The 10 Best Breakfast And Brunch Spots In Galveston, Texas

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Galveston | © Ed Schipul/Flickr
Photo of Laura Moonan
3 November 2016

A Sunday staple, brunch is well known for attracting late risers looking to start the morning right without having to compromise breakfast or lunch. There is no shortage of brunches in the easy, breezy town of Galveston, Texas. Experience these top brunch spots then head to the beach and make the most out of your stay.

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Mosquito Café

Cafe, Restaurant, American, $$$
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At Mosquito Café, ‘one bite is all it takes’ to enjoy this top rated restaurant in the Houston area, notable for its breakfast and brunch menu. Mosquito Café offers classic Southern dishes made with fresh ingredients, such as shrimp, grits and eggs or the mosquito Benedict, a savory scone covered in sautéed shrimp, mushrooms, artichoke hearts and asparagus and topped with poached eggs and hollandaise sauce. Be sure to arrive early, since this restaurant usually has about a 25-30 minute wait for those good eats.

Miller’s Seawall Grill

Featuring a view of the gulf and voted top breakfast in Galveston three years in a row, Miller’s Seawall Grill offers comfort food at reasonable prices. The portions are huge and tasty; options include the lump crab Benedict or the sunrise special, a hearty breakfast consisting of two eggs, hash brown or grits, bacon and toast or a biscuit. Top this lovely brunch with a glass of sangria or a chilled mimosa.

1824 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX, USA +1 409 763 8777

Farley Girls

With an unusual take on brunch, Farley Girls is a must for those looking for dishes with fun names such as OMG or the Hangover Helper Bowl. The OMG is described as a chicken fried steak on a pancake topped with fried eggs and a killer sausage gravy. True to its name, the Hangover Helper Bowl will cure you with hearty mounds of scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, and potatoes loaded with pepper jack cheese, avocado and salsa.

Galvez Bar & Grill

Galvez Bar & Grill offers a view of the gulf from inside a charming, beautifully decorated, historical building. The Sunday Champagne Brunch is a top choice among customers and keeps them coming back for more. The menu includes omelets made to order, salad, pastas, waffles and cheesecake. Galvez also has a carving station for beef and ham. Go for the food, the view or the friendly staff, you won’t be disappointed.

Porch Café

Indulge in Porch Café’s bright and beachy bistro for food that’ll leave you drooling. Celebrate brunch with eggs and biscuits in addition to the delicious seafood gratin, seasonal crepes or tender chicken and waffles drizzled in cane sugar syrup. Porch Café will leave you with a full tummy, ready to take charge of the day. Happy hour is available on Thursday and Friday with unique appetizers like butter bean hummus or the kimchi medley, a cauliflower, carrot and cabbage delight.

Photo Courtesy of The Sunflower Bakery and Cafe

Sunflower Bakery & Café

Head over to Sunflower Bakery & Café for a tasty brunch packed with seafood delights. Try the jumbo lump crab & eggs or something unique, such as the frittata margarita, an open-face omelet with breakfast potatoes, thinly sliced tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, bubbly cheese and fresh basil. With Texas-size portions, Sunflower’s entrees will keep you energized all day long.

Gumbo Diner

Who can hit up the beach without a little gumbo? Gumbo Diner will warm your soul with a hot cup of shrimp gumbo or tasty huevos rancheros. Or come for the fluffy beignets topped with yummy powered sugar, comparable to the ones found in NOLA. Try the chicken and waffles for a sweet and savory kick to start your morning. With $4 mimosas, you can’t go wrong.

Shrimp ‘N Stuff

Shrimp ‘N Stuff has a location on 23rd Street that offers breakfast, lunch and dinner at reasonable prices. Indulge in the stuffed French toast, filled with cream cheese and juicy raspberries and topped with sweet whipped cream. Go meatless with the veggie scramble, loaded with seasonal vegetables and gooey pepper jack cheese. Be sure to checkout the website for discounts and coupons, too.

216 23rd Street, Galveston, TX, USA +1 409 974 4609

Yaga’s Café & Bar

Go for island flare with Yaga’s Café & Bar and its eclectic menu full of burgers, sandwiches, pizza and appetizers. The strawberry cider salad tastes healthy and delicious; it’s perfect to eat while sitting on the relaxing patios. After filling up on good food, head out to the dance floor while enjoying bottomless mimosas, essential for any brunch enthusiast.

Zach's Mac Shack

Restaurant, American, Asian, $$$
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Add some cheese to your life with Zach’s Mac Shack. Perfect for a family outing, this restaurant offers a unique take on a familiar comfort dish. Try the Lobster Mac smothered in creamy alfredo sauce and topped with parmesan and garlic bread crumbs, or the Spicy Thai Mac, an Asian twist on the classic American dish.