As it is Spring Break week in the great state of Texas, many people lucky enough to have the week off will head to Galveston. Smart Spring Breakers will make their way to Jimmy’s on the Pier Restaurant for some fresh fish tacos and specialty beers.
Tastes LikeTravel stopped by Jimmy’s at the beginning of March. After a long walk on the beach, inquiries made to islanders directed us to Jimmy’s on the Pier Restaurant. We were not disappointed! Located on one of the few remaining working piers in Galveston, Jimmy’s on the Pier boasts the only ‘on the waves’ dining on the island.
Sitting at the bar in island pastel comfy andirondack styled stools, we were warmly greeted by the bartender. after a brief discussion of the beers available, we settled on one recommended by the bartender, a Brewhouse Brown Ale. Tasty!
After perusing the menu, I again asked the bartender for his recommendation, and he proudly suggested the fish tacos. He mentioned that the tacos had recently been written up in the Dallas paper, and I recalled that I had read that article. So of course I had to try the tacos!
As described on the menu, the house specialty is made with locally-caught grouper, and served with a delicious white wine caper sauce. The tortilla was soft and warm, and the grated red and green cabbages were fresh and tasty. The black beans and rice served with it, although mixed together, was seasoned well. The portion was just enough to satisfy.
The bar and dining room are small, but the veranda opens up in good weather. Downstairs is an upscale souvenir shop that looked interesting but was closed when we visited.
Jimmy’s on the Pier Restaurant should definitely be on your must eat list for your next trip to Galveston!
On the enclosed dining deck over the newly rebuilt Galveston Fishing Pier
Our restaurant and bar has the best view in Galveston with the only “over the water” dining around. Fully enclosed for the winter, with a fireplace and heaters to keep you cozy through the cooler months.
On the warmer days, our deck opens all the way around to offer fresh breezes from the amazing Gulf. Jimmy’s is also now full-service, allowing you to relax and enjoy the environment while our staf…See More
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