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Benno's on the Beach

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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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Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We enjoyed our meal a great deal. Service is quick and friendly, the Cajun seafood platter and the crab cakes are pictured. No ones bill was over $18.

Thank Barbara S
Bloomington, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by for dinner and ate outside and listened to the waves. We had the tilapia and potatoes. It was really good. We also had a platter that had a little bit of everything on it and it was fantastic as well.

Thank Blooming4
Amarillo, Texas
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260 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Benno's is a gem sitting on the north end of the Seawall. It's very relaxed. You order at the counter. Prices are very reasonable considering it's seafood and on the Seawall. We had the gumbo which was good. The fresh Cajun Blue Crab was some of the best blue crab I've ever had, and the fresh soft shell crab was... More 

1 Thank TrueTexasTraveler
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We come here every time we're in Galveston- not just once but twice. The poboy's are loaded with meat on toasted french bread. One time I ordered the stuffed shrimp- superb. The wife always gets the crab cake. Lot more crab than bread. One time I tried the jambalaya- just ok. This place is frequented by locals. Keep an eye... More 

1 Thank Tom M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled across this kind of "fast food" seafood place two blocks from a house we were renting. Ended up going back three times for dinner in one week! Don't pass it up! Sit out on the sea wall and listen to the waves as you eat and drink.

1 Thank Catherine C
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

Upscale in atmosphere compared to days of old, the food has stayed just as enjoyable as ever. Was in the mood for a poboy and was completely satisfied as always with the offerings. Fresh and tasty. Great service, to boot!

1 Thank Jeff D
O'Fallon, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

We visited family near Galveston Island for Thanksgiving. They recommended Benno's on the Beach. It's on the far end of the strip past the amusement park. It was delicious! More local and less like a tourist trap. I had the crab cakes and my husband had the fish Po-boy. But they also had chicken strips for my kids who don't... More 

1 Thank Jennifer B
North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

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

1 Thank ruckusridgenc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016 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 

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
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?