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Old 03-14-2018, 07:54 AM   #1
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Headed to Galveston with the family. Suggestions on things to do and places to eat?
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Old 03-14-2018, 08:00 AM   #2
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Cajun Greek is some good eats.
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Old 03-14-2018, 08:02 AM   #3
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Just ate at the downtown Shrimp & Stuff last week. Impressed and not over priced.

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Old 03-14-2018, 08:03 AM   #4
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Moody gardens
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Old 03-14-2018, 08:06 AM   #5
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"Shrimp kisses" at Fishtale's- across from Pleasure Pier.
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Old 03-14-2018, 08:09 AM   #6
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Shrimp-n-Stuff at Ave O and 39th...great fried seafood and the best crawfish west of the Sabine.
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Old 03-14-2018, 08:25 AM   #7
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Take the ferry over to Crystal Beach and eat at Stingarees. You won't be disappointed!
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Old 03-14-2018, 08:27 AM   #8
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Shrimp-n-Stuff at Ave O and 39th...great fried seafood and the best crawfish west of the Sabine.
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Old 03-14-2018, 08:27 AM   #9
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Cajun Greek on 61st.
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Old 03-14-2018, 08:32 AM   #10
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Farley Girls for breakfast/brunch- get the O.M.G., look it up. It's....life changing.
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Old 03-14-2018, 08:41 AM   #11
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Farley Girls- my family favorite
Gypsy Joynt- great burgers
Sunflower cafe- for breakfast
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Old 03-14-2018, 08:48 AM   #12
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A little known but great place to visit is the 21 theater which has two shows; Pirates and the Great 1900 hurricane. It is on Harborside next to the Tall Ship Elissa. There are several other smaller museums in the area as well. Also I have booked several kayak tours that are real fun for the kiddos.

Shrimp and Stuff is our go to and Rudy and Pacos for dinner with the wife. For great hole in the wall Mexican food try Mi Abuelitas on 45st. Not a pretty place but the food is real good and at a fair price. For a nicer breakfast try the Mosquito Café.

Good luck and enjoy your Galveston stay.
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Old 03-14-2018, 10:29 AM   #13
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I like the Hub Cap Grill on the Strand. I don’t think it’s a must to take the kids to La King’s Confectionery for ice cream and candy. Another favorite for my kids is Hey Mikey’s for ice cream, though we frequent the one in Texas City for convenience. I also like Mario’s on 61st St for pizza. Shrimp and Stuff on 39th is great as well. I like the Fisherman’s Wharf for dinner, a little more casual than some of the other seafood stops.
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Old 03-14-2018, 10:41 AM   #14
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The Spot on the seawall is a great lunch spot and good views. Place gets packed so plan accordingly.

Cajun Greek has excellent seafood

Dibella's is a good Italian dinner spot

Maceo's downtown has good muffalattas

Shrimp and Stuff for poboys
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Old 03-14-2018, 11:07 AM   #15
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El Nopalito, is a tried and true Ol'School Mezkin, place to eat... Great Menudo
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Old 03-14-2018, 11:20 AM   #16
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Millers to eat. Hit it every time I'm there.
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Old 03-14-2018, 11:29 AM   #17
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I saw Gypsy Joint on triple d the other day and it looked pretty good. Never eaten there though.
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Old 03-14-2018, 11:31 AM   #18
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El Nopalito, is a tried and true Ol'School Mezkin, place to eat... Great Menudo
Is this over closer to The Strand? I ate at a place in an old house over there years ago.
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Old 03-14-2018, 11:43 AM   #19
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Sonny's Place is great; best Muffuletta around. Cajun greek, Yaga's on the Strand is alright. Rudy and pacos is great, but its on the higher end of price. I'm saying no on DiBella's. My family likes Fishtales, Benno's and The Spot because its on the seawall
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Old 03-14-2018, 12:14 PM   #20
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La Estacion for some great breakfast tacos!
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Old 03-14-2018, 02:04 PM   #21
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Is this over closer to The Strand? I ate at a place in an old house over there years ago.
truth be known, I have not been in a long time.. my sister still lives on the island , and she just went there
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Old 03-14-2018, 02:09 PM   #22
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DiBellas closed about a year ago.

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The Spot on the seawall is a great lunch spot and good views. Place gets packed so plan accordingly.

Cajun Greek has excellent seafood

Dibella's is a good Italian dinner spot

Maceo's downtown has good muffalattas

Shrimp and Stuff for poboys
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Old 03-14-2018, 03:01 PM   #23
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That would be the Original Mexican Cafe in the old house. It’s down by the strand
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Old 03-14-2018, 03:11 PM   #24
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Take the ferry over to Crystal Beach and eat at Stingarees. You won't be disappointed!
If you go here you have to get the Key Lime pie, otherwise it was a waste of a perfectly good trip to the Stingaree. Just sayin!
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Old 03-14-2018, 03:22 PM   #25
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Mosquito cafe and Farley girls
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Old 03-14-2018, 03:28 PM   #26
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Just ate at the downtown Shrimp & Stuff last week. Impressed and not over priced.
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Old 03-14-2018, 04:57 PM   #27
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This is going to be pretty exhaustive...

Bronco Burritos – Good spot for breakfast burritos. Seriously delicious.
La Kings Confectionary – Located on the strand. They pull taffy here and have house made ice cream.
Jimmy’s on the Pier – Not worth eating dinner here, but their snapper nachos have been phenomenal every time I’ve got em.
BLVD Seafood – A little fancy of a place, but the seafood was really fresh and well prepared.
The Spot – Unique place. 5 different concepts in one location. I’ve hung out at the Tiki Bar and had some appetizers/drinks on several occasions. Good view of the Gulf. If you can catch happy hour here on Friday, check out the shrimp kisses.
Nick’s Kitchen and Beach Bar – Another good place for drinks and appetizers. Their fried cheese sticks are huge.
Cajun Greek – Neat Cajun/Greek food fusion place on 61st.
Shrimp N Stuff – Hole in the wall type place that has just about all the fried seafood covered.
Texas Seaport Museum – A museum that also does boat tours of Galveston harbor. You will probably see dolphins on the harbor tour.
Stingaree Restaurant, Bar & Marina – If you get the urge to take the ferry across to Bolivar, this is a good spot to grab lunch or dinner. Good view of the intercoastal and the food is really good. Open atmosphere bar underneath the restaurant, usually has a band playing there during the weekend.
Seawolf Park – There’s an underwater warfare museum here that is worth the visit.
The Bryan Museum – Texas history museum. Really cool collection
Mario’s Pizza – Pizza spot towards the west end of the island.
Café Michael Burger – Burger and German food joint. Also towards west end.
Nate’s West End – Seafood & steak place.

Pretty cool to drive to the very east end of Seawall Blvd. You can watch the ships coming in and out of the ship channel. Impressive size on some of em. You can park at the end of Seawall Blvd or pretty much anywhere along Boddecker Rd.
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Old 07-12-2018, 01:09 PM   #28
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Curious what the green screen would suggest for a day trip to the beach. Wife wants to bring the kids down just for the day one Saturday soon. Swim, beach it up for the day, then head home. Preferably somewhere that we can easily get coolers and our own picnic style lunch in with us. Any areas to check out or avoid? Thanks for the help!
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Old 07-12-2018, 03:12 PM   #29
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Curious what the green screen would suggest for a day trip to the beach. Wife wants to bring the kids down just for the day one Saturday soon. Swim, beach it up for the day, then head home. Preferably somewhere that we can easily get coolers and our own picnic style lunch in with us. Any areas to check out or avoid? Thanks for the help!
There are beach access points all along Galveston Island and the Blue Water Highway in Brazoria County. The access points in Galveston tend to only allow limited driving so they can get crowded on weekends. Most of the access points and beaches in Brazoria County allow unlimited driving so you should be able to get away from the crowds somewhat if there are a lot of people on the beach.
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Old 07-12-2018, 03:16 PM   #30
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Curious what the green screen would suggest for a day trip to the beach. Wife wants to bring the kids down just for the day one Saturday soon. Swim, beach it up for the day, then head home. Preferably somewhere that we can easily get coolers and our own picnic style lunch in with us. Any areas to check out or avoid? Thanks for the help!
Just my opinion, but if you are just looking for a day trip to the beach and plan to pack in most items, I'd lean towards going to Surfside or driving to Sargent. Much easier in and out and less crowds.

Galveston crowds are brutal on weekends as well as traffic in and out. If it were a week day, not nearly as much an issue.
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Old 07-12-2018, 03:19 PM   #31
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The black pearl oyster bar is my favorite restrurant in Galveston. Try it out you won’t be disappointed.
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Old 07-12-2018, 03:25 PM   #32
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Thanks for the tips!
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Old 07-12-2018, 05:38 PM   #33
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