It’s no wonder things seem quiet in the historic district on the Island, but don’t let that fool you. It’s a silent buzz, as everyone prepares for Mardi Gras this year! To liven things up a bit in this dreary cold weather Restaurant Week has come to the rescue from January 13-26.
The top 5 best restaurants for Restaurant week according to Galveston’s Restaurant and Bars Examiner Angel Ward will be listed below. Restaurant week should be a chance for their creations to shine for a set price, preferably a good price. Some restaurants listed on the Galveston Restaurant Week webpage do not sound too appealing, and others are just way too pricy for such a basic selection of food. On the other hand, some restaurants are going all out to be seen by offering great deals and great menus! Here is a list of the top choices, a hint of what’s on the menu, and the prices.
- Olympia Grill on the Seawall: You can choose a simple lunch option for only $10.00 per person, yet the dinner option for 2 is what caught the eye! For only $35.00, you’re looking at a 4 course meal that feeds 2. There are 4 options for the starter, try the avgolemono soup; then choose one of 3 appetizers, such as the creamy avocado hummus; then choose 2 out of the 4 options for entrées, such as the vegetarian Moussaka and the meat dolmas! Lastly choose a great dessert such as their bread pudding. Now this is one of the few menus’ over 20 bucks that is really worth it because it is for 2!
- Willie G’s : This made the top 5 for their lower price lunch menu at only $10.00! They have a gorgeous dinner menu for $25.00 a person, but that’s still over $50.00 for a date, not including that wine or beer you love… and it’s no secret that Willie G’s is where men take a date, and easily spend over 100 bucks just to impress a gal. Let’s get real here, most of us cannot afford to eat like that often, so this great lunch menu will get those of us too cowardly to enter those fancy doors to have a sample, and maybe reconsider any preconceived notions of it not being worth the money. The lunch menu for only 10 dollars is very balanced, with 4 options, each having 3 parts. A great choice is the shrimp gumbo, served with a Caesar salad and a shrimp and avocado sandwich.
- Tremont café inside the Historic Tremont House Hotel: The Tremont Café is a wonderful bistro with free Wi-Fi and actual computers available, Starbucks coffee and the great view of the interior windows of the famous Tremont House Hotel. This hotel can boast of guests from the good old days such as Buffalo Bill all the way to recent visitors like William Shatner. You can even have a seat near the pianist when they are playing… it’s a great experience! The lunch and dinner is only $10.00 and gives you 4 all new sandwich options with their wonderful tomato basil bisque! Choose something like their Southwest flatbread or their Reuben Panini.
- Nonno Tony’s: Their lunch menu for Restaurant Week sounds great, wonderful options for the simple price of $10.00! The lunch time is Monday through Friday, 11-3. It’s a 3 course lunch for a very low price. You can choose from 3 salad-type appetizers, one being the mozzarella carozza, handmade mini sandwiches filled with melted mozzarella and served with marinara. There are 5 entrées to choose from like their meatball Stromboli served with potato chips, and the chef selects a special dessert as well.
- The Spot: An all-time favorite for locals and tourists alike, located on the Seawall, The Spot must be named! For only $15.oo their lunch and dinner menu is a hit, with a simple selection, but most certainly bursting with flavor. Choose an appetizer from 2 options such as frickles, one entrée, from 3 options, such as their blackened fish tacos which are Fab, I highly recommend them, and lastly choose one of 2 dessert options like their pecan pier dipped in Belgian chocolate!
So these are voted the top 5 restaurants based entirely on the menu price, options, and quality of food choices. Stay tuned and subscribe to Galveston’s Restaurant Examiner, Galveston’s Bars Examiner, and Galveston’s Baking Examiner to stay up to date and see some of the above locations reviewed for Restaurant Week! There are so many other great restaurants participating that are not listed above, and some which are not participating that I really wish were…no naming here…….Med Chef……Oasis……ehemmm, absolutely great places year round.