22 Pier, Galveston, TX | Directions 7755029.286063 -94.789761
Less than impressive – This place was recommended to us by a local. the staff and service was good, and the location and ambience fine, but the food was poorly prepared, calimari tough, shrimp dry and crawfish almost invisible. The crab queso had very little crab. The alcoholic drinks were short of alcohol, although when we complained they were refreshed at no charge, and this time they remembered the alcohol.
Great starts and finishes – Started with the griiled rare tuna and it was the best i've ever had. Finished off the meal with the bread pudding and ice cream and it was outstanding...oh yeah the meal was very good also.
Nice Place – Our family went out there for lunch last week and we had a real good time. Our waitress, I think her name was Sam, took very good care of us.
Good drinks, atmosphere is cool but beware of the birds. They seem to have mutated into the size of pterodactyls.
DO NOT GO HERE – My husband and I were only in Galveston for 2 days. The first night we arrived late and just had a drink on the deck at the Wharf and completely enjoyed the view and atmosphere. We decided to return here our second night for dinner. We were dressed appropriately and were prepared to spend good money for a good dinner. We were refused service after being seated and having our order taken. The manager apparently thought I had too much to drink before getting there (which is not true). We were not causing any problems. It is not a crime to have a couple drinks before dinner and have a relaxing time on vacation (especially when you are not driving). I have never been refused service anywhere and have never been so humiliated and upset. I cannot recommend a place with such discriminatory and incorrect policies. I am a Judge in real life and this is definitely an injustice. The waitstaff at the Mexican restaurant where we ate after leaving the Wharf said we were very pleasant and not a problem at all.
Bad service, average food, expensive, touristy. – I ate at Fisherman's Wharf last Saturday's night with a party of 8 (my sister's family and mine). The last time we ate at a seafood restaurant in Galveston we tried Gaido's and loved it, but wanted to try something different. Also, they were closer to the Strand, and we thought we could do some shopping before or after dinner. We should have stuck with Gaido's. After waiting an hour and 50 minutes for our table (not that big of a deal, we fully expected to wait over an hour, and we had called ahead), they tried to cram us around two tiny round tables, (get the math?, they said "well, it should work, each table seats four"). Although my stuffed shrimp was not bad, my son's shrimp alfredo was horrid, the shrimp had a lingering bad seasoning taste. The fried crawfish was tasteless, and the service was uninspired and slow. Overall, rather disappointing for the wait and price. Next time we go back to Gaido's.
Great service and food for large group – Our 2 families visited Galveston recently. Truly enjoyed the experience at Fisherman's Wharf. We called ahead to let them know a big group was coming and we were lucky to get seated right away.
Sat inside (given the humidity of Galveston, not sure how anyone can sit outside!). Anyway, right outside our window in the bay was an old schooner with a mock wedding going on... nice entertainment! Our wait staff was truly terrific (Randy well done!) While the appetizer of grilled onions was a tad greasy (wouldn't recommend them), the main courses came quickly and were well received by the table. Service was terrific and we ended the evening sharing some dessert amongst the table. Bill only put 15% on for service with the big group, so happy to add some more for the great service and value we received.
Some have said in previous reviews that this is a tourist trap... didn?t feel this way at all for us. It was a great experience, with super food and outstanding service (and value).
More than a mere tourist spot, this waterside restaurant has pleased the hearts and stomachs of many. – In Short
Located just a block from the Historic Strand District, it's a pleasant spot to grab lunch or dinner after a day of sightseeing and shopping. A large mosaic fish greets diners as they enter the dining room, with its exposed-wood beams and long bar. The menu has all the requisite seafood dishes, from shrimp combo platters to red snapper to fried calamari.
Not so great – The tables and chairs were uncomfortable and the mosquitos were quite vicious on the deck. The seafood sampler appetizer was over seasoned and way too greasy. The tuna sandwich was abnormally fishy and the shrimp salad was less than fresh. Probably won't eat there again.
Bad place to "try" to eat – On a recent visit to Galveston to eat on the pier, my husband and I went to Fisherman's Wharf and were told it would be a 30 minute wait for a seat with a view of the water. After an hour wait and watching several larger parties arrive and go ahead of us, I finally asked how much longer. Minutes later we were escorted past a two top table next to the window and led upstairs to a 4 top table in the darkest corner of the entire restaurant. Needless, to say we immediately got up and left. I stopped to complain on the way out and suddenly I was surrounded by two managers wanting to know what they could do to accomodate us. One manager followed us out to the street begging us to reconsider. It was too late. We will never go back to Fisherman's Wharf
Great Ambience – During Mardi Gras week, my sister and I had our departing meal here. We sat outside and enjoyed our hot, delicious meal while gazing upon the Alissa Clipper Ship docked along side the pier. The waitstaff was accomodating and personable. This is now a required dining spot when we return!
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