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Gulfway Motel and Restaurant

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1365 Highway 124, High Island, TX 77623
+1 409-286-5217
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Bengaluru, India
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59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Would call this place a diner rather than a restaurant. It has some 4-5 tables and some stools by the counter. We were on a birding trip to High Island and decided to stop here as other places were quite a drive and we thought we would save that time. The waitress was a young girl who though eager and... More 

Thank WayfarerIndia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We come here a few times a year. There's a new owner now. They were very nice to us. I always worry when a place I love has new owners. When we were there a few weeks ago they even were serving dinner. It was nice to come home after a day at the beach and get dinner right there.... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

High Island is world-famous for its annual bird migration but a visit should include the super-friendly restaurant. More of a diner, it offers a genuine slice of local life and good simple food. Not open every day and, even at peak times, it closes at 2pm.

Thank Martin H
Houston, TX
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82 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2015

We were in the area to do some birding and needed a quick lunch. The restaurant is not much to look at but we decided to give it a try. I'm glad we did. The menu is limited mostly to sandwiches (I can't remember if there were any non-sandwich items offered) and we selected the tuna salad and chicken salad... More 

Thank MikeandWilla
Amarillo, Texas
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495 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2015

There aren't a lot of options on this side of the peninsula, but the Gulfway offers a classic diner style breakfast. The food, while simple, is good for breakfast and lunch style items. They'll cook it how you like it. The service is friendly, though they move on "island time" so it's not especially fast. It doesn't need to be;... More 

Thank TrueTexasTraveler
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2013

I would come again, pretty nice hotel for what you pay for. Complementary breakfast with a great front desk service!

3 Thank Ccalicutt
Tucson, Arizona
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569 reviews
464 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 313 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2012

They are only open for breakfast and lunch, but serve shrimp or catfish dinner on Fridays. We had both last week and were pleasantly surprised. Both the shrimp and catfish were evidently fresh and hand battered. Nice, inexpensive meal. We would definitely return, not that there are any other choices in this small town. :)

2 Thank luvglass
Houston, Texas
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 March 2012

cozy place great food becky and mary are great!!! just really like this place

1 Thank 386beachlover1
Palestine, TX
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2011

Had a marvelous time!!! The motel & restaurant are very good & exceptionally clean. The food is home cooking. Another couple attended "Dickens on the Strand" in Galveston, TX & stayed at the Gulfway Motel, also. They were also extremely pleased with the motel & restaurant

1 Thank uturn65

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  • Address: 1365 Highway 124, High Island, TX 77623
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  High Island
  • Phone Number: +1 409-286-5217
  • This restaurant is at Gulfway Motel

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