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Fisherman's Wharf

4.6
4.6
1025 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 15 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 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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What 1,025 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Houston

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Houston

    Great for scenic views

  • Galveston

    Best Ambiance

  • Galveston

    Good for groups

  • Galveston

    Hot spot

  • Galveston

    Great for scenic views

  • Galveston

    Lively

  • Galveston

    Seafood

  • Galveston

    Most Booked

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  1. MA

    MargaretA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a table of 10 to celebrate TG and a memorial to my Son who passed 10 yrs ago. Josh was exceptionally courteous, efficient and attentive. We thank you for having such wonderful staff and great food.
  2. JA

    JerryA

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The food was okay. I like my food still hot when it arrives at the table. Our food seemed to have been left too long under the warming lamp. So this was somewhat disappointing. Sitting there and looking out at the harbor is nice, though.
  3. LD

    LocalDiner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Probably ok for tourists. Had to fix leaning table with sugar packs under the leg, quite annoying. my seafood was excellent but dining partner’s was dry and salty.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. Service was amazing. View was amazing. I would recommend this place to everyone!!
  5. p

    pavs900

    Memphis/West TN

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We both had excellent meals. We had the tilefish and the shrimp combo. Both were excellent. We had the Brussels sprouts and they were perfect! However, next time we will start with the bread pudding and work backwards. one of the best we've ever had! Charlie, our server made an excellent wine recommendation!
  6. J

    Jerry

    Houston

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Experience was low tooaverage
  7. JH

    JoyceH

    Houston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dinner last night at the Fisherman's Wharf. Ran into a friend and her husband and they joined us for dinner. I had the parmessan coated redfish with crab meat on time. Husband had the grilled redfish. We are never disappointed and had a table by a window and enjoyed the view.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Fisherman’s Wharf. We were celebrating our 14th wedding anniversary. Our service was wonderful as always.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were both excellent. We had made reservations prior and requested a specific area . They accommodated our request. Chase was great! Definitely recommend!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great dinner on the back patio in the Marina area, right next to the Elissa. Everything was terrific! Will definitely return!
  11. PC

    PatriciaC

    Corpus Christi

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Anniversary. Food was great. It’s always pretty noisy and crowded but we go there for the food.
  12. c

    charlese

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dine at fisherman’s wharf every time we come to Galveston (several times every year) and have never been disappointed, would highly recommend!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great & great waiter
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

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

    MEBS

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Cool stop with great food. We had a great dinner and would go back.
  16. W

    Whathappenedhere

    Houston

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They have really picked up the service here since the last time we visited
  17. 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!
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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😎
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    82 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

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

    gregorym

    Houston

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 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.
  23. 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
  24. 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!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great! Excellent service
  26. AE

    AngelaE

    Phoenix

    43 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    It was pretty hot outside but the shades and fans were nice. Our server was very attentive.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vacation. Great food, service and atmosphere
  30. 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!
  31. JS

    JSmith

    Oklahoma City

    12 reviews

    vip
    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.
  32. V

    Virginia

    Houston

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Great food.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is incredible but a little pricey.
  34. 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.
  35. d

    darrionh

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food!
  36. 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
  37. 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.
  38. 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!
  39. 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!!!
  40. 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.

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 1025 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 15 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 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 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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