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“Great view...food was blah”

Jimmy's on the Pier
Ranked #57 of 315 Restaurants in Galveston
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Rio Vista, Texas
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135 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Great view...food was blah”
Reviewed September 12, 2013

The view was excellent, but between the average food and the seagulls attacking your plate, we wont return. We felt that the food was overpriced because it had no flavor. You had to be careful because the birds would try and take your food the moment you looked away. The wait time for just the drinks was about 20 minutes then finally we ordered and then the arrival of the food added another 40 minutes. The staff seemed interested and talking and texting and not concerned with the customers.

  • Visited August 2013
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Waxahachie, Texas
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Jimmy's on the Pier-fect!”
Reviewed September 10, 2013

This was our last night in Galveston and a change of plans took us to Jimmy's. Change is good, no great. As it suggests, Jimmy's is on a pier which gives incredible views of the ocean, sky, ships on the horizon, and folks fishing from the pier. The views get increasingly better as dusk settles and night falls. Kristy, our waitperson, a.k.a. baker of their incredible deserts, was an awesome captain navigating us through their reinvented menu. The crab/jalepeno poppers popped! The fried red snapper fish tacos were excellent. The blackened crab-stuffed red snapper with dirty rice (special) was amazing! The oreo cake was delicious. This total experience absolutely put a cherry on top of of annual vacation to Galveston. Jimmy's is definitely on our To Do it again list!

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank TPane
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Duncan, Oklahoma
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Worst service ever....”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

Decided to go to Jimmy's on the Pier on the Sunday night of Labor Day Weekend. Got there a little before 8, was told there would be about a one-hour wait for a table. At 10:00 o'clock we were still sitting at the bar, had given up on the table and had ordered our food at the bar. The bad part about it is that there were un-bused tables all over the place most of the time. Extremely poor management. When we finally got our food it was cold. Too bad, because the ocean view was great and the place was pleasant.

Save your money and go somewhere else....

  • Visited August 2013
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Garland, Texas, United States
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Awesome food, awesome view”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

You pretty much eat out in the middle of the ocean what isn't cool about that? They have a large pier on the back also where you can go fishing. Food was excellent, I was not a fan of the bloody mary though, kind of watery tomato juice with liquor.

Visited April 2013
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Hitchcock, Texas
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great View”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

If your looking for a good place to eat on be on and out over the water, this is it. The food is good and the beer cold. It is also a fishing pier and you can watch the catches come in.

  • Visited May 2013
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