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“Zadeco Heaven”
Review of Gaido's

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Ranked #7 of 311 Restaurants in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $45
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 39th Street
Description: The toast of the Texas coast. How can frozen fish be called fresh? The answer for anyone with snap is simple: it can't. That's why Gaido's is the classic choice for fresh Gulf seafood. Patrons know Gaido's is real, when others are clearly not. From red snapper and blue crab to white tablecloths crumbed with panache, there's no denying Gaido's is one-of-a-kind in a world of imitation. Now, after four generations of filleting, frying, grilling and baking, Gaido's has grown into the picture perfect place of traditions- birthdays, anniversaries, retirements, reunions. As the largest fresh fish house on the coast, Gaido's can serve up to 2,500 happy diners a day. -- for over 100 years - is truly the coastal classic.
Houston, Texas
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Zadeco Heaven”
Reviewed July 29, 2014

We danced on the sidewalk. The live intertainment was excellent! Everybody was friendly and cheerful. I plan to visit them on my next trip.

Visited July 2014
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3 Thank Coolwater2014
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Casey G, Owner at Gaido's, responded to this review, August 1, 2014
So glad to hear that you had a great time! We look forward to seeing you on your next visit!
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Turkeyleg is the BEST!”
Reviewed July 28, 2014

The best food, and the BEST SERVICE yet! We come every year on vacation. This was the best service!
Thanks Turkeyleg!

  • Visited July 2014
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2 Thank jaynemaret
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Casey G, Owner at Gaido's, responded to this review, August 1, 2014
Jayne, we're so happy to hear that you enjoyed everything. Thanks for the wonderful review!
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Houston, Texas
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“Excellent Sea Food”
Reviewed July 28, 2014

Excellent sea food. very tasty. Good service. Right in front of the ocean. Good seating arrangements.

Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Homi C
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Casey G, Owner at Gaido's, responded to this review, August 1, 2014
Thanks so much for the great review! We hope you'll come back to dine with us soon!
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Paris, France
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“Disappointing service But Excellent Food”
Reviewed July 26, 2014

With a family reservation at 6:45 p.m., our family group arrived at the restaurant about ten minutes early. We were advised that we would be seated shortly, and invited to take a seat while we waited. That wait turned into a 35 minute delay, which certainly put a damper on our meal. We ordered calamari for a starter, and it was excellent. The fried seafood platter was good as well, but the real hit was the crab stuffed shrimp. Unbelievable! If only the service matched the talents of the kitchen staff!

  • Visited July 2014
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Dallas, Texas
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“Worth the 300+ mile drive just for dinner!”
Reviewed July 23, 2014

The history, the staff and the FOOD will wow you! Gaido's is a legend in Galveston. It's like stepping back in time to an era when people knew how to appreciate their dining experience. Gaido's wine selection is phenomenal. Their Bloody Mary is one of the best I've ever had. Their menu selection will leave you more than satisfied and, of course, their desserts - especially the pecan pie - will compel you to make the drive from Dallas, Atlanta, or farther, JUST for Gaido's!

Visited May 2014
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Casey G, Owner at Gaido's, responded to this review, July 28, 2014
Thank you so much for this wonderful review! We'd love to have you back next time you're in town!
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