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American, Cafe, Seafood, Diner, Cajun & Creole
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is nothing you can order that won’t impress you! If I were you, I would try the gumbo your first visit! 😋 It’s what they are known for. Sherrie & Wilmer will take really good care of you!

Date of visit: October 2021
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Christy L, Marketing at Gumbo Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review, MissyC292. We always enjoy hearing our guests had a wonderful visit. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all thank you Yvonne for your great customer service, that’s a skill learned over time and you have mastered it! This place smells like great food is gonna come from the kitchen. The ambience is amazing and just made you wanna get up...and start singing! Now to the food… I came for the shrimp and grits and they were amazing just the right amount of cheese to grit ratio🤪 Of course the sign bragged about the chicken and waffle and it was delish as well. This is our first stop and the other restaurants have some big shoes to fill!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Christy L, Marketing at Gumbo Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're always happy to hear that our customers love our food as much as we do. Yvonne is great, and it is always nice to hear that she could make someone's time with us even better. That said, we're always looking to improve, so if...More

Reviewed August 28, 2021

We came on a busy Saturday night after stopping in a couple other restaurants, which were full. We decided to try the Gumbo Diner, and although it was pretty much full as well they sat us right away. Sherrie was a GREAT waitress and made...sure that my cranky toddler had plenty of chocolate milk - all her idea, just to perk my daughter up. She was very attentive and made sure we had everything we needed. Pretty much every member of stuff acknowledged or checked on us at one point or another. They all said goodbye as we walked out. I can’t wait to try again next time I’m in the area! Food was excellent, of courseMore

Date of visit: August 2021
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Christy L, Marketing at Gumbo Diner, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2021

It's always excellent to hear that! We're glad that we could make you feel welcome, and we will look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed August 17, 2021 via mobile

Heard a lot of good things about this place so figured we would check it out...Saturday evening in Galveston, we knew there would be a wait and there was, but that wasn't a big deal...the "hostess" was so rude...she had a tone when she told...us that we had to wait outside until they could seat us. Being from Texas and raising our children to have manners, they were holding the door for everyone to come in and again, in the same rude manner she told our group to close the door coming in and going out...needless to say, we left...had a FANTASTIC meal with GREAT customer service at SHRIMP & STUFF....very disappointed in Gumbo Diner and will not be returningMore

Date of visit: August 2021
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Gail, Owner at Gumbo Diner, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2021

Good afternoon sharrak2014, Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your visit. We take this type of review very seriously. I'd like to discuss this with you. Please contact me at gail@galvestonrestaurantgroup.com or call me at 409.750.8888.

Reviewed August 9, 2021

Stopped in for dinner on a Monday evening, had the chicken fried steak with mashed potatoes, gravy, and green beans. Large portions, steak was tender, gravy was great, even the green beans were fresh and tasty - obviously not right out of a can. It's...small, which can be good and bad - good in that the food comes quickly and service is good, bad in that if it's full, you'll have to wait to get in.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Christy L, Marketing at Gumbo Diner, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2021

It's great to hear that you enjoyed every part of your meal with us. We'll look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed August 9, 2021 via mobile

A lot of places close by 9pm on the island on Sunday. This is still kind of a small town mindset. If you want more than fast food drive thru this is the place. Good selections to pick from. Burgers to seafood. Beer and wine...plus in the Covid age they still have great service.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Christy L, Marketing at Gumbo Diner, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2021

We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us, Bobby! We'll look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed July 29, 2021

We went to eat for an early lunch on this place since it's always fact during dinner. This place is small and tight, but they have a huge parking space. I ordered The Diner's Texas Melt, It has bacon, egg, cheese and avocado on Texas...toast, served with fries. We ordered their famous Seafood Gumbo Shrimp, Crab and Oyster, Big Daddy size portion with steamed rice. The Texas Melt taste great and the Gumbo is outstanding. Friendly serving staff and host. Try to visit and eat here next time you visit Galveston, TX.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Christy L, Marketing at Gumbo Diner, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2021

That's always great to hear, thanks, Tony! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed July 26, 2021 via mobile

All I can say is bring your appetite! This place serves up some delicious breakfast and the portion sizes are huge. My daughter and I could have shared a plate . The omelet I had was amazing . Pancakes were good as well. Quaint atmosphere...and friendly servers. We will definitely be backMore

Date of visit: July 2021
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Christy L, Marketing at Gumbo Diner, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2021

We're happy to hear that! We'll look forward to starting your day off right again soon!

Reviewed July 25, 2021 via mobile

Great place to grab breakfast! We ate there twice during our vacation. Service and food was great! Charlene was our waitress both days. She was wonderful.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Christy L, Marketing at Gumbo Diner, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2021

That's awesome to hear Michaela! We love brightening someone's day with our cooking, and it's even better if it's breakfast so we can start your day off right! We'll look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed July 24, 2021 via mobile

This is our absolute favorite place to eat in Galveston for our yearly trips. Sometimes we’ll even go multiple times while visiting. We have a family of six, and everyone always loves their food.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Christy L, Marketing at Gumbo Diner, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2021

We're happy to hear that we can be a family tradition for you, Jennifer! We'll look forward to your next visit.

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Yes, Gumbo Diner offers takeout services.

Gumbo Diner is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4