This Seawall spot packs them in for fabulous views and a wide-ranging menu.
A relaxed downtown spot for oysters and a whole lot more.
Bigger and spiffier, the downtown Shrimp ’N Stuff still serves the same great seafood.
This little deli might have the most loyal clientele on the whole island.
Colorful and laid-back watering hole on the Strand.
If you know what it means to miss New Orleans, you might want to stop by the Gumbo Diner.
Craft burgers, live music, and a historic building.
Traditional seafood with a little Mediterranean flair.
Simple, fun food in a coastal-casual environment.
Excellent barbecue and Mexican staples from a mom-and-pop operation.
Country cooking and fresh seafood on the Seawall.
Smoked meat and house-made cobblers two blocks from the beach.
Fresh seafood and spectacular views.
Paco Vargas has done it again, serving seafood and steaks in a contemporary setting.
This historic landmark offers patty melts and egg creams at a U-shaped counter straight out of the twenties.
Come for the barbecue riblets, stay for the Cajun comfort food.
A knockout Gulf view plus burgers, po’boys, and massive platters of seafood.
Mariachis, margaritas, and Mexican food on the Seawall.
A pirate's treasure overlooking Offatts Bayou.
A laid-back vibe and excellent seafood make colorful Shark Shack a welcome addition to the Strand.
A little off-the-beaten-path cucina beloved by locals.
Kin to the Houston Hearsays, this location on the Strand is worth a look-see.
Combine bay watching with Greek eats.
A quiet, classy haunt for seafood and steaks.
A bright, cheery cafe that enjoys a legion of foodie fans.
Shrimp and snapper and flounder and burgers and stuff.
A spot as cheery as its name.
Old-school Italian favorites in a restored bank building on the Strand.
Tex-Mex on the Strand.
This old-timer keeps seafood fresh and simple.
Seafood is king in this coastal city, and this spot attracts crowds with its generous portions and fresh takes on timeless classics. The creative cocktail menu and impressive wine list don’t hurt either. Start with the lightly battered calamari and work up an appetite for the Gulf Coast Flat Fish…
Cheerful colors add a tropical touch to this erstwhile corner store, where the service is as brisk as the spicy salsa that accompanies the warm tortilla chips. We stop by often, as much for the atmosphere as the Tex-Mex favorites like gooey cheese enchiladas and crispy tacos stuffed with spicy…
There’s nothing better than Mexican breakfast done right, and this is where we go for our weekend fix. You can drive right by it and never know what pleasures await inside, like migas with fluffy scrambled eggs and handfuls of jalapeños and onions to add to your tender flour tortillas…
After Hurricane Ike shut down this popular spot on the Bolivar Peninsula we thought that was the end. But thankfully all is not lost. This tasty pizza parlor has, at last, found a new home near the Strand, and it is as delicious as we remembered. They really do toss…
2010: Side dishes do not usually get a high billing on the pages of this site, but Leon’s “stepped up” rice does—the combination of tender rice, stewed celery, onions, and a few other veggies along with a nice spicy kick made for one memorable dish. I placed a to-go order…