One of the newest places to join Galveston’s dining scene, Coastal Grill is already acquiring a reputation from the locals as one of the friendliest spots on the Strand. Shining with a bright and cheery interior and a great vibe, the restaurant offers traditional seafood dishes with a little Mediterranean flair. The shrimp spinach wrap was the best we’ve ever had; the tasty fried shrimp and avocados wrapped with chipotle mayo gave just enough heat to make a perfect meal for a hot summer day. We ordered at the counter, then the super-friendly staff waited on us as if we were at a sit-down restaurant. Parking is available in the rear if the street is full.