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Benno's on the Beach

1200 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-8233
+1 409-762-4621
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  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
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“crawfish” (67 reviews)
“hush puppies” (50 reviews)
“seafood” (112 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
$$ - $$$
1200 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-8233
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great fried shrimp and oysters at very reasonable prices. Benno's on the Beach doesn't look like much and you need to order at the cash register but the food was very good - freshly fried shrimp and oysters, good hush puppies and tasty coleslaw. The...More

Thank Brenda-Houston
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good spot if you like fried seafood Portions were large, and beer was cold Parking was limited, but service was good

Thank txbride
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Couldn't wait to eat seafood.... we were fortunate to walk into Benno's... it was delicious and lunch special with drink $10...

Thank Julie C
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We were hungry but worried about falling into a tourist trap of expensive seafood imported from Alaska. (Advertised at another restaurant on the seawall) We were happy we selected this place! It took us a few minutes to figure out it was counter service. We...More

Thank Laura G
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Took a day trip to the Galveston Texas Seawall and decided to try this place out as it's right across from the ocean. My husband loves Stone Crab and they actually had it on the menu! He also had the jambalaya that was stuffed with...More

Thank rvtaborek
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Ate there for our 52 anniversary, with some friends. I always have the 10 crab balls and my wife get the fish and shrimp. Then we share, they have the best fish seasoning we ever tasted. Just a hint of spice and cooked to perfection....More

Thank Hugh H
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We went on a Sunday afternoon. There was a line, but it went fast and was WELL worth the small wait. Seafood was absolutely delicious. Shrimp was crispy and probably the best I had on the island in the 6 days we were there. It's...More

Thank skaiser2017
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Coming in from the beach at night and just needed a meal before we headed back to hotel. These guys are always busy and it takes awhile to get your food but our shrimp po'boys were really good. Soft bread and juicy shrimp, surprisingly tasty...More

Thank Jackie F
Reviewed 30 July 2017

This little place offers a wide variety of seafood. It doesn't look like much on the outside, but the inside is so cute and inviting. We had the seafood platter grilled and it was delicious. Place was clean and the help was great. The prices...More

Thank annette_j70
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

I suppose somebody likes dried out, over-fried seafood. There's gotta be a market for it as this place is still open. And it was pretty full the day We showed. But my one visit will be my last. My wife was even less impressed. Sorry...More

1  Thank Kerry C
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Response from mikecox24 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. This is the best seafood restaurant for locals in Galveston. Enjoy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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
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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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