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Benno's on the Beach

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1200 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-8233
+1 409-762-4621
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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La Porte, Texas
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55 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

OMG, The food is absolutely amazing. We had the Cajun fried shrimp platter and the Cajun fried seafood platter. The platters had roasted potatoes that cannot stop eating, the coleslaw was very tasty. The seafood platter had fried shrimp, oysters, and fish. Cute place on the seawall, good atmosphere, great waiters and waitresses. A must return kind of place.

Thank Linda E
Arlington, Texas
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322 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visit Benno's on the beach each time we come to Galveston. None of the restaurants on the island are cheap, but this one provides the best fried seafood we have found. We loved it in the past when the rain would drip into the dining area and it looked tattered. But they have redone the interior and it is... More 

Thank CrankyOldGuy
Syracuse, New York
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We enjoyed a late evening meal of cajun shrimp and jambalaya topped with great key lime pie. Order at the counter and food is brought to your table.

Thank dlh52
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I stood behind a family for ten mins then it was our turn to be waited on. The lady taking orders goes who is next I stated we are. She replied well the line is over there. My family and I walked out. Horrible service help wanted sign should have been the sign to keep driving.

Thank Teri P
Goddard, Kansas
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing Etouffee!!! Bread is delish! Patio with ocean views can be pricey for lunch. Beers on tap. Watch out for the birds.

Thank Jenephuer
Denison, Texas
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144 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm always a little leery of beachside restaurants because their quality is frequently not good. However, they had a big banner: Fresh Boiled Crawfish, and we couldn't pass it up. The crawfish were great, the service great and the beer cold. Put that together with sitting in the sun--it's hard to beat.

Thank frogcarguy
Port Neches, TX
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's hard to imagine living on the gulf coast and not being able to find restaurants that serves blue claw crabs. We were staying at surfside for spring break. Called all over looking for crabs. None to be found. I remembered eating some at Benno's years ago. We we headed out looking for Cajun crabs for dinner. They still served... More 

Thank dugey4
Denver, Colorado
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81 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Benno's is convenient because it's on the main beach strip of Galveston. I really think that's it's main appeal. We biked there with our rental bikes, which was fun, and enjoyed people-watching from their outdoor seating. Our order included crawfish, which I thought were expensive and not seasoned enough. They seemed to be very popular though. We also had boiled... More 

Thank Juliakg
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3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Long line. But service was nice. Fried Shrimp was pretty good. Jambalaya was really good and SPICY!! But the crab cakes were really dissapointing and one order of french fries came out cold.

Thank Beth R
Big Horn, Wyoming
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food and friendly service! They even gave us a complimentary bread pudding for our anniversary! Delicious:)

Thank cgranger57

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
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: 1200 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-8233
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
  • Phone Number: +1 409-762-4621
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?