Fisherman's Wharf

4.4
773 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
One of the best seafood restaurants in Galveston, Fisherman’s Wharf is renowned for the freshest fish and seafood specialties. A Texas-sized establishment, it is the perfect spot to unwind, ideally situated next to the Historic Strand District, the Tall Ship Elissa and Galveston Cruise Terminal. The menu features the famous Shrimp Kisses (bacon-wrapped and stuffed with jalapeño Jack cheese) as well as an extensive selection of fresh fish daily, signature seafood combination platters, savory chicken dishes, pastas and perfectly prepared steaks.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 773 people are saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RonM
Houston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated quickly and the service was excellent. However, tables near the kitchen are noisy and lots of traffic passing. Ask to sit away from the kitchen area. Regardless, the food was delicious and the service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Large crowds. Everyone yelling .
Very slow service.

Waited over an hour for food. Food came out cold

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vipTasteoftheStrandfoodtour
Houston
47 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh food, fantastic views and excellent service.

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Briannal
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was excellent. Definitely 5 star. The environment was peaceful and classy. However, the one disappointing thing was our waitress. She did refill drinks and serve our table sufficiently but came across as condescending and uncaring. My husband and myself are young and she seemed uninterested in giving us good service. I’m assuming she may have expected that we wouldn’t tip well as some other patrons. We also used a giftcard for payment which she scoffed at and made comments about. This is an extremely off-putting attitude to have in a waitress and my only complaint about our experience. I will definitely visit again but will hope for better service.

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vipTasteoftheStrandfoodtour
Houston
47 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fresh the service is wonderful great place to eat.

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MelanieM
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter and atmosphere. Stuffed shrimp was not as good a usual. My husband loved the flounder wit ponchatrain sauce better than the Dijon topping

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vipTasteoftheStrandfoodtour
Houston
47 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed with the freshness, the quality of food, the wonderful views and the fantastic service.
We highly recommend visiting as soon as today!

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AmyB
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was outstanding, even though she seemed to have a large section she was still very attentive to us.

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Scooter
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Sat outside and the weather was beautiful and our waitress was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Anniversary. Sat right by the door the patio and people including staff kept going in and out. Service was slow, no bread offered, refills were not offered or provided. Food was good but for the price floors weee sticky, service only adequate

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PAUL
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here several times and always absolutely delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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LucyB
Omaha
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Really enjoyed it. Had windo table looking overthe channel. Would highly recommend it.

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RichardL
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening would do it again for sure. Great service

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VirgilA
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Have always enjoyed FW. This time bread was cold, not warm not good. Meal was ok. Wife's fish was not what she expected. However, the manager brought her a very nice substitute. Did not see very much being done to detract from covid. Tables were being cleaned with rag, not sanitary as far as we could tell. Definitely was not operating at 50%.

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gordong
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good; wife and I enjoyed it very much; look forward to dining there again!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, lovely atmosphere. Seated us right away and the food was served very quickly.

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Jayhawk2006
St. Louis
13 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I ordered Key Lime pie for dessert, expecting a good piece of pie. However, all it amounted to was a piece of cheesecake with some light green drizzle over it, that was supposed to make it Key Lime I suppose. Anyway, if you expect a good Key Lime Piece of pie - don't order it at this restaurant.

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bjjkvdines
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fisherman's Wharf never fails! Our food was fresh and delicious!

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BillW
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time great food, got to see owners yacht docked on side

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MichelleF
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The food was just average but the price was a bit steep. Service is a little slow.

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Teachceo
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was very good and our waitress was very conscientious. Tables, outside were not 6 ft apart. Luckily for us one group asked to be moved after they were seated.

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BigC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and everything was amazing and made our Christmas unforgettable. Only complaint which is not necessarily toward the place is a drunk customer bothering my wife and I during our date. Bar should cut belligerent drunks off. In all place is a solid 10/10.

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AdrienneF
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff. Food was delicious! Drinks were awesome!

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vipAnthony
San Antonio
9 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Views are spectacular of the Galveston Bay, however food is average nothing exciting here.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, nice place, nice view, good service. Exactly what we were looking for.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view of the Elissa. Delicious food. Fast and efficient service.

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AnaL
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Very limited menu and what was offered seemed over-priced. Good service.

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Margaret
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated at best table in house, overlooking tall ship Elissa. Had red snapper with Elissa topping of artichokes, capers, tomatos, lump crab meat. Well, actually didn’t see any of the lump crab meat in the topping but it was still some of the best seafood I’ve ever had !

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DeanS
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table overlooking the Elissa. Quiet, great service and excellent food.

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vipJimC
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Fisherman's Wharf is a shadow of what it once was.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From entering the restaurant to leaving, the staff were super sweet and hospitable. Our parking tickets were validated so we didn’t eventually have to pay for parking. It was an all round beautiful experience.

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Dana
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool location near the harbor. Can watch the ships go by. Food was delicious and service excellent!

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LarryL
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great location on the bay. Plenty of room to be distant from other. waitress was knowledgable and service was excellent. Best oysters in the area. One of Landry's best restarants.

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RichardP
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Did not like charred Brussels sprouts. Everything else was very good.

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GraceE
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my moms bday. Seafood was good. My son enjoyed his burger. Appetizers and desserts were good as well. Will go again for sure.

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AnnaB
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and we really enjoyed our dinner. Nice staff, good food and the Elissa is gorgeous!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Celebrated Thanksgiving at The Fisherman’s Wharf. Great drinks and the service was top notch. It was cool sitting right next to the Elissa. Wish the portions were a little bigger versus the price. Food was served hot and order was perfect.

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PamD
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered off the regular menu and the Thanksgiving menu and everything was deliscious. Service was excellent. We appreciated seeing that social distancing policies were in place and being used.

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FastZX6R
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent! Our waiter was TJ and he was great! Very friendly and extremely helpful with our questions. We loved our experience

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Fisherman's Wharf using the Order Online button. Fisherman's Wharf also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (409) 765-5708.

Fisherman's Wharf is rated 4.4 stars by 773 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.