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“Fantastic Service and a Good Shrimp Gumbo”
Review of Galvez Bar & Grill

Galvez Bar & Grill
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Ranked #15 of 324 Restaurants in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$32
Cuisines: Pizza, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 21st Street
Description: Galvez Bar & Grill, located in the historic Hotel Galvez, specializes in fresh, local seafood purchased at Galveston's Pier 19 and Texas regional cuisine. Diners can enjoy Texas-sized Po Boys, fresh fish served blackened, grilled and fried as well as steak and other items on its grill menu. The bar offers an extensive menu featuring slides, flatbread pizzas and prohibition inspired cocktails.
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

We ended up going because there were so many other restaurants who were busy. This place was good. It is located in the historic Galvez Hotel. I got a bowl of the shrimp gumbo. It has flavor, a bit of spice (not spicy) and meat. They didn't skimp on the shrimp. It was the perfect combination of all ingredients. The waitress was friendly and smiling. We didn't order anything expensive or a lot of food so she was probably thinking we were cheap. She still made sure we were well attended. I would recommend this to anyone for a relaxing environment and good food.

Thank Jason Y
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Reviewed 19 July 2018

We were visiting Galveston for the weekend & had Dinner here on Saturday night. They were playing soft Jazz music in the bar next to the restaurant & we asked to be seated close to the bar so we could enjoy the music. Our server, Elton, was great. He was knowledgeable about the menu, very attentive to our needs and enjoyed laughing and joking with us. The menu has a variety of choices including Seafood, steaks and burgers. The food was very good. The atmosphere is elegant but casual. I am looking forward to going back again.

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Thank P5911LXkathleens
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

The breakfast brunch here has absolutely everything you could ever imagine at a brunch. This hotel is so historic and unique the ambience at the restaurant is very comfortable and the food is amazing!

Thank kfclark13
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Reviewed 3 July 2018

My spouse and I stayed at Hotel Galvez for full week and we were totally pleased with service especially from two waitress'. One was Paige Elmare and the other was named Georgeous (her real first name). Paige was full of energy, animated with plenty of smiles , prompt and funny. Georgeous was very friendly, a little shy, but very attentive and eager to please. These are just two of the many people who served us not only in the bar and lounge but also in the first rate Spa.

Don't miss the spa, because it is first class including showers, steam room, quiet relaxation room prior to your massages (included soft & warm neck rings, warm lounge chairs, nice robes and fresh champaigne). They come to get you after you've mellowed-out and lead you to a quiet private massage room. (They offer couples massages as well with two tables)

Hotel was built in 1911 and great care was obviously taken to bring it back to it's original glory/ There were two weddings going on while we were there. One was outdoors on the lawn and another was held inside. Beautiful venue!

Many thanks to all including the front desk personnel who are very attentive..The restaurant offers a great breakfast buffet or menu ordering which we utilized for at least one meal each day.

PS Their free shuttle took us to numerous restaurants and events and all were only 5-15 minutes away.

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Thank sadadbox
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Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

I had dinner here at the Galvez Bar and Grill. My wait staff was very attentive and friendly. It was a slow night and they were not busy. She recommended the snapper and it was delicious. It is convenient for those that do not want to venture out of the hotel.

Thank car5mom
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