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Aug 25, 2014 05:13 PM

Galveston for two nights with kiddos

Hello all! Traveling with 11 yr old foodie-in-the-making & 11 month old so fine dining is not on our radar... However, we've never been to Galveston before & are looking for advice on must-try places that are kid friendly... Only here for two nights & a wake up - then on to San Antonio (any recos for that area welcome as well)! Thanks!

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  1. Benno's on the Seawall is kid friendly, order at the counter and grab a table. I like the crabs and blackened oysters. Shrimp n Stuff is a local favorite. Murdoch's is a souvenir stand over the Gulf with a great breezeway over the water with adult beverages and rocking chairs with plenty of kid nicknacks, very relaxing.

    If you have a couple of hours to kill you can ride the ferry to Bolivar and back. The kids can feed the seagulls off the back of the boat if you bring bread. It's free and you can park up front if not driving on and you'll see dolphins, shrimp boats, and large ships from all over the world, plus pleasure craft.

    If you want to eat on Bolivar go to Stingaree for crabs, very kid friendly but check the ferry website as lines can get long

    1. An hour east of San Antonio is City Market in Luling, not to be confused with Luling BBQ. About 8 miles off I-10 on US90 easy on off follow west to get back to I-10. Closed Sunday, the earlier the better for the best BBQ, brisket, pork ribs, and sausage, real deal Texas BBQ, some of the best in the state. In San Antonio I like Los Barrios on Blanco for old school Tex-Mex nothing like the NE has.

      1. If you're in Galveston during the week you can hit Gaido's for finer dining as school is in session and it shouldn't be crowded. Also The Spot for a good burger on the water.

        1. If you want your kiddo to feel like you are taking him/her some place "fancy" and foody hit The Saltwater grill. My parent took me there when I was little an I thought I was the queen...