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May 13, 2007 08:24 AM

Need some Galveston recs

Meeting family in Galveston and need some surf and turf recs. We've done Gaidos and Fishtails a number of times and are looking for something new to us.
Thanks for the help.

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  1. Our favorite place down there is across the ferry to the Bolivar Peninsula -- Stingaree near Crystal Beach.

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    1. re: ddavis

      Thanks d, I will see if I can find a menu online.

      1. re: ddavis

        We tried Stingaree a month or so ago on a long weekend trip. What we ordered was acceptable but nothing to get excited about. The staff and clientele were pretty crusty. We were there during the off-season, though.

        I think that what started us off on a bad foot was that we expected the restaurant to be just across the ferry. We were hungry when we arrived at the ferry, waited about 30 minutes and then drove another 20-25 minutes. Poor timing and research on our part.

        1. re: ddavis

          On the bolivar side my favorite place is DeCoux's. (it has been more than 2 years since I have been there, though) It is right on the beach road about as far down as Stingaree. I had some real good Po Boys there, including soft shell crab. More than just fried stuff.

        2. If you do not mind a little less traditional fare I would suggest a couple of places in the area downtown near the Grand 1894 Opera House. Saltwater Grill is excellent with an eclectic menu by Galveston standards. In the same area on the corner of 21st and Postoffice you will also find Rudy & Paco's. A great place with a South American flair. A little more upscale and a new favorite on the island is Palm's M&M at 24th and Church. Service is great and the menu is very with some entrees making use of unique ingredients. I would highly recommend it. Not sure but I think they do have a web site out there.

          1. Try The Spot. It is casual, and on the Seawall. They have seafood, great burgers, wonderful boiled crawfish, soups, sandwiches, and it's a great place to people watch. It may not be what you're looking for, but it is a really great place and can accommodate large groups. The have a website.

            1. I would go to Topwater Grill in San Leon. I'd guess its a 15-20 minute drive from galveston?
              Maceo's is a little italian store that has a killer muffaletta. My guess is they are only open during the day? Maybe not weekends?
              Rudy and Pacos is cool.

              1. Try Simp's soul food downtown. Not expensive and really, really good. Get the bowl of gumbo. Outstanding. The Ox tails were very good, too. I highly recommend it.

                2602 Ball St.

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                1. re: Mike C. Miller

                  If you guys get tired of surf and turf then try ...
                  The Mosquito Cafe.
                  The Divinity sandwich is one of the most amazing sandwiches that I've ever eaten.