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Fisherman's Wharf

4.6
4.6
1010 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Ideally situated next to the Historic Strand District, the Tall Ship Elissa and Galveston Cruise Terminal, enjoy waterfront dining at Fisherman’s Wharf. One of the best seafood restaurants in Galveston, Fisherman’s Wharf is a great place to enjoy a leisurely meal with all dining areas indoor or outdoor on the patio offering a view of the bay. Known for its famous Shrimp Kisses (bacon-wrapped and stuffed with jalapeño Jack cheese), selection of daily fresh fish, signature combination platters, and more. A Texas sized establishment perfect for one or one hundred, Fisherman’s Wharf is a legacy of great seafood since the 1940s. The site originally housed a shrimp and fish “factory” – an old tin building where mountains of Gulf shrimp were readied for shipment across the country. Shrimp from this very place was served to President John F. Kennedy at the White House. In 1966, the current building was constructed to meet the growing demand for Galveston shrimp, which many have acclaimed as

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (409) 765-5708

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    When planning your next special event, think of Fisherman’s Wharf in Galveston for great seafood and warm, friendly service. The restaurant offers several private rooms, which can accommodate groups of any size, from 10 to 300 people.

  • Private party facilities

    When planning your next special event, think of Fisherman’s Wharf in Galveston for great seafood and warm, friendly service. The restaurant offers several private rooms, which can accommodate groups of any size, from 10 to 300 people.

  • Private party contact

    Farhad Vessyi: (855) 408-9699

  • Neighborhood

    Galveston

  • Cross street

    Wharf Road

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Houston

    Scenic View

  • Galveston

    Best Ambiance

  • Galveston

    Good for Groups

  • Galveston

    Healthy

  • Galveston

    Scenic View

  • Galveston

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Galveston

    Seafood

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My brother and sis-in-law treated me to an early birthday lunch. We had a wonderful experience and the food was outstanding!
  2. W

    Whathappenedhere

    Houston

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They have really picked up the service here since the last time we visited
  3. MH

    MichaelH

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were exceptional as usual. We were running late, and called to let them know. They switched our reservation to 8pm 15 minutes later. The restaurant is not on the oceanside of the island, but we always enjoy it. It is a must for us every time we go to Galveston!
  4. SP

    SaraP

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    So sad they took the stuffed pork chop off the menu. Had the stuffed tilapia instead. It was good. Just not great like the pork chop. This is a great place on the water. Atmosphere is great and service is awesome.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Always enjoy the consistency of the cook and the freshness of the seafood.
  6. W

    Wanda

    Houston

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came to celebrate the Battleship Texas putting in dry dock for needed repairs. We were not disappointed! View was amazing!! Dinner was delicious ! Bri did a great job of making sure the food was perfect!! Can’t wait to go back😎
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    81 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Pleasant dining outdoors but waiter should have shoo’d birds away instead of feeding them……..!!
  8. g

    gregorym

    Houston

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sally our waitress was terrific. She was friendly kind and timely with her service!! Congratulations to all. We had fun sitting outside watching the boats navigate the waterway.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Non edible salty sauce on flounder and replacement flounder couldn’t have been more than 10”long. Waitress was the worst we have ever had their to date not a good feeling to spend a couple hundred dollars and food and service was poor
  10. KH

    KirkH

    Free to repurpose

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We love going to Fisherman’s Wharf. The food is really outstanding! Service and drinks, spot on!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great! Excellent service
  12. AE

    AngelaE

    Phoenix

    41 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    It was pretty hot outside but the shades and fans were nice. Our server was very attentive.
  13. Y

    Yummynuke96

    New Mexico

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy having a seafood lunch when we are visiting with family.
  14. A

    Anna

    Houston

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    I hate to be that person but I’m gonna be that person. With all the positive reviews my family and I were excited to dine as we couldn’t get in the previous trip to Galveston. Boy what a let down. We made reservations and were seated promptly but our server and service was just horrible. My 5 year old son waited for 10 minutes to get ketchup for his dry burger only after we reflagged the waiter down to RE-ASK… I ran out of drinks multiple times, and our waiter seemed like he was staring off into space over by his kiosk instead of taking the time to check on us. By the end of if my husband and I decided to split a plate because we just couldn’t handle the horrible service, we just wanted to go… bill was still over $120.00 dollars for 3 people with a glass of wine and margarita included. Food was mediocre like chilis tasting and the soup did not seem fresh, tuna tacos were super though. We also have a laundry’s card and told the waiter I had a $25 birthday credit and he ignored it and I do not even think he put our number in to check… foul play. Just so so so disappointed in the overall experience. 10/10 hard pass next trip and I’m sad I’m having to write this and wish I spent my money at Willie G’s where I know I’ll always get good service, best part is it is right next door.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vacation. Great food, service and atmosphere
  16. SG

    SusanG

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was amazing.. All of the food had great flavor. I thought a couple of the dishes we ordered were overpriced for the portion that we received. We paid $29 for res snapper, the filet was very small. On the contrary, the kids meal was huge!
  17. JS

    JSmith

    Oklahoma City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    In town for the weekend and trying various seafood restaurants. It was a very busy Friday evening but we were sat down within 5 mins of arriving for our reserved time. Food and drinks were delivered fresh and hot. Didn’t feel rushed and had a great meal.
  18. V

    Virginia

    Houston

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Great food.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is incredible but a little pricey.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We always enjoy outdoor dining on the water next to the Elissa. We tried a shrimp sampler that we enjoyed very much. We enjoyed both the food and ambience this evening.
  21. d

    darrionh

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food!
  22. K

    Kenny

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very good. Good service good food good atmosphere we would go back again
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Food for the price was not worth it. Fish was over cooked, kids hamburger was raw in the middle. Manager came to talk about the issues but didn’t seem to care past making a table touch.
  24. C

    Cynthia

    Washington DC

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hubby and I on vacation having a grand time and Fisherman’s Wharf was perfect!
  25. EM

    EleanorM

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    On our yearly visit to Galveston we always eat at Fisherman’s Wharf! We love it!!!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Appetizers arrived with meal. Quality of food was very average and priced above average.
  27. JC

    JanetC

    Oklahoma City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious food and good service! Sat outside and watched dolphins playing in the bay!
  28. DL

    DottieL

    Houston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Food was good Doors go outside we’re very dirty, Service slow Seemed short staff
  29. T

    Thughesb

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent ambiance & service - ask for Emery’s section, outstanding waiter. Easy reservations + easy validated parking + fantastic lobster bisque = a memorable date night!
  30. S

    Scotty

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I have spent two of our anniversaries at the Fisherman’s Wharf. The most resent one being our 25th. Both times our experience was wonderful. We choose both times to sit outside and enjoyed the scenery and atmosphere. The service was excellent and very timely. We were attended to very well and politely. And the food was cooked exactly as ordered and was delicious. Everyone we experienced was very kind and attentive to us. I would highly recommend Fishersman Wharf to anyone visiting the Galveston area.
  31. SK

    SusanK

    Austin

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    Seated practically in the kitchen despite making reservations a month ago. Within 30 seconds of being seated the waitress wanted our drink and appetizer order. My husbands entree came before his appetizer and the rest of us were less than half way through our appetizer when entree was delivered. It was unfortunate because the food was good. The restaurant was not busy so no reason for this rush other than rudeness.
  32. SD

    ScottD2020

    Dallas

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    This was our first visit post-COVID. Service was great. Food was very good - seafood. The highlight of our evening was the root beer bread pudding. This sounds weird but is an outstanding and unique dessert. Big enough to share. The view by the water is our favorite.
  33. SA

    SherryA

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My out-of-town guests raved about their redfish and can’t wait to come back again.
  34. KS

    KenS

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was great
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. We got to eat on the deck. It was a lovely evening.
  36. NG

    NereidaG

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is always a great restaurant to visit if you want to taste a really good meal or just have a really good time with your family or friends. All the appetizers are really good options. They have different options for kids and adults. The quality and the flavor of the food are always outstanding. My husband and I like to come to this restaurant every time we come to Galveston. The view and the area are worth to see and visit.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our table was ready when promised and was exactly as we requested. Our server was extremely attentive and helpful, and the food was delicious! We will definitely be back each time we are in Galveston!
  38. NG

    NinaG

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our fave restaurants on the island. Good food great service
  39. KG

    KayG

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed dining outside. Fantastic drinks, wonderful dinner in a quiet setting that included dolphins!
  40. MO

    MichaelO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of our favorites while on the island. However the manager did not honor the happy hour times as posted on internet.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

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

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Fisherman's Wharf using the Order Online button. Fisherman's Wharf also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (409) 765-5708.

Fisherman's Wharf is rated 4.6 stars by 1010 OpenTable diners.

Fisherman's Wharf does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Fisherman's Wharf

2200 Harborside Dr, Galveston, TX 77550

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Wharf Road

  • Neighborhood

    Galveston

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine

  • Phone number

    (409) 765-5708

  • Catering

    When planning your next special event, think of Fisherman’s Wharf in Galveston for great seafood and warm, friendly service. The restaurant offers several private rooms, which can accommodate groups of any size, from 10 to 300 people.

  • Private party facilities

    When planning your next special event, think of Fisherman’s Wharf in Galveston for great seafood and warm, friendly service. The restaurant offers several private rooms, which can accommodate groups of any size, from 10 to 300 people.

  • Private party contact

    Farhad Vessyi: (855) 408-9699

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