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2017 Winner: Saltwater Grill

Few restaurants deliver the quality, atmosphere and personal attention that Saltwater Grill serves up daily. Featuring incredible gourmet cuisine in a quaint, elegant yet exciting atmosphere, Saltwater Grill is conveniently located in the heart of bustling downtown Galveston Island directly across the street from the Opera House.

There's a reason Galveston Island has a growing reputation for its impeccable dining and inviting nightlife - and it has everything to do with Saltwater Grill, named Galveston Island's Restaurant of the Year for the second consecutive year.

All 2017 Galveston Restaurant Week participating eateries were eligible for the title.

"We're thrilled every year to present this award," said Jim Cordell, vice-president of Galveston.com & Company, producers of Galveston Restaurant Week. "Saltwater Grill is a favorite Island destination, and we couldn't be happier to present them with the Crystal Plate."

For more information, visit SaltwaterGrill.com or call (409) 762-3474.

"Most any time of the year, this stylish Strand-area restaurant is packed to the gills, so reservations are definitely recommended. Shiny stainless-steel buckets produce the menu items identified as "from the kettle:' including a full-bodied-gumbo, the island's best steamed mussels and a lighter version of shrimp scampi. As good as all of these are, the kitchen turns out some of its own wonders. Seafood catches change daily but are always reliable. A recent visit hooked tasty versions of grilled snapper, salmon and sea bass. This restaurant could hold its own anywhere. If it were in Houston, in fact, you would never be able to get a table." - Houston Press