We asked on Facebook: What’s your favorite local seafood restaurant, what do you always order and why?
Gilhooley’s. Fried shrimp and their seafood crab cakes are delicious. The shrimp coleslaw is the best I’ve tasted.
I live in north Galveston County and frequent Opus Ocean Grille. My go-to items are the crab cake and bacon-wrapped shrimp.
Soft shell crabs at TopWater Grill in San Leon.
Jill Nagel Kaale
The Reef in Texas City. Hubby and I have been going there on special days for over 20 years. We order shrimp, mostly fried, all you can eat and yummy hushpuppies to munch on while waiting.
Carol Egert Jones
I still have many places to try, but my favorite dish is fried shrimp. Waterman’s has the best I have tried yet. Very tasty!
The Oysters 3 Ways at Black Pearl is better than any baked oyster dish I’ve had anywhere, including NOLA. Usually follow it up with their very generous shrimp po-boy. Their desserts might be good, too, but I wouldn’t know — I never leave room!
Fisherman’s Wharf. I always get panko flounder and bread pudding. Heavenly. Great atmosphere/view, wonderful staff and the food … yum!
Saltwater Grill. Asian-grilled shrimp.
Shrimp ‘N Stuff in Galveston! Love their shrimp po-boys. Their place was the first time I ever ate shrimp.
Denise Sowell Shead
Landry’s on Seawall Boulevard. “Oyster Bar Trash” and red snapper. Plus, the beach and Gulf vistas are spectacular!
BLVD. The broiled flounder, any of their seafood samplers, grouper and red snapper.
Incredible and unexpected — Shark Shack Beach Bar & Grill’s Cajun Shrimp Fondue is to die for.
Gaido’s. Red Snapper Michael.
Mandy McGuire Rider
Coastal Grill. Fried shrimp. Simply the best — food and staff.
Benno’s. Crawfish etouffee or
Rex Joy Natividad
I would give anything to have one last meal at Clary’s. Saltwater Grill is next on the list since Clary’s is no longer.
Cajun Greek. Grouper, crawfish (in the season) Greek salad with shrimp and tuna and their sangria.
Fish Company Taco. The fish of the day collar, no matter the kind. I love grouper collar with red curry she has done. It’s always different and delicious!
Wendy LeCornu Morgan
Gumbo Diner on the seawall: Fried shrimp. Soul2soul: Fried catfish. TopWater Grill: Everything.
Chanee Gentry Robinson
BLVD. Seafood. Two besties: Salmon on Cedar Plank is amazing and the Fish Stack. Also, the grilled oyster appetizer. Yummers.