A Galveston attraction since 1998, Katie’s Seafood Market is best known for being featured on the National Geographic reality tv show, “Big Fish Texas.” Before the television screen, the market was already an institution in Galveston, selling fresh, locally caught seafood right from the Gulf of Mexico.

Open to the Public

Katie’s Seafood Market is located on Pier 19, near the tip of Galveston island, and is open seven days a week from 8:30 am to 6 pm. Its appearance may be small, but don’t let that fool you. Visitors who come to peruse the selection will find a variety of fresh fish options from red fish to flounder, salmon, shrimp, and tilefish. Those who come to the market should also keep their eyes peeled for pelicans, who delight guests by hanging out around the market.

Experienced Vendor

At Katie’s Seafood Market, you can get your fish filleted for you in front of your very eyes. The experienced staff can also clean, cut, and pack your fish however you would like. For those embarking on long trips home, Katie’s will pack up your fish in ice to ensure that it will be suitable to be enjoyed at home. Katie’s also offers this service to customers located all over the United States, who have the option to order their fish online.

Sea Tours Available

Can’t get enough of the sea? Katie’s Seafood Market offers boat tours to guests that want to see for themselves where their delicious seafood comes from. For those looking for a more hands-on experience, Katie’s provides bait so that guests can fish for themselves off the edge of the boats, right in the salt water. Reviews online rave about this unique experience that comes complete with a friendly and entertaining local guide who works hard to make tours provided by Katie’s a fishing trip to remember.

Katie’s Seafood Market Galveston

Katie’s Seafood Market is proudly sustainable. In fact, it is the only fresh market in Texas that can claim to be associated with the GulfWild Sustainable Food Market. The family behind the market, the Guindon family, have been a vocal supporter of responsible commercial fishing and have brought concerns over fish depletion to congress.

After one trip to Katie’s, it is guaranteed that you will want to make it a Galveston tradition. With fish this fresh, is there any reason not to?