Those in search of a classic Galveston dining experience can truly only be after one thing: seafood. Having been in existence since 1911, Gaido’s Seaside Inn is nothing if not a Galveston institution. In fact, ever since Sin Giacinto Gaido opened his restaurant more than 100 years ago, Gaido’s has been praised for its fresh seafood offerings. It is a reputation that it is still known for today, though the restaurant can also hold on to a few more claims to fame, such as its famous pecan pie and its signature Southern dishes. No trip to the island of Galveston is complete without a visit to one of its most beloved restaurants.

Seafood Galore

One of the best parts about visiting a coastal city is the access to fresh, sustainably sourced seafood. This especially rings through in the Gulf Coast playground of Galveston. When guests dine at Gaido’s, they have the opportunity to feast on fresh-caught dishes such as oysters, red snapper, seafood gumbo, and fish that is filleted by hand. The numbers don’t lie—thousands of online reviewers have taken to the web to rave about how the food at Gaido’s is incomparable in its tasty authenticity.

Speaking of authenticity, here is a sampling of the dishes available at Gaido’s (warning, do not read further if you are hungry): premium Gulf shrimp, American red snapper Michael, crawfish asiago, and Texas jumbo lump crab. Throughout its years in business, Gaido’s has hosted several celebrities as well as presidents.

Gaido’s Seaside Inn

Gaido’s Seaside Inn is conveniently located beach-adjacent on Galveston’s Seawall boulevard. Its family recipes are served alongside the ambience of its upscale dining room. Knowledgeable staff go above and beyond to ensure that all guests are taken care of, offering a service experience to remember. All food can be paired with an impressive wine list that pairs wonderfully with the menu. Craft cocktails are also available.

Gaido’s is truly loved by locals and visitors alike. It’s a popularity that is evident in the fact that Gaido’s is also a popular venue for occasions such weddings, birthdays, company events, and retirement parties. The restaurant dining room can accommodate large groups without issue. In fact, Gaido’s has a selection of rooms available for private dining rentals. Some of the spaces have enchanting views of the beach and seashore.

Gaido’s offers guests a chance to conveniently book a table online today. Reservations are recommended.