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Benno's on the Beach

1200 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-8233
+1 409-762-4621
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
$$ - $$$
1200 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-8233
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Kind of a little dive but overall the food was pretty good. You stand in line and order your drinks and food at the counter. Got our drinks right away took a little while to get our food but probably due to a good crowd....More

Thank margiemikesmith
Reviewed 1 week ago

Okay, if you need a fix of fried foods then this is the place. Service is indifferent to customers, nothing spectacular, they couldn't care less if you're there or not. The fried sea food platter is about $22 and is very tasty, for fried sea...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place doesn’t even deserve 1 star. We waited an hour and a half for our food (after we waited 30 minutes to order and pay). When we finally got our food it was really cold and unbeatable. I question their sanitation if they’re ok...More

Thank morganbailey2034
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun. clean,well prepared cajun food. We had the Crawfish, they were really good and properly cooked, seasoned and served. Yes we would go back for more.

Thank bsgrilling
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For the price, expected a little nicer restaurant, but at any rate, went up to the counter and ordered. Crawfish good. Shrimp in shell wasn't deveined and hard to get past that. Bread pudding was good.

Thank Jutebox1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

EVERY time I make the drive to the island, I have dinner here. Great food for the high prices. AMAZING view of the sunset and staff are very attentive. shrimp dinners are AMAZING and the coleslaw is very good. this was my first time ordering...More

Thank Claudia A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has the best & freshest seafood on the island ! Don’t let the old building scare you away and there is a bit of wait time cuz they cook it as you order . Well worth the wait ! We have tried every...More

Thank Tammylee K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

sure, the food is all deep fried. and sure, the people that eat there can be "off-putting" but i simply LOVE Benno's!!! there food always tastes fresh - although it's fried. they are honest, up front and as quick as they can be with made...More

Thank macbigdog1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a wonderful lunch at Bennos. The soft shell crab is delicious - we both had the same thing, she had fried, I had grilled. Hard to tell which was better, we both loved both of them! Its not a fancy place by any stretch...More

Thank 330cic
Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

A lot of seafood of various varieties and boiled crawfish too. For those on a diet to avoid fried foods, however, selection limited. I got the boiled crabs and there were half a dozen, more than I could eat, and they were terrific. However, Benno’s...More

Thank Nytex1130
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Eliza L
February 3, 2018|
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Response from RDQEN | Reviewed this property |
I would contact the restaurant directly. I also think their menu was online. They may have crawfish specials
damien c
January 30, 2017|
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Michael M
August 2, 2016|
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Response from BeachbumAggie | Reviewed this property |
they have grilled and boiled seafood, they have boiled n grilled potatoes as well.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Local cuisine, 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
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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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