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3828 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-8848
+1 409-761-5500
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good18%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“seafood” (438 reviews)
“pecan pie” (120 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
3828 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-8848
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was my first visit to Gaido's. I ordered the Combination Platter which came with charcoal grilled shrimp, scallops, and a catfish filet on a bed of rice. The catfish was very tasty, the shrimp were absolutely superb, and the scallops were okay. The rice...More

Thank Steve D
Reviewed 3 days ago

This place is all about fresh seafood. The is a high priced restaurant that gives you what you pay for. I have not had a bad dish here whether it was for lunch, dinner or appetizers. The service is first class. They intend for you...More

Thank mikmor22
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Absolutely superior service and food! Best seafood on the island and perfect steaks. I wouldn’t visit Galveston without paying a visit.

Thank alankru
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food at Gaido's wass very good, the service was good and the wine choice we made was a good one. Overall good experience.

Thank Gitzie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First visit to Galveston to take a cruise. Spun the Trip Advisor restaurant wheel and it landed on Gaidos. Great seafood, at least for us that live inland and never near fresh seafood. Crab was the special and it didn't disappoint. Great waitstaff and loved...More

Thank Michele M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place for lunch or dinner, good choice of menu, very professional and friendly staff - my server was Richard - excellent!

Thank Susannah K
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very old quirky place with very good food. I would recommend it if you would like something with character.

Thank NewInDallas
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ate crab meat here first in the "80's and it was the only restaurant where they did the crab meat out of the crab for you and serve it in a bowl with drawn butter and they still do!! The Best food ever! We...More

Thank FunJacque46
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wasn't going to go due to a bad reviews but yum yum yum. So good everything was as I remembered and the food was great!!! Don't miss it

Thank themommacat1
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family has been going to Gaido's every year during their Galveston vacations for a long time. I finally came and was very impressed with the menu and service. I had the grilled shrimp and it was fantastic. Our server, Sally, was very nice and...More

Thank Nancy D
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1 August 2017|
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Response from kevin5831 | Reviewed this property |
Im sorry just saw this. we walked right in on a saturday
2 February 2017|
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Response from Travels257 | Reviewed this property |
I did not see a child's menu. But the wait staff was very helpful. I am sure they will accommodate your granddaughter.
25 October 2016|
Response from beachiegirl7 | Reviewed this property |
You'll need to call the restaurant to confirm they are open for Thanksgiving
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3828 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-8848
    (39th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
  • Phone Number: +1 409-761-5500
  • E-mail
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.
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