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“Great View .,. Very good hamburgers!”

Jimmy's on the Pier
Ranked #53 of 311 Restaurants in Galveston
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
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Good for: Scenic view, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Galveston County Texas
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125 reviews
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“Great View .,. Very good hamburgers!”
Reviewed August 2, 2013

Our family celebrated our grandson's 21st birthday at this establishment the end of July (his choice).

This restaurant is located on top of a pier along the seawall in Galveston. It is on the west end (west of 61st Street) and stands above the beach and into the Gulf. It involves the climbing of stairs and being a beach establishment, is very rustic. The windows open fully to allow the salt air to blow through. There are also seats under umbrellas on the deck.

Parking is on the seawall, which during busy times can involve some walking. Just this month (July) the city has added a charge for parking on the seawall .,. dollar for the each of the first 8 hours or $8 for all day. This is done on your smart phone. A season parking ticket is $25. A meter maid scans your vehicle license tag to see if you are paid.

The hamburgers are great! Their signature burger is the bacon and egg. Most burgers run $9-$11 dollars. Nonalcoholic drink and a side add about $4. There is a full service bar. Members of the family ordered other items than burger, but were not as satisfied with the seafood. There are much better places on the island. But burgers and relaxing .. this is a great place!

There is a gift shop on the pier lever .. standard fare for any beach.

  • Visited July 2013
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Fort Worth, Texas
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63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Dinner and Breakfast Rock”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

Over our 4 day stay in Galveston we ate at Jimmy's twice we enjoyed it so much. The first time was on a busy Saturday night. Even though we had a 45 minute wait on the patio in deck chairs we struggled by staring out at the view of the ocean and the fisherman on the pier below. We we did get our table, ironically just below where we had been waiting we had a wonderful Hebrew National all beef Chili Cheese dog and a terrific hamburger. They were well worth the wait. We were so impressed with the food and the service that as we left we noticed the sign that they served breakfast. They next morning we returned in a driving rainstorm and sat inside where the glass doors where shuttered. The sweet waitress let us share a combination plate of terrific pancakes, eggs and sausage that saved us several dollars also. We will be back on our next visit to Galveston.

  • Visited July 2013
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austin, United States
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3 reviews
“Great view”
Reviewed July 24, 2013

Food and drinks were good but you have to pay to go look off of the pier..:(((
It was close to our hotel so we walked. We would eat here again.

Visited July 2013
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Austin, Texas
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“fun beach restaurant”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

It was right across from our condo and our first stop when we hit the island. It was the perfect start to a fun long weekend. It had views, atmosphere, good food and great cold beer with lime and salt. It was fun and good food.

  • Visited July 2013
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Fort Worth, Texas
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“love em!”
Reviewed July 20, 2013

I love Jimmy's I do not eat any kind of sea food and I think Jimmys has the best grilled chicken po boy out of anyone on the island!

Visited March 2013
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