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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
For my last meal in Galveston, I decided to meet my cousin at Miller’s Seawall Grill because I wanted to try the all day breakfast that they offer. Miller’s, much like most of the places that I visited, was located on Seawall Boulevard, 10 minutes from the hotel. When I arrived at Miller’s, I knew that it may not be the place for me because people were waiting outside. Trying to test my luck, I went inside to inquire about the wait time. One hour, was the response that I was given from the hostess. She stated that it did not matter if we had two or six guests, the wait was the same for everyone.
I just wanted to go back to the hotel at this point because my dining experience in Galveston had been so frustrating. After some conversation, we decided to visit Gypsy Joynt.
My initial thought when I entered the restaurant was that it was very busy, both in terms of people and the decorations. There was “stuff” all over the walls and ceilings. A few free arcade games even lined the far right wall. It was so much to take in. All of the seating was open, so we had to wait 10 minutes for a table to clear.
Every order is placed at the counter above. This would not be an issue if the drink station were not so close to it. It was a hassle for anyone in line to make an order or those leaving their seats to get a refill on water. After looking over the menu for 10 minutes, we placed our order. I went with the biscuit and gravy and a banh mi.
The food was very slow to make it to the table, 20 minutes to be exact. The biscuit and gravy was so dry that I asked for more gravy to make it edible. Even then, the gravy lacked any sort of flavor. The bahn mi, on the other, was decent. Personally, I think that a restaurant with more than 20 items on the menu cannot expect the cooks to get it every dish perfect. If I recall correctly, Gypsy Joynt had over 90 menu items! That is wayyyy to many dishes.
Speaking of dishes. Every customer had to clear their tables before leaving. The waste station was just to the left of the drink area and to the right of the restroom. The restroom, like the rest of the restaurant, had a lot of personality.
If you enjoy something that is completely different from the norm, Gypsy Joynt is for you. I did not enjoy my experience there, but my cousin loved it. This concludes my trip report for Galveston. Thanks for following along and safe travels.