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“High dollar”

Willie G's Seafood & Steak House
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Ranked #12 of 311 Restaurants in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $40
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Tyler, Texas
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“High dollar”
Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

The food was okay, but not for $175 for 5 of us and I had salad! Lol..my favorite part of this dining experience was the salt scrub in the restroom! We had a fantastic young man who served us, but the cost of the meal was a bit too much for my liking. May be okay if it is just a couple dining here, but too pricey for a family.

Visited May 2014
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The Woodlands, Texas
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437 reviews
322 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Disappointing!”
Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

We visited Willie G's with the family for Mother's Day and were disappointed, the food was not great, it was just OK, but I felt like I had a bait and switch with the special menu of the day. The dish was called the same than a dish on the menu but when it was brought was short of sauce and with a different side dish. The waiter went out of his way to fix the situation but then he forgot my desert.

Visited May 2014
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Findlay, Ohio
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316 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Excellent Food and Atmosphere, Great Management”
Reviewed May 8, 2014

We ate Willie G’s Galveston for a business dinner. It was a nice night and we sat outside. It was nice but the seats are very uncomfortable. We had a terrible server. One of the worst ever. Told us that bread would take 10 minutes to warm up. It never came. We order drinks and took forever to get. We had our drinks and he never came back to take another round order. Finally our food showed up and different people brought and ask how it was. We went off. The manager came and he took care of it. We got a new waiter. He was great. It changed the whole experience from a nightmare to a wonderful evening. We weren’t the only one. Two other tables had the bad waiter and they weren’t getting any service. The all got new waiters as well.

With that the food was outstanding. Everyone had a great meal. I had the grilled salmon ceretto. It was probably the best salmon I have ever had. It was prepared perfect. It was prepared a moist, perfect medium tempature. The parmesan risotto was outstanding and the green beans were perfect.

A big kudos to the manager and the wait staff. We tipped them well. They took a very bad situation and made it right. He truly cared and was concerned! I would go back in a heartbeat. Don’t miss if you are in Galveston.

  • Visited May 2014
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Longwood, Florida
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311 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
“RIGHT BY THE WATER”
Reviewed May 7, 2014

We stopped here on the island killing some time and had some food and drinks on the patio. There's a nice view of the harbor just down from the Strand. Not only was the food good and the service very accommodating but the seating on the patio is very comfortable and enjoyable. This a fun place and we had a lovely time. Oh and it was happy hour and the prices were great. The buffalo chicken bits were fantastic.

  • Visited May 2014
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Galveston, Texas
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244 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 430 helpful votes
“Another Rewrite”
Reviewed May 5, 2014

The atmosphere here is still first-rate, and the service excellent. But I think I got Redfish instead of Snapper. It had the same look, taste, and texture of the Redfish and Joe's Crab Shack. It did not look, taste, or texture the way Snapper does at [name withheld]. The manager said yes yes, but there was no no in my mouth. But it was very well prepared and spiced [name of fish?]. Time for further research.

  • Visited April 2014
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