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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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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“crawfish” (68 reviews)
“hush puppies” (52 reviews)
“seafood” (118 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
$$ - $$$
1200 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-8233
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Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

This is the second 'authentic' seafood restaurant we've eaten at on the sea wall, and once again we were disappointed. I don't know if people who review these places just don't know what 'authentic seafood' means, but from experience, to me, authentic seafood doesn't mean...More

Thank almalone
Reviewed June 27, 2016

Great place to sit outside, soak up the sea air and enjoy the best fried seafood on the island. When crawfish are in season - this is the best place to get them!

Thank Richard C
Reviewed June 23, 2016

My two teen daughters and I came into town for an impromtu visit. I had never been to Galveston so I Google'd everything and asked our dolphin tour guide and he agreed this was the spot to check out. This was the BEST DECISION EVER....More

Thank kasaundra2016
Reviewed June 22, 2016

My wife and I were on the island for our anniversary and we decided to have a casual dinner one night. Benno's is one of our favorite places. The cajun grilled fish and shrimp is one of favorite dishes, and my wife loves the crab...More

Thank AAB9898
Reviewed June 22, 2016

I've eaten here many times, and it's always the same: I look at the prices up on the whiteboard and think, "Oh, wow. That's pretty steep for fried food at a more-or-less beach dive." When the food's delivered, I remember why I keep coming back:...More

Thank modmodwest
Reviewed June 22, 2016

We had not had any FRESH seafood in several years, and this hit the spot. We each had something different, and all loved it. The fried shrimp was perfect, Crab Cakes were delicious, and Crab Balls were divine! A local recommended it to us, and...More

Thank vargasgirl29
Reviewed June 21, 2016

This is our second visit here. There are many good points about this restaurant that make it deserve a higher rating than "average," but the negative points offset them. The food is excellent and very spicy-- it will leave your lips hot! There are many...More

Thank 1234texas
Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Not usually a fan of ordering in line and definitely not into cardboard serving trays, but was pleasantly surprised with the quality, the quantity and the speed of delivery from what must be an amazing kitchen crew of professionals. The order line moved quickly, by...More

Thank James T
Reviewed June 11, 2016

Great place to eat, kind of expensive but well worth the price, we eat here every time we come to the island and have never had a bad meal The food is hot and fresh cooked so it takes some time.

Thank Doug083
Reviewed June 9, 2016

Benno's on the beach is an original and some great Cajun food in the heart of Texas and Galveston. Right on the beach, has a great local feel and the food is great.

Thank mikecox24
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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
Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
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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