Review: BLVD Seafood

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Introduction: Holiday Trip to Galveston Island
Review: Courtyard Marriott Galveston
Review: Cajun Greek
Review: Sunflower Bakery
Review: BLVD Seafood
Review: Pleasure Pier
Review: Jimmy’s on the Pier
Review: Pho Tai
Review: Gypsy Joynt

After being disappointed by Cajun Creek the day prior, I wanted to try another seafood restaurant.  BLVD Seafood was the next restaurant on the list. BLVD was located 10 minutes from the hotel on Seawall Boulevard.  The restaurant was located near Pleasure Pier (which I will review next).

BLVD Seafood

There was plenty of parking in front of and to the right of the restaurant.  I was surprised to find this because the hotel staff assured me that there was normally a wait to eat at BLVD.  The reservation that I made through the OpenTable app was pointless, there was not a wait.  We approached the hostess stand and were shown to a table at the far end of restaurant.

BLVD Seafood
BLVD Seafood Seating
BLVD Seafood
BLVD Seafood Seating
BLVD Seafood
BLVD Seafood Open Table

We waited at the table for almost 10 minutes before receiving menus (the staff members were busy watching me take pictures). When the waiter finally arrived, I placed my drink order and began to look over the menu so that I could select an entrée before he returned.

BLVD Seafood
BLVD Seafood Old Cuban
BLVD Seafood
BLVD Seafood Menu
BLVD Seafood
BLVD Seafood Menu
BLVD Seafood
BLVD Seafood Happy Hour Menu
BLVD Seafood
BLVD Seafood Happy Hour Menu

I ordered the bacon wrapped shrimp as a starter and the seafood sampler for my main.  The wait for food was exceedingly long, so long that the starter arrived more than 15 minutes after I ordered it.  During this time, the waiter was preoccupied with other tables.  He did not provide an update on the food nor did he refill water.  When the food finally arrived, it was bland and lukewarm. I only had a few bites.

BLVD Seafood
BLVD Seafood Bacon Wrapped Shrimp
BLVD Seafood
BLVD Seafood Sampler

Final Word

BLVD Seafood did not impress me.  The inattentive staff mixed with the bland, lukewarm food was about as bad as it gets at a restaurant.  I probably caught them on a bad day, but I will not return to test that theory.  This was the second seafood restaurant that disappointed me in as many days, maybe I expected too much from the seafood restaurants in Galveston.

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