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3828 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-8848 (39th Street)
+1 409-761-5500
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had dinner there & the soft crabs were awesome! The service was was also great! Highly recommend this hotel & resturante!

Thank Bruce L
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70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been to Galveston many times in the past, but this was my first time eating at Gaido's. It's on Seawall Blvd so it's easy to find and convenient to everything along the seawall. The service at Gaido's is excellent. My waiter was very knowledgeable and he made my dining experience very pleasant. The seafood was well done and... More 

1 Thank Glucan
San Antonio, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I had a wonderful meal at Gaido's recently. The food was the best seafood we had eaten in ages. The blue crab was perfect. Our waiter, Arthur, was outstanding. He was extremely personable snd gave detailed attention to our every need. We can't wait to go back. Larry Rowe

1 Thank lccsrowe
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had lunch for our anniversary and took advantage of a prix fixe menu. Very good grilled oysters, snapper and Shrimp Peques. We rounded off the meal with house made cheesecake topped with fruit. The French press coffee is excellent as well as the Espresso. Lovely atmosphere, linen tablecloths, waiters in bow ties but the dress code is decidedly casual.... More 

1 Thank Kate G
Boston, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I'm from Boston, so I'm no stranger to good seafood. That being said, the scallops I had at Gaido's were the best I've ever had. For whatever reason I've only had them overcooked and rubbery before, but they managed to cook them just right - they were like fluffy butter. I had never had charcoal grilled oysters with parmesan either,... More 

2 Thank James B
Gulf Coast
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161 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is Restaurant week in Galveston and this is one of the places on the list. We like to try places we haven't been too, or have not been to in a while. First off our server was Sally. There were quite a few tables she was serving and one table had 7 people at the table. I watched Sally... More 

1 Thank GulfCoastNikki
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped by Gaido's hoping for good seafood. We got great seafood and amazing service. We had a variety of dishes (shrimp, scallops, catfish) in our party from appetizers to dessert and it was all great food. The restaurant has been in the family since 1911 and sits right on the sea wall. We were lucky be able to sit... More 

1 Thank BeachyGrandma
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82 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Someone told me this place had gone down hill, but they were wrong. First of all, the wait staff was amazingly good. Attentive and knowledgeable. The grilled oyster appetizers were fantastic. I had a fresh caught tuna filet that was huge, cooked to perfection and covered in yummy lump crab meat. The wines were nice, pecan pie desert excellent and... More 

1 Thank Petethekid
Kansas City, Missouri
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66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We hadn't been in Galveston for several years & we had missed this restaurant on our last trip. We were very, very, very happy that we finally got to dine with them! Everyone greeted us warmly & our waiter, Arthur, was amazing! He was so well-informed on the dishes...talked 1 of us into Tile, a fish we had never even... More 

1 Thank cullybuck
Wimberley, TX
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The enjoyment began at the entryway and escalated throughout the meal. A wonderfully designed and appointed establishment, both comfortable and pleasing to the eye. The menu was expansive and inviting. Every dish served was artistically presented, absolutely scrumptious in taste and worthy of a healthy tab. Every employee encountered projected a warm, receptive and professional attitude. The waitress was one... More 

1 Thank Carden295

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 45
American, Seafood
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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
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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