The toast of the Texas coast. How can frozen fish be called fresh? The answer for anyone with snap is simple: it can't. That's why Gaido's is the ... More
Gaido's Seafood Restaurant
The toast of the Texas coast. How can frozen fish be called fresh? The answer for anyone with snap is simple: it can't. That's why Gaido's is the classic choice for fresh Gulf seafood. Patrons know Gaido's is real, when others are clearly not. From red snapper and blue crab to white tablecloths crumbed with panache, there's no denying Gaido's is one-of-a-kind in a world of imitation. Now, after four generations of filleting, frying, grilling and baking, Gaido's has grown into the picture perfect place of traditions- birthdays, anniversaries, retirements, reunions. As the largest fresh fish house on the coast, Gaido's can serve up to 2,500 happy diners a day. Plus, with the Pelican Club, private dining, catering, a new food truck and parking galore...it's easy to see why Gaido's -- for over 100 years - is truly the coastal classic.
The hostesses are not the friendliest. We had a party of 6 and told the wait time would be 30 minutes. We were fine with that and sat and waited. Others around us who did not have reservations were being seated. We waited an hour and finally said forget it. The hostesses were bickering about the seating of another party and were unorganized. There was no sorry and could have cared less. We did look over the menu and saw how over priced everything was and the menu selection is short. As I look at other reviews we don t regret our decision to leave and won t be bothering to try it when in town again.
Gaido's is the best seafood restaurant in Texas, bar none.
They always have a waiting list, so make reservations early.
They are always expensive, but worth it. They do many small things that other restaurants never think of. For instance, the shrimp for their shrimp cocktails is skewered on ice for a few hours before serving so they won't curl so much. They use a superior frying oil so fried foods do not taste oily. Their fish grilling is done very quickly so the fish gets done without burning.
I have never been disappointed in Gaido's and often drive 50 miles to eat there. Be sure to try the house specialty pecan ball for dessert.
Note that Casey's Restaurant next door is a part of Gaido's, serving much the same menu with less ambiance and lower prices.
The wife and I drove out to Galveston yesterday and had dinner at Gaido's. It is not what it used to be.... The menu was short, the prices were high. We both ordered the cheapest dish on the menu which was fried shrimp for $17 each. the salad & baked potato are priced extra. With two teas and the meal the total was $85 with tip.
Recently I attended a group event at Gaidos. The waitress and waiter Shannon and Charles did an excellent job dealing with us. The food was outstanding, the atmosphere were nice and the service was great.
I took my husband here for his birthday. The service was... interesting. Since it was my husband's birthday, I called ahead and asked for a window seat - even though there's not much view past the avenue, it's still nice to see the sky and the birds. We still had to wait a little for the seat (no problem) but when we did get seated, they put us at a table along the side street with the afternoon sun streaming straight in on us. No view of anything. I mentioned politely that that wasn't what I intended when I asked for a window table and that we'd gladly wait longer or sit in the middle of the restaurant. I got a very rude response so we ended up sitting in the hot, hot, glaring sun basking in the view of the cars up and down the side street.
My husband loved the seafood. I believe he had the flounder. It was tender and he cleaned his plate! I, however, ordered the ribeye as I'm not much of a seafood fan, so I can only comment personally on the steak. It was VERY underwhelming and charred to a crisp. When I asked the waitress why my medium-rare steak was black she told me she'd been up all night and forgot what I ordered when she got back in the kitchen so she told the cook to just make it well-done. I absolutely hate sending food back to a kitchen, but in this case, I had to. What I got back was cooked correctly, though the cut of meat was very fatty and could have been a higher quality.
I had briefly mentioned that it was my husband's birthday when we got there, and at the end of the meal my husband was surprised with a song and a dessert sampler plate on the house. The desserts were heavenly!
So, everything is fine as long as you don't specify where you want to sit or eat the steak. Everything else is great!
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