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3828 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-8848
+1 409-761-5500
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good17%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“seafood” (486 reviews)
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Closes in 9 min
11:00 - 21:00 Hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
3828 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-8848
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Reviewed today via mobile

My husband and I had the best experience ever! We both had the red snapper, each with a different crabmeat sauce....they both were excellent. On top of a wonderful meal, we had the best waitress too! Her name is Anna and she is absolutely fabulous....More

Thank TammieandStewart
Reviewed today

The swordfish with lump crab meat and an Asiago sauce was one of the best seafood dishes I have had. Fish cooked perfectly, sauce flavorful but not heavy, the crab meat just right. The grilled seafood platter was equally enjoyed at our table. Asparagus side...More

Thank ehbluzerne
Reviewed yesterday

I had the soft shell crab, which was fried perfectly crisp. I had not had this before, but they were very good. The batter wasn't overbearing, and it was seasoned appropriately. Had it just been the crab, I might have given it a higher rating....More

Thank Jeff M
Reviewed yesterday

Gaido's is one of our go-to places when we are in Galveston. It happened to be our anniversary and we had a nice, quiet table and excellent service. We were offered a free dessert for our anniversary, but we declined. After a lovely meal, there...More

Thank RonnieB43
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

First time visit and a most excellent choice. Polite staff and nice table settings by candle light. Call ahead to reserve a table, or you can wait at the door. A bit pricey but very delicious and good portioned seafood. The lump crab cake is...More

Thank twilson29
Reviewed 2 days ago

Gaido's Seafood Restaurant continues its superb track record with my family. About two years ago, my parents celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at Gaido's, and my dad was anxious to return for his milestone birthday. As usual, the food was excellent and prepared with great...More

Thank RayEn18
Reviewed 3 days ago

I loved the crab cake! My husband had the shrimp stuffed with cheese and pepper (I think) and he loved it also. This is a nice dining establishment. We were not dressed exceptionally well after a day of shopping and visiting the Bishop Palace. We...More

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited Gaido’s to celebrate my fiancé’s promotion, he loves the place but I had never been. I was blown away, not only by the quality of the seafood but by the caliber of service provided by our server, Anna. We ordered gumbo, my fiancé’s...More

Thank Sarah L
Reviewed 3 days ago

I don’t know what could have made our visit more delightful than the friendly and helpful service we received. It had been raining for days and we finally ventured out looking for good food. We came to the right place - Gaido’s Seafood. I’m sure...More

Thank Jean K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our server Elena was fantastic!! She took excellent care of us tonight. I would definitely ask for her to be your server. The food was excellent also!!

Thank Roy S
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Response from vahehg | Reviewed this property |
Smart casual
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 Anita767 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have a children's coloring menu with things like chicken, grilled cheese, and Fettuccine Alfredo and other child appropriate food. Their seafood is amazing.
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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
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, 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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