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Benno's on the Beach

1200 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-8233
+1 409-762-4621
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“crawfish” (67 reviews)
“hush puppies” (52 reviews)
“seafood” (117 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
$$ - $$$
1200 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-8233
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for lunch three times last week and had multiple orders of blackened oysters plus fried that rival the splendid blackened ones. The whole fried catfish is outstanding. Mary Jane is the best.

Thank JimJamesOstiones
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yum! Love Benno’s! A good go-to for seafood and Cajun cuisine. It’s hard to find a place to eat late-night and Benno’s is a staple. Love their stone crab and have for several decades. Not a huge fan of their crawdads but plenty of other...More

Thank greenblueteal
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family ate here our first night in Galveston and it was our best meal of the trip! The waitress was just wonderful - young and so energetic. She explained everything and help us out with our orders and needs. They allowed us to bring...More

Thank WimHillGirl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went with friends for a seafood dinner. Casual and comfortable and not too noisy. Service and food were very very good.

1  Thank FRED W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good if fried seafood is what you are looking for. I’d rate the crab cakes above average, and my husband liked his shrimp platter. Biggest surprise was that my SUPER picky daughter loved the chicken strips. Not the best beach ambiance on the sea wall.

Thank zoyapunk
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

We stopped at Bennos Cajun for late lunch on a Wed. Casual dining across from the beach Excellent fried oysters and fried gulf shrimp. Very tasty tartar and cocktail sauce. Good Cole slaw. Friendly service. Would definitely recommend and will definitely come back.

1  Thank RDQEN
Reviewed 9 January 2018

Had the Fried sampler. Everything tasted the same. Average nothing special. Good service though. Not my favorite.

2  Thank Justin M
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

We love to come to Benno’s! Lots of food and option for grilled (I am loosely gf). The Cajun spice on my tilapia was good. Wish they would have had a grilled option for fish besides tilapia but oh well. This is so much better...More

Thank Ellen R
Reviewed 3 January 2018

The food was good and fresh. I was surprised that the fried fish was breaded in cornmeal. I expected a battered breading. The cajun shrimp plate is real good.

Thank Danny A
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Been around for over 20 years, they serve the freshest seafood available. The shrimp always have that sweet taste. The menu has traditional Gulf fried food and Cajun spiced varieties. All the fried food is extremely well done. Boiled crawfish when available are superb. Boiled...More

Thank OldAg65
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Eliza L
3 February 2018|
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Response from RDQEN | Reviewed this property |
I would contact the restaurant directly. I also think their menu was online. They may have crawfish specials
damien c
31 January 2017|
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Michael M
3 August 2016|
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Response from BeachbumAggie | Reviewed this property |
they have grilled and boiled seafood, they have boiled n grilled potatoes as well.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1200 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-8233
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
  • Phone Number: +1 409-762-4621
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Looking for fresh local seafood and a casual beachfront atmosphere? Benno's on the Beach has both! Our menu offers a variety of Cajun grilled, golden fried, and hot boiled entrees. Dine in or take out today.
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