Gaido's Seafood Restaurant

4.7
4988 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
The toast of the Texas coast.
How can frozen fish be called fresh? The answer for anyone with snap is simple: it can’t. That’s why Gaido’s is the classic choice for fresh Gulf seafood. Patrons know Gaido’s is real, when others are clearly not. From red snapper and blue crab to white tablecloths crumbed with panache, there’s no denying Gaido’s is one-of-a-kind in a world of imitation. Now, after four generations of filleting, frying, grilling and baking, Gaido’s has grown into the picture perfect place of traditions– birthdays, anniversaries, retirements, reunions. As the largest fresh fish house on the coast, Gaido’s can serve up to 2,500 happy diners a day. Plus, with the Pelican Club, private dining, catering, a new food truck and parking galore…it’s easy to see why Gaido’s -– for over 100 years – is truly the coastal classic.
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4.7based on recent ratings
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BobbyS
Denver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at Gaido’s two nights in a row! We had Cliff the first night and he was a super professional and helpful waiter! We had Lucio the second night, and he was also really awesome, nice, and professional! Your employees made the difference. Food was also phenomenal!

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TomR
Houston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Would highly recommend.

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LeahF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is amazing with lots of history, the food was awesome the service was great! We celebrated our 36 years of marriage! Thank you for making it awesome!

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MichaelM
Houston
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is an historic Galveston restaurant that has a long running reputation for quality and service. It is well worth every penny!

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SueY
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. So glad we were able to have dinner at this restaurant. It is a must when in Galveston.

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AngelaB
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were very accommodating with our schedule and with the number of people in our group. We were in town for a cheer competition we had parents and children ranging from 9-12. The service was excellent and the food was amazing. Definitely recommend.

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JackieA100116
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gaido’s has always been a favorite seafood restaurant in Galveston and our recent visit did not disappoint! Wait staff were outstanding, food was beyond delicious and atmosphere was relaxing and inviting. I highly recommend Gaido’s for any seafood lover.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent from entering to cocktails to the main meal and then the hot lemon water after

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Christi
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent -- the service, the entrees (seafood), the dessert, the coffee. I would return here to eat.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a favorite for us. Food is fantastic and the staff is wonderful.

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dearest
Mobile
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner, staff met every request. In this "covid" environment Gaidos went beyond careful to keep us all safe as possible.

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AngelaL
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I spent no less than 20 minutes writing a glowing review of this restaurant. I started to add photos of our dinner. Hit "back" and lost everything I had written on this website. Will not waste time writing review on Opentable website again. Gaido's, I will be dropping off my cards into your Dropbox. This restaurant is Highly recommended by me.

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Susan
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Gaido’s. The only disappointment was that we did not get to see Nick, wanted to hear how his Dad is doing. But, we were glad he had some time off on a Sunday! Everything was excellent, and our server, Evan, was great!

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WilliamK
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic and one of our favorite place to eat out in Galveston. Always worth the drive.

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Ruizifyouplease
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gaidos has always been a family favorite so I was excited to introduce my boyfriend to the amazing food on our trip to Galveston. Everything was delicious! I highly recommend the truffle fries. I literally said “Yum” with every single bite. The little horseradish aioli that comes with it was to die for! We had a fantastic time all thanks to our server Devin who was so sweet and very knowledgeable! Thank you Gaidos for a fantastic night!

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George
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pros: Excellent food, excellent service
Cons: no view for being on the beach -- view is blocked by the restaurant's parking lot

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was beyond amazing! We will always be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good!

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CorissaKS
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious quality fine food!
Service was professional.

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BobbiK
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Our server was great but the kitchen was extremely slow. We were the last table seated and by 10 they weren't busy enough to warrant the slowness of food coming out.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was ok, not great. One of our entrees even came out cold. They were extremely busy as it was NYE. The friends we were with had been a few times before and raves about it but were also disappointed in the food this trip. The service was excellent. I would give them another chance but not for a holiday or busier than normal occasion.

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MandyK
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was incredible! The service was friendly, informative, and on top of it. The food was AMAZING! Everything we ordered was delicious! Can’t wait to go back!

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Friofriend
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gaido’s never disappoints. Excellent food. Always fresh and perfectly cooked. The grilled oysters are a must. There’s not a bad entree on the menu. Can’t wait to go again.

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viploricarnes
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good and consistent. Enjoyed New Years Eve with friends!

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TomyH
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite Dining place! No better than Gaido’s! Been dining at Gaido’s for 64 years. Thank You Nicolas!

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vipLizT
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve dinner- everything was great! We pretty much new what we wanted to order so gave it all to the waiter and he took care of timing. Portions, quality, and value definitely worth it.

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WindiC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome. We were very pleased with the service and waiter.

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Occasionalgourmet2
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the pecan crusted mahi-mahi with asparagus and my husband had the shrimp peques with the parmesan tomatoes. Both meals were delicious! The tables are appropriately spaced far apart and it was quiet and restful in there. A wonderful
New Year's Eve dinner.

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Gaidos
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for my daughters 15th birthday. It was our first visit to Gaido's and we enjoyed it. We were hoping for a piece of that famous pecan pie (for my daughter's birthday) but I guess we should have asked, ha! We were too full by the time dessert came around anyhow. Food was great!

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WhitneyP
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious fresh food, great service!! Clean. Friendly staff.

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Anniversary20
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Richard was a wonderful waiter. Food EXCELLENT!! Nice, quaint & quiet Anniversary dinner.

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ImaLuthier
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service, and the wait staff is always well informed...

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CaryW
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was perfect and our waiter, Reed, was friendly and attentive. We’ll definitely be back to Gaido’s on our next trip to Galveston!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable! And William was excellent!

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Chip
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Job!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Highly recommend crab cakes and crab Mac & Cheese. Also pecan pie ala mode. I had tile fish with crab as main - it was featured fish dish of the evening. It was good but not on the same level as the 3 above. Daughter had beef filet and she said it was great. Overall a great experience and would highly recommend.

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KennethC
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Gaidos never lets us down. We started off with the lump crab over avocado and tomato. It’s perfect for two. Then a cup of their famous bisque. I ordered the yellow tile and it was exceptional. It has a firm texture and is mild. Just the way I like my fish.
Oh, the Mexican martini was great.
There was no room for dessert.

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AdamF
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as usual. Great food, excellent service.

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RobertoM
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellnt food and service....need to have the Pecan Pie!

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KristinM
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Very overpriced. I had the evening special which was grilled grouper with shrimp. The portion was maybe 4 ozs and the shrimp were previously frozen salad shrimp - not even butterflied large shrimp. It was a $38 plate that should have been about $22. Calamari not the best either. Honestly overall disappointed and heard great things. Wouldn’t return honestly.

FAQs

Gaido's Seafood Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (409) 761-5500 ext. 4.

Gaido's Seafood Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 4988 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.