

Thank Soft A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having celebrated my 71st birthday this year, I wish I had spent the occasion at Gaido's. As a native Houstonian, I have been eating there for more than 65 years and have seen many changes over the years. Today's menu and decor are the best...More

Thank 300rebecca
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An excellent experiemce today. We came for lunch to celebrate our anniversary. We were not disappointed. The food was outstanding amd our waiter, Brandt went farther than the extra mile. He not only was an excellent waiter but was a kimd man. We got dessert...More

Thank Judy P
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have seldom been to a restaurant with so little atmosphere, the staff insisted on being there to deliver gushing praise for the food. The fish was very good and competently cooked but the vegetables were just piled on with no thought to presentation, which...More

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is very pleasant, good waiter, splendid decor. Seafood is as fresh as can be. We would have liked more options for sides and more variety. We ate here twice but the menu was was exactly the same. Also more than one side should...More

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August 1, 2017|
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Response from kevin5831 | Reviewed this property |
Im sorry just saw this. we walked right in on a saturday
February 2, 2017|
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Response from Travels257 | Reviewed this property |
I did not see a child's menu. But the wait staff was very helpful. I am sure they will accommodate your granddaughter.
October 25, 2016|
Response from beachiegirl7 | Reviewed this property |
You'll need to call the restaurant to confirm they are open for Thanksgiving
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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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, Kids, Scenic view, 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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