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Old Strand Emporium

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2112 Strand St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1633
+1 409-515-0715
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Vidor, Texas
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333 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fun place to visit with lots of neat things. You can buy gifts, souvenirs, and unusual food or seasonings to take back home or give as gifts from your trip to Galveston. Step back in time and enjoy.

Thank sally8363
Denton, Texas
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

We stopped by this little shop while on the Strand. We grabbed some drinks and a few souvenirs. This little store offered little knick knacks, a wide variety of old timey sodas and alcohol. They also offered food and ice cream. The gentleman working was very kind and was very informative about some of the sodas we were looking at.

Thank StephOlson0823
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147 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016

Interesting place to peruse and enjoy a light lunch. Good selection of sandwiches. A few tables and chairs both inside and outside. Convenient to the railroad museum (across the street and I was able to show my ticket to re-enter the museum).

Thank OHWanderingProf
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 May 2016

To me, this business personifies The Strand. The new location lacks a slight bit of the historic feel of their original location but the owners are the same lovely people and the history and commitment to The Strand lives on!

Thank Patrick B
Texas City, Texas
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Old fashioned sandwiches are all that I remember growing up. Very interesting place to explore! I especially like the muffelatta.

Thank skw75
Groves, Texas
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239 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2015

Great place to take a break while on the Strand. Sandwiches were fresh and tasty. Beer was good and cold also.

Thank PNG81
Waco, Texas
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Great stop for eats and drinks! Dickens on the Strand is a great event and there is lots to see and eat, but the Old Strand Emporium is a must stop in kind of place!

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

If you are already on the strand go ahead and stop in and take a look around, but don't bother making a special trip here. Three employees were on duty when I walked in the door and I wandered the store for about 10 minutes. Not a single one of the employees greeted me or even bothered to acknowledge me... More 

Thank Sylvia H
Galveston, Texas
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113 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015

This is the place to stop in for a special sandwich and beer. More selections than one can ever want. A real experience just to step in but be sure to go all the way to the back.

Thank D S
Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2015

OH my goodness. You can spend a fortune in here and gain l0 pounds from just looking at all the sweets! Had to haul me out of here. Chocolate, fudge and ice cream all incredible. Not very cheap but you may not care after you've eaten some of the fudge : ) Worth every penny.

Thank Texasflower2015

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Restaurant Details

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US$4 - US$10
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2112 Strand St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1633
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
  • Phone Number: +1 409-515-0715
The Strand's Original Marketplace. Since 1974.Store features local Texas Foods and Gifts, Over 120 beers by the bottle, a wide range of popular Texas Wines and a casual sandwich shop featuring Boars Head, Blue Bell Ice Cream, floats and smoothies.

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