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Courtyard Cafe

$$ - $$$
Hungarian, Central European, German, European
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2519 Market St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1840
+1 409-256-3230
17:00 - 21:00
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Thu - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We'd been travelling for a few days and couldn't face one more chain restaurant menu (fries, battered shrimp, pasta, hamburger...) We went online looking for something different and we found it! It looks a bit sketchy from the street because the streetlights are dim and it's a few streets off the beaten track, but once inside the courtyard you are... More 

Thank MH352016
Galveston, Texas
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238 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 405 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Went by today, and it was totally closed down and up for lease. No idea why, though venue was a little out of the way. Places come, places go.

1 Thank danny w
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77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

We have tried to eat at this restaurant the last 3 times we were in Galveston but it is only open Thursday Friday and Saturday evenings. It is off the Strand in a scary part of town. The building right next door is a disaster ! I would recommend calling before you go because it is a very small mom... More 

Thank Michelle H
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

The Schnitzel is absolutely amazing! Add the lemon and the mustard and you can't go wrong. They sometimes have large crowds and will run out of the favorites so give some other choices a run! The Farmer's Pork Chop was also a wonderful treat. The desserts are also to die for!!! Give them a chance and remember they are a... More 

Thank Jo N
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

We used to live here on the island and have been here many times!! Always good! Food is excellent and the owner is always present and welcomes a conversation! We love their Schnitzel. In fact, we have recently moved to Dallas and have not found another place like this. As a result, this is a just stop when we come... More 

Thank Lyle W
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

Opens at 5 and arrived about 6:30. Single waitress was extremely busy. Only two main items on the menu (Weinerschnitzel and Farmer pork Chop, $13.50 each). Brought warm bread and butter in a plastic basket lined with a paper towel. Chicken noodle soup $5. Soup came without spoons - quite thick but really they have to look for spoons? Weinerschnitzel... More 

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Elwood, Kansas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

We traveled off the beaten path and it paid off! The potato salad is the best I've ever had. The service was so good, the owner was so friendly but above all else the food was outstanding. It's such a neat place to try something different.

1 Thank Catherine S
Galveston, Texas
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

I loved this place! It reminded me so much of the small German restaurants I visited in Germany. They served an excellent $5/glass red wine and the wiener schnitzel was totally authentic!

1 Thank hotblooded201225
Galveston, Texas
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

my wife had a cold waffle that the owner microwaved instead of redoing. i had egg & bacon (one egg only). our friend tried to have americano coffee- they botched that up. avoid for breakfast as this place was horrible.

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Long Island, NY
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245 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015

The Courtyard Café in Galveston features Czech, German and Hungarian-influenced cuisines. It's nestled in an unassuming concrete building set far enough back from Market Street to feel less like a Strand tributary and more like an Eastern European alleyway. A covered patio allows for outside dining while inside mismatched wooden tables and chairs evoke an Old World intimacy. The menu... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$13
Hungarian, Central European, German, European
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2519 Market St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1840
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
  • Phone Number: +1 409-256-3230
Eastern European food at a reasonable price, gluten free options are listed on our menu, fresh vegetables from local farmers, and vegetarian meals are available if called ahead to prepare.

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