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Benno's on the Beach

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1200 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1 409-762-4621
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Description: Looking for fresh local seafood and a casual beachfront atmosphere? Benno's...
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.
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  • 131
    Excellent
  • 149
    Very good
  • 60
    Average
  • 28
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Old Fashioned Seafood Joint

Benno's Dining on the Beach is a good old fashioned seafood joint with delicious basic seafood dishes, a friendly staff and wonderful views. Everything you would expect from a place that's been there forever! Ate there twice on a recent visit and left satisfied and full both times. Advertised as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
doctorpatrick
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Gainesville, FL
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Gainesville, FL
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87 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Benno's Dining on the Beach is a good old fashioned seafood joint with delicious basic seafood dishes, a friendly staff and wonderful views. Everything you would expect from a place that's been there forever! Ate there twice on a recent visit and left satisfied and full both times. Advertised as "Cajun Seafood & More" you won't be disappointed.

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Austin
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We always try and go to some different places to try the seafood and always end up back here agreeing that it is the best! Their fried shrimp is my favorite.

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Thank ausgrl
Galveston, Texas
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43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a regular stop for us. The best gumbo and when flounder are in season they are not to be missed. Great service and it's always immaculately clean. Beautiful views of the gulf.

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Thank Robin362
Texas
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was not expecting anything less from this restaurant especially being close to the ocean and they delivered. The fish was fresh and tasty. In fact the entire meal was wonderful. I will be back again.

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Thank denpattt
Newport Beach, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came hungry to try this cajun restaurant. We were very satisfied and there was plenty of food. This was last November in Galveston Tx. To this day, I wish I could find a cajun restaurant like Benno's in Southern California because I can still taste the most delicious gumbo soup I have ever had! By the way, very nice... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A group of 8 spent a week on the island and went twice to Benno's it was so good. The seafood is all good as is the deserts. The people who work there are all friendly and helpful. The location has a great view of the beach and gulf.

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Thank Pete P
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had the shrimp POBOY it was very good-lots of shrimp-had a cup of gumbo-I give it a 3 on a scale of 1-5. The staff was friendly-fair price-it was good-just not great:) LIMITED parking

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Ingram, Texas
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202 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Most of the items offered are fried but there is a huge variety. This is a place where you order at the bar and they bring the food to you. Lots of cajun specialties and crawfish offered.

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Thank Debbie L
Saint Peters, Missouri
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

If you're looking for delicious large portions for a reasonable price, this is the the place! The fish was fried to perfection and the hushpuppies are to die for!!! Definitely don't pass this one up!!

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Thank Terri S
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

If you love shrimp po-boys (like I do!) and are persnickety regarding said Po-boys (like I am!) this is the place to go. The bread is soft, the tatar sauce is delicious and the fries are golden and crispy. They are remodeling now, but I will be first in line when they open back up! Try it out :)

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1200 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
  • Phone Number: +1 409-762-4621

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Cajun & Creole

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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