Shrimp N Stuff
Not only do they have some of the tastiest seafood in the area, especially as the name suggests, shrimp but they are also affordable. They have been in business at this location for over 40 years and have even opened up a second location downtown. It's self described as "very casual", you can eat inside or outside on their deck, if you call ahead they will have your order ready for you to have a meal on the beach. This isn't some chain serving frozen shrimp, they peel and de-vein all of their shrimp and bread all of their seafood in house. They are able to handle large parties as well. As for dishes you will be happy with anything you choose, we suggest trying their homemade shrimp gumbo. They also have beer and wine to go with your meal.
3901 Avenue O, Galveston, TX 77550
Brews Brothers is the place to go if you're a beer lover, they have an extensive quantity of beers from the standards to some of the finest craft brews both from local breweries and others from all over, they rotate what they offer frequently and have great specials. While their menu isn't extensive they do have some great choices, their burgers are the real gem here. They also offer the Ron Swanson (Does Not Approve) which is a meatless version of any of their burgers made with patties created with a lentil, carrot, flax seed, onions, basil, mint and oats. He certainly would not, but Nick Offerman would probably enjoy the joke, and your vegetarian friends will be glad they offer an option for them. This is just an all around great place.
2404 Strand St, Galveston, TX 77550
While on the topic of great places to grab a beer, Beerfoot Brewery has 33 craft beers on tap, and well over 100 in bottles and cans. They even invite homebrewers to use their professional brewing equipment to make their beer the best they can. That's not all that makes it special, they have remodeled their building into an open air bar with a beach view. They are also ideal for large party bus groups with their private backroom you can rent out with seating for up to 45 people with a private bar, a huge projector and even a stage. They also serve food but they don't seem to have a regular menu, the beer is the real star of the show here. A great place to catch the game and enjoy yourself, they even have pool and darts, what else could you ask for?
2816 Avenue R 1/2, Galveston, TX 77550
By day, a mild manners family friendly eatery they even have a "Kidz Klub", by night a hopping live music venue that knows how to mix a drink! From a mint julep done expertly to very tropical drinks like the Blue Hawaiian with 2 different kinds of rum, pineapple juice, blue curacoa and coconut juice, or forget about refills and just order up a margarita pitcher for yourself. They also have domestic and imported beer and a well stocked bar. The menu is great as well, with a killer Cuban sandwich, grilled portobello sandwich, they even have some outstanding pizzas from the traditional classics like pepperoni and meat lovers to a roasted garlic with chicken, mozzarella and olive oil. This place is great for any occasion.
2314 Strand St, Galveston, TX 77550