Top 10 Restaurants with Patios in Galveston Island

10 Best Galveston Outdoor Seating Restaurants

Galveston Island, near Houston, tops the list of tourist destinations of Texas with its rich cultural heritage, beautiful beaches, and the Victorian architectural vibe. After an afternoon stroll or an adventurous quest at the Pleasure Pier, you can take in the night breeze of the island from the comfort of a beautiful patio.

The restaurants offer a diverse selection of local and international cuisines and an ambiance that will have you hooked from the onset. Here is a list of our top 10 restaurants to try out in no particular order.

The Spot

Grab a bite to eat at this beachfront restaurant offering multi-level patio seating with ocean views. Mouthwatering burgers, delicious wings, or some fresh seafood are just a few of the items on their menu that are sure to please the whole family. The Spot is said to be an awesome location for happy hour, and it will leave you feeling satisfied no matter what kind.

The Spot Outdoor Patio Galveston
The Spot Outdoor Patio Galveston

The Spot, 3204 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77550; (409) 621-5237
www.thespot.islandfamous.com/

Number 13 Prime Steak and Seafood

Located in beautiful Pelican Rest Marina, Number 13 is an upscale prime steak and seafood restaurant. They offer terrace seating with water views as well as indoor seating, all with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. You will be treated to the ultimate culinary fine dining experience. 

Number 13 Prime Steak and Seafood
Number 13 Prime Steak and Seafood – Outdoor Patio Galveston

Number 13, 7809 Broadway St, Galveston, TX 77554; 409) 572-2650
www.number13steak.com/

Shrimp N Stuff

Shrimp N Stuff opened in 1976 and has been a local favorite. They are serving up some of the best-fried seafood and fish tacos on the island with a reputation for having some of the best Seafood Poboys in town. If you find yourself in Galveston, make sure to visit Shrimp N Stuff, ask for a table out on the patio, and get ready for a crowd favorite meal.

Shrimp n Stuff Downtown Outdoor Patio Galveston
Shrimp n Stuff Downtown Outdoor Patio Galveston

Shrimp N Stuff, 2506 Avenue H, Galveston, TX 77550; (409) 974-4609
www.shrimpnstuffdowntown.com/

Gaido’s

Just down the street from Pleasure Pier you’ll find Gaido’s Seafood Restaurant, this elegant restaurant opened back in 1911 and has remained open, serving locals their favorite seafood. It offers diners Gulf views with a nautical theme. Enjoy some of the freshest seafood while you enjoy beachfront views.

Gaidos Outdoor Patio Galveston
Gaidos Outdoor Patio Galveston

Gaido’s, 3828 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77550; (409) 761-5500
www.gaidos.com/

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

Located on Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, Bubba Gumps is a must when visiting Galveston and is an experience like no other. This family-friendly chain offers seafood and American cuisine and is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. The moment you step foot into a Bubba Gump is taken down memory lane with all the Forrest Gump memorabilia, which is a theme that runs through the whole restaurant. Their patio has some pretty amazing views overlooking the Gulf.

bubba gump shrimp Outdoor Patio Galveston
bubba gump shrimp Outdoor Patio Galveston

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., 2501 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77550; (409) 766-4952
www.bubbagump.com/locations/galveston/

Fish Tales

Enjoy some of the freshest seafood at one of the most popular beachfront balconies on the Seawall. Fish Tales specializes in seafood straight from the Gulf of Mexico, as well as steaks, salads, pasta, and more. You’ll find Fish Tales directly across the street from Pleasure Pier, so when you are ready for a break from fun and games, cross the road and grab a table on their relaxing balcony and enjoy the fantastic views. 

Fish Tales Outdoor Patio Galveston
Fish Tales Outdoor Patio Galveston

Fish Tales, 2502 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77550; (409) 762-8545
www.fishtalesgalveston.com/

Mario’s Seawall Italian Restaurant

Mario’s Seawall Italian Restaurant is serving up some of the best Italian food on the island with a relaxed family-friendly atmosphere. You’ll find exceptional classic Italian cuisines like lobster ravioli, Bacon Spinach Tortellini, Homemade Baked Lasagna, and more. The food is just as impressive as the view you’ll enjoy when dining on the patio. Make sure to leave room for some of their delicious gelatos.

Mario's Seawall Italian Restaurant outdoor seating
Mario’s Seawall Italian Restaurant outdoor seating

Mario’s Seawall Italian Restaurant, 628 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77550; (409) 763-1693
www.mariosseawall.com/

Jimmy’s on the Pier

Jimmy’s on the Pier is Galveston’s premier over the water restaurant serving the freshest seafood with stunning views. Enjoy southern style seafood, burgers, and tacos at this casual dining establishment. Grab some coffee and enjoy an evening on the pier overlooking the ocean at Jimmy’s coffee and souvenir shop. 

Jimmy's on the Pier outdoor seating
Jimmy’s on the Pier outdoor seating

Jimmy’s on the Pier, 9001 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77554; (409) 974-4726
www.jimmysonthepier.com/

Fisherman’s Wharf

Renowned for having the freshest fish and seafood specialties, Fisherman’s Wharf offers beautiful waterfront views. This Texas-sized restaurant is a great place to unwind on the patio with a fruity drink and a delicious meal ranging from fresh fish, steaks, sandwiches, salads, and so much more. Make sure to check out their amazing Happy Hour specials. 

Fishermans Wharf outdoor patio
Fishermans Wharf outdoor patio

Fisherman’s Wharf, 2200 Harborside Dr, Galveston, TX 77550; (409) 765-5708
www.fishermanswharfgalveston.com/

Benno’s on the Beach

Benno’s on the Beach is a serving up Cajun-style seafood with ocean views. This casual beachfront restaurant has been around since 1987, making locals Cajun specialists dishes like gumbo, red beans & rice, crawfish etouffee, and jambalaya. Grab one of their specialties and head outside to enjoy the unique outdoor seating with a great view of the Gulf. 

Benno's On the Beach outdoor patio
Benno’s On the Beach outdoor-patio

Benno’s on the Beach, 1200 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77550; (409) 762-4621
www.bennosofgalveston.com/

Final Word

Whether you crave a taste of the delectable seafood on the menu or a quiet date night with your significant other, these restaurants are sure to help you achieve your desire. With splendid views of the Marina and a wide selection of local and international cuisines, the fun never ends.

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