About Galvez Bar & Grill
Galvez Bar & Grill is the go-to restaurant for local seafood as well as cocktails. Galvez Bar & Grill features fresh seafood from Galveston’s Pier 19, steak, Po Boys, award-winning Gumbo, salads and a variety of bar bites including filet mignon sliders and flatbread pizzas. Its Sunday Champagne Brunch is a top choice for Open Table users and was named as one of the top 100 brunch restaurants in the U.S.
Seafood, Southwest, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 6:30am - 11:00am, Sunday: 6:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Jazz Duo on Friday and Saturday evenings and pianist during Sunday Brunch from 11am-2pm.
Complimentary valet and parking in north lot when dining.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Ghost Tour Dinners offered on the second Thursday of the month at 6p.m. Advance reservations required.
Galvez Bar & Grill Ratings and Reviews
Excellent champage buffet brunch for the ...
Excellent champage buffet brunch for the price. They have a pasta station, omelet sttion and carving station ith two roasts. Oysters on the shell, shrimps and crab claws. Also breakfast items and plenty of desserts.
Stayed at the Hotel Galvez to attend a s ...
Stayed at the Hotel Galvez to attend a show at the Grand Opera House. Had dinner there before the show as a convenience. My wife and I split a spinach salad and each had the onion soup. Both were excellent. We wanted to eat light since it was right after Thanksgiving, so we skipped the main course and jumped to desert. We each had the pecan pie. It hit the spot. Love the stay and the meal.
I can't comment a whole lot since my hus ...
I can't comment a whole lot since my husband and I went for a late night snack of appetizers for him and the shrimp gumbo and spinach salad for me which were all quite adequate. What made the visit memorable was the very nice service from our greeter and subsequent wait person, Kay. She was SO sweet and accommodating and made us feel right at home.
The Sunday Brunch Buffet was remarkable, ...
The Sunday Brunch Buffet was remarkable, as always. We have been enjoying them for decades, and we have never been disappointed. The service is outstanding, the food is delicious, and the views from the dining room windows are breathtaking. Whether you want breakfast, seafood, healthy, or a hearty meal, you can't go wrong with the Sunday Buffet. I will come again!! Oh, and keep those mimosa glasses filled!
We went to try their Sunday brunch & it ...
We went to try their Sunday brunch & it was a good experience. The hotel was beautiful & being right off the beach the view was wonderful for taking in brunch while sipping on mimosas. The food was good, but not great. They had a good variety of items on the brunch buffet from king crab, prime rib, gumbo & endless mimosas. Their service was excellent. Their brunch buffet is definitely a must try once experience for the price. We later tried their regular bar & grill menu and actually liked it better than the brunch buffet.
Cobb salad was horrible, only pale and w ...
Cobb salad was horrible, only pale and white iceberg lettuce, stale bacon bits sprinkled sporadically as all other ingredients were just sprinkled on top. Asked to be served with vinegar and oil. Only oil was some olive/soybean blend (not real olive oil) and they didn't have any balsamic vinegar in the restaurant. "Shrimp and grits" was nothing like the description on the menu, the shrimp was all battered and fried over a deep fried polenta "square" and then covered with some sort of jambalaya-like sauce--nasty. Only club sandwich was good, but if you can't get a club sandwich right, might as well be at McDonalds.
An abundant Sunday brunch and unlimited ...
An abundant Sunday brunch and unlimited mimosas in a historic hotel. A bit pricey ($42 PP) but lovely for a special occasion or elegant treat. There was a great variety of delicious food and service was attentive without being overbearing.
Fabulous Sunday Brunch. Just about ever ...
Fabulous Sunday Brunch. Just about every imaginable food, all deliciously prepared and presented. Oysters on the half shell, fresh pasta station, omelet station, carved to order prime rib and a whole room full of desserts. Plus the bottomless mimosas!
Bad food, didn't get some things that we ...
Bad food, didn't get some things that we'd ordered, and the hot dishes arrived cold -- just bad food. Bad ambience - felt like we were in a cool hotel with a Denny's stuck in the middle of it. People in shorts and flip flops allowed in and kids running around - it would be okay for a hotel lunch or breakfast restaurant but not for a supposedly nice and relatively expensive dinner.
We were seated up against a wall with no ...
We were seated up against a wall with no space at a tiny table. The buffet was crowded, and it was difficult to find what you wanted...spoons, bowls, etc. The price was high based on the quality of the food served.
The Sunday brunch buffet was phenomenal. ...
The Sunday brunch buffet was phenomenal. There were so many choices, from traditional breakfast to seafood to prime rib, pretty much everything was delicious, and the selection was incredible. Also, mimosas are included with the buffet. Need I say more.
Minor gripes: I really wanted biscuits and gravy, and they only had biscuits. I survived. Also, the service wasn't great. I know it was a buffet, but for the cost of the buffet (I believe it's $45/person), I would expect refills on my drink. We had to chase down our waitress multiple times to ask for things like coffee refills and our check. We actually had to ask for the check 3 times before we got it, and it took an hour for her to bring it to us. That was a little frustrating, but again, we survived, and the extra hour of waiting gave our stomachs time to make some room for another plate.
It was the perfect end to my bachelorette weekend, and arguably a pretty good solution for a hangover. I'd do it again.
"Anniversary" was written on our reserva ...
"Anniversary" was written on our reservation card. The hostess never said anything about our anniversary nor did she explain the food stations as other staff did. Our waitress was amazing other than she never mentioned our anniversary either. The food was outstanding. We were sat a window table overlooking the gulf. The view was fantastic. My husband and I had a great time and enjoyed the wonderful food.
Kinda quiet with a live piano+ bass jazz ...
Kinda quiet with a live piano+ bass jazz duo at the bar that was very nice. Great kids accommodations being the hotel's every meal restaurant. They gave us a table with a nearby spot to stash the stroller, dedicated kids menu, they ate free. We were surprised that the wine list had so many moderately priced options, convinced us to snag a bottle rather than just a glass. The food was great. The gumbo is excellent, non-okra, dark roux, without overcooked seafood.
The staff kinda disappears at times. Not complaining, we appreciated the slow pace and family time. Overall we had a great meal in a very nice hotel.
even though made reservations had to wai ...
even though made reservations had to wait in line for over 20 min to get a table with people who had reservations and ones who didn't
they were nice when I talked to the manager but doesn't seem like anything will change
Makes it hard for elderly or those with physical problems that make the standing a long time hard
It was to celebrate a birthday and everyone seemed to have read it on the reservation (except hostesses) and wished him a happy birthday and made him feel special
It IS a great brunch. Awesome selection ...
It IS a great brunch. Awesome selection - all inclusive. The problem is timing it right, and we timed it all wrong. We had 11:30am appointment, but due to the lack of decent cab service in Galveston or regular shuttle service between Wyndham properties, we were around 10 minutes later. When we got there, the line to check-in a little over 10 minutes long, so checked in around 11:52am. Then we waited another 10+ minutes in the buffet line.
By 12:45pm, there was no line at all. I think if you hit it right at 11am, or wait until 12:30pm or later, then you will have a great experience...
This is billed as one of the top 10 Sund ...
This is billed as one of the top 10 Sunday brunches in Texas and one of the top 100 in the country, far cry from it. It was more like a Golden Corral than an elegant special Hotel brunch. To begin with, the whole thing is very disorganized, long lines to check in, despite reservations, not enough staff to deal with the crowds. There are also long lines at the buffet, because it should be separated into stations instead of one long serving line. There are some people only wanting bread or salad or seafood, or perhaps wanting just hot items, but you have to wait in a long line of people stretching out into the hotel lobby. It is very unsanitary, food sitting out while people walk by and use their fingers which they are eating food and licking food while serving, I saw a young kid using her spoon to get ice cream from the scoop off and then licking her spoon and using it again on the public scoop. There should be a person serving it and there should be containers of hot water to dip them in, rather than just a plate. The seafood, was not of good quality, the desserts were not at all good, the hot food was more like what is served in a High School cafeteria, rather than a 4 diamond resort. Nannette gave us good service, and kept our glasses filled with Mamosas, but I kept seeing people taking plates back rather than getting fresh ones. The carving station ham was VERY Salty and the beef was fatty and tough. The fish was very fishy, I saw a lot of it remaining on plates. All in all, it was not worth the price and not at all one of the top Sunday brunches. If this is the best, I'd hate to see the worst. Very disappointed. It was also very noisy and lots of loud people. Not at all enjoyable. I would not recommend it at all. We also had dinner the night before in the restaurant, and the service was slow and the place very noisy, despite only a few people there, the food was OK but not at all what one expects from a 4 diamond resort. The 4 diamond rating is not deserved.
My husband and I decided to make a reser ...
My husband and I decided to make a reservation on Open Table for the Galvez Grill. It has been probably 10 years since we have been there. It was amazing - just like we remembered. The newly upgraded decorations are wonderful but still keeping the nostalgia that comes with the memories of years gone by. I have to say, the key-lime pie was amazing! Thank you for making this a wonderful and absolutely memorable occasion.
You are missing out if you come to Galve ...
You are missing out if you come to Galveston and don't have brunch on Sunday at the Galvez! We have made this a yearly tradition. The are multiple rooms full of food, a very impressive seafood display with endless crab legs and your mimosa glass will never be empty. Highly recommend!
Nice dinner, nothing particularly special
We were staying at the Galvez, and had driven for 4-5 hours returning from Corpus Christie. We were looking for an above average restaurant, with a nice wine list.
Well... I'd say that the menu didn't particularly wow me, and I settled for a Ceasar Salad with Blackened Shrimp. My husband had the special for the night, a blackened snapper. Both were good. Not fantastic (we're foodies) but Very good. Drinks were good, the wine list was OVER PRICED. I simply can't see paying 5 times the retail for a bottle of wine.
Overall.. food was good, well prepared, but nothing really stood out, one way or another. Service was great.
Everything about this brunch is awesome. The only thing that I was a little disappointed with was the fact that the food is all set up in a narrow hallway which creates a lot of long lines. I would suggest that the food be positioned in different stations to allow people who are interested in only one particular type of food to get that food without having to stand in a long line that provides access to everything at one time.
Untrained staff, overcooked fish
Went here on Mother's Day weekend. Mom and I each ordered the Red Snapper market special. Fish arrived dry and overcooked. Told the waiter and he brought tartar sauce. Should have sent it back. A trained staff would never let this happen. Stick with beef or pasta, I don't think
they have properly trained chef's for fish preparation or we got them on a bad night....but on
Mother's Day weekend?? C'mon Galvez, you can do better.
The quality of the food selections was outstanding for a buffet. We thoroughly enjoyed the made to order omelet station. The waffles were great. The eggs benedict were tasty with plenty of hollandaise. The cold seafood selections were fresh and well prepared. The beef was good, but a bit overdone for our preference. The ham was tender and juicy. Desserts were awesome. Our server, David, was attentive and kept our drinks filled at all times.
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