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Katie's Seafood House, Galveston, TX

Katie's Seafood House

4.7
4.7
1297 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood

In 1998, Buddy Guindon, his wife Katie, and his brother Kenny opened Katie's Seafood Market in Galveston, Texas. For more than 20 years now, Katie's Seafood Market has provided the highest quality of products available to its customers. The majority of seafood comes from local fishermen and shrimpers, including Red Snapper, Grouper, Golden Tile Fish, Flounder, Oysters, Shrimp, and Blue Crabs. A producer contacted Guindon in the hopes of doing a reality show about his family business. In 2015, the reality show 'Big Fish Texas' came to life on National Geographic. As a supporter of the local economy, In September of 2019, Buddy opened Katie’s Seafood House, next to the market. Katie’s seafood market supplies the restaurant with all fresh seafood. We take pride in being the only local seafood restaurant on the island that brings fresh fish straight from the boat and to your table.

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Booked 70 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00–14:00 Dinner Mon–Thu 14:00–21:00 Fri–Sun 11:00–21:00 Happy Hour Mon–Fri 14:00–19:00

  • Phone number

    (409) 765-5688

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Galveston

  • Cross Street

    Wharf Rd

  • Parking Details

    We have special parking privileges for our Katie's guest, Please call for details about the parking arrangements.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,297 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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    Scenic View

  • Galveston

    Best Overall

  • Galveston

    Best Food

  • Galveston

    Best Service

  • Galveston

    Fit for Foodies

  • Galveston

    Group Bookings

  • Galveston

    Healthy

  • Galveston

    Hot Spot

  • Galveston

    Lunch

  • Galveston

    Scenic View

  • Galveston

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Galveston

    Seafood

  • Galveston

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very yummy!

  2. MD

    MDE63

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service were awesome. Generous portions and freshly prepared. My favorite Galveston seafood.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place!

  4. RV

    RichardV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food. Fantastic service. Good location. Easy free parking.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Excellent food and amazing service but HUGE servings. Yes, we brought it home but less food and not so pricey would have helped my overall experience.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service2ambience4

    Food was amazing. Fish was fresh. Service was not good at all. Forgot our appetizer. Forgot the wine. Didn’t bring back things that were requested.

  7. SH

    SaraH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a great experience! We sat on the back porch and had the best Galveston Baked yellow tile!

  8. S

    Sandy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outside was a nice view. Waiter was excellent. Food was wonderful.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One if the best dining experiences in Galveston. Our server Monica is a fantastic server. She could be an example for training new servers as to how to interact with customers! She is the. best!

  10. KR

    KevinR

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    The slow service was our biggest gripe. It wasn't even a weekend. This was a Monday night.

  11. SS

    StephenS

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went there for a belated anniversary dinner. Food was fresh. Enjoyed watching the harbor. They were extremely busy on a Monday night so we were glad we made reservation. Our server Hayley was very responsive.

  12. MJ

    MJUrbani

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Even though it was stupid hot, the place and the food and our waitperson were terrific. I look forward to going again next week!

  13. DT

    DeborahT

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our first time visiting Katie's. The food was very good and they even had good choices for the kids (they actually ate) We were seated at 6:30 at a table outside directly in the sun, so that was uncomfortable until the sun went down some. We requested outdoor seating so not going to complain about something out of their control. Our server Gabriel was FANTASTIC so shout out to him for doing an excellent job ! My only complaint was they had a large wedding party coming in so they were cleaning and trying to prepare for them and a lady was sweeping under our table while were still sitting there, I told her we were getting ready to leave and could she please wait until we get up from our table before she sweeps. We will be back

  14. TF

    TinaF

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Nice place to eat, food was great. Our waiter was really nice, but was a little to chatty for us to be on a "date"

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and great service!!! We got to watch 2 cruise ships pass by while we dined and my kids liked looking at all their boats. Our favorite place in Galveston!

  16. PM

    PattiM

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our table was ready for us. Manager greeted us. Waiter was fun and attentive. Food was fresh and so good. Bar tender was funny and drinks were good. We had an amazing time with out of town guests.

  17. SS

    StacyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience3

    We always enjoy eating at Katies. But this time, my Dad and I ordered some kind of rice noodle, shrimp & fish bowl. It was horrible. We didn’t eat very much at all. Our waiter brought the manager to our table. End result……the manager only took 75% off of each meal. I’ve never heard of this before. What happened to taking both meals off the bill? We had a large party with us (Father’s Day) & the bill was over $400. So Katies would not have lost any profit by taking two meals off. Rather disappointed with this visit.

  18. LC

    LaurieC

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was lovely to sit out on the porch. Lunch and a show with all of the birds flying by and boats coming and going. The food was excellent. I had the jumbo grilled shrimp and my husband had the wedge salad. We both were not disappointed.

  19. KM

    KimM

    Houston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Early Father’s Day celebration, great food snd service as usual. Alex is a great server, we request him every time!

  20. W

    Wonderland801

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Ray was our server and he was great! Everything was perfect!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Wanted a local spot to eat while in Galveston and Katie's did not disappoint! Great food and service!

  22. l

    leb1234

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    We chose reservation for outside covered patio at 630p- mid June -unfortunately the patio catches the setting sun and with no shade screens and limited fans it made for a challenging time. Food excellent and server the same HOWEVER a note on the website indicating the patio not really in the “afternoon to sunset” shade would be helpful to those who have not dined there. I would not have selected the restaurant had i known. Expected heat and a limited breeze as they are not on the ocean side but SUN was not part of this.

  23. GB

    GregB

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service and food were outstanding. Our waitress, Erica, was super nice and accommodating. The quality of the seafood was excellent. Highly recommend.

  24. SE

    SusanE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a great lunch at Katie’s celebrating my dad’s 75th birthday. They quickly accommodated our party of 21. Joey and Stella were amazing waitstaff and took great care of us.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    David and I were in Galveston for a CPA conference and found you on the internet, and made reservations for the evening. We had a fabulous dinner so we booked for the next 3 nights. Grace, the young lady that seated us new our name on our 2nd visit, which was amazing. Over the next 3 evening Joe Ray was our waiter twice. Joe Ray helped with the wine selection, which was wonderful. Some of the wines David would have never though to try, but loved. Zach was our waiter our last evening. I can't say enough great things about both of these gentlemen and the evening Manager Kivin who came by to check on us. The chief's special was superb each night. Katie's made our trip the best one we have had to Galveston for many years. See you next year! Thank you!!

  26. CG

    CrystalG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a great time! The food was amazing from start to finish! Not one person in our group left food behind. 😆 Atmosphere was great as well. We love louder environments as it makes it easier with little ones to where we don’t feel like we are a bother.

  27. VD

    ValD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great fresh seafood! Love the ship to table concept. Staff were great - friendly, helpful, energetic.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and exceptional service from Monica

  29. T

    Tinacat

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience3

    Birthday dinner. The food was less than spectacular for me. Others in my party liked it ok.

  30. W

    Wayne

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best seafood in Galveston. We recommend to all visiting Galveston.

  31. LT

    LindaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The fettuccine Alfredo was the best I’ve ever had. The shrimp were fresh and delicious. We will definitely be returning soon.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great recommendations from the waiter!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Friends in town. Katie’s always delivers when you want fresh and in some cases innovative seafood dishes.

  34. KH

    KayH

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    The main course was quite good, the oysters Rockefeller not good at all. And it was quite loud.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is our third time dining here and honestly it gets better every time. From the boudin balls to the Rockefeller toast as appetizers to the shrimp platter to the by-catch special (hint: the barrel fish is AMAZING),it's just been a great experience every time. Joey was providing the service for us and was great, he was handling a busy area but still was able to take the time to explain the menu and suggestions and make it an even better experience. If you haven't eaten at Katie's, just go.

  36. JW

    JeffW

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Saturday mid-afternoon in June. Made the reservation an hour and a half before planned arrival. We then arrived 30 minutes early.We were immediately seated on the deck as requested. Our waitress Stella was quick and respectable. She roughy us water and gave time to review the menu. Never rushing and alway available. On a very busy Saturday food was prompt and as ordered. Stella checked on us regularly but never rushing. Very pleasant experience as usual whole thanks the staff and Stella.

  37. P

    Patti60

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Katie's is one of our favorite restaurants!! Why fresh Seafood always!! We used OpenTable and were able to walk in from being out in the heat and have a table ready, We had two attentive servers, excellent food as always!! We will be back! Parking is a little tricky but figuered it out.

  38. BB

    BillB

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    VERY GOOD FOOD AND GREAT SERVICE,,, PRICES COULD BE JUDGED A LITTLE HIGH, BUT FOOD WAS GOOD !!!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fresh, tasty and a great view! The Buddy Mary was an appetizer of a drink. Oysters were fried perfectly and that a sticking point for me. The fish and shrimp basket was perfect. Light, tasty, buttery smooth fish that was fried in traditional southern cornmeal. We were told it was Barrel fish. Much better than catfish. We haven’t been to Galveston in years but Katies made us say we’re coming back! Clay was outstanding with informing us about the place, the fresh catch and his service was excellent. I highly recommend Katies Seafood House for your next meal.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food is awesome and staff are so friendly. Katie is our server and she made good recommendations. We had the crab cake and baked crab, and Caribbean style red snapper. We enjoyed the food so much. We chose outdoor seating, the sunset view is stunning! A wide selection of dessert. Make sure u save some room. Most US desserts are too sweet to me and this is no exception. 😆

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Katie's Seafood House using the Order Online button. Katie's Seafood House also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (409) 765-5688.

Katie's Seafood House is rated 4.7 stars by 1297 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 70 times today
Google Map for Katie's Seafood House

2000 Wharf Rd Galveston, TX 77550

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Wharf Rd

  • Area

    Galveston

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00–14:00 Dinner Mon–Thu 14:00–21:00 Fri–Sun 11:00–21:00 Happy Hour Mon–Fri 14:00–19:00

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    We have special parking privileges for our Katie's guest, Please call for details about the parking arrangements.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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