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Gumbo Diner
3602 Seawall Blvd.
GalvestonTX 77550
Phone: (409)762-3232

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The Gumbo Diner, located at 36th and Seawall next to the iconic Commodore hotel, is where classic American dining and New Orleans flare meets the beach.

Offering the first true American Diner option for the area in years, owners Danny Hart, Johnny Smecca and Joey Smecca offer Southern breakfast staples, chicken & waffles, tasty burgers and some of the best Gulf fried shrimp on the Texas coast. The Gumbo Diner also offers steam kettle cooking that has become a staple in other Galveston Restaurant Group restaurants.

The group now has three restaurants on the seawall, three restaurants in the historic downtown strand district and one restaurant on Pier 21.

Galveston Restaurant Group has brought the "art of good eating" to patrons since 1995. Created by Johnny Smecca, Joey Smecca and Danny Hart, when they opened their first restaurant, Saltwater Grill, located in the heart of the Galveston Arts & Entertainment District. Since then, they have been creating, prospering and selling restaurant concepts that deliver the best dining experiences on the Texas Gulf Coast. Galveston Restaurant Group owns and operates Mario's Seawall Italian Restaurant, Papa's Pizza, Saltwater Grill, Sky Bar Steak & Sushi, Little Daddy's Gumbo Bar, Nonno Tony's World Kitchen and now The Gumbo Diner. Visit them online at

Hours of Operation
Sunday thru Thursday: 11am - 10pm
Friday & Saturday: 7am - 11pm

Note: Hours may be seasonal and subject to change.

Payments Accepted
American Express



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