Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Foodie Review of Galveston Tx

This is such a cute island. Wish we would have stayed longer but we are making lemon pie and heading for the big easy and some more sunshine. I like rainy days but not on vacation.
Tropical Storm Bill
Galveston is definitely a island I want to visit again. Lots to do for a little place. 
We are really here for the food. So on to eating. 
First place we went was the Saltgrass, a chain run by landry's. So you can find it in some other states. They have gluten free listed items.
Let me start with the portions are Texas size. So I know I would split a meal with one of my kids next time.  Ordered at my table was an avocado crab stack, t-bone with baked potato, BBQ shrimp stuffed  Enbrochette, salmon oscar, and chicken tenders and shrimp platter. 

 Avacado  crab stackcrab stack was delicious. Order this it's fresh and healthy tasting.  The t-bone was rated a 7 out of 10 by my favorite carnivore.   Our picky eater liked the chicken tenders and shrimp. The BBQ shrimp was not a hit with my adventurous eater. The adventurer loved the baked sweet potato. I was very excited to order wild caught salmon. The only kind to eat. This was very good. It sat on top fried asparagus and I had a baked sweet potato. The adventurer and I should have spit this meal.   

On to my favorite place we ate at in Galveston.  The Sunflower Bakery and Cafe. 
This place was more than eye candy. The bakery items looked amazing. But food made you want to come back. We went here for breakfast. A classic breakfast was order( bacon, eggs, toast, potatoes, sorry forgot the name they called it) Crab cakes and eggs, and pancakes. We left our plates clean. The crab tasted fresh eggs were perfect and the holidaise sauce was light and creamy. The pancakes were large and fluffy. Their breakfast potatoes were cooked in bacon grease. They are really good.   Go here for breakfast!!! 

We went to the Black Pearl for oysters on the half shell happy hour. 
Ok this was a great deal on oysters. They were loved!  The fried okra was good. The Cajun sauce on the po boy was buffalo sauce tasting. Still good. We ordered two donzen oysters on half shell, fried oyster po boy, salad with grilled shrimp, calamari and gumbo. The gumbo was really good. I felt that some of the food was a bit bland, it did serve Texas size portions. This is worth going to for oyster happy hour. 

Don't forget to go to the strand while you are there and get something sweet from La King Confectionary. Check out my video on Instagram. The place is huge. It smells divine. They have certain times you can watch candy being made. 
We had ice cream made in house and served up by a guy who flipped each ball of ice cream into our cups. Worth the indulgence.  Happy travels. 

P.S. Comment below on your favorite places in Galveston. 

These are just my opinions and no compensation was offered for them.  


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