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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
The first building that I paid attention to in Galveston was Jimmy’s on the Pier. Not because it was the only restaurant near the Courtyard Galveston, but its location and views were unmatched. The distance from the Courtyard to Jimmy’s was only a half of mile. I walked to the location every time that I visited.
Jimmy’s includes a gift/tackle shop downstairs, restaurant upstairs, and a pier.
You have to transit the gift/tackle if you want to go to the pier or the restaurant. There were the normal touristy things in the shop (shot glasses, shirts, key chains, etc). There was a charge for the pier: $12 ($8 for military) for an adult day pass.
I was not interested (at the time) in the pier so I made my upstairs to the restaurant. The open air restaurant had a lot of seating for a surprisingly small place.
I was quickly seated every time that I visited. Two times were at the bar and one was at a high top table. I ordered gumbo and chicken taco from the bar. The gumbo was really good, while the taco was bland.
For the one time that I sat at a regular table, I ordered the stuffed grouper and two tacos (shrimp and fish). All of the dishes were exceptional.
Not only was the food reasonably priced, the waiter informed us that we had “free” passes to the pier. The passes were complimentary for anyone patron of the restaurant. My son had a blast on the pier, touching fish and being funny.
Jimmy’s on the Pier is a go to destination in Galveston. The proximity to the Courtyard Marriott and views cannot be beat. Jimmy’s is a place that I will always visit when I am in Galveston.