Galveston, Texas Dining & Nightlife

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The chance to consume heaps of fresh seafood is a given in Galveston. But the island’s restaurant and beverage scene is also surging with array of new foodie delights, from steak houses and taco stands to coffee bars and daiquiri shacks, giving visitors plenty of mouthwatering options for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

One of the most buzzed about entries is celeb chef Ricky Craig’s hoppin’ burger joint Hubcap Grill, which serves a rebrand of the landmark Harborside Mercantile. While Harborside Mercantile was widely praised for their delicious seafood options, fans of Craig’s creations continued to request Hubcap Grill’s signature burgers, which come loaded with all the fixin’s along with fresh chuck beef, homemade toasted buns, a special mayo sauce, twice-fried, fresh cut fries and more.

Tex-Mex may not technically be the official food of the Lone Star State, but Taquilo’s Tex-Mex Cantina could convince you otherwise. The eatery, owned by the long-standing Galveston Restaurant Group, is dishing out its own signature fajitas, nachos and super-strong margaritas to hungry diners in downtown Galveston—at reasonable prices and with a lovely patio.

Just a short drive away is Gypsy Joynt, where delectable food and top-notch concerts are in perfect harmony. Formerly located in Massachusetts, the hip café, which was ranked as one of the world’s best small music venues by the LA Times, now plans to bring that same heat to our island town. The menu, best described as bohemian and eclectic, features an array of pizzas, burgers and wings along with organic offerings and gigantic desserts. At night, it becomes one of the best live music spots on the island, drawing in performers like blues artists Corey Harris and Guy Davis, Lafayette’s Pine Leaf Boys and funk-reggae group Jordan Weller and The Feathers.

Down the block from Gypsy Joynt you’ll find the new Daiquiri Time Out (DTO for short). Here, co-owner Brad Stringer (a veteran of Houston joints like Johnny’s Gold Brick and Boheme) oversees a bar brimming with craft cocktails concocted with fresh juices and house-made spirits.

Galveston Coffee Roasters is also drawing rave reviews from Houston to Galveston and back. A self-proclaimed mom-and-pop shop on 23rd Street, the coffee bar offers in-house roasted varieties of java, custom blends from across the globe and wholesale options roasted weekly, available in a hot cup o’ brew or as a pound of beans to take home.

From the Blogs

Seven Amazing Things You Need To Do in Galveston this Spring

Published: Thursday, March 01, 2018

Whether you’re paddling along tranquil coastal channels, playing in an indoor waterpark, or indulging in some first-rate dining, you’ll find many reasons to visit Galveston this spring. Read more.

What to do Before or After My Cruise?

Published: Thursday, February 08, 2018

Check out this video and blog pairing to help you navigate Galveston's frequently asked questions. Read more.

The Ultimate Galveston Spring Break Guide

Published: Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The official guide to planning your affordable Galveston Spring Break. Read more.

10 Reasons You Should Get On Island Time in Galveston

Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018

It's hard to narrow it down to only 10 things, but here's are the 10 reasons you should get on Island Time! Read more.

Get a Taste of Downtown Galveston

Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Galveston’s 70-block historic downtown is a veritable treasure chest of culture Read more.

Seven Must Do Family Activities

Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018

If you’re running low on ideas that will make everyone happy, here are our suggestions for some must-do family experiences on the island. Read more.

Healthy Eating & Island Cuisine Go Hand in Hand

Published: Monday, January 22, 2018

Just like there are so many guilty pleasures on the island, there are also some pretty healthy spots too! Read more.

Galveston Restaurant Review: Hubcap Grill & Cocktail Bar

Published: Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Heavens to Betsy! Sometimes you just need some red meat in the fashion of a good ol’ burger. When you get that hankering, and your tummy rumbles you won’t be disappointed by the selections and tastes at Hubcap Grill. Read more.

Galveston Restaurant Review: Galvez Bar & Grill

Published: Wednesday, November 29, 2017

The Galvez Bar & Grill is perhaps most notably known for its Sunday brunch, but that is another review in and of itself. For this endeavor, we chose a late afternoon dinner. Read more.

Galveston Restaurant Review: Mosquito Cafe

Published: Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Breakfast is supposed to be the most important meal of the day, and Mosquito Café takes it to heart. Read more. Video
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