No trip to the beach is complete without enjoying a meal or two with gorgeous views. Lucky for us, there are numerous places to do so in the Oleander City from the comfort of a great patio. We’ve compiled a list of the best restaurants with patios in Galveston so you can get a head start on your rest and relaxation plans. Whether you’re hungry for some delicious seafood, or craving an ice cold beverage, get ready to head to the beach and start enjoying Island Time!

Read below for the best restaurants with patios in Galveston. Many of these are also family-friendly restaurants.

 

Seawall

The Spot

And the prize for most patios goes to…The Spot! It’s 5 venues in 1, and a great place to enjoy delicious food and drinks. Take in breathtaking Gulf views from your choice of a first- or second-level patio. This is a great spot (no pun intended!) to balance watching the ocean with cheering for your favorite sports team on one of their several TVs.

Benno’s on the Beach

Specializing in Cajun-style seafood, Benno’s has been serving Galveston for more than 30 years. It’s covered patio is located right on the Seawall, so grab your choice of jambalaya, crawfish étouffée, or one of their other mouth-watering offerings after your day of fun in the sun.

Float Pool & Patio Bar

With amazing daily specials and swim-up bar during the summer, Float is one of the best places to cool off. Grab some yummy bites like chips and queso, tacos, or a burrito, and enjoy the patio under the shade of a bright yellow umbrella.

Jimmy’s on the Pier

With the self-proclaimed “best view on the island,” Jimmy’s offers a family-friendly menu featuring local, fresh catches. They also have their own livestock and farm, where they source as much of the food they serve as they can. Grab lunch or dinner on the patio, then ask for a free pass for a 1-hour pier walk to enjoy even more of those ocean views.

Nick’s Kitchen & Beach Bar 

This is this place to enjoy a beer and take in the sights. They boast the island’s largest beer suggestion, as well as the “fattest” po’boys. With fresh ingredients, live music, and an enticing happy hour with food and drink specials, come to Nick’s and let your cares slip away.

Red Fish Pool Bar 

The sister of Nick’s Kitchen & Beach Bar, slide on over next door for handmade cocktails that will definitely put you in the beach mood. The best part? As the name promises, there’s a pool!

 

East End

Porch Cafe

Located in Beachtown, take in this restaurant’s Gulf views from the gorgeous wraparound deck. With seasonal menus that offer guests the best fresh ingredients, come enjoy “a simple life by the sea” on the eastern tip of the island.

 

Marina

Number 13 Prime Steak & Seafood

A two-story terrace is just one of the attractive features of Number 13. Take in unobstructed marina views and grab a drink from the full bar without having to go inside. This is definitely a spot for folks looking to enjoy a more upscale meal, where herbs like basil and mint are gathered daily from the on-site garden.

The Strand

Playground Patio Bar & Grill

Want a place to hang with friends, play games and indulge in some comfort food? Look no further than the Playground Patio Bar & Grill. It’s family-friendly during the day, and offers adults tons of fun at night with Karaoke Fridays and Saturday Night Bands.

 

Are there any other great restaurants with patios in Galveston that we forgot? Let us know by commenting below!