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beckyw99 Jun 7, 2013 03:21 PM

headed to galveston tx next week... where to eat out local and where to buy seafood to cook at home? thanks!

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    James Cristinian Jun 8, 2013 11:14 AM

    For fresh seafood Sampson and Son is right on the water, and there is another place next to it, name escapes me. Both offer fresh seafood.

    http://www.yelp.com/biz/sampson-and-sons-seafood-galveston-2

    You also might try the Houston board, here's some good selections from there.

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/871147

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    1. re: James Cristinian
      Betty Jun 8, 2013 11:50 AM

      Katie's is next door.

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        James Cristinian Jun 8, 2013 01:30 PM

        Thanks, I go to both.

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        Jaymes Jun 8, 2013 01:09 PM

        Let me reiterate about trying the Houston board.

        Whether they like it or not, Galveston is basically a Houston suburb, and many Houstonians visit there often.

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        swamp Jun 13, 2013 02:10 PM

        Well, I don't think we are a Houston suburb but we are definitely their playground.

        You have advice on where to purchase, but as far dining? I know many people say Gaido's is not the same as they once were but I recently had a fantastic meal there with friend visiting from New York. We were all more than pleased. I had the grilled shrimp and scallops and they were as good as they have ever been.

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          Jaymes Jun 14, 2013 10:56 AM

          One of the definitions of a "suburb" is that it's a smaller city within "commuting distance" of a bigger city. A hell of a commute, for sure, but I've known many people that do it.

          However...tish tish tosh tosh, beside the point.

          Back to the food: as for Gaido's... I definitely think visitors or newcomers should try it. It's legendary, and even if all you want to do is to give your opinion when you return home and folks ask "Did you go to Gaido's?", it's nice to say yes. I've had many excellent meals there and, after all, the last time I looked around back, that Gaido's kitchen is still pumping out food to all the hoity-toity BOIs, so obviously somebody still thinks it's pretty good. The Pelican Club hasn't had to close its door just yet.

          The other place I'd recommend is probably Rudy & Paco's.

          And, I'm a huge fan of historic hotels, so in case anyone else reading this is, too, I'd recommend for you a drink or coffee or snack at the Tremont House, and at The Galvez. I particularly enjoy walking into that lobby at the Galvez and thinking about my parents honeymooning there some 70+ years ago.

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            Mike C. Miller Jun 17, 2013 03:15 PM

            Gaido's is the sort of place, as Yogi Bera said of Roa's in St. Louis, where "Nobody eats there anymore, the line is too long!"

        2. Lambowner Jun 16, 2013 11:52 AM

          I like the seafood at Olympia Grill, and the view at the harbor location of same. I have only been to Rudy & Paco once and was disappointed. I've liked Casey's over Gaido's in the past, but agree Gaido's is an experience. After some 30 years, Casey's was renamed Nick's this month after the new generation of the Gaido family, Nick Gaido, chef and owner.

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