Galveston...any place worth eating?
I have to travel to Houston occasionally and try to hit up new restaurants. Last time went to Underbelly and it was fantastic. Spending the weekend in Galveston. Any recommendations?
I haven't been in a while, but there is a soul food restaurant called Simp's near the Federal Courthouse that is nothing short of amazing. The two or three times I've eaten there is was extremely good. In fact, I'd go out of my way to eat there again.
2602 Ball St
Galveston, TX 77550-2130
FYI, Simp's is no longer on the island. They have relocated to La Marque on Highway 3. Great soul food.
Yes, 901 is closed but all is not lost. The inspiration that was 901 is Steve Griffith and he now has a new restaurant at Beachtown on the island's east end. It is the Porch Cafe and it is fantastic. Porch Cafe has great small plates, I very much enjoyed the "Porch Devils", chilled deviled eggs topped with chunks of lobster, capers and fresh greens. Absolutely fantastic. I also enjoyed the Bloody Mary ceviche and the shrimp pate. Porch also features some great entrees.
I highly recommend this new addition to the island's dining scene.
1625 East Beach Drive
Thursday - Saturday, Dinner only
Sunday Brunch, 9 -3
I'll throw in the Gumbo Bar and Shrimp n Stuff, a local hangout. I would suggest Benno's for stellar fried Cajun crabs, but the wait on a weekend will be long and the crabs are delicious when done right, not always the case. You can call ahead for availability and advance ordering.
While I love the outside deck at The Spot Fall, Winter, and Spring, I've seen an entire cheeseburger carried off by flies in the summer only to be hijacked by a gang of seagulls. Dine inside or sweat and swat flies.