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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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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“cajun seafood” (29 reviews)
“hush puppies” (50 reviews)
“oysters” (62 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

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 16 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 14 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 8 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 4 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 29 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 23 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

2  Thank Kerry C
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Nothing like this anywhere else!! Delicious Cajun style seafood and ice cold draft Texas Shiner bock!! You get filet of fisf, oysters, shrimp, new potatoes, cole slaw and garlic bread. Cajun seafood platter for 17.95!!! Plate is huge!! Delicious!

Thank Marianne M
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

This place is nice surprised. It is extremely causal. They did the cajun right. We ordered a two pounds blue crabs and they were fresh and delicious. Buy if you are in a hurry, this place would not be the right place. The lines were...More

Thank EDLC007
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30 January 2017|
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Response from denpattt | Reviewed this property |
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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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  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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