Where to eat during Mardi Gras! Galveston: A guide
2 pounds of crawfish and sausage, plus corn and potatoes? Count us in
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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.
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 $7.49. This promotion is available at Brick House Tavern + Tap locations in Galveston, Humble, Sugar Land and select Joe’s Crab Shack locations.
Anyone up for a Mardi Gras balcony party? Fish Tales is offering a fun one running on Feb. 22, from 5 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’s also private parking, 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!
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.
Looking for drink specials?
Here are a few quick ideas:
- There’s a drink called the Last JaJa, made with JAJA Blanco tequila, hibiscus and ginger syrups and Truly wildberry seltzer. It’ll run you $10 and it’s available Feb. 20 through Feb. 25 at all Landry’s Galveston locations, including Brick House Tavern + Tap, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Fish Tales, Fisherman’s Wharf, Grotto, Joe’s Crab Shack, Rainforest Café, Saltgrass Steak House, Landry’s Seafood House and Willie G’s.
Speaking of Feb. 25 ...
- Joe’s Crab Shack is offering $5 hurricanes all day for Fat Tuesday.
- It’s a similar situation at Brick House Tavern + Tap with $6 hurricanes all day for Fat Tuesday.