Trying local foods and restaurants is one of the highlights of traveling! On our latest trip to Galveston, even my children exclaimed that the food was one of the things they enjoyed most. Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau invited our family on an expense paid weekend in Galveston, Texas. All opinions shared in this travel article are my own.
Four restaurants you won’t want to miss in Galveston, Texas!
Known as one of the best seafood restaurants in Galveston, Fisherman’s Wharf is the place to go for fresh fish and seafood.
Fisherman’s Wharf is ideally located in the Historic Strand District. Views of the water and the Tall Ship Elissa are gorgeous! And if you’re in Galveston for a cruise, it is close to the Galveston Cruise Terminal.
Before your meal arrives a bag of fresh, hot bread is brought to the table and served with butter.
This soft flavorful bread melts in your mouth. The bread lovers in our family could have dined just on this!
The food is beautifully presented. The Greek salad which included mixed greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, Kalamata olives, feta cheese, Greek dressing was the perfect light meal.
We also recommend the Gulf Red Snapper served with rice pilaf and fresh vegetables!
Farley Girls is located on the east end of Galveston. It is owned and operated by two sisters Ros and Ryanne whose maiden name was Farley. Coming from a rich family history in the Galveston restaurant business, the sisters are continuing the family tradition.
Farley Girls boasts, “A little bit of everything!” and boy did we enjoy trying a variety. A couple of my kids wanted pizza. I was a little nervous ordering it. When a restaurant doesn’t specialize in pizza, it usually isn’t that great. Not so at Farley Girls. The pizza was amazing. These were devoured!
My husband was in the mood for something different and tried one of the specials. It is similar to the Good Morning Galveston with Chorizo! Served on an English muffin topped with chorizo, cheese, and eggs and served with tasty potatoes.
Love chicken salad? You have to try the Chicken Salad Sandwich with Avocado and served with Onion Rings. Yum!
Cafe in the Park is located at the Moody Gardens Hotel. The breakfast buffet was arrayed with a vast choice of delectable breakfast options.
All of the regular foods such as eggs, biscuits and gravy, potatoes, cereals, and juices were all there.
The spread of fresh fruit was what first caught my eye.
Would you look at the fresh pastries! Have you ever seen Kolaches on a breakfast buffet before?
Tiny little smoothies and cream filled crepes with raspberry sauce were also all the rage. This ranks very high on our list of breakfast buffets we have ever had.
My husband and I made time for an evening date and enjoyed the supper buffet as well. It is equally delicious!
We have previously enjoyed the Garden Restaurant’s menu options, but on this occasion we feasted on the buffet. Usually we are not huge fans of a buffet, but would rather choose a meal and be served, but we have found that Moody Gardens is a wonderful place to go the buffet route. The options are amazing!
I am not a huge carnivore so when I saw this salad bar I was so excited. Everything was tasty, but wow that kale with butter nut squash was out of this world. I filled my plate from this section several times.
My husband equally raved over the meat selection. Everything was perfectly cooked and seasoned to perfection.
At first glance at the buffet my husband and I exchanged looks. It looked fantastic but what would our picky eater kids eat? And then I spotted a section just for them. Spaghetti, chicken nuggets, macaroni and cheese…everyone left filled and happy.
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For more foodie finds in Galveston, head over to Galveston.com!