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Peanut Butter Jalapeno Sliders? Yup, you heard that right! It is a not-so-secret fact that Galveston has a lot of restaurants but one thing that you might not know is that we have a lot of foodie approved dishes including the Peanut Butter Jalapeno Sliders from Blvd Seafood or something called "Sleazy Mac & Cheese" from Gypsy Joynt. Read on to discover some of our most unique food offerings to dig into before or after your next cruise, during your island vacation, or just the next time you are in Galveston!


Blvd. Seafood: First let’s dive into these Peanut Butter Jalapeno Sliders that I have already mentioned three times. These 100% Angus beef bad boys are available on the lunch menu and come topped with Monterrey jack cheese, applewood smoked bacon, jalapeños, and peanut butter. Aptly named,, Blvd. Seafood is located along the iconic Seawall Boulevard and has a beautiful ocean view!


Maceo Spice & Import Co.: Ask any local where the best place is to get a muffaletta on the island and chances are they will say Maceo's or at the very least admit they are pretty good. Maceo's, after all, will let anyone know that they were the first people to come up with the dish way back when and have been serving up the ham, salami, provolone sandwich with their own olive salad on Italian loaf bread since 1944.

Marina Bar and Grill: This is a great place off of the beaten path to get the real feel for our southern island. You can order anything from fried alligator bites to boudin balls all while sitting on the water at the local marina. A popular starter dish is a sampling of a little bit of everything appropriately called the "All Hands on Deck Sampler." Grab a stool and chow down on the gator bites, boudin balls, crab and jalapeño hushpuppies, fried mushrooms and zucchini.

Gypsy Joynt: If you consider yourself a foodie there is a chance that you have heard of Gypsy Joynt. Gypsy Joynt is well known on the island by locals who love that the eclectic decor is only outdone by the even more eclectic menu. One of the most unique dishes is the "Sleazy Mac & Cheese," macaroni and cheese mixed with crawfish, bacon, asparagus, roasted red peppers, jalapeños, basil, bread crumbs, and even topped with avocado.

PattyCakes Bakery: We've definitely covered savory but what about sweet? Head on over to PattyCakes Bakery and soak in all of the desserts that they have waiting for you in their cases. In addition to the expected cakes, a particular fan favorite are a bite-sized treat called petit fours that come in a variety of flavors including the popular almond. You can also get things like key lime pie, muffins, and strudel to make sure your every sweet tooth need is met!

So, now that you know some of our foodie hotspots when is the next time you are going to try them out for yourself?

Article written by Courtney Carr

Courtney Carr came to call Galveston Island home by way of Massachusetts trading in her winter boots for cowboy boots. Her favorite island activities include the occasional early morning walk on the beach, grabbing a bite to eat on The Strand, and writing stories on her typewriter while overlooking Offats Bayou.