Where to eat during Mardi Gras! Galveston: A guide

Brace yourselves, because you’re going to get hungry.

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Have you ever been to Mardi Gras! Galveston?

The two-weekend event includes parades, live entertainment, Electric Mardi Gras, balcony parties and all the best food and drinks you could ever dream up.

Speaking of that ... what should you eat? Where should you eat? This is the important stuff! We have a couple ideas for you. Brace yourselves, because you’re going to get hungry.


Brick House Tavern + Tap and Joe’s Crab Shack

What a deal: You can snag 2 pounds of crawfish and sausage, plus corn and potatoes, for $19.99. Feeling like you want to add more? Go for an extra pound for $7.99. This promotion is available at Brick House Tavern + Tap locations in Galveston, Humble, Sugar Land and select Joe’s Crab Shack locations.

Fish Tales

Anyone up for a Mardi Gras balcony party? Fish Tales is offering a fun one running on Feb. 19 and Feb. 26, from 4 p.m. to midnight.

Your ticket includes an epic-sounding all-you-can-eat buffet, an Instagram-worthy balcony with access along the seawall, and plenty of drink features to wash down dinner. There are also Mardi Gras beads to throw and live music.

It’ll cost $150 for general admission, which includes tax and gratuity, and it’s $125 for Landry’s Select Club members.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

Make your way to the Kemah Boardwalk or the Galveston Island Pleasure Pier and you’ll find a party at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Pony up to the bar or kick back on the deck and enjoy hot boiled crawfish by the pound, frozen margaritas and buckets of beer all throughout Mardi Gras!

Landry’s Seafood House

Watch the iconic parade with front row seats from the patio while you savor the Landry’s Seafood tale of legendary Gulf Coast cuisine.

Saltgrass Steakhouse

Sometimes you just crave a stick-to-your-bones type of meal -- something hearty, especially if you’re sipping cocktails all day, as some are known to do at Mardi Gras events.

Saltgrass Steak House is an award-winning restaurant that was recently honored as the Best Steak/Gold Winner, Best of the Island in 2018; an award from Galveston.com & Company. Saltgrass Steak House recaptures the flavor of the open campfire. Think steaks, chicken and seafood, chargrilled to perfection, and served complete with breads, soups and desserts, made from scratch daily.

Willie G’s Seafood & Steaks

Looking for something a bit different? Willie’s G’s, a local favorite, offers a new take on fresh seafood. If you’re looking for gumbo, perhaps a bisque, perfectly splittable appetizers and seafood platters, this is your place.

The restaurants above aren’t the only ones that are providing delicious food, cocktails and some fun. A couple other options include:

Fisherman’s Wharf

Enjoy waterfront seafood at its best at Fisherman’s Wharf in Galveston, open for lunch and dinner with great happy hour specials, including beers, cocktails and harborside bites.

Rainforest Cafe

If your appetite is running wild, take the sensuous route and you’ll find yourself at Rainforest Cafe. This tropical euphoria boasts the ultimate comfort food, from juicy burgers and creamy pastas to fresh seafood, beef, chicken and more. To keep the party jumping, let the good times roll with a special Mardi Gras drink, featuring Hurricane Calirosa for only $12. If you’re looking for a good time with delicious food and great drinks, make a plan for Rainforest Cafe for a time you won’t forget.