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1200 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-8233
+1 409-762-4621
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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North Carolina
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105 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The staff was very nice, but the food was over cooked/over fried and somewhat tasteless, we weren't impressed.

Thank ruckusridgenc
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate snow crabs and dungeness other places, but this was the only place we found serving Galveston Bay Blue Crab. Boiled, fried, or blackened. Also soft shell crabs.

Thank 755larryr
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139 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the workers at one of the historic houses recommended this for a seafood lunch and indicated that many locals go as it's cheaper than equivalent, fancier restaurants. Lunch plates include shrimp and oysters, boiled potatoes or French fries in any combo to your liking. You order at the counter and they'll pretty much do it any way you... More 

Thank Zzardvark
Shreveport, Louisiana
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

you go tot he counter to order and then find a place to sit down. they have inside and outside tables.They had good seafood with a quiet atmosphere. The boiled shrimp and corn was wonderful. the seafood platter was huge. this place is more of a family atmosphere.

Thank shelia52
Arlington, TX
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478 reviews
403 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hubs had fried shrimp plate, he couldn't touch his fries because he had so many tasty fried shrimp n hush puppies (cut the slaw for extra hush puppies as he's not a slaw fan). I had Cajun grilled shrimp, they are smaller n spicy but good, love the spicy new potatoes n garlic bread, I got slaw which was good... More 

Thank BeachbumAggie
Dallas, Texas
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Shrimp & fillet plates are huge portions. Two people could easily share. 12pc shrimp plate was good. Fillet dinner is ok. Casual place where you walk up to counter to order. Laid back atmosphere.

Thank bjb4715
Houston, Texas
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Benno's is a great casual restaurant on the Seawall. Their fried shrimp dinner was delicious, especially the hush puppies, and the staff was extremely friendly. You can't beat good seafood on the Seawall. :)

Thank n0silla
Houston, Texas
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For the price, the food is good, but the service is exceptional! I had the fish and shrimp platter with a key lime pie for dessert. The portions are huge! There is not way one person can eat all of that at one time!

Thank Roxanne B
Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A MUST VISIT place for eats. I lived in the Galveston area for over 25 years. Benno's is always on my list of MUST EAT at places when I go back. Whether it's crawfish, crab or shrimp it's all mouthwatering good. I've sat inside or outside (depending on heat), had great service every time. Authentic cajun/texan seafood......... and the gumbo... More 

Thank Darcy202
Amarillo, Texas, United States
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Benno's is a good joint to sit outdoors and watch the water and tourists by day. Fried fish and things just fine. But by night, while different ballgame...no atmosphere and you realize the good is mediocre at best. Recommend day usage only.

Thank Larry S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $30
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, 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: 1200 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-8233
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
  • Phone Number: +1 409-762-4621
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?