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Little Daddy's Gumbo Bar

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$5 - $10
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American, Bar, Seafood
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a great experience there. The food was really good and our server was super friendly. My 3 year old loved that they had crayons and a coloring sheet.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Christy L, Marketing at Little Daddy's Gumbo Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you Isabel, that is always great to hear. We will look forward to seeing you and your family again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were craving some Cajun food and stopped by for an early lunch. Some outside but mostly inside seating but since it was already hot in the shade we had to go inside and cool down. We were quickly seated and met with an outgoing...server who was very helpful and provided good service during our meal. Lots of Cajun choices including alligator, gumbo, pho-boys, beignets, etc. The seafood gumbo was huge and filled with shrimp, andouille sausage, okra and more. Jambalaya was more than all of us to finish with lots of rice, shrimp, sausage, chicken and nicely seasoned and tasty. The baked oysters were huge (the theme for servings here) and filling. The beignets were crispy and covered in powered sugar sweetness. Light and so delicious. Will come back again.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Christy L, Marketing at Little Daddy's Gumbo Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the 5-star review. We're always happy to hear our guests enjoyed their lunch. We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband has been wanting to try soft shell crab, he said it was the best thing has had in a long time. I had the bourbon platter it had the best combo rice and sausage was great with it, the bacon wrapped shrimp was...awesome. All the staff were very friendly. when we get back from our cruise i hope to stop by again, i highly recommend!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Christy L, Marketing at Little Daddy's Gumbo Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the 5-star review. We look forward to serving you another delicious meal soon.

Reviewed May 11, 2022 via mobile

Given the reviews, my wife and I had great expectations for this restaurant. Alas, we were disappointed. The seafood gumbo sort of looked like gumbo, but it didn’t taste like gumbo—at least the gumbo we’re used to. A can of Blue Runner seafood gumbo base...to which you add seafood is much much better. The grilled seafood platter was okay, but a bit over-salted. The seafood was served on a bed of crinkle cut fries. Maybe okay for fried seafood, but not grilled, which made the fries mushy. Would we go back there again? No, not before trying other Galveston establishments. Two neutral thumbs—neither up or down.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 6, 2022

Excellent seafood gumbo with tasty flavor that was not overloaded with heat. It included shrimp, crab, oyster and steam white rice. The oyster poboy was massive with plenty of meat and it came with shredded cabbage instead of boring lettuce. Will definitely returm.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Christy L, Agency / Consultant at Little Daddy's Gumbo Bar, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2022

We're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. If you could leave any feedback on how we could've earned all five stars at gail@galvestonrestaurantgroup.com we'd appreciate it. We will look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed March 22, 2022

Top Notch. We come to visit several times a year and after visiting last year, we decided to come back, and got top-notch food and service once again. We got to meet Dave the manager, who we could see was busy making sure everyone was...100% satisfied, and creating great teamwork with his crew there. Our waitress Ali, and the hostess Teri, were all about service. The food was terrific, as well as the atmosphere. 100% recommend this stop for your Galveston visit.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Christy L, Marketing at Little Daddy's Gumbo Bar, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2022

Thanks for the 5-star review. We look forward to serving you another delicious meal soon.

Reviewed February 16, 2022

I’m not sure I was expecting much from this restaurant, but I was very pleasantly surprised. We went for dinner and shared Little Daddy’s special—blackened catfish with crawfish etouffee. It came with rice and a generous portion of grilled zucchini and yellow squash. We started...with the Greek salad, which they were kind enough to split. Our entrée and salad were delicious. We ended with beignets, which were meh, so I’d save your calories there. The next day (and the following day as well) we got a shrimp po’ boy for lunch. It was pretty good as well with a fair amount of shrimp large enough to share if you have a smaller appetite. Little Daddy's Gumbo Bar became our measuring stick for cajun restaurants for the rest of our 40-day road trip and most other fell short.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Christy L, Marketing at Little Daddy's Gumbo Bar, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2022

We're happy to set a high bar like that, Robin. We'll look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed February 8, 2022

We ate here recently during Galveston Restaurant Week after staying away too long. We ordered the large bowl of seafood gumbo and were shocked at how large the bowl was. I doubt anyone could finish it. It was full of shrimp and some oysters plus...okra. The star for us was the dark roux. Those that like a lighter roux will be disappointed as this is the only roux they offer. However they have lots of other good great things on the menu and it is a fun place to hang out.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Christy L, Marketing at Little Daddy's Gumbo Bar, responded to this reviewResponded February 9, 2022

We're happy to see you enjoyed your visit. If you could leave any feedback on how we could've earned all five stars at gail@galvestonrestaurantgroup.com we'd appreciate it. We will look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed January 30, 2022 via mobile

Wow. All I can say is wow. Cool small restaurant fantastic staff and the food was outta this world good. I wasn’t expecting the service and food to be so good. But everything we tried was fantastic.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Christy L, Marketing at Little Daddy's Gumbo Bar, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2022

Thank you, Darrell. We're always happy to hear that our customers loved our cooking as much as we do. We will look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed November 25, 2021 via mobile

I was disappointed after reading all of the awards the restaurant has received,but the seafood gumbo was the worst gumbo I’ve ever eaten. There was no flavor or texture or just anything I normally associate with gumbo. The chicken and sausage gumbo was a little...bit better and all of the other food was “ok”, but the seafood gumbo during our visit was just not up to par. Maybe it was an off night?More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Gail, Owner at Little Daddy's Gumbo Bar, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2022

Hi Vacationqueen11111. We set a high standard for ourselves, and we're sorry we did not meet this on your visit. Please come see us again.

Reviewed October 31, 2021

Stopped in one Friday night for dinner. Was seated quickly, but it was 8:30 in the evening so big rush was over. Ordered the Little Daddys special of blackened catfish with rice ad shrimp étouffée on top. It was very good, seasoning was great. My...husband got the large order of the shrimp gumbo which he said was also very good. Nice dark brown base. Just wish it would come with bread instead of crackers. Have a decent beer selection, but it all comes in bottles. If you want to watch your favorite sports team, they also have plenty of TV through out the restaurant. Would come backMore

Date of visit: October 2021
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Christy L, Marketing at Little Daddy's Gumbo Bar, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2021

Thank you for leaving a review. We appreciate the feedback, and we will look forward to making you another tasty meal.

Reviewed October 11, 2021

The half-n-half shrimp and crawfish po'boy was delicious. So were the Bloody Mary and Shark Bite cocktails. Great menu and service. Reasonable prices. Street parking. A little outdoor dining available. In an attractive part of downtown Galveston. We highly recommend it!

Date of visit: October 2021
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Gail, Owner at Little Daddy's Gumbo Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2021

Fbglove, thank you so much for the great review! We take our food seriously and your review confirms it! I was wondering why the 4 bubble score? Did we miss something? Gail Peterson, PR and Marketing Director, Galveston Restaurant Group gail@galvestonrestaurantgroup.com

Reviewed October 7, 2021 via mobile

Simply stated, the shrimp gumbo was mediocre. The oysters on the half shell were fresh and delicious and our main entree, blackened shrimp with fries were acceptable. Hand cut fries would have been better. We asked that the oysters be brought out first then they...gumbo and finish with the shrimp. The gumbo came 1st. Yikes. The staff and manager were most pleasant. A nice place but if your looking for New Orleans style gumbo try elsewhere.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Gail, Marketing at Little Daddy's Gumbo Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2021

Hi, Navigate. Thank you so much for the review. We take all reviews and comments seriously. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed September 24, 2021

This is a great little restaurant. The food was great, great service, large portions and a great atmosphere. I would highly recommend this place if you like Cajun or seafood.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Christy L, Marketing at Little Daddy's Gumbo Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2021

Thank you, we're happy to hear that! We'll look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed September 11, 2021 via mobile

This is definitely a hidden gem. We found this place through the Hilton App (We were booked at a Hilton and their app is awesome). I had a Little Daddy bowl of crab, shrimp and oyster gumbo and it was out of this world tasty...and it was huge. (I bet 4 cups in a bowl) !! I can’t imagine how big the Big Daddy serving is!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Christy L, Marketing at Little Daddy's Gumbo Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2021

Thanks for giving us a try, Terry!! We're always happy to hear our guests enjoyed dining with us! We look forward to your next visit!

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cfandsf
February 21, 2021|
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Response from GEPPPPP | Property representative |
Hi CFandSF, The gumbo does have oysters but you can request to not have them.
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leroya300
July 20, 2020|
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Response from KeepRocks | Reviewed this property |
Hi - I can't say for sure if they do. But I did see families with kids in there. They also serve hamburgers and chicken sandwiches.
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2TexasTraveling
My husband and I are frequent customers and part time residents. Little Daddy's is one of the first places we head when we get to town. Absolutely love to sit and at bar and visit with the very friendly staff, enjoy a glass of wine while we watch the delicious preparation of each bowl prepared with fresh ingredients. I was so very disappointed yesterday to find a new menu and NO muscles!! No one prepares them like you do with the wonderful marinara sauce and hot bread. I regret to say that you've lost us. Although your other dishes are all wonderful, there are other places we can enjoy fried dishes and gumbo. I really hope you'll consider putting muscles back on your menu. Not to long ago we enjoyed visiting with a couple that drove from Houston on a regular basis for muscles. I know there will be others who share my feelings. That dish was unique to the island!
May 21, 2018|
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Response from GailGRG | Property representative |
Thank you for writing to let us know. We appreciate our diners' input. I will certainly pass along the request to our owner and to our Director of Operations. And, I will inquire as to whether it was a supply issue as to why... More
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Yes, Little Daddy's Gumbo Bar offers takeout services.

Yes, Little Daddy's Gumbo Bar is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Little Daddy's Gumbo Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4