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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner
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STARTERS - COLD
house made salad dressings include: creamy onion-garlic, oil and vinegar based “chunky” bleu cheese, creamy bleu cheese, honey-pecan vinaigrette, ranch and thousand island. add $6 for chicken
Iced Gulf Shrimp
famous cocktail shrimp house made remoulade
USD 11
Tuna Tartar
citrus-ginger soy and wasabi crème fraiche
USD 12
Shrimp Martini
bay shrimp tossed in house made cocktail sauce
USD 10
Jazz Martini
jumbo lump crab and cocktail shrimp tossed with avocados and hearts of palm
USD 12
Chilled Lump Avocado
premium hand picked texas jumbo lump crab
USD 17
House Salad
choose from any of our house made salad dressings
USD 8
Caesar Salad
fresh romaine tossed in our house made dressing and topped with shaved grana padano cheese
USD 8
Wedge Salad
iceberg lettuce wedge with crumbled bacon, diced tomato, purple onion and our house made chunky bleu cheese
USD 8
Arugula Salad
fresh arugula, cherry tomatoes, parmesan cheese, almonds, olive oil and balsamic glaze
USD 8
Sonora Salad
field greens, parmesan cheese, toasted pecans, pineapple, red pepper and honey-pecan vinaigrette
USD 8
STARTERS - HOT
house made salad dressings include: creamy onion-garlic, oil and vinegar based “chunky” bleu cheese, creamy bleu cheese, honey-pecan vinaigrette, ranch and thousand island. add $6 for chicken
Calamari
fried and tossed in arugula and grated parmesan with a lemon garlic vinaigrette
USD 10
Crabmeat Cheesecake
baked in a brown butter almond shortbread crust with creole meunière sauce
USD 12
Texas Jumbo Lump Crab Cake
served with a lemon-butter beurre blanc
USD 13
Gaido’s Fried Asparagus
parmesan encrusted asparagus topped with jumbo lump crab
USD 13
Bbq Shrimp
bronzed shrimp tossed in a mild pepper butter sauce and served with bread to dip
USD 11
Crawfish Chili
crawfish tails sautéed in saffron butter and topped with toasted goat cheese
USD 12
Watkins’ Bisque
gaido’s longest standing executive chef’s secret recipe
Cup USD 7
Bowl USD 9
Brooks’ Gumbo
chef brooks’ famous seafood gumbo, a half-century in the making
Cup USD 7
Bowl USD 9
Soup Combination
small cups of gumbo, bisque and soup of the day
USD 8
A LA CARTE - HOUSE FILETS
served with choice of crispy potato wedges, parmesan tomatoes or asparagus spears. items not available for full course dinners. add premium gulf shrimp for $5.99
Grilled Striped Drum
brushed with lemon butter and charcoal seasonings
USD 20
Stuffed Salmon
house filet of pacific salmon stuffed with mascarpone cheese
USD 22
Pecan-crusted Catfish
topped with a sweet roasted corn relish
USD 19
Snapper Michael
sautéed red snapper dusted in a parmesan cheese seasoned flour
USD 31
Redfish Amandine
finished with brown butter and a squeeze of lemon
USD 25
Blackened Ahi Tuna
yellow fin tuna dusted with cajun seasonings and seared on a cast iron skillet
USD 24
A LA CARTE - SELECT MEATS
served with choice of crispy potato wedges, parmesan tomatoes or asparagus spears. items not available for full course dinners. all steaks are certified angus. add premium gulf shrimp for $5.99
Sapporito Pork Chop
14 ounce double-cut coated in a garlic cracker crust
USD 24
Chicken Marsala
sautéed and topped with a creamy mushroom marsala sauce
USD 18
8 Ounce Center-cut Filet
seared on a cast iron skillet, finished with a roasted garlic compound butter
USD 32
Prime 14 Ounce New York Strip
seared on a cast iron skillet, finished with a roasted garlic compound butter
USD 33
16 Ounce Cowboy Ribeye
blackened bone-in ribeye
USD 36
A LA CARTE - FISH AND STEAK TOPPINGS
served with choice of crispy potato wedges, parmesan tomatoes or asparagus spears. items not available for full course dinners
Shrimp Nick
gulf shrimp tossed in an avocado-pepper cream sauce
USD 7
Crawfish Castilla
parmesan asiago cream sauce with crayfish
USD 9
Jumbo Lump Fritz
buttered jumbo lump mixed with pepper and spices
USD 12
A LA CARTE - SHRIMP
served with choice of crispy potato wedges, parmesan tomatoes or asparagus spears. items not available for full course dinners
Premium Gulf Shrimp
fresh gulf shrimp prepared fried, grilled, blackened
USD 18
Shrimp Salad
bay shrimp blended in a remoulade dressing atop a bed of greens and sliced tomatoes
USD 17
Shrimp And Grits
smooth southern grits and grilled shrimp lightly drizzled with a sweet and smokey chipotle glaze
USD 17
Shrimp Pearl Pasta
a rich carbonara sauce served in a creamy blend of tiny pasta pearls, topped with shaved parmesan
USD 17
Fried Stuffed Shrimp
gulf shrimp wrapped in home made seafood stuffing
USD 18
Shrimp Peques
bacon wrapped, stuffed with pickled jalapeno and cheese, then basted with a brown sugar-chipotle glaze
USD 21
A LA CARTE - SEASONAL (SHELLFISH)
add premium gulf shrimp for $5.99
Buttered Lump Crab
jumbo lump sautéed in butter
USD 26
Crab Au Gratin
gaido’s classic au gratin sauce with fresh gulf jumbo lump crab meat, baked until golden brown
USD 25
Brentwood Soft Shell
roasted coconut coating with a poblano pear chutney
USD 25
Deep Sea Scallops
grilled, blackened or fried
USD 19
SEAFOOD PLATTERS
served with choice of crispy potato wedges, parmesan tomatoes or asparagus spears
Gaido’s Famous Fried Seafood Platter
premium gulf shrimp, seasonal seafood, tenderloin of texas catfish and stuffing balls
USD 23
The Combination Seafood Platter
charcoal grilled gulf shrimp, deep sea scallops and tenderloin of:
Catfish USD 23
Drum USD 25
Snapper USD 29
FAMILY STYLE SIDES
Au Gratin Potatoes
USD 5
Au Gratin Potatoes
USD 5
Onion Rings
USD 5
Jumbo Baked Potato
USD 5
Blue Cheese Grits
USD 5
Mac And Cheese
USD 5
DESSERTS
desserts available with full course meal
Chocolate Brownie Deluxe Cake
deep, dark and loaded with chocolate, baked in our kitchen and served warm with blue bell vanilla ice cream. desserts available with full course meal
USD 5.99
Housemade Cheesecake
served with housemade berry sauce and whipped cream.desserts available with full course meal
USD 6.99
Crème Brulee
chilled vanilla custard topped with caramelized sugar and fresh fruits. desserts available with full course meal
USD 5.99
Two Chocolate Mousse
our own blend of imported belgian white and burgundy chocolate. served with our housemade whipped cream. desserts available with full course meal
USD 5.99
Pecan Crunch
served warm with cowboy bourbon sauce and blue bell vanilla ice cream. desserts available with full course meal
USD 6.49
Pecan Ball
blue bell vanilla, rolled in toasted pecans and topped with housemade chocolate sauce and whipped cream. desserts available with full course meal
USD 5.49
Cassatta Con Cioccolato Bianco
thin layers of angel food cake and sweet ricotta-white chocolate cream, served with gaido’s housemade raspberry sauce. desserts available with full course meal
USD 6.49
Key Lime Cheesecake
fresh florida key lime topped with our tangy cheesecake filling and a tart mint key lime sauce. desserts available with full course meal
USD 6.49
Gaido’s Deluxe Dessert Combo
served with fresh fruit and housemade whipped cream
USD 14.99
French Fancy
blue bell vanilla, raspberries, chambord liqueur and whipped cream
USD 5.99
About
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
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American, Seafood
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, 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, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront
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We were in Galveston this weekend. Tried Gaido's for takeout dinner during COVID-19. We both had the American Red Snapper Michael with Buerre Blanc topping. It was the best snapper I've ever eaten. The snapper was coated with a parmesan breading and topped with the...More

Date of visit: May 2020
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How many restaurants can boast they've been the best fine dining restaurant in town since 1911? Our visit was nothing short of superb. I had the seafood combo. The grilled catfish, scallops and shrimp were all perfect, as were the vegetables, rice and potatoes wedges....More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I had the most amazing dinner at Gaidos last evening. A Galveston Island treasure for sure. Evan, the young man that served us, made it an exceptional experience. He was so personable and made me and my family feel right at home. Our food was...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our server Justin was amazing! He was attentive and had some excellent recommendations from the menu. He made our first time out since "lockdown" simply divine.We enjoyed ourselves snd the food was excellent.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous service Excellent food We had lunch. The crab cake was delicious! The grouper was the special. It was prepared perfectly!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Waitress Christina was AMAZING! The food she recommended left us all satisfied, the drinks and desserts were great! She was super helpful and overall left us with a great memory of this experience.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have always loved Gaido’s! We are from Houston and had been staying close to home for several weeks. When some restaurants began opening, we drove to Galveston for dinner. We were not disappointed. First of all we were impressed that the staff were all...More

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The food was absolutely delicious, and our server, Cameron, provided excellent service! Highly recommend!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the best seafood restaurant I have ever been in! Absolutely everything we had was GREAT! From the Shrimp Scampi appetizer to the Grilled Shrimp entree and the Combination Platter of Blackened Shrimp, Scallops and Snapper (and the Godiva Chocolate Martini...) As for our...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great seafood and awesome service! A little pricey, but our meals were amazing and Christina was one of the best servers that we have ever had. Highly recommend if you’re in Galveston.

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JamB1948
October 9, 2019|
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Response from Titoscove | Reviewed this property |
Casual. We went sometime between 2-4; it’s right by the beach and so we went in straight from the beach. They said what we had on was fine when we stepped in.
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Lilbilly
April 5, 2018|
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Smart casual
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August 1, 2017|
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Response from aah9095 | Reviewed this property |
Im sorry just saw this. we walked right in on a saturday
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