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“Cheap and cheerful. Our food took an hour...”

Benno's on the Beach
Ranked #32 of 315 Restaurants in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating
Description: Looking for fresh local seafood and a casual beachfront atmosphere? Benno's on the Beach has both! Our menu offers a variety of Cajun grilled, golden fried, and hot boiled entrees. Dine in or take out today.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
“Cheap and cheerful. Our food took an hour...”
Reviewed May 26, 2010

Cheap and cheerful. Our food took an hour to arrive after ordering, but thus was not a problem as we sat back and soaked up the atmosphere in the diner. Food is cheerful and served with a smile, however the Cajun spices were a little overpowering when we went and we could not actually taste the food!

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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Wants to be Cajun, but Isn't”
Reviewed May 4, 2010

This is a counter service place with red checkered table-cloths The whole crabs were cooked correctly, but not very well seasoned. The crab balls were good. The ENORMOUS stuffed shrimp were pretty good (and I believe the crab balls were the same thing that the shrimp were "stuffed" with). It's OK for a quick meal, but not the highlight of casual seawall eateries.

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1 Thank lizalot
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Garland, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“We love Benno's”
Reviewed April 10, 2010

We enjoyed Benno's the most of all the places we dined on our trip to the Gulf. The Cajun music playing along with a view of the water made the great food a most memorable experience. The young man at the register also served us and his friendly demeanor added greatly to our enjoyment of our meal. At all the other places we ate we kept saying This is ok but I liked
Benno's better. Delicious food and outstanding service and atmosphere. This is the first place I want to visit when we go back to Galveston.

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2 Thank lthorn47
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Charlotte, NC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
“Order Gumbo”
Reviewed January 18, 2010

The place is very popular & their Gumbo is the best. Probably Fish & Chips is not a good choice; I had better F. & C.s elsewhere.
It is a place for quick snack or a meal in a casual setting; you order your meal at the counter, pay for it, then the waiter brings it to you. The decor is simple - checkered tablecloths, large tables..
The second time we went, I just ordered large bowl of Gumbo...Great value.

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1 Thank Sophie0811
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Puerto Vallarta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best Soft Shelled Crabs I've ever eaten...”
Reviewed December 17, 2009

hard choose between fried and sauteed. get the combo plate to enjoy both amazing flavors. atmosphere is super casual, the building must have originally been a whataburger or dairy queen, but perfect for lunch and sits right on the Seawall

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2 Thank VacationVillas
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