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Great Grub in Galveston

Part of the Galveston experience is of course food.  There are a lot of options so let me share a couple of my favs from my recent trips filming on the island.  I’ve got the spots you should try for breakfast, coffee, and lunch.

Breakfast:  Mosquito Cafe.  I know, the name may not be that appetizing but the food sure is.  Being a huge shrimp and grits fan, when I saw that on the menu I was all in.  These shrimp and grits are served with spinach and eggs any way you want them.  The grits are cheesy grits with fresh grilled large shrimp….mmmmmmm.  It’s enough food for two people or for leftovers to take home.   If it’s a nice morning, dine out on the patio.   Want a great breakfast?  Just head over to the cute yellow house that’s home to Mosquito Cafe on 14th Street.

Coffee:  MOD Coffeehouse.  True to its name, this spot is modern, but also quirky, inviting, and delightful.  It’s not a big spot by any means on Post Office Street, but there is plenty of space outside in the sunshine or under the ivy canopy of the pergola.  There’s also a fabulous cozy nook tucked away upstairs – look for it or you just might miss it.  On weekends in the evenings they also have live music on the patio.  The morning I was there it was a glorious day so I sat outside with my almond milk latte.  They’re also known for their pastries so I broke the diet and gave into a blueberry cinnamon scone.  Sitting outside, sipping a latte, and nibbling on a yummy scone was in a word – bliss.

Lunch:  Black Pearl Oyster Bar.  If you’ve got a hankering for cajun and creole seafood staples, Black Pearl Oyster Bar on 23rd Street is the place.  If you love oysters – go here.  They’re also known for their crab cakes, but they only serve those at night.  For lunch, I debated between the fish tacos and shrimp ceviche.  I went with the shrimp ceviche.  I love ceviche and hadn’t had it in awhile, plus our server raved about it.   There was a ton of shrimp in it!  The shrimp was marinated in lime juice and mixed with pico de gallo and served with house made tortilla chips.  It’s an appetizer but easily enough for lunch or dinner.  It was fresh and bursting with flavors!

Hopefully this will get you started on eating your way through Galveston, Texas!

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