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Mosquito Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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628 14th St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-5004
+1 409-763-1010
08:00 - 21:00
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Sun 08:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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557 reviews
302 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this little cafe owned and operated by locals. Had a great breakfast of eggs and my significant other always raves about their coffee. Like sitting in their outdoor patio whenever we can. Their desserts are always wonderful.

Thank houstontravelingfool
Amsterdam, New York
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70 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nope. Not on the water-but when it's this good... who cares?! Don't get sucked into all the places on the seawall and miss this gem. I'm not sure, but it feels like "where the locals go". Great food, interesting selections and combinations. Comfortable and in trend. If we lived near here, we would be regulars. Excellent place!

Thank kennykid523
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A few different people recommended this place for lunch. We hadn't been to Galveston in so long and really had no clue what places were good or bad. Looking at the menu, we both wanted the same salad, although we thought about ordering two items just to try them out. We got the Napa salad and it was so delicious.... More 

Thank Lori K
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fresh veggies and seafood...a welcome change from everything fried on Galveston Island. Dinner tonite was FRESH flounder atop homemade shrimp stuffing topped with lemon butter...served with confetti jasmine rice and fresh string beans...yum! All this goodness for a very fair 24.99! Come and get it! Ask for Jonathan 😎

Thank Liz E
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199 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stopped in here during the week for breakfast after spending the night on the island. We had heard of this place through a food group on Facebook that promotes visiting locally owned restaurants instead of chains. Trip Advisor had it listed as no. 2 in Galveston for breakfast. We got there around 9:30 am and there... More 

Thank TXVicky
Waxahachie, Texas
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Going to say that i have never in my life seen everyone at a table find hair in their food. I am not talking one hair but multiple per plate. Its ashame as the restraunt was nice and the food was good but when you keep finding hairs in it you just loose your appetite. Will not be back and... More 

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James C, General Manager at Mosquito Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We're terribly sorry that your experience wasn't up to our standard level of excellence. Our kitchen staff adhere to the stringent rules set forth by the Health Department and are always wearing hair restraints. Never have we had a report such as yours, there is a possibility that there was a mistake and it was... More 

Hereford, Texas
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48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stopped here on our way out of Galveston, I had the simply pasta and it was okay. I thought it needed more flavor even though the herbs were fresh. I thought about the spinach pasta but I was worried because it did not have a sauce and the table next to us had ordered this and... More 

Thank cami8999
Lampasas, Texas
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Serendipity. Mosquito Cafe. Delicious food, friendly staff, enjoyable, bright, inviting dining area and quick service. Everything you want. Our first time to visit Galveston and found Mosquito Cafe thru recommendations in Trip Advisor. Like everyone when trying a new restaurant, you are apprehensive but have high hopes. With Mosquito Cafe, as soon as you enter the door you realize you... More 

Thank 76550
Joplin, Missouri
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139 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spending New Year's Day in Galveston meant a welcome chance to eat at the Mosquito Cafe again! Two years ago I ate there and was so happy with everything that I knew I wanted to go again this trip! Today I had the Turkey Chili Bowl! Turkey Chili over brown rice and beans with a wonderful cornmeal middle! Mmmm good!... More 

Thank octoberhart
Texas, United States
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was crowded for lunch, but they moved quickly, and the food was excellent. I had the turkey chili and I tried my daughter's quesadilla. Both fabulous. We had lemonade dream cake for dessert, very satisfying.

Thank Claire P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 628 14th St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-5004
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
  • Phone Number: +1 409-763-1010

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?