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The Garden

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1 Hope Blvd, off 81st St., Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77554-8928
+1 409-744-4673 ext. 238
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good21%
  • Average15%
  • Poor23%
  • Terrible7%
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“pasta” (3 reviews)
“burger” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
1 Hope Blvd, off 81st St., Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77554-8928
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am not sure why I keep giving this place a chance. I attended on a Monday during lunch with my 8 year old. We were seated fairly quickly and then waited approx. 10 minutes before being greeted by our waiter. Our waiter was friendly...More

Thank FrmnClint
Reviewed August 1, 2017

A group of us went to Galveston for the weekend and visited Moody Gardens and saw various exhibits. We had reservations for 12 for Lunch at the Garden Restaurant at 1:30 pm. Some of us completed our exhibit around 12:30 or so, visited the Gift...More

Thank Ron M
Reviewed July 28, 2017

We walked in to grab a quick meal between 3D shows. The buffet was buzzing with flies. I ordered from the menu: shrimp tacos. They were flavorless, and didn't taste fresh. The kids ordered ice cream. It had pieces of white frost throughout, which tells...More

1  Thank Tonja G
Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

My burger was nice & warm, but some of my neighbors found their items to be cold, & the waiting time seemed to be longer than usual.

Thank Michael R
Reviewed June 22, 2017

It's funny how different peoples palates are. I've seen multiple reviews talking about how bad the buffet is, yet it is one of the things I look forward to when I'm here (we have season passes). Now, I've only been during lunch time, so not...More

Thank Stacey C
Reviewed June 12, 2017 via mobile

Thank you Moody Gardens for having a restaurant and not just hot dogs and hamburgers. In fact we had thinly sliced roast with potatoes and brown gravy, fried catfish, baked chicken, mac and cheese plus lots more. Oh and we also had cake and a...More

Thank Michelle P
Reviewed June 4, 2017 via mobile

While the buffet may seem like a good deal at first glance, the chicken was dry, the lettuce was wilted and the vegetables were overcooked. Five out of eight people at our table ordered the buffet and all were disappointed. I ordered the blackened shrimp...More

Thank CynthiaFChicago
Reviewed April 27, 2017

Chris provided gracious service and the space is light, bright, open, clean, and pleasant. The food was tasty and the portions were generous.

Thank SuzQt2
Reviewed April 12, 2017

We wondered at first if the price of the buffet would be worth it but it was, everything was so fresh and check was moist and very good. The girls liked the deserts

Thank GinnyTheRiot
Reviewed February 23, 2017

Food was pretty good and service was good. Ross, our server twice, was awesome. On weekends there is a breakfast and supper buffet which is reasonably priced. Our two little boys ate free with paying adult.

Thank John0251
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Mangalam I
July 11, 2015|
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Response from WTexTraveler | Reviewed this property |
They do have a fruit plate option at both breakfast and dinner. I had it twice for breakfast and the fruit was all very fresh.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $40
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Hope Blvd, off 81st St., Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77554-8928
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
  • Phone Number: +1 409-744-4673 ext. 238
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